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“Not your average pizza...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Northlake Tavern & Pizza House

Northlake Tavern & Pizza House
Ranked #644 of 4,059 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: University District
Seattle
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not your average pizza...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

So this is not a Chicago, New York or...well...really not a classifiable pizza joint. Northlake pizza (Herb's as us old timers remember it)is unique. The crust is thick and chewy...and the toppings always fresh and...enormous. Having downed many pizzas here over the last 40 years or so, be assured the taste and quality have never wavered. The beer flows nicely and the service always tops. The place gets very busy on weekends during a Huskey game but worth the wait.

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English first
Seattle, Washington
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282 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best pizza in the Northwest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

I've always heard how good Northlake Tavern pizza was and I finally got to experience it myself - let me just say that, "I was NOT disappointed!" The pizza is excellent and worth the trip, via car or boat. The atmosphere has that old tavern charm. I found the staff and other patrons very friendly. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed either!

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Washington
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pizza worth waiting for!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had to wait for our youngest to turn 21 before we could visit this classic spot from our college days as a family, so guess where we went for his 21st birthday? Extraordinary pizza! We had the large combo with salami added - $40, but over 6 pounds of cheesy, meaty delight was more than enough to feed four hungry pizza lovers. They thick slice their pepperoni and fine chop the black olives like caviar. My mouth is watering right now! Service was great, even on a busy Wednesday when PBR pitchers were only $3.50. Unless you get takeout, you will have to wait half an hour+ for your tasty pie - or longer if you're not yet 21 - but it is SO worth it.

  • Visited August 2011
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Seattle
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Old School Seattle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2011

When this place opened, Seattle was a blue collar town, Ballard was still the southernmost city in Alaska (Alaska Outport Shipping 's Seattle terminal was across the street) , and all Seattle taverns looked more or less like the inside of this place. Northlake Tavern made a name for itself by combining deep dish Chicago pizza with its New York cousin. It was and is pretty good. It may also be the only place in Seattle with the red naugahyde checkered tablecloth feel of a corner pizza parlour in Brooklyn - although someone from Bensonhurst or Dyker Heights might not recognize what they serve as pizza.

The pizza is good - sort of a cheese casserole of ingredients on a flaky thick crust with tomato sauce. Its also quite filling.

And the tavern and pizza are unchanged from the first time I was in - in 1974. When taverns were rather less fussy about checking I.D.

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Seattle
1 review
“Best Pizza In Seattle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2008

Northlake really does have the best pizza in Seattle. My grandmother took my mother there when she was a kid, and now she takes her grand kids there (actually kids are not allowed in the restaurant so we get take out). The crust is thick but not nasty ( I love thin crust pizza), and the pepperoni are not like the everyday, run-of-the-mill kinds you see. The prices are kind of high but def. worth the quality and quantity.

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