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“Wonderful for breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Mountain Cafe

Wild Mountain Cafe
1408 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-4236 (Ballard)
206-297-9453
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Ranked #611 of 3,491 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Neighborhood: Ballard
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Wonderful for breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This restaurant has never disappointed us and we can recommend it for anytime of the day - it is just that breakfast is our favorite. The finer points include very tasty, crisp bacon, coffee that is very flavorful (not burnt), fluffy scrambled eggs and light puffy French toast. Located in an house converted into a restaurant there are essentially two dining areas with about four tables in each area. A small bar occupies an adjoining room. The decor is "mild earth muffin" but the overall effect is relaxing. Weekends around brunch time can be very busy and the indulgent item is the big cinnamon roll.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
seattle
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The restaurant in located in an old house. There is so much character in the house house and the food is fabulous and tasty. A neighborhood gem. Weekend features their out of this world cinnamon buns, so arrive early to not miss these delicious treasures! The staff is very nice and truly enjoy working there. Angela is such a sweetheart of a lady.
They are closed on Tuesdays, which is awesome because most restaurants are closed on Mondays. Affordable, great for small groups and child-friendly. Oh yeah, their Happy Hour is one of the best! Small selection, but very eclectic! $5.00 for a burger and chips (tortilla chips instead of the usual fries or potato chips)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pueblo, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“very good breakfast place in northwest Seattle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I've been here twice for breakfast--they are also open for lunch. Hippie decor but very good food. Their coffeecake is excellent. The garlic potato cakes that come with egg dishes are an interesting change from hash browns or fried new potatoes. Many egg dishes to choose from but very few choices in the pancake/waffle category. I had the spinach-mushroom-swiss cheese-bacon omelet both times.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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seattle, washington
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“funky, interesting neighborhood spot, with pretty good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I'd long noted this house off of busy 85th and last night we stopped. Good 1.2 priced margaritas on Monday nihgt, with a pretty full restaurant for a Monday. Excellent appetizer (garlic with pepper flakes, servoced with goats chees and spinach on grilled toast ), a better than average ceasar (small one big enough to be shared), and two entrees: catfish was excellent and served with bacon tinged kale. The lamb shank more pedestrian, with too little sauce or gravy and too much strong olive tapenade which didn't suit the lamb. House wine too expensive by the glass ($7.50) for such a small pour. Service was attentive a good, and atmosphere as if in someone's old house.

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Seattle
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“Great Breakfast rubbing elbows with the local yocals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

If you want a true, down home experience in Seattle, you MUST go to Wild Mountain Cafe. We absolutely LOVE this place! The food is great (not fine dining four star kind of stuff, but great home-cooked comfort food seasoned with love!), the service is always outstanding, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. This is a local hang out so if you're looking to meet some good Seattle folks, this is where you'll find 'em!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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