Ivar's Fish Bar

Seafood Restaurant, Airport Food Court, and Soup Place
SEA Airport (Central Terminal), SeaTac, WA 98188, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 4:30 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

True cod fish & chips, halibut, salmon, prawns, calamari, scallops and clams, plus grilled seafood selections, fresh Northwest chowders, seafood cocktails, and made-to-order salads.


Based on 98 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Adam G.
    "Calm chowder is great but you can get that anywhere."(23 Tips)
    Alex A.
    "Crab breakfast sandwich was pretty tasty."(3 Tips)
    Chung W.
    "Dungeness crab cocktail......."(3 Tips)
    Simon T.
    "Clam chowder in bread bowl is great for the plane."(3 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • crab
  • salmon
  • bread bowls
  • good for a quick meal
  • good service
  • calamari
  • quiet
  • chips
  • Halibut
  • inexpensive
  • lunch
  • clean
  • dinner
  • Jie J.

    So pleasantly surprised by the salmon Caesar from Ivar's. Perfectly grilled salmon, flaky yet tender. Ivar's, you're the wind beneath my wings.

    Jie Jin · 3 weeks ago
  • Nicholas B.

    Pro tip: skip the breakfast options and get a fish and chips and a chowder early in the AM before you head out of town.

    Nicholas Boos · January 1
  • Tyler T.

    A walk up counter that's half the price of Anthony's & just as good. Local chain too. Salmon sandwich & clam chowder were top notch

    Tyler Tanner · September 29, 2014
  • Salihah B.

    I had the seafood combo and substituted the fries for Caesar salad. It comes with calamari, shrimp, and one halibut. I usually get this when I come here and it never fails me.

    Salihah Bustamam · September 18, 2014
  • Gezim H.

    Just had the salmon and chips and it's quite decent. Fries lack salt, though.

    Gezim Hoxha · September 18, 2014
  • Charles ..

    Salmon chowder was ok. Ordered the scallops and got little of nothing. I think this place is overrated

    Charles . · August 7, 2014
  • Jack B.

    Salmon chowder and white clam chowder are quite good. Red clam chowder is over-seasoned and too herby. The shrimp or crab cocktails are good grab and go options.

    Jack Benway · March 26, 2014
  • Bethany S.

    Service was amazing! Pawns and chowder were spectacular too!

    Bethany Sharp · February 22, 2014
  • Ray W.

    The 4-piece can be shared for a relatively inexpensive airport meal 4 2. Ivar's fish is tasty.

    Ray White · January 1, 2014
  • Stasia M.

    Head to C concourse at Sea-Tac and grab clam n chips before you fly.

    Stasia Mehschel · November 14, 2013
  • Kevin H.

    Dungeness crab McMuffin. Mmmmm

    Kevin Hybiske · November 11, 2013
  • Roy N.

    Great seafood sandwiches at breakfast when you're coming in from Alaska.

    Roy Neese · November 10, 2013
  • G M.

    Expensive BUT worth EVERY bite!!

    G Moore · October 29, 2013
  • G M.

    Smoked salmon chowder is off Da chain.

    G Moore · September 16, 2013
  • Alex A.

    If you have to eat at SeaTac, this looks like your best bet. Crab breakfast sandwich was pretty tasty.

    Alex Auritt · August 6, 2013
  • Grant D.

    Get the Salmon Chowder...rich and delicious!! Best Ever

    Grant Doyle · July 27, 2013
  • Ben C.

    Their mahi-mahi fish tacos are decent. I really like the salsa that comes with it.

    Ben Cheever · May 1, 2013
  • Gordon C.

    Some great chowdah here!

    Gordon Corey · April 30, 2013
  • Kelli M.

    The chowder was the best part...really tasty!

    Kelli McDonald · April 29, 2013
  • Chris N.

    The halibut and chips has no flavor. Mine was rubbery and on top is expensive. Would not recommend it

    Chris Noland · April 11, 2013
  • Chung W.

    I got the the Halibut - the best I ever had! topped it off w/ a side of Dungeness crab cocktail.......the perfect meal

    Chung Wu · March 22, 2013
  • John C.

    Skip the Fish and Chips. Three tiny pieces of fish and soggy fries. Even allowing for the lower quality of airport food, these are bad.

    John C · February 27, 2013
  • Eater

    Ivar's is known for their chowder, and the smoked salmon and clam chowders here are the way to go. The Fish and Chips are cheaper than at Anthony's and are just as good.

    Eater · February 12, 2013
  • Kristian C.

    0700 flight out? No worries, grab a dungeness crab breakfast sandwich and chow down before you head back to the seafood desert of the midwest.

    Kristian Campbell · February 10, 2013
  • your m.

    Get the number 1 combo!

    your mom · December 6, 2012
  • your m.

    Try to eat it there instead of getting it to go. Otherwise everything gets soggy in the to-go container.

    your mom · December 6, 2012
  • Adam L.

    Stay the HELL away from the salmon cream cheese spread. Bad flavor AND texture.

    Adam Laborde · September 3, 2012
  • Adam L.

    Chowder isn't good, but it isn't piss poor.

    Adam Laborde · September 3, 2012
  • Simon T.

    Yes you can do fish and chips for breakfast. Clam chowder in bread bowl is great for the plane.

    Simon T · June 22, 2012
  • Callie D.

    I fly to San Diego frequently and always make sure my connecting flight is through Seattle. Best clam chowder anywhere!

    Callie DeHart · May 2, 2012
  • jb s.

    clams n chips! and more clam in chowder!

    jb sanchez · April 10, 2012
  • Ben R.

    $17 bucks for Halibut an chips?? I'm sure it's great, but I'll pass.

    Ben Rosenberg · February 19, 2012
  • Andrew T.

    On further reflection, skip breakfast entirely here. Have the chowder

    Andrew Tash · January 22, 2012
  • Andrew T.

    Breakfast sandwich comes w processed cheese. Do yourself a favor and order wo

    Andrew Tash · January 22, 2012
  • Siera S.

    Best clam chowder in the world.

    Siera Santos · January 4, 2012
  • archyp k.

    The fish is better at the downtown ivars but the chowder here is still legit! Can't go wrong at ivars.

    archyp kosh · December 13, 2011
  • Joel U.

    Fish tacos..not bad.

    Joel Unickow · November 11, 2011
  • Adam G.

    Go for the salmon chowder. Calm chowder is great but you can get that anywhere.

    Adam Grossman · October 14, 2011
  • Nathan K.

    Clam chowder in a bread bowl. You know you want it!

    Nathan Kam · October 6, 2011
  • Becky W.

    Don't get the small shrimp and chips 50% of them still the poo line in it.

    Becky Wright · September 5, 2011
  • Lori d.

    A small bowl of chowder is plenty...it's super rich.

    Lori de Ravello · August 25, 2011
  • Virgil M.

    The crab cake sandwich was surprising good. Served on a multi-grain bread.

    Virgil Morar · July 21, 2011
  • Patrick V.

    A crab breakfast sandwich will put you in a good mood for any flight.

    Patrick Valenzuela · May 28, 2011
  • Richard N.

    The Clam Chowder is a must (white classic version). If you are really ready to eat, get the sourdough bread bowl. Best outside of San Francisco

    Richard Norman · May 28, 2011
  • Heather C.

    Try the Halibut and Chips--totally yummy and worth the price.

    Heather C. · February 4, 2011
  • Anna Marie

    the calamari is mini strips n cook perfectly.

    Anna Marie · November 6, 2010

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