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Ivar's Seafood Bar

3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
+1 206-283-1575
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (77 reviews)
“clam chowder” (60 reviews)
“french fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
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1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1 had the chowder, the rest had fish. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the cajun fish. Seasoned just spicy enough. For the location, the price was reasonable. I'd eat here again.

Thank SCTexan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had good fish and fries. We went to the outdoor bar rather than eating in the restaurant. I would recommend it.

Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told by locals that this is the place to get seafood., They were not wrong.. The clam chowder was terrific. The fried cod was also excellent. Just wish we had come hungrier and we would have sampled more. It is located right where you...More

Thank JimOKelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is located right next to a nicer, sit-down Ivar's restaurant. But if you want quick and cheap, this is your best option for Ivar's chowder and fish and chips. Service was fast and friendly. The fish and chips were ok ($9.19 for 3 piece;...More

Thank Sarah_SQ6334SQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder was amazing, I also had the bacon wrapped halibut and found it to be very tasty. I think the view and ambience was perfectly paired. The staff was friendly and I am so glad I had this place on my list.

Thank sheenam597
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is famous for it's seafood and history of the area. I highly recommend the specials but I love places like this if everyone orders something different so you can try all of the many foods they are famous for, unless you live there...More

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the afternoon I visited Ivar's was celebrating Blue Friday in honor of local sports teams. I was lucky enough to be wearing a blue shirt and to my surprise got my fish and chips lunch for half-price. Go Mariners!

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant clearly targets tourists wanting traditional tourist fried fish and chips on the waterfront. I had the special for $6.99 for 3 pieces of haddock or whatever it was. The food was freshly prepared, and perfectly prepared. I don't know why you would want...More

Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a recommendation as Ivar's is famous for their fish and chips. Went with the halibut three piece fish and chips and was disappointed. The fish was lightly breaded, I was expecting light and flakey and instead experienced dense and chunky. Flavour was ok,...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We then tried the soups outside as they were cheaper than the restaurant. - we had red chowder - basically chowder with tomatoey + slightly hot flavour and Alaskan salmon chowder - Chowder made with salmon instead of clams, but both with plenty of potatoes,...More

Thank valdree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3101 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1051
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-1575
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