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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#109 of 3,018 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5222
206 462 6400
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Springfield, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. With all of the fresh ingredients everything tastes fantastic. They also have a griddle bar that is stocked with fresh whipped cream and fruit, nuts and syrup that ou can put on anything you order from the griddle menu. I had the marionberry French toast and it was out of this world. And let's not forget... More 

Thank Shannon S
Baton Rouge, LA
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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there mid-morning and still had a wait to be seated. However, we were 7 in our group! Good coffee, good service, and a very creative menu! Pam and our nephew had regular breakfast fare but I was adventurous! Maybe that's a bit of an overstatement. I had carne asada pork eggs Benedict. I don't know if that is... More 

Thank MGKelly
Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel front desk recommended this restaurant, not once, but twice. We were a little skeptical because of that, but tried it anyway and loved it! The restaurant is huge, so the wait wasn't too bad. They have a french toast and pancake topping bar with gorgeous fresh fruit, nuts, berries, cream, etc. The menu options were unique. Everyone loved... More 

Thank Pjslw
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here for a business team breakfast for eight. Most of the team ordered pancakes or French toast. There is a fruit bar such that you can top the pancakes and French toast with fresh blueberries, strawberries and syrup. The food was delicious. The service was good. For a group of eight, we had a reservation.

Thank TraveltheGlobe09
Spring, Texas
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388 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place really embrace the fresh farm to market approach. Huge portions of unique scrambles and sausage types. The pancakes are plate size and the French toast is two inches thick. The toast and pancakes come with breakfast bar. The service was slow this visit.

Thank Ron R
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere. Outdoor and indoor dining. Fresh fruit. Delicious. 2.2 miles from Century Link field.

Thank Lisa C
Kirkland, Washington
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is so-so. Their fruit buffet is nice but for the price, I'd rather go somewhere else. It's a popular place too so service during peak hours isn't the best. Come here if you have time and money to spare and aren't looking for the most delicious meal.

Thank Hannah K
Marshall, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I was thrilled about the gluten free French toast and accompanied with their fantastic breakfast "bar" that included all kinds of berries and syrups, this made for a delicious experience. I also had one of their scrambles and was fully satisfied. Along with a large variety of breakfast choices, their fresh squeezed juices were delightful! An incredibly satisfying way to... More 

Thank Natalie B
Seattle, Washington
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190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited the location on morning for brunch. Luckily my friends made a reservation. This place is packed. Located in the heart of south lake Union, portage bay offers great variety of breakfast, brunch options. The food was really good quality and was delivered quick. They use local farms for their products and if possible, they are using organic ingredients. Service... More 

Thank Jani_Vladi
Abingdon, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Loved the food, loved the service and thought the atmosphere was great fun. They have a stellar reputation from folks who live in Seattle and came well recommended to us. They lived up to that reputation. But mostly we were please with how wonderful the food was for the price.

Thank Richard R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5222
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206 462 6400
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?