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Viadoom is Over: Now’s the Time to Enjoy the Seattle Waterfront!


Well Seattle, we survived #viadoom. Did everyone Keep Clam? We sure hope so! Now that the tunnel is up and running and the weather (we hope) is starting to get a bit better, take a stroll along the Seattle Waterfront and enjoy everything it has to offer, including our takeout Fish Bar or dine-in Acres of Clams locations. At our dine-in restaurant, you can take in the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains all while dining on seasonal seafood fare!

In case you’ve avoided the waterfront the last month, here’s a little reminder of what it looks like.

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The viaduct has been a staple part of the Seattle waterfront since it’s beginning. On April 4, 1953, the Alaskan Way Viaduct opened to traffic, offering sweeping Elliott Bay views to all who drove on the iconic expressway. Initially there was some confusion on how to get off the viaduct and to the doors of Acres of Clams, so much so, Ivar Haglund himself had to let customers know how to exit with one of his ditties!

A little confusion didn’t stop chowderheads from enjoying a cup of Ivar’s famous clam chowder then and it hasn’t stopped them since. Locals and visitors alike have been visiting Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Fish Bar no matter what was in their way, whether it be the opening of the viaduct or the closing, and we think it’s because our food is just so clamtastic!

Need some more convincing to come down by the water? Let us try to tempt you with these new waterfront deals:

• Argosy Cruises: Save 10% off Harbor and Ballard Locks Tours
•  The Edgewater: Receive 20% discount off “Wake on the Water Room”
•  Seattel Marriott Waterfront: Book with code ZS7 for maximum perks

Also, the FREE Waterfront Shuttle, with extended hours, makes it easy to get from the Space Needle down the Waterfront to Pioneer Square and King Street station, and a second FREE shuttle runs from Pier 56 to the downtown hotels, Convention Center, and Pike Place Market. And with the viaduct closed, it will be QUIET!”

Check out this video from our friend Suzi Pratt showcasing the Seattle Waterfront and Ivar’s Acres of Clams: