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“great food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tilikum Place Cafe

Tilikum Place Cafe
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Ranked #6 of 4,059 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: 4th Avenue
Description: Located in Belltown near the Space Needle. Specializing in European influenced Northwest cuisine.
San Diego
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We found this little place on tripadvisor. the atmosphere is eclectic and quirky, kind of a cool vibe. the food was really fresh, the coffee was delicious! the creative menu was really refreshing! i loved that they had classic dishes, but with a twist, for instance: smoked trout eggs Benedict (Delicious!) my daughter had something with bread, home aid baked beans, sun dried tomatoes and over medium egg. YUM! when we walked in the host asked if we had a reservations for breakfast. we said no, and he looked at his tables and said he could accommodate us if we could be finished in an hour an 20 mins. we said yes and they seated us immediately. our waitress was friendly, helpful and had lots of information for us on things to do in Seattle as we were tourists. the whole experience was LOVELY and we would defiantly come again for other meals as well as breakfast!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiffany G
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English first
San Jose, California
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great brunch spot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

What a great spot for brunch! Open space, warm atmosphere, great vibe.

I had the Eggs Benedict and it was delicious. The warm buttermilk biscuits were a delightful surprise. Our lovely waiter brought us an extra one complete with jam, even though it wasn't on the menu as a side.

Visited October 2013
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2 reviews
“Quaint, small”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Our service was excellent, attentive. The Dutch babies are good, but not great. There were other specials that were more impressive. Overall great brunch. Make a reservation, though!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelanieL73
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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Dutch Baby!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Awesome brunch joint! They have many of the typical items such as Benedict's and French Toast dishes but tried my first dutch baby here and it was delicious. Service was spot on and will definitely return

Visited March 2014
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Thank Chris C
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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Belltown Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

My favorite neighborhood cafe in Belltown, hidden between the 5Spot and a pizza joint, Tilikum consistently turns out amazing food. The chef/owner keeps the menu small enough that it can be handled in their not-so-large kitchen, but inclusive enough that there are aways several old favorites as well as specials to tempt the palate. I always hope that the baked oysters with aioli are on the appetizer menu as I can't get enough of them and several of my friends agree. The one or two soups are always worth trying and friends swear by the roast chicken. I swear by the beet salad when it is on the menu. Friendly staff, wonderful chef, nice neighborhood atmosphere, although the clientele comes from all over the Seattle area.

I couldn't say it was one of the best meals I've ever had -- but, good grief, I can certainly say it is consistently among the best meals in a neighborhood cafe at a manageable price.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keenan J
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