Tilikum Place Cafe

4.8
1563 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
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L
Portland
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to Seattle and, of course, back to Tilikum Place Cafe. This is one of the best places to dine in America. The menu is terrific and the food out-performs the written descriptions. The service is so good, smart, personable, engaged people who seem to be having as good a time as the diners.
This is a Can’t Miss/Don’t Miss culinary experience. Can you give 6 ⭐️s?

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P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the dutch babies and were not disappointed. The traditional lemon and powdered sugar one was amazing.

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BL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a hidden gem in Seattle. Great food, great value, nice wine list. I normally don’t go for cooked oysters but the miso baked oysters at Tilikum Place are to die for

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NH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was the weakest part of our experience - the server was close to being rude. The sardine sandwich was very disappointing - two sardine halves with the olive spread and greens on two huge, thick toasted pieces of bread. The tables are way too close together. No thanks.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and choices, great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow, but overall a great place to try.

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FD
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again treated to an excellent meal with superior service! Their pasta appetizer is absolutely the best! This visit we loved the deep fried artichokes and their steak dish with blue cheese potato cakes, onion rings and horseradish mayonnaise was superb! A wonderful dining experience for our anniversary!

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s
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best

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R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food! Every bite was surprisingly good. I went in without expectations and the first bite is what blew my mind and it never disappointed after that. I only wish they had more vegetarian options but what they have was amazing by themselves.

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was just okay. The food was nothing special. The service was okay, nothing exceptional.

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FK
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great mother’s day brunch with my family. The house special pancakes are delicious!

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MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loving service compliments fresh and fabulously prepared food. One of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. We always bring our of town guests here, Never disappoints!

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JE
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our entire experience at the Tilikum Place Cafe. Server was great, the place is off of a not so busy street with Denny and the Monorail to look at out the window down the road a little bit so it's relatively peaceful. High ceilings make the smaller dining area not feel very cramped. I think it's usually a good sign when the menu is simple. I had the steak, she had the halibut. Though everything about the two dishes was different, I could bounce back and forth between them and still enjoy how fantastic they both were. We will definitely return.

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D
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Never disappoints. Superb friendly service. Scrumptious food. Creative specials, top of line ingredients.

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SP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Cute little cafe in north Belltown. I think the Dutch Babies are their specialty but I always get the Chicken Salad. Its basically a nicoise, and it is deliciously perfect. Oddly, it's $2 extra for greens and that gets you about three leaves of romaine, but it's totally worth it. I did get the sardine sandwich once, but did not care for it (picky about my sardines). Make a reservation because the place fills up quickly. It's a bright little place with low-key wait staff. I ranked it as moderate noise level because lots of hard surfaces but it is not unbearable (and I am noise sensitive). I have only ever been there for lunch but the bar looks really cute.
This is a great little local gem. You will not be disappointed.

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MS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and friendly service with exceptional food!

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JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined for breakfast. The menu is not very large but wow did the food impress! The presentation and taste were fantastic. We thought it would be one of our least favs of our trip to Seattle and it ended up one of our favs. It was very busy, so reservations are recommended.

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B
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Menu is not too long but done very well! Appetizer portions are generous and the food is excellent! Tasty and executed to perfection. Reasonable but decent wines. Again not too many but what they have are decent. Nice place!

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and ambiance were excellent but the service was spotty. Nonetheless, the dutch babies were delicious and i would come back again.

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Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We stuck to the small plates but did try the trout which was divine. The lemon posset was dessert was so refreshing!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We literally reserved our next table before we left. The Dutch babies are amazing. French onion soup was deeeelish!

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DS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, excellent meals all around. Quiet enough for good conversation. What’s not to love!!!

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A cozy place with great food. We had Dutch babies, quiche, brodo and baked eggs. Everything was amazing. Would return to try other dishes.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is delicious . The menu is creative. The service was especially good—attentive and informed without being overbearing; two servers delivered each course simultaneously for our table of four. This was our first visit after dark (third overall), and the only negative was the glare of headlights from vehicles on southbound Fifth Avenue. A shade on the windows would cure this. But we’ll be back. It’s one of our favorite restaurants.

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AR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! The food is amazing the staff are friendly - what a great place to eat!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and friendly service. We waited a bit to be seated even though we a reservation, but other than that service was good.

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MF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tilikum Place was, as it always is, delightful. The food is fresh and tasty, and the staff/service is warm, friendly, and professional all at once. We had visitors from out of town and Tilikum Place always showcases Seattle dining in a great light.

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SN
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable work lunch with a client. Everything was great!

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SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, delightful atmosphere. Will be back!

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TA
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to eat at Tilikum place for a few years but never Found time. We went for Easter and It was not disappointing! I definitely recommend the Dutch babies, they’re so tasty

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G
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever eaten! From baked oysters to seafood special, ribeye and the crumble for desert....simply amazing! And a full house too on a Tuesday night! Service was top notch.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always.

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h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love how cozy and welcoming this place is. Had a reservation mix-up, which they handled with ease and humor. The server's advice was good--that wilted peavine salad was perfect, and the dark lager and white Bordeaux we ordered were outstanding. Will come again next time I'm in Seattle.

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SB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and perfect service! This place never disappoints!

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b
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TPC is an absolute gem! The food, the staff, everything about it is terrific.

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JO
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Small selection but everything is divine!

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The soups were amazing! The salad and sandwiches were a little disappointing - perhaps because they were a bit over-hyped by the waitress. Don't get me wrong, they were fine. But in comparison to the soups and the dessert they weren't as nice. The Dutch Baby was so good, definitely a 'must order' item when you go here. Overall very happy with our lunch and would go back again :)

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SC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Dutch baby, both the lemon and broccoli were very good. Coffee was good too

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very eclectic food — tasty!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been on our radar for a while. I had a great time and the Dutch baby was awesome. Glad this place did not disappoint.

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PR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The innovative menu and serious attention to proper cocktails make this place a favorite destination for a broad number of regulars.

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