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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

University District
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660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
The best pizza I've ever had!

This is such a simple review... Incredible pizza! No wonder it's a Seattle landmark. Watch your sports games while having a great brew and the greatest pizza ever. The owner has done it right for so many years and it's still the place to go. Very impressive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

This is such a simple review... Incredible pizza! No wonder it's a Seattle landmark. Watch your sports games while having a great brew and the greatest pizza ever. The owner has done it right for so many years and it's still the place to go. Very impressive!

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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Even after 40 years, Northlake Tavern is our favorite Seattle pizza. The large, loaded pizzas ensure that you won't leave hungry. You can bake their pizzas at home, but it won't taste as good as eating fresh from their oven inside the tavern with a pitcher of your favorite beer.

Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

My Camano Island hosts brought me here to give me some calories between the airport and there home. I'd flown on from the UK. They promised me good pizza. I was delivered great pizza and fantastic beer - Manny's Pale Ale. This pizza puts UK pizzas to shame. It was a medium pizza, it served three and there was still... More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You know that a restaurant really left an impression if you're telling a coworker about it years later! I loved this pizza. The crust wasn't exciting, but the toppings sure were. I loved the chopped olives - I wish more pizzerias offered that. This is definitely a cool place to grab pizza and beer with a group of friends.

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Prescott, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The tavern serves my all time favorite pizza. Not a place to take kids, being a tavern, but you can always take it home.

Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I ate here years ago and remember the heaping amount of toppings. I finally had a chance to return on March 14, 2015. The toppings were good but an average amount. I liked the way they used a generous amount of chopped olives. The sauce could have been more flavorful. The most disappointing was the crust. It was thin and... More 

Cheney, Washington
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I've been going to the Northlake Tavern and Pizza since I was in college in the 1960s. Its still the best Pizza Pub in Seattle. The pizzas are a little expensive, but they have loads of meat on them. Two of us couldn't eat a whole medium Pizza. The pizza are still cooked fresh in a brick oven. It takes... More 

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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I am not a fan of leaving negative reviews and rarely do, but I think it's worth it in this case. I was shocked to order two medium pizzas for pick up (a cheese and a vegetarian) and to receive a bill of over $50! (Just the vegetarian medium alone was $30). I exclaimed surprise at the price and was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

So we picked up a couple of medium pizza's at Northlake Tavern for a work lunch. I drove my coworker down because he said parking was tough down there which it was. Pretty packed at lunch and very busy. He picked up the pizza's and we drove back to work. The pizza's are loaded and very heavy - they are... More 

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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is nearby to University of WA and inside expect to see a lot of young faces. The pizzas are loaded with topping and so hard to decide. They have a great selection of beers on hand both tap and bottle. Service is quick and accurate. Food came right away (for a pizza place) I don't know with the new... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: 206-633-5317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?