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Plaka Estiatorio

5407 20th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4004 (Ballard)
206-829-8934
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Ranked #87 of 3,442 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $6 - $30
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've been here 5 times now in the past year. Great service every time and fairly certain many of them are family members. Cozy greek feel with lots of pictures of friends and family. Relatively convenient parking depending on the day of the week. They have a nice wine selection (including retsina), then yummy breads and spreads come with the... More

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Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A Greek restaurant in Ballard, 10-15 minutes drive from downtown. We arrived with sheer coincidence, the last ones to appear, after 8 PM. Oraniya, the daughter, looked at us, took us to our table, talked with us, and we fell in love. The Avgolomeno soup arrived simmering, hot with enough lemon to bring tears to our eyes; the Octopido (I... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We love the small, family atmosphere of this authentic Greek restaurant in the Ballard district. The owner greeted us at the door and helped us with our wine selections. His daughter Mia was our server. We ordered the smaller size dishes so we could sample about 5 different dishes. Everything was delicious! Father and daughter made us feel right at... More

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Seattle
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No matter who greets us, the service is uniformly open and attentive. Whether for lunch or dinner, it's always been a great experience. We enjoy not only the food and wine (nice, wide selection) but the atmosphere and decor - you can easily feel you're in Greece when dining here.

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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Plaka Estiatorio manages to be both Elegant and Casual at the same time. I have celebrated special occasions with large numbers of people and as a couple with my wife. I have found it to be whatever the occasion demanded of it. The cuisine is very Greek with an American bend to it. Sea food and specialties of the house... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been traveling to Greece since 1983. The food at Plaka is the best...in fact better than a lot of restaurants in Greece. We feel like we are in Greece when we are at Plaka. It is a family owned and run establishment where many Greeks go to enjoy the atmosphere and a great meal. We have gone numerous... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just to echo what others have written here, Plaka is where I go in Seattle for fresh, hot, authentic Greek food. Plaka will make you forget you are in the heart of historic Ballard and transport you Athens (without the expense of a plane ticket). Looking to impress a date who loves Mediterranean food without breaking the bank? Bring her... More

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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I don't think I'm the biggest fan of Greek food (don't hate me), but their service was so helpful and you can tell they really enjoy working there and their proud of their food, that it makes up for my lack of desire Greek cuisine. The food is really authentic and I did find some things that were delicious! We... More

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Athens, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The food here is really up to a greek standard. I was brought here by a fellow greek, and altough hesitant in the beginning it played out really good. Katerina and Giannis, the owners are really friendly and the food is prepared with ingredients imported from Greece. Really worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I can only reiterate what the other reviews say... If you like Greek food, you'll like Plaka Estiatorio! Know that the menu rotates a little by season, so what you had last time may not be available, but just try something and you 'll no doubt enjoy that too! I love that it's a family restaurant, with fresh, well prepared... More

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