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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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Ranked #174 of 3,447 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Bend, Oregon
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305 reviews 305 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal here the other day. Loved the variety of healthy choices on the menu and decided on a salad. Very good. My husband had a sandwich which was good too. Enjoyed sitting outside on their covered patio and wished we had learned of this place earlier to enjoy a breakfast (their waffle options... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stopped by to pick up lunch to go at this highly rated cafe, planning to bring the meal along on my flight back to Boston. When I got to the airport and opened up my to-go package, I found that my $18 sandwich was missing its side of roast potatoes. A lot of money for a turkey club :(

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First our waitperson was really bad. She was inattenive at best. Took forever for her to take our order. She never refilled our beverages and the coffee drinkers only got more by flagging down another wait person. I got pancakes so I could indugle in the wonderful toppings bar (fresh berries, etc.) but by the time we got our food... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was expecting much more. The restaurant seems to specialize in serving kids and teens a large portion of pancakes or french toast and has a table with whipped cream, different fruits, and syrups that patrons can take their plates to and shovel it on. Really for families who want to "load up". I had the hash, which should be... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great spot for Sunday brunch. Always a crowd, and a wait, but that's part of the experience. Had Dave's Special today - a large pancake and an egg, with lots of fresh berries from the fruit bar!

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