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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428 (University District)
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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Seattle, Washington
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132 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011 via mobile

I've always heard how good Northlake Tavern pizza was and I finally got to experience it myself - let me just say that, "I was NOT disappointed!" The pizza is excellent and worth the trip, via car or boat. The atmosphere has that old tavern charm. I found the staff and other patrons very friendly. Give it a try -... More

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13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had to wait for our youngest to turn 21 before we could visit this classic spot from our college days as a family, so guess where we went for his 21st birthday? Extraordinary pizza! We had the large combo with salami added - $40, but over 6 pounds of cheesy, meaty delight was more than enough to feed four... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011 via mobile

When this place opened, Seattle was a blue collar town, Ballard was still the southernmost city in Alaska (Alaska Outport Shipping 's Seattle terminal was across the street) , and all Seattle taverns looked more or less like the inside of this place. Northlake Tavern made a name for itself by combining deep dish Chicago pizza with its New York... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2008

Northlake really does have the best pizza in Seattle. My grandmother took my mother there when she was a kid, and now she takes her grand kids there (actually kids are not allowed in the restaurant so we get take out). The crust is thick but not nasty ( I love thin crust pizza), and the pepperoni are not like... More

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