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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

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University District
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660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
206-633-5317
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still the best pizza in Seattle

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Erik W
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Honolulu
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Honolulu
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72 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.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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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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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.

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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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 

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Cheney, Washington
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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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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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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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seattle
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We live in Utah. This was by far the best pizza and pizza house experiences of our lives. After eating there once with my husband and his boss at a business meeting the pizza was so good that I made my husband bring me some back on the plane when he went up to Seattle on business another time.

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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
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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