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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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Ranked #176 of 3,488 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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English first
Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Eggs Benedict were perfect - and using the home-cured ham made it even more so (perfect-er?). Nice "breakfast bar" for add-ons such as fresh seasonal fruit and whipped cream. Nicely cooked hash-browns (tender on the inside, crispy on the outside). Excellent service and good coffee (and I'm not easy to please on coffee!). HUGE PANCAKES - my large-appetite husband... More 

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Sunday 1pm. We were a party of 8. Kids get their ears covered wih their hands almost the whole time. Adults couldn't have a normal conversation. Extremely noisy (ceiling panels could help reduce noise level). Food is ok. Prices are reasonnable. A 18% tip is by default added to the check...

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Millbury, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I were in town visiting friends and they suggested that we go to Portage Bay for breakfast. We both ordered the French toast which came with a breakfast bar with fruit, sauces and whip cream. They also had your traditional maple syrup but why choose that when you can have fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. This place... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The have the most amazing selection of dishes, savory and sweet. The berry bar, which comes with the pancakes and such features fresh local finds. Delicious, most filling, and fun! A must to visit. They have a few locations. No wonder there is a line out the door.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The menu includes a variety of choices and their portions are tremendous! There is also outside seating.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is certainly a favorite of locals, from the long lines (we had a reservation) and bustling service on Sunday brunch. And for good reason: they serve excellent and slightly upscale brunch food, nice pancakes and waffles, cool omelets - I got the house pancakes which were truly delicious, not the dry and bland typical pancake-house version. And you get... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our tour guide from Seattle by Foot coffee crawl recommended this breakfast place to us and we are glad he did. We were impressed with how fresh the food was and that they procure a lot of organic and natural ingredients. Shawna Q was a great server and made sure that my wife's egg allergy was addressed in recommending entrees.... More 

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Halifax, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great food. More than one person could or should eat. Consider sharing so that you can drag yourself out. My wife and I could not finish one meal

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are from Austin Texas and had breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe. It was fabulous! My husband ordered the french toast. It literally melted in his mouth. I ordered classic eggs Benedict. It was unbelievable! Our waiter Kevin was very attentive. Atmosphere is very comfortable.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A local recommended this place for breakfast on a recent Sunday morning. We were told 30 minutes and were seated in 2 minutes so that was good. They also had rice milk for my husband's coffee - harder to find than it should be. We ordered standard fare (pancakes/eggs/sausage) and it was delivered in three separate trips and every single... More 

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Additional Information about Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

Address: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 462 6400
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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