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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

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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

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    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
Great Pizza place near Univ of Washington

Northlake Tavern and Pizza House has been serving UW students and local residents for generations. It is consistently good thick pizza -- it is not a thin crust pizza place. Pizzas are loaded with ingredients of your choice. Good selection of beer as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
Boscorelli53
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Northlake Tavern and Pizza House has been serving UW students and local residents for generations. It is consistently good thick pizza -- it is not a thin crust pizza place. Pizzas are loaded with ingredients of your choice. Good selection of beer as well.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Love this pizza, best I have ever eaten. Always get at least 1 large Combo. Two pieces will fill you up. The other thing I love about their pizza's is, if you have leftovers, they taste every bit as good heated up the next day.

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Seattle, Washington
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178 reviews 178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?