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Wild Mountain Cafe

1408 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-4236 (Ballard)
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Ranked #597 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Neighborhood: Ballard
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90% Recommend
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Darling little cafe-used to be a house I'd guess. Lots of foliage and flowers on the walk up the stairs. Decided on the Mac and cheese and was not disappointed! My husband had the Hawaii 5 oh and it was also delicious! Really nice sized portions-a little expensive. They have a great drink menu too though we did not have... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Got to love the cinnamon rolls (have to get there somewhat early otherwise they'll be sold out). The "Mega Migas," "It's Da Bomb Burrito," "French Toast Slam," "Eggs Bendict," are all great choices. Feels like you're eating at somebody's home. Pretty simple, to the point and nothing overly fancy. Low-key, good food, and great staff.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Wild Mountain Cafe is in the Ballad neighborhood on the north side of Seattle. It is housed in a purple house sitting atop a small staircase from the street. The decor is bright with colorful pictures. If the tomato vegetable soup is typical of daily selections then I'd want to taste all of them. It was very tasty with... More

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Seattle, WA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This restaurant has never disappointed us and we can recommend it for anytime of the day - it is just that breakfast is our favorite. The finer points include very tasty, crisp bacon, coffee that is very flavorful (not burnt), fluffy scrambled eggs and light puffy French toast. Located in an house converted into a restaurant there are essentially two... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The restaurant in located in an old house. There is so much character in the house house and the food is fabulous and tasty. A neighborhood gem. Weekend features their out of this world cinnamon buns, so arrive early to not miss these delicious treasures! The staff is very nice and truly enjoy working there. Angela is such a sweetheart... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I've been here twice for breakfast--they are also open for lunch. Hippie decor but very good food. Their coffeecake is excellent. The garlic potato cakes that come with egg dishes are an interesting change from hash browns or fried new potatoes. Many egg dishes to choose from but very few choices in the pancake/waffle category. I had the spinach-mushroom-swiss cheese-bacon... More

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seattle, washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I'd long noted this house off of busy 85th and last night we stopped. Good 1.2 priced margaritas on Monday nihgt, with a pretty full restaurant for a Monday. Excellent appetizer (garlic with pepper flakes, servoced with goats chees and spinach on grilled toast ), a better than average ceasar (small one big enough to be shared), and two entrees:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

If you want a true, down home experience in Seattle, you MUST go to Wild Mountain Cafe. We absolutely LOVE this place! The food is great (not fine dining four star kind of stuff, but great home-cooked comfort food seasoned with love!), the service is always outstanding, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is a local hang out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2008

Great neighborhood restaurant. Occasionally the food is inconsistent, but mostly very good with a nice atmosphere

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Seattle, WA
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2005

We love Wild Mountain. The food is always great, the atmosphere is fun, the garden is beautiful, plus they're environmentally friendly! Can't beat that! The best thing about Wild Mountain though is the great service! Everyone there is always so upbeat and friendly, and I always see the same faces year after year. They must be doing something right to... More

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