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“Excellent Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hector's

Hector's
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Ranked #24 of 262 Restaurants in Kirkland
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The 40 year tradition carries on at one of the Northwest's most revered neighborhood establishments. Join us for classic comfort food, prepared from the freshest ingredients, served by a friendly wait staff that makes out-of-towners feel like regulars, and regulars feel like home. The Sunday brunch with our classic Eggs Benedict isn't just a menu item - it's a local institution. Or drop in for a drink in front of the 114-year old carved mahogany bar back, and imagine the stories it could tell you. The original brickwork and cozy fireplaces are still here. So is the longstanding tradition of great food with unparalleled friendly service. We intend to keep it up for at least another 39 years to come. You're welcome anytime, and we'll keep the fire going for you!
Port Ludlow, Wa
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very nice decor in an older building in quaint Kirkland. We stopped in Kirkland for a late lunch and our parking spot was in front of Hector's and it appeared many people were dining there which is a good sign. We went in and were immediately seated. The Reuben sandwich was sooo good. However, the accompanying salad had too much salad dressing on it and was disapointing. Husband had the clam chowder which was excellent and a chopped salad and he enjoyed both of those. Very good service. Would certainly go back again if we happened to be near Kirkland again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Salads!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Sat at a table outside on a warm and balmy evening as the sun set over Lake Wahington ( no view from Hector's unfortunately). However the service, food and wine made up for this! I ordered a cob salad and my daughter a Steelback (?) salad. We were not aware that this was a fish salad and as she does not eat fish we were slighty embarrassed and had to explain our mistake to the waiter when it arrived. Without quibble or hesitation he offered to replace the salad immediately and also not to charge us the full price differential for the original salad.
Overall atmosphere was good and friendly and as we will be there in October I will certainly revisit the restaurant and probably book an in door table!
Well worth a visit when you are next in Kirkland!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard C
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
1 review
“noisy, good atmospher”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice setting in an older building. Very busy, staff works hard. Sat on the back patio which faces a parking lot but it was so much quieter than inside or the side patio (facing Lk WA Blvd) which my party definitely enjoyed since conversation was one of the most important parts of our stop.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank stagegoddess
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Bend, Oregon
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344 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nice location and Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went on a beautiful day in June, sat outside and had a great meal - good quality food and very good service.

Visited June 2013
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Thank RNA1958
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Seattle, WA
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average food with cool atmosphere has keep this place alive for so long.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I continue to go here since it's in the center of town and it has something for everyone in the family.

The food is good
Service, needs work
Hostess, cute as a button, but doesn't move, you would think her feet where glued to the front stand, though the most important thing was her nails.

The bar is the best part, with cool low chairs for the tables.

It's too bad when you have a great location and a great building, hopefully they will improve.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SeattleTef
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