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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#109 of 3,022 Restaurants in Seattle
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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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Kirkland, Washington
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend who recently visited, and we were not disappointed. We ended up eating here several times. The Bananas Foster French toast was amazing, enough for two people to share. Also had the Farmers Hash and the Huevos Rancheros, all the food that we ate was amazing. The staff was very... More 

Thank Extrememomma
Elgin, Illinois
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel gave us this recommendation. It was a few block walk and well worth it. The have a berry bar with all fresh fruit and whipped cream for your pancakes and French toast. The other dishes are delicious too and made with fresh ingredients grown locally. You can eat outside too. Highly recommend you try this place

Thank Francy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were only able to go to this restaurant once due to our short stay but OMG! The menu all looks so good and since I am a huge Eggs Benedict fan, it was a toss up between the Rojo Pork Benedict and the Dungeness Crab Cake Benedict. I went with the Pork and it was amazing, so much so... More 

Thank Shayne H
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Very crowded place, even with booking ahead we still had to wait to be seated. It was worth it though. I had the West Coast eggs benedict with avocado, tomato and spinach and bacon added ($16) very good and came with a side of breakfast potatoes. Also ordered green tea and really liked that they gave more hot water for... More 

Thank Maria B
Seattle, Washington
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376 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The menu items change fairly regularly. All food are made from local/organic sourced. The food items have various ethnic twists. My favorite so far is Banh mi with a twist.

Thank vamsally
Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We went here for mother's day and it was packed as usual. We don't mind the noisiness but we think that they keep putting more tables in so the wait staff can barely get around. I usually get the classic French toast which I love but I tried the smoked salmon eggs benedict. I didn't think it was good, neither... More 

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?