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Ivar’s Salmon House Reopens May 17!

May 17, 2021

For More Information:

Bob Donegan
Corporate Office
(206) 587-6500

Michelle Dobaran
Salmon House General Manager
(206) 632-0767


Ivar’s Re-Opens Salmon House Today

SEATTLE – May 17, 2021

Just in time for Copper River salmon, (arriving any minute in Seattle), Ivar’s reopens the Salmon House today, after putting it into hibernation in the fall due to coronavirus.

“We had 52 employees in the building on Sept 27, and 43 of them are back with us today, anxious to greet and serve their regular guests,” said General Manager Michelle Dobaran. “Our opening menu includes old favorites, like salmon grilled over our alder pit, fresh halibut, and of course fish and chips and chowder.”

The Salmon House opens at 11:30am, and closes at 9:30pm weekdays, 10:00pm on weekends. Its Happy Hour, selected annually as one of Seattle’s best, is 3:00pm to 6:00pm daily.

In addition to indoor dining, the restaurant — opened by founder Ivar Haglund in 1969 as a Native Longhouse and filled with art from Native artists — features an outdoor barge-deck with seats for 80, and an additional deck with seats for 60. The restaurant resides on the north end of Lake Union with an entertaining view of rowing crews, dragon boats, sailboards, fishing boats headed to the Ballard locks, tugs hauling barges of gravel, float planes, and the Duck Dodge sailboat race every Tuesday night.

Guests can reserve space at Ivars.com, or order food to go as well. (Last summer, about 70% of the to go orders on nice days came from boats, which pulled up to Ivar’s 280' dock.)

Ivar’s Fish Bar on the sidewalk has remained open throughout the pandemic and remains open today. It, too, has seating on the barge.


About Ivar’s

Ivar’s Restaurants opened on Seattle's waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 19 Ivar's fast casual Seafood Bars and one full service restaurant: Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. Ivar's Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces nationally and internationally. The company also operates regional stadium concessions including T-Mobile Park, CenturyLink Field, Husky Stadium and Cheney Stadium. Learn more at www.Ivars.com or follow Ivar’s on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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