I recently visited Seattle, and went to lunch at Ivar's. Yes, I thought it was a little cheesy, I had the fish and ""chips."" I was disapointed, that the chips were fries, although the fish was great. I liked the fact that since we were traveling with my infant granddaughter, they had stoller parking. The service was pretty bad, I felt that the server had too many tables to take care of to give good service. His uniform was filthy. I would not reccomend this place for a romantic dinner, as it is very noisy due to too many tables so close together, and the fact that ther were more noisy children than there were adults. The view was nice, and the restaurant itself was clean.
Pros: View, Child friendly
Cons: Ambience, parking service