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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 89
    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
Most recent review
Good brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were told about the Portage Bay Café so we decided to try it. We loved it! Huge selection of breakfast items. I had scrambled eggs with chicken apple sausage with French toast. Huge slices of French toast. I had the breakfast bar with my French toast, indulging in blue berries, marionberries, raspberries, blackberries, whipped cream. So much to choose... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can't seem to stop going to Portage Bay...I was originally sent to Portage Bay when I traveled to Seattle for an interview and now I take just about everyone I know. The breakfast bar - which includes berries, nuts, whipped cream, and other local deliciousness - is the real highlight of each location. I have always enjoyed prompt, friendly... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Amazing selection of healthy food! The eggs benedict was really good and the French toast is huge! You get the breakfast bar with the french toast and it's loaded with fruit and other items. Fast friendly service.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We made a reservation through Open Table to ensure a table. The people we were meeting were almost 30 minutes late. Our server was extremely patient, serving us coffee while we waited. I shared a plate with my daughter ($6 shared plate charge) because I knew they served large portions. We added the chicken sausage on the side. Along with... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?