Ivar’s has brought its classic Northwest fare to Issaquah just as the salmon run up the nearby hatchery. With an official buoy-rope-ribbon cutting, the newest Ivar’s Seafood Bar location opened on October 25th at 6150 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE.
Staff and hungry fans celebrated the grand opening with a celebration that founder and pun-loving Ivar Haglund would be proud of: live music, the King and Queen of Issaquah, and of course, a dancing clam. Samples of crispy prawns and classic clam chowder were passed around to a cheering crowd eager to dig in. Restaurant leadership has been eyeing Issaquah locations for roughly 15 years and Issaquah locals were clearly ready: moments after the ribbon was cut, patrons immediately bellied right up to the long-awaited seafood bar.
Grab the family and visit the newest location to catch a bite of their staple, piping-hot Cod Fish-and-Chips (don’t forget to grab an ice-cold beer) or try something light and fresh, like their Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon Dinner for just $12. The buttery, flaky-fresh wild caught salmon is perfectly paired with crunchy-cool coleslaw, wild rice and warm cornbread.
Bring Ivar’s even closer to home by grabbing one of their cook books for sale and explore Ivar’s history and recipes to keep the seafood feasts (and puns) coming. The book includes recipes for innovative dishes like Jalapeño-Cilantro Marinated Prawns and Marsala-Steamed Mussels and Clams, as well as classics like Fish-and-Chips Aplenty and Clamhattan Red Chowder. Bonus: it includes the recipe for Ivar’s famous tartar sauce. #winning