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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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Ranked #108 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.
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84% Recommend
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Recommended to us by one of the employees at our hotel, the food was fantastic. It was was delicious, fresh, local, organic, etc. It will definitely be on my list of places to revisit during our next trip to Seattle. The drawbacks are the crowds (it is very busy), the noise level inside (there were so many people yelling over... More

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160 reviews 160 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place had been recommended previously when we were looking for a place on a weekend, but we were warned that there would be a very long wait. This time, we had the chance to go on a Friday and we were not disappointed. There is a varied brunch menu, something to suit every taste and diet. Each of the... More

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are a fan a brunch I must recommend this place. Had a great experience minus the wait time. I waited in line for about an hour after writing my parties name down. Luckily it is near alot of great attractions near the university district near UW, so there is plenty to do to occupy your time. The food... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is well worth the wait on a Sunday morning. They have 2 menus style types so weather your craving eggs and fresh roasted potatoes or french toast both are delicious. The sweets menu earns you a visit to the toppings bar with fresh fruit, homemade whip cream and more. A farm to table treat for any breakfast lover.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here. The food was tasty, if a little expensive. I would have given a higher rating but they have a limited lunch menu - not enough sandwiches. They were out of the prime rib and I have teenagers so they only had a few sandwich choices left. It's a large open café and I like the... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I used to come to this place years ago when I lived in Seattle and my memory did not disappoint me on my last visit here. Inventive brunch items and a large menu makes it difficult to decide what to order but you will be happy with whatever lands in front of you.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Love the organic nature of the meals. They have a breakfast bar and you can have pancakes for lunch. Gotta love that.

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Bellingham, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had two delicious breakfasts, here; Joe's Scramble /Omelette and the traditional Eggs Benedict . They were large and very fillings with roasted potatoes. Like others, we noticed that folks who ordered pancakes or French toast got to go to the fruit bar and I think we will consider that the next time. We went to the one near Lake... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I was with friends after the busy lunch hour. I ordered a meatloaf sandwich which was on their homemade whole wheat bread. I had to eat slowly because the sandwich was very generous with meatloaf. The sandwich was scrumptious. I needed no dessert even though it was offered. My daughter had a tuna sandwich. She took the second half of... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a lovely brunch here on a Saturday morning. I had the salmon eggs benedict which was amazingly good. My hubby got a pork omelette which he loved. The rest of the party got an item and could go to the topping bar. I would love to try that next time.. .I think that's the way to go! Amazing... More

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