Old-timey jaunty-cap-wearer Ivar Haglund lives on as a local legend, and rightfully so—he once staged an octopus prizefight, and when a thousand gallons of syrup spilled on the waterfront, he made pancakes at his Acres of Clams. The restaurant lives on as a local institution—inside, you’ll find just-okay seafood in a family-friendly sit-down format, while outside, there’s a walk-up fish-’n’-chips bar with outdoor seating. Both have great views; you’ll get much, much more for your money at the sidewalk stand (including excitingly aggressive seagulls). Keep clam!
Ivar's Acres of Clams
1001 Alaskan Way,
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Family Friendly, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Daily 3 pm-close ($10 specialty cocktails, $5-10 food menu, $5 beers, daily specials); Fri-Sat 3-11 pm ($4 wells, drafts, and wine; $2 off cocktails; discounts on appetizers).