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Tilikum Place Cafe

4.8
1827 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or drinks & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1827 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRegular
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, delicious, and always special-- even during the pandemic.

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SeattleMM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a 5-star experience at Tilikum Place Cafe!

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Seatown007
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted great. We had a nice view of the space needle from our seat. Staff was attentive and polite. All a round very nice.

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vippaulyp
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply my favorite restaurant in the city. Food is always wonderful, the room is comfortable and charming, and the staff are simply the best.

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SteveC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants, and easily one of the best in Seattle. We love the menu and the exceptional hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place - it never ever disappoints and we couldn’t be happier it’s surviving this pandemic. If you haven’t tried it yet, do yourself a favor and go!

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vipSherriW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we are already planning our next visit! The service was excellent. We decided on the soup dumplings and BBQ pork buns. The server suggested the garlic crispy chicken which was amazing!

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Seattle123
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, friendly & delicious is all things that describe this place. One of my neighborhood favorites and so excited to see them opened back up for a few days a week. Great wine, try the sage butter noodles, chicken & had an amazing desert. Brunch is always great as well. Fresh squeezed oj & coffee with a mimosa is my suggestion to start along with the eggs Benedict. Enjoy & get fat!

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vipJeanineW
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot never disappoints! They have had to greatly reduce the number of tables due to Covid lock down restrictions, but it looks like they are also doing a brisk take out business also. My husband and I felt very safe eating in the restaurant as the tables are very well distanced and the staff was all wearing masks.

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PaulyP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply my favorite place in town. Feel at home and always have a wonderful meal and service.

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MichelleJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was friendly and top notch!

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vipRG123
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Be sure to try the Dutch baby!

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Prosecco77
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Savory Dutch Baby win for Brunch!!! Perfectly blended sage browned in pork belly goodness + sweet blackberries wrapped in a custard egg blanket. Billowy edges were browned to perfection in a personal cast iron skillet. Every bite was divine! I would have kissed the chef if not for my mask. Service was expertly attentive and cheerful. Very clean and socially distant dining experience. Can’t rave enough about what a gem Tilikum Place Cafe is!

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SusanT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint and nice restaurant. Great food. Waiter Chris was very personable and efficient great service. We had one Dutch Baby with the blueberries and we had the quiche. Would order both again and would definitely like to try the baked eggs sometime soon.

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JamieL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and so happy they’re open again. They’re doing a great job keeping everyone safe!

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vipMaryBethK
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite little gems in Seattle. Menu is always changing to what’s in season and interesting tasty dishes. Love this place and the wait staff is lovely. Mima will make you laugh!

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Danieli
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and great service under the covid rules. our server was fantastic and accommodating. Love this place fro brunch

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vipfinediner42
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious. You can’t go wrong with brunch here. Get the dutch baby as a dessert to share.

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Ahjee
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend for brunch. They were accepting only few tables with reservations and practicing safety precautions. We ordered baked egg, Dutch baby sweet, and side of potato and bread. Service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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DonicaB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent. We talked about song selection. She was very attentive. I absolutely love the dutch babies.

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vipRegular
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood special treat. Always nice service, great food. Easy to park in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the limited seating and limited menu in our Phase 2 environment , the staff combined to make a pleasant Friday night date night experience . Thank you for a great meal.

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vipDuckish53
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle and never disappoints. Food and drink are great and staff are wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a Seattle treasure. Solid food that’s inventive and interesting. Great variety. Good wine selection and excellent cocktails.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and good - will definitely be back!

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Jakieg55
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very delicious food. Nice bistro ambience and not overly expensive. Well located on a quiet side street yet close to all downtown attractions.

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CharlesB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was not extremely extensive, but the good was top-notch quality. Service outstanding, nice atmosphere. First time we ate there - there will likely be many future times.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating a birthday over brunch. The food was so scrumptious and we enjoyed the casual yet charming atmosphere. It’s such a pleasure to be in a space not over designed. The savory Dutch baby was a hit and the plate with roasted tomatoes, beans, bread, bacon, and eggs waste super tasty too. We can’t wait to try lunch or dinner here too!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If the first reservation is at 11:00, it might be appropriate to open your doors 10 minutes early or have your first reservation at 11:15. The bread for the daily sandwich is good but so tough it’s not really sensible to eat as a sandwich. And the chicken salad sandwich was more of an Apple salad sandwich in my opinion. The pastrami hash was delightful and beautiful! And the mushroom soup was amazing with the clove in there, loved it!

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service! I’ll definitely be back!

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JillianJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this spot. Our server, Matthew, was outstanding. He was attentive And his descriptions of the dishes were outstanding. The food is amazing and I can’t say enough positive things. Come here it’s the best

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CindyZ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been many times for brunch and it’s never disappoints! I always bring my out of town guests and it’s always a highlight in their trip!

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vippepper
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tilikum is always in my top five Seattle restaurants. I hadn’t been for awhile, but it was just as good as ever and the ambiance is perfect. The salads are amazing and creative, I had the brussel sprout salad with kalamata olives and a yogurt dressing...so good! If the special entree doesn’t interest you the chicken is always fantastic. Oh, and the bartenders really know what they’re doing at Tilikum!

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Mimi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. Food delicious. Small restaurant with warm, friendly vibe

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KatyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Tilikum place for our daughter's 10th birthday. We ordered the classic Dutch baby, the sweet Dutch baby, baked eggs, coffee, juice, and a bloody Mary. Everything was exceptional and the servers were attentive and friendly. If we still lived in the area, we would be regulars. Seriously one of the best breakfast spots we've visited and we have traveled frequently. Love the baked eggs!!

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vipNovemberPatricia
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great to go to a favorite place and be treated like a member of the club. We had a delicious meal sitting in our preferred spot at the bar. Both the food and the ambiance are so “French Bistro” that you really feel like you’ve been someplace else.

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vipKyleJ
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place might literally be the perfect ‘neighborhood restaurant.’ The place you look forward to returning to and feel welcome every time you walk through the door. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, with great food and fantastic service as always. Excellent menu at the moment, rabbit was particularly good

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef changed the cream cod sauce to vegan for me. excellent food and accommodation

FAQs

Tilikum Place Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 282-4830.

Tilikum Place Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.