Ivar Haglund opens Ivar's Acres of Clams at Pier 54 in July 1946.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 6/19/2000
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 2501

In July 1946,

Ivar Haglund (1905-1985) opens Ivar's Acres of Clams on Pier 54 at the foot of Madison Street on Seattle's waterfront. The restaurant offers "Puget Sound seafoods and many unusual piscatorial delicacies" (The Marine Digest).

Acres of Clams accommodated 100 persons at tables and a counter and featured all-electric equipment including "a cup warmer (yes, according to Ivar, hot coffee is better in a warm cup)." Haglund was assisted in the enterprise by his father-in-law H. M. Butler, who had 20 years of experience in hotel dining rooms, restaurants, and resorts.


The Marine Digest, May 4, 1946, p. 2; Ibid., August 3, 1946, p. 9.

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