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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428 (University District)
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Ranked #708 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Neighborhood: University District
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Good for: Large groups
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Seattle, Washington
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165 reviews 165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I've had lots of pizza from lots of places, the pizzas are huge and have lots of toppings. Don't be intimidated by the price, you get what you pay for, superb quality and quantity. The place gets busy very quickly, and the reviews from WSJ, Zagat, all do it justice. Call ahead or dine In, the pizza is amazing either... More 

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Spokane, Wa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Don't expect fancy, and it may be busy, but man.....the pizza is really good. Good beer selection as well. I ate leftovers for two days.

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Seattle Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Frequented by University of Washington professors, employees and grad students because of its proximity and acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal and Zagat's, I visited this renowned Seattle pizza favorite last night for the first time. At the entrance you'll see you have to be 21 to enter because it's a tavern. We both more than qualified. Then we encountered... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The New York Times was quoted stating that "The Northlake Tavern and Pizza House has the best pizza on the planet." After visiting there this past weekend prior to the Husky game, my wife and I know why. Simply excellent. A little more than what you'd expect to pay for a small combination ($22 +/-) but after we bit into... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Pizza is very good. It's like deep dish with less crust. There is no crust toppings go all the way. A small 3 topping was $21. I thought it was a little high but when it arrived to the table holy cow was it big. It became lunch and dinner. Great taste great ingredients. It's been there for ever they... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Opened in 1954, Northlake, which is near the University of Washington campus, has a publike atmosphere. What great pizza! The toppings are more than generous; they cover the entire pie. The sauce is flavorful and rich. The cheese is excellent. My only quibble would be the crust---a little crispy. My favorite pizza is Vincent's of Pittsburgh and Gino's of Chicago.... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Pizza here is excellent! Pies are always thick and loaded with terrific high quality toppings. Great tavern atmosphere and we always come to catch the dawgs games. If you want the best pizza in Seattle - this is the place!

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Seattle Wa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Northlake Tavern is a unique place. The walls are covered with David Horsey's drawings (local cartoonist that began drawing for the UW Daily, then the Seattle P-I and now for the L A Times), there are no windows because it is located under the I-5 freeway bridge so it would not matter, but the pizza is FABULOUS! NLT also offers... More 

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I first came here in the mid-80's and it really has not changed. I know there is a new owner, and he was smart in maintaining the original formula. The other positive reviews are enough, I don't need to expand. Except to say this is not pizza in the classic sense of the term. These pies are thick, and most... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

So this is not a Chicago, New York or...well...really not a classifiable pizza joint. Northlake pizza (Herb's as us old timers remember it)is unique. The crust is thick and chewy...and the toppings always fresh and...enormous. Having downed many pizzas here over the last 40 years or so, be assured the taste and quality have never wavered. The beer flows nicely... More 

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Additional Information about Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

Address: 660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
Phone Number: 206-633-5317
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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