Ivar's Salmon House

★★★★★
  • 401 NE Northgate Way

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-632-0767

About Ivar's Salmon House

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 09:30 AM To 02:00 PM Sunday From 03:30 PM To 10:00 PM

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Ivar's Salmon House is on Lake Union, so it's convenient after a day of boating to stop in for dinner on the way back from the lake.

The convenience is why I am giving this Ivar's location two stars.

The service in the bar area is

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Ivar's Salmon House is on Lake Union, so it's convenient after a day of boating to stop in for dinner on the way back from the lake.

The convenience is why I am giving this Ivar's location two stars.

The service in the bar area is

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Crowed, service very good, more seafood items (fish) was expected but not provided. Won't do the Sunday Brunch again. But, their everyday menu items are usually very good.

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Crowed, service very good, more seafood items (fish) was expected but not provided. Won't do the Sunday Brunch again. But, their everyday menu items are usually very good.

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I hesitate to give this a low review because this has been our #1 favorite restaurant for many years with its great food, good service, and awesome views. As a reviewer noted some of their prices recently increased by $3/entree (I only

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I hesitate to give this a low review because this has been our #1 favorite restaurant for many years with its great food, good service, and awesome views. As a reviewer noted some of their prices recently increased by $3/entree (I only

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Stopped by for lunch on my birthday. The hostess said something as she rushed us to a table, and there we were. We had one menu and another with the insides missing. After reading the whole wine list twice, with no service people in sight,

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Stopped by for lunch on my birthday. The hostess said something as she rushed us to a table, and there we were. We had one menu and another with the insides missing. After reading the whole wine list twice, with no service people in sight,

Pros: Good, fresh fare

Cons: Service? There was no service.

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A recent impromptu date night led me to Happy Hour at Ivars Salmon House. Right off the bat, I was pumped to go-I had only been to an Ivars once to pick up a bowl of chowder. We got there around 6:30, just in time for happy hour drinks

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A recent impromptu date night led me to Happy Hour at Ivars Salmon House. Right off the bat, I was pumped to go-I had only been to an Ivars once to pick up a bowl of chowder. We got there around 6:30, just in time for happy hour drinks

Pros: quick seating, great happy hour drinks, awesome view, friend

Cons: food wasn’t that great

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Food quality isn't as good as it used to be. Clam chowder has no clams or clam flavor - it's more like potato soup. The cooks try to be too trendy - more interested in "presentation" that a pleasant meal. Several days ago for lunch I

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Food quality isn't as good as it used to be. Clam chowder has no clams or clam flavor - it's more like potato soup. The cooks try to be too trendy - more interested in "presentation" that a pleasant meal. Several days ago for lunch I

Pros: Attractive building

Cons: several

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Ivar's Salmon House is a favorite for fish and chips, Sunday Brunch, and has the best clam chowder in the state!
Located right on the water and easy to get to, the view of Lake Union provides great scenery while enjoying a delicious meal.

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Ivar's Salmon House is a favorite for fish and chips, Sunday Brunch, and has the best clam chowder in the state!
Located right on the water and easy to get to, the view of Lake Union provides great scenery while enjoying a delicious meal.

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This place has some amazing clam chowder. They can serve it in the sourdough bowl as well. The best in Washington by far. The only place better in the Piers in San Fransisco.

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This place has some amazing clam chowder. They can serve it in the sourdough bowl as well. The best in Washington by far. The only place better in the Piers in San Fransisco.

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We go here at least a couple of times a year during the summer. They have a great outside deck here by the water, part of which is more the bar area and part is the main dining room. Some of the food is very good, some is just good. Their salmon is usually very good, cooked just right and a variety of ways. You can also just get more simple food like fish and chips or their famous chowder (red or white).

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We go here at least a couple of times a year during the summer. They have a great outside deck here by the water, part of which is more the bar area and part is the main dining room. Some of the food is very good, some is just good. Their salmon is usually very good, cooked just right and a variety of ways. You can also just get more simple food like fish and chips or their famous chowder (red or white).

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This is a happy hour worth going to. Great drinks, good food, and cheap prices! Definitly give it a try. Bonus, we drive right up on our boat and there is typically plenty of dock space.

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This is a happy hour worth going to. Great drinks, good food, and cheap prices! Definitly give it a try. Bonus, we drive right up on our boat and there is typically plenty of dock space.

Pros: boat parking

Cons: a little greasy

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This a such a great place to enjoy seattle summer...now that we have some warm weather. I have been hitting up there brunch lately and you can't beat it with a bloody mary on a Sunday. if you can get out on the patio then go for it so then you can have the boats going by as you eat.

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This a such a great place to enjoy seattle summer...now that we have some warm weather. I have been hitting up there brunch lately and you can't beat it with a bloody mary on a Sunday. if you can get out on the patio then go for it so then you can have the boats going by as you eat.

Pros: brunch, salmon, summer time patio

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I love Ivar's clam chowder and yes there are many other places to get good chowder, but no other place with this kind of on the water dining. It gets a little crowded but well worth the wait to sit outside and enjoy the view. And if your their for happy hour, eat everything.

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I love Ivar's clam chowder and yes there are many other places to get good chowder, but no other place with this kind of on the water dining. It gets a little crowded but well worth the wait to sit outside and enjoy the view. And if your their for happy hour, eat everything.

Pros: nice place to sit on the water and eat

Cons: crowded and loud

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This place used to have the best salmon in town. I've ordered the salmon and it just isnt as good as it used to be. I ve had to change to halibut. The outdoor seafood bar also changed the fresh salmon and it is worse than what was served when the price was 3 dollars less a few months ago. They say its an upgrade in quality but I disagree

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This place used to have the best salmon in town. I've ordered the salmon and it just isnt as good as it used to be. I ve had to change to halibut. The outdoor seafood bar also changed the fresh salmon and it is worse than what was served when the price was 3 dollars less a few months ago. They say its an upgrade in quality but I disagree

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My parents were visiting from out of town and I brought them to Ivar's for some authentic Pacific Northwest seafood. The food was okay (if overpriced), but the terrible customer service was what ruined our experience. Our dinner lasted over two hours due to an inattentive waiter, and we never did receive the drink refills we repeatedly asked for. To top it off, the waiter billed us incorrectly, and, a month later, we are still waiting for the mistake to be remedied on our credit card! This place may be okay for happy hour, but avoid the indoor restaurant!

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My parents were visiting from out of town and I brought them to Ivar's for some authentic Pacific Northwest seafood. The food was okay (if overpriced), but the terrible customer service was what ruined our experience. Our dinner lasted over two hours due to an inattentive waiter, and we never did receive the drink refills we repeatedly asked for. To top it off, the waiter billed us incorrectly, and, a month later, we are still waiting for the mistake to be remedied on our credit card! This place may be okay for happy hour, but avoid the indoor restaurant!

Pros: Location on Lake Union

Cons: Overpriced, Service

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possibly the best happy hour in the city of seattle - generous portions of excellent food for very reasonable prices. who wants a bet that the prices will go up with the recent remodel?!!?!?! i for one hope not!!

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possibly the best happy hour in the city of seattle - generous portions of excellent food for very reasonable prices. who wants a bet that the prices will go up with the recent remodel?!!?!?! i for one hope not!!

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I've been going to Ivar's Salmon House for my entire life. The happy hour is awesome, 7 days a week, twice a day for 2 hours. The salmon tacos and salmon skewers are a great snack on the cheap!

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I've been going to Ivar's Salmon House for my entire life. The happy hour is awesome, 7 days a week, twice a day for 2 hours. The salmon tacos and salmon skewers are a great snack on the cheap!

Pros: Happy Hour, Food, Drinks

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Ivar's Salmon House has the best happy hour in Seattle! The Whalemaker Lounge is the home of some interesting artifacts. Ask one of the servers to point out the "Whalemakers" to you when you go!

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Ivar's Salmon House has the best happy hour in Seattle! The Whalemaker Lounge is the home of some interesting artifacts. Ask one of the servers to point out the "Whalemakers" to you when you go!

Pros: easy parking, great food, happy hour

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This place is worth a special trip. They have it all - great view, wonderful ambience, and of course wonderful salmon. My waiter helped me choose just the right kind of salmon - cooked to perfection, and the meal was topped with a wonderful dessert. This is a great romantic place - don't do Seattle without eating here.

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This place is worth a special trip. They have it all - great view, wonderful ambience, and of course wonderful salmon. My waiter helped me choose just the right kind of salmon - cooked to perfection, and the meal was topped with a wonderful dessert. This is a great romantic place - don't do Seattle without eating here.

Pros: salmon, ambience, view

Cons: , prices

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I love Ivars. It's the best seafood restaraunt in the world. It has fresh salmon all the time. I personally hate salmon but i love it at ivars. You should try it.

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I love Ivars. It's the best seafood restaraunt in the world. It has fresh salmon all the time. I personally hate salmon but i love it at ivars. You should try it.

Pros: good service, seating, view

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Ivar's Salmon House is fantastic! The all you can eat Sunday brunches are great (especially with the recently reduced price) for when you want to spend a couple hours overindulging yourself. Try to get a seat by the window, the view is lovely and people watching will pass the time while you get ready for your third helping of yummy brunch. Dinner is great as well, the smoked salmon is perfectly done. Service is attentive, friendly and helpful. Parking is good with small lot next to the restaurant and another just across the street.

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Ivar's Salmon House is fantastic! The all you can eat Sunday brunches are great (especially with the recently reduced price) for when you want to spend a couple hours overindulging yourself. Try to get a seat by the window, the view is lovely and people watching will pass the time while you get ready for your third helping of yummy brunch. Dinner is great as well, the smoked salmon is perfectly done. Service is attentive, friendly and helpful. Parking is good with small lot next to the restaurant and another just across the street.

Pros: excellent food, great service, lovely view of lake

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Have visited this place before but always ordered from the outdoor takeout window - their aldersmoked salmon plate is a bargain. We finally ate at the restaurant and it is a nice place to take visitors for the ambiance, but the food is just so-so. I ordered the white salmon and it was a bit overcooked. The special was the Columbia river salmon which was a lot better probably because it was "fresh" as the waiter mentioned the other fish are "fresh frozen".

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Have visited this place before but always ordered from the outdoor takeout window - their aldersmoked salmon plate is a bargain. We finally ate at the restaurant and it is a nice place to take visitors for the ambiance, but the food is just so-so. I ordered the white salmon and it was a bit overcooked. The special was the Columbia river salmon which was a lot better probably because it was "fresh" as the waiter mentioned the other fish are "fresh frozen".

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We had a wonderful early Sunday dinner at Ivar's Salmon House. There is even place where patrons can view the wood barbeque pits. The cooks were very friendly and asked us to stop by after dinner to chat some more, give them feedback. We'll be back. This would be a good place to bring out of town guests.

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We had a wonderful early Sunday dinner at Ivar's Salmon House. There is even place where patrons can view the wood barbeque pits. The cooks were very friendly and asked us to stop by after dinner to chat some more, give them feedback. We'll be back. This would be a good place to bring out of town guests.

Pros: salmon, unique type of decor, view

Cons: a bit hard to find, popular

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Great salmon broiled over alderwood. Good list of NW wines.

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Great salmon broiled over alderwood. Good list of NW wines.

Pros: great salmon, always fresh, decent list of NW win

Cons: hard to get to, usually crowded

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ivars is a nice and verry kool place to eat

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ivars is a nice and verry kool place to eat

Pros: inexpensive, not crowed, good parking

Cons: a little chilly, raining

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A dramatic re-creation of a Coastal Indian longhouse, Ivar's Salmon House combines panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle with a striking 400-seat interior featuring wooden, hand-carved totem-poles and Native American-inspired…

 

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