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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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Ranked #137 of 3,443 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Bolingbrook, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went for Saturday brunch. The food was amazing. As a person that must eat gluten and soy free, I was surprised at the variety of choices available. I grew up having Swedish pancakes with Lingenberries, but theirs are the best I'very ever had. To be able to have pancakes, french toast, etc . that are gluten free is really... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have brought out of town guests twice to this hot spot. Arrive before 10:00 to avoid the crowds. If you each order a French toast or pancakes and slather all that fruit, nuts and enormous bowl of whipped cream from their "help yourself bar", you MAY have room to share one of their savory dishes. A bit of a... More

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Tumwater, WA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Reading the reviews and the menus, I was very excited for this meal. I love the idea of their locally sourced and dietary-restriction friendly menu. I couldn't make it for breakfast so I had lunch there. I tried the lunch salad special, smoked trout with crispy fried scallions on a bed of buckwheat noodles. It was mushy and there was... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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495 reviews 495 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very nice breakfast locale near the Amazon offices. Nice open space that seems like it'd be great for brunch. Staff is very friendly and attentive. My coffee was refilled several times. Portions are huge. The bananas foster French toast was amazing from the sweet sauce to the delicious bananas. Even the coffee was very tasty.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We liked this restaurant so much that we ate there 3 times in 7 days, always trying something new each time. The food and the staff never disappointed, they had amazing breakfasts as well as lunch menu.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I want start off by saying I had great expectations for this restaurant because of it's organic menu. I truly get no pleasure in providing not so go feedback to any restaurant because I realize many owners are trying to provide the best product for their customers. I ordered their PHIL’S BREAKFAST with egg whites and chicken sausage. Also the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Its a good reminder because what they serve is so appetizing, you could easily experience eyes bigger than the stomach syndrome. What they offer is fresh and well prepared, The seasonal fruit is especially enjoyable.

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