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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#144 of 3,548 Restaurants in Seattle
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391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast

I splurged and ordered their French Toast, served with blackberries on top, it was fabulous. My nephew had the salmon eggs benedict and he wasn't all that fond of it, and his wife had a skillet scramble that was excellent; and the Mickey Mouse pancake was devoured by their 18 month old (that's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Denise P
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I splurged and ordered their French Toast, served with blackberries on top, it was fabulous. My nephew had the salmon eggs benedict and he wasn't all that fond of it, and his wife had a skillet scramble that was excellent; and the Mickey Mouse pancake was devoured by their 18 month old (that's a good review on the pancakes!) I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So I have a thing for Huevos Rancheros. If a menu has it listed, I order it. So if you are like me, find a way to come here for breakfast. There are a lot of great things on the menu like the frech toast with the toppings bar. When I first walked in, I saw something so rich looking... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Menu items are varied, and everythiing we have eaten is excellent. In season, the fruit bar is a delight, but not so great this time with only previously frozen or canned fruit available.

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washington
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50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning and the breakfast was delicious! It's a great choice for breakfast because it has a large menu and they have a breakfast bar which consists of fruit, syrup, whipped cream, etc. (basically all of the toppings) that you need for French toast, pancakes or oatmeal. Two of our party had egg... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Oatmeal cobbler french toast. I could probably just end the review there, but trip advisor wants 100 characters. It's a super crowded place on a Sunday for brunch (reservations are a must or you'll face an hour+ wait). You get a ridiculous amount of food and the breakfast bar is great as well. I can't remember the last time I... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Was here meeting friends for brunch on Sunday morning. It was already packed at 9:30 am. We put our names in for 4 people and waited about 20-30 minutes. Food and service was good. My Farmer's Hash was very good, but not what I expected (thought it would be more like traditional corned beef hash). It was more of coarsely... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I lunched here with 3 work colleagues. Considering how crowded it was, we were seated pretty quickly and had attentive service. My lunch, a chopped salad, was frankly boring and in fact had some unpleasant flavors that I tried to change with salt & pepper. I've heard they have great breakfasts and I would consider going back to try that... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came here with friends for our first breakfast of the trip. Portions were large and very delicious. Had sweet and savory options in addition to healthy options. Farmers hash was fantastic!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had a egg sandwich which was the best I have ever had. It had fig jam on it and was great. My company had the pancakes (as big as plate) with fruit bar toppings, and then there was cornbeef hash, very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I work in Amazon and I hace been several times either for breakfast or lunch. The food Is amazing and the service even better. The menu is always evolving and the portions are very generous. I just love this place in Seattle.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206 462 6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?