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The 4 Best Winter “Chowder Trips” in the Pacific Northwest


With winter weather comes winter trips, and whether you’re headed for a ski adventure or wine tasting on the east side of the state, the perfect getaway is never complete without a cup of our world-famous clam chowder. Today we’re sharing some of the best places to get our chowder other than at our Seafood Bar, dine-in full service or stadium locations:

1) Stevens Pass Mountain Resort: At Stevens Pass, it’s a place to see old friends, meet new ones and enjoy the fresh snow of the season. On top of that, sit back and relax with a cup of our chowder to warm you up from the chilly outdoors.

(photo credit: Stevens Pass Mountain Resort Facebook)

2) Ronnie D’s Restaurant – Colville: Head to Ronnie D’s (celebrating 25 years) in Colville, Wash. for a cup, bowl or “giant” serving of our chowder. We recommend getting it in a bread bowl too, because why not? And finish with one of their hearty burger “sides.” 


(photo credit: Ronni D’s Restaurant)

3) White Pass Ski Area: Shredding some serious snow, taking in gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and exploring Paradise Basin on the Couloir Express…how could White Pass get any better? Oh, with some of our award-winning clam chowder to enjoy after your day of play, of course!

(photo credit: White Pass Ski Area Facebook)

4) Wild Horse Casino: Money isn’t the only thing you can win at this casino in Pendleton, Ore. Play the slots or tables and score some of our chowder while you’re at it (we think it brings players good luck, so they can win big!).

(photo credit: Wild Horse Casino Facebook)

 While we’ve mentioned a few above, the following list includes places within the Northwest – and beyond – where you can find Ivar’s Clam Chowder: 

  • Amtrak West Coast Flyer
  • Buzz Inn
  • Central Washington University
  • Chinook Winds Casino
  • Delta Sky Club at SeaTac
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Elmer’s Restaurants
  • Family Pancake House
  • Muckleshoot Casino Bingo
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Pallino at SeaTac
  • Phillip Cruises in Alaska
  • Rosauers Supermarkets
  • Safeway Deli
  • Safeway - Grab n Go
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Silverwood Theme Park
  • The Ref Sports Bar in Spokane
  • Trish’s dishes in San Francisco
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Washington State University
  • Wings Central in Ellensburg