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Where to Shell-a-brate Valentine’s Day in Seattle


Struggling to find the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one this year? #KeepClam and read on! We put together the clamtastic guide for a romantic evening around the Seattle area to make your night spe-shell. 

Enjoy a romantic evening with a view at Ivar’s

Make a reservation at Ivar’s: There are no better restaurants for a romantic dinner than our waterfront locations? From Ivar’s Acres of Clams on the Seattle Waterfront and Ivar’s Salmon House on Northlake Union to Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing overlooking Possession Sound, our locations are adorned with beautiful interiors and boast stunning scenic views making the perfect ambiance for your Valentine’s Day celebration.

Enjoy an intimate dinner starting with small bites like our Dungeness Crab and Goat Cheese Dip (Acres of Clams), Pan Seared Northwest Crab Cakes & Coconut Shrimp Duo (Mukilteo Landing) or Fresh Oysters On the Half Shell (Salmon House). Special cocktails include Mukilteo’s Hearts All A Flutter with sparkling wine, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and blood orange puree to the Salmon House’s Chocolate Covered Strawberry with Tito’s, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, crème de cocoa, strawberry puree and cream. For your entrée, indulge in Pier 54 Cioppino (Acres of Clams), Filet Mignon and Pan Seared Scallops Surf ‘n Turf (Mukilteo Landing) or Alder Grilled Wild Alaska King Salmon with Walla Walla sweet onion, smoked bacon in black truffle butter (Salmon House). And, we all know Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without dessert. Indulge yourselves in Spiced Rose Poached Pear Tart (Acres of Clams), Chocolate Obsession cake with Bailey’s Red Velvet sauce (Mukilteo Landing) or Strawberry Cheesecake with chocolate dipped strawberries (Salmon House). And if you get the chance, try booking a table by the window for a beautiful view of the sunset over the water that will make your heart melt and shore-ly impress your date.


Seattle Aquarium

Head to the Seattle Aquarium: Stop by our neighbors at the Seattle Aquarium to learn about unique romantic tendencies of our many local marine species, including octopi! Fishy friends 21 and over are invited to join the aquarium for After Hours: No-Pressure Valentine’s Day ($25). The event features live performances, paintings, a cash bar and animal experiences. Don’t forget to head to Ivar’s Acres of Clams for dinner, or a quick stop at the Fish Bar, just a few blocks away, to take the chill off with a hot cup of chowder!  


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The Seattle Great Wheel: Also conveniently located by Ivar’s Acres of Clams, book a ride with your sweetie in The Seattle Great Wheel! Enjoy spectacular views of Puget Sound and downtown that’ll make you swoon. The intimate carriages make for a perfect romantic experience. You can even book the Glass Bottom VIP Cabin for $50, complete with a transparent ground, photo booth picture and beverage from the bar. 

Enjoy a Night at the Theater: Get dressed up for a night out at the theatre! There’s always a show going on in Seattle, from a musical to opera or even cabaret. The 5th Avenue Theater is debuting Bliss, a new musical about a dreamy princess. Another beloved venue in Seattle is the Paramount Theater, where Disney’s Frozen is playing on Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to stop by an Ivar’s restaurant for a pre-theater dinner date! If plays aren’t your thing but you still love live music, head to Volunteer Park Conservatory for its Valentine’s Day Concert featuring a variety of local performers. 


Volunteer Park Conservatory

Book a Seaplane Tour: The ultimate PNW experience to spoil your partner and spend some quality time together, enjoy a narrated 20-minute Kenmore Air sightseeing flight over Lake Union and downtown Seattle. The tours promise beautiful views of the University of Washington campus, skyline and Elliott Bay. 


Discover Mukilteo

Romance in Mukilteo: Take a romantic walk in Mukilteo with your loved one. Enjoy shopping on the Downtown Waterfront and head over to the Lighthouse Park for beautiful views of the beaches. Don’t forget to grab a snack at the Mukilteo Seafood Bar or book dinner at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. 

There are plenty of romantic oppor-tuna-ties to spend your evening this Valentine’s Day in and around Seattle! If you’re headed to one of our full serve restaurants, don’t forget to book a table for dinner with your loved one: https://www.ivars.com/ivarsreservations