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Wild Mountain Cafe

1408 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-4236 (Ballard)
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Ranked #1,010 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Ballard
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Okay, so it's just a few steps, but yes... Oh so worth the fun menu and quaint home-turned-restaurant fare! You know that Mom who used to let all the kids come hang out at their house? Yeah, well it's kinda like that! We went on a weekday morning, so there wasn't much crowd. I've driven by here many times and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you decide to have breakfast at this restaurant on a weekend and do not arrive early you may have quite a long wait to be seated. Once seated service is usually pretty good and there is a decent variety of entrees offered for breakfast. The cinnamon rolls are excellent but as mentioned in earlier posts if you don't get... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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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
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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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118 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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