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Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

$$ - $$$
University District
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660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Laid back environment near Lake Washington for great pizza. We had the vegetarian pizza, which was fantastic with a delicious crust. The pepperoni pizza (garlic bread, mozzarella, and pepperoni) is quite delicious This restaurant also has a good beer selection. The service is good.

Thank Oliver S
Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

As far I know my Seattle History, this may well be Seattle's if-not oldest, certainly one of the oldest Pizza establishments in town. Before it was illegal my parents used to bring my sister and I here, and we would wait outside in the car while our parents went in and ordered a pizza to go. Kids weren't allowed in... More 

Thank goamazon
Lynnwood, Washington
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133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I'm originally from NY, and eat very little to no pizza in the Pacific NW. I save my pizza experience for my visits home. A friend and I were out one evening in Seattle and she suggested stopping her for a bite to eat. The smallest size pizza was more than enough for two of us. She took home just... More 

Thank Donna S
Seattle, Washington
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337 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

People come here to hang out with friends, enjoy a beer, and dig into thick house-made pizzas piled high with toppings. The pizzas are a messy treat. This place is tucked away in a nondescript building under the I-5 freeway bridge over the ship canal, near the university. Dark wood beams and angular mirrors and cartoon sketches of local scenes... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Edmonds, Washington
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Pizza is very well made with fresh ingredients and is more of a pie or cake than thin crust pizza. A large variety of beers are available and the location is frequented by locals, students and staff of the UW. Large Screen TV and Husky theme is throughout the location with tables, booths and a bar. The wait time for... More 

Thank kctab
Seattle, Washington
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622 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have a hard time understanding many of the reviews for this place. If you're looking for a dive pizza & beer joint in Seattle I guess this is for you. The decor is straight out of the 1970's and maybe the 80's. The pizza is just like you had a any american pizza place in the 70's-80's. But if... More 

Thank Alec D
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Just to say if you want that unique experience of what a top notch pizza is you have to go to the Northlake Tavern. I'm originally from Seattle but am living out of town now. But every time I come back, I go to the Northlake and I've been doing it for the last 40 years. The pizzas are thick... More 

Thank orcaswatcher
Lake Worth, Florida
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

You have never had pizza this good ! We ordered a small specialty, the small weighs a whopping 2 1/2 pounds. It was piled high and super delicious !! Wish there was one of these restaurants in town.

Thank LBaer59
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

Truly, a great pizza experience. It stood the test of time! Whether it was me any my buddies devouring the NLT combo, or 20 years later, just barely getting through 1 to 2 slices of the same pizza now... the ambience of the place and the great taste of pizza can't be beat. I always seem to have the same... More 

Thank CurtKwak
Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Little overpriced if you ask me the pizza is good but not great , the salad is $5 and a small bowel and the service is alright ... I really wasn't impressed.

Thank blueflyboydan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105-6428
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: 206-633-5317

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