Tilikum Place Cafe

4.9
1877 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1877 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjdee
Seattle
223 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as it ever was! With COVID spacing, very comfortable and quiet. A very pleasant place on a lovely afternoon. Menu much like it was before and preparation still thoroughly high quality. Sassy and personable service. The beignets are wonderful, large and filling, and made even better by the whipped mascarpone and rhubarb toppings. The frittata was plate-sized and delicious throughout. The Croque Monsieur tasted of high quality ingredients and was equally delicious.

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DanZ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never have a bad meal here. They have very high standards, and sometimes that means your food might take a while, but this is consistently one of the best restaurants in Seattle. They could charge more and get away with it, but the value for quality of food/service is always on point. Go here as often as you can.

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Rene
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cuisine and delightful service

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vipGradyB
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect brunch spot. Went there to try their Dutch Babies. Fantastic! Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! And amazing service. Make a reservation far in advance.

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AnitaD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner experience in every possible way

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious

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vipLisaH
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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JamesK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious and service was top notch. Highly recommend it and make the reservation early!

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DebraL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Cocktails, wonderful French Onion soup and friendly staff!

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Mogo
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of those places where I want to order everything from the menu. All our food was hot, fresh and delicious.

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Marie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is awesome but there is only indoor seating.

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vipDerek
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience post our vaccinations! I recommend booking now as I believe Seattle knows about this real gem!

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RosemaryM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only 7 tables so great for social distancing. We started with a cup of soup which was delicious! Ham hock and kale. We split the TBC breakfast and a lemon Dutch Baby. Really yummy! We also had a bottle of champagne, which was good. The service was honestly outstanding. It ended up being a very special brunch. We will definitely be back.

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VivianS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food is amazing but the French onion soup is the best I have had anywhere, from Europe to Australia and points between.

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BelltownResident
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tilikum is a gem! Exquisite food, warm servers and atmosphere -- chef-owner Ba Culbert has created a very special place that is a definite must for any occasion!

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vipRickJ
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. Delightful evening and need to go back soon!

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BelltownResident
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been enjoying Ba Culbert’s Tilikum Place Café for years — I’m a Belltown resident and have long made Tilikum my home-away-from-home. From the exquisite food (new out-of-this-world menu addition: meatloaf) to the warm and welcoming atmosphere and people, I was delighted to celebrate my birthday at TPC by dining in after a yearlong pandemic. Every dish is alchemy!

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vipbelltowndiner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply in my mind the consistently best meal in Seattle.

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vipTravelguy
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tilikum Place is one of Seattle’s food gems. The food is excellent, beautifully presented, the wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had for dinner was incredible! One chicken and one fish. It was fabulous and our server was really attentive to our needs.

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MarF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. The food was well done and well portioned.

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margo
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just like before the pandemic but with fewer patrons. Glad to see they have takeout. I'll try that next time

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MichaelW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, great atmosphere, friendly staff.

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MichelleC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amount of food is small, but it is of high quality and is quiet and friendly. It is very regrettable that Dutch Bay is only day-time.

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Vera
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service. Very prompt. Baked bean dish was ridiculously delicious!

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TMSK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tilikum never skips a beat. They are on point with ambiance, service and food. I have always had a great experience here.

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PerlaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I loved the smoked salmon quiche. Presentation was great and food was made with good quality ingredients.

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VivianS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent! Anyone choosing to dine at Tilikum Place Cafe will not be disappointed.

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vipFlasher
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the warm, comfy atmosphere, excellent food, and THE BEST staff. Always welcoming.

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happydiners
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant meal in over a year! Pricey but absolutely delicious!

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BrianD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal and felt like the tables were appropriately distanced.

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vipairvly
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cozy place with a variety of comfort food, always a pleasant experience to eat there.

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JimmH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent on every level. Well, could use some old world wines.

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Andel
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A joy to be back at a Tilikum Place! Delicious food, terrific wine, friendly and excellent service for our special trip from Sequim for dinner. This is my favorite dinner option in Seattle, and after a year in shelter, we were not disappointed. The quality is high and the value is more than reasonable. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Bluesy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, intimate dining. Excellent, friendly service. Our server seemed to know everyone! Food was delicious and don't miss the array of Manhattans as a cocktail choice.

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RaulT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was good, friendly and fast

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TaraM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! The food was unique and flavorful and the staff was wonderful!

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vipJimC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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BriaT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Show up early, find parking nearby. Enjoy! Try the baby pancakes!

FAQs

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

Tilikum Place Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 1877 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.