Ivar's Acres of Clams

30 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1001 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104

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Waiter was amazing a really helped me with the gluten free options. He said that they had limited GF because a lot of the restaurants are having problems getting supplies. I had fresh caught wild Alaskan salmon.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Tasty fish tacos. Menu marked for gf items. Great view of the bay.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Meh. Biggest issue with Ivars is that GF options are the most expensive things on the menu. While friends can chow down on fish and chips for $20, you're limited to Yet Another Salad (TM) or $60 set of crab legs or lobster trail. And GF bread? Nope. Want to bring your own to enjoy with cioppino or steamed clams? NOPE. Against restaurant policy.

So, probably safe, but definitely not "friendly".

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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No longer have a dedicated fryer. But still have a few gf options.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The menu was marked clearly of what was GF. Staff was helpful and the food was delicious. They also have cider and GF beer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food! Dedicated GF fryers. My son was able to have Frye’s Calamari for the first time in 4years and it was delicious!!! Highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the Coho Salmon which was grilled plain with roasted potatoes and sautéed spinach. I am also dairy free. The waiter was very helpful and the food was good. I felt great afterwards. It is a good location right on the water.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They had a good amount of gluten free options on their menu. Salads, calamari , two chowders, some of the fish dishes. Waiter was not very knowledgeable but the icons were right on the menu and the hostess was very informed.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Nice location...gf fryer.. however if they can do gf fried shrimp why not gf fried fish.....my gf fish tacos were good .... And gf NW fish chowder was good... But not good enough to bring me back to eat here. Staff knew about gf... Short staffed so long wait at table for food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff were knowledgeable and they do have a separate fryer! I’m a really sensitive celiac and had zero issues. The calamari is fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Would give this zero stars if I could. Server had zero objections to me trying to order fried calamari- which is allegedly gluten free per their menu -even after I asked if it needs anything special or modified for Celiac. I had a brain blast moment shortly after ordering, and asked a different server/kitchen staff if the fryer is separate or a shared one. It’s shared, meaning the calamari is NOT gluten free for a Celiac, is a glorified GF item. If you want something for a Celiac and you’re in Seattle, this is not the place to go, unless you’re prepared to get sick from misinformation concerning your food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing salmon and great atmosphere! Everything on menu is labeled if it’s gluten free. I’m very sensitive to cross contamination and I felt great after! Definitely want to go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food was excellent, and the server was knowledgeable about what was safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Our server was celiac so she shared what she could have including the calamari which was so tasty! Farm to table style food offered and I was very surprised and pleased. Would recommend!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Nice place. Some options for GF. Did not get sick and ate salad and potatoes and seasonal veggies brocolini. They need more non meat options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They were super accommodating and knew all the possible gf options. I'm very sensitive and did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Happy Hours (3pm to close daily) offer the best prices! The House Smoked Salmon and Corn Chowder is gluten free and delicious! I would say that 50% of the items on the menu are gluten free.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great! Gluten free calamari! Plenty of gluten free selections and they had two chowder options that were also gf. Friendly waiter also.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent!!! And my son that has celiac did very well and did not get sick. And they have added lots of new options since last year when we were here. Server knew lots and told us what was safe! Will be back

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Terrible!! I ordered off the GF Menu. And asked the waitress to please put an allergy alert on my order. But still got sick. Plus to top it off the food did not taste good. We were very disappointed especially for the cost.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The host was confident about being able to cook everything GF. Our waiter was a very rude and I don't care about your disease person. Our waiter was too busy to even acknowledge how I was a Celiac, so I opted to order anyways because of the time of night...I stayed away from the chowders and pancetta items due to the previous comments left on this restaurant. The food was very subpar for the price....I did not get cross contaminated, that is why I gave a 3 star rating. I would not go back though due to the poor service and price of food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I ate here today for lunch. I got the seafood paella which was listed as gluten free. I also got the prawns appetizer also listed as gluten free. Within just a couple hours of eating here I was rushing to the bathroom. Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend eating here if you are sensitive to gluten or celiac. It was very tasty and they accommodated us for our dairy intolerance too but u fortunately I got very ill. And I am on vacation. I'm giving it two stars because it did taste good. Otherwise it would only get one star.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The pier restaurant just reopened July 1, after a complete renovation. The food was good, and there were a decent number of items on the menu that could be made gf. In addition, a note on the menu said they could work with you on other items, as well. They worked with me to keep me dairy free on top of the gf. There are actually 2 Ivar's at this location now. One is a walkup outside, order at the window- not gf. The restaurant would have to be more of a 3$$$ price wise. Views of the water and the ferry boats coming in and out are great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing fish tacos

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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super yummy!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great selection of gluten free options and server was very knowledgable regarding ingredients. Food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of GF menu options. The smoked salmon and corn chowder, and the fish tacos were both incredible. Also had a GF hamburger with fries from a dedicated fryer for our daughter. Great lunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, gf on regular menu. Really fresh food.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Always willing to check on everything I ordered, even if I ordered it in the past. Great service.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Not celiac

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Menu was well labeled. Not a ton of GF choices, but everything was super tasty! Great atmosphere and amazing view of Lake Union. Prices were reasonable too.

Celiac

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Decent food and excellent service but if you are Celiac, it is good to ask questions. They wanted to bring chips and salsa instead of bread as that was their GF option but the chips come straight from their fryer which is cross contaminated. My daughter ordered her burger with a lettuce wrap and salad they put it on a bun with fries. When fixing it, they simply swapped plates and took the bun off vs remaking it. They corrected it all but we avoid going out in general to avoid situations like this and hate having to send food back.

Celiac

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Not a ton of options but the servers were willing to check on things. You have to do the sit down diner and nothing in their fryer is celiac safe. My spouse has celiac and they were not bothered

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Excellent Gluten free options. Everything was delicious! They have Gluten Free, rice flour calamari! Delicious! I've not seen this made or served anywhere else and haven't eaten this in 3 years, since I went GF. It was a treat. The Halibut was thick, and beautifully white as snow. So good! They also have 3 dessert options that were GF. Best meal around.

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