Tilikum Place Cafe

4.7
1476 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date. Food was superb and service was very friendly. Large windows provide great views of space needle and fun people watching. Would definitely come back again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really good food/drink menu. The weekend special we had for brunch was AWESOME. I had the salmon eggs benedict and my boyfriend had the pork belly skillet which was so good. Also ordered original dutch baby with lemon and syrup and it was sooo good. Planning to come back for sure. Just wish we had been checked up a little more but overall, a good experience.

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great. Service was just right and servers in gaged. Nice little place! Food came out with good timing and was delicious.

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C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had read the Dutch Babies were the thing to try here. My husband got the savory (bacon, broccoli, and cheese) and I got the sweet (apple, cranberry, oatmeal topping). The eggy part of the Dutch Baby was fine. The food gets 3 stars because there needs to be much more of the filling part (whether it's savory or sweet) to the dish. Out of the two dishes, my sweet one was better. The savory one really lacked on ingredients.

The ambiance is charming. The service was fine. Improve the proportion of ingredients in your Dutch Babies and we'd be back. For now, we'll try other places in Seattle before we return.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ingredients, house-made staples, and creative, flavorful specials. Plus wonderful staff.
My high-maintenance foodie self always leaves content. :)

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S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is very good. Dutch baby and soups was special! but staff little attentive. recommend for visitors to enjoy Seattle

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy this place a lot! It’s bright and cozy, the food and service is good, it doesn’t feel crowded or noisy when it’s busy.

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have came here on my birthday every year for the past ten years. It's my favorite place in the city.

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p
Portland
99 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time and time again, Tilikum delivers! We love the friendly, comfortable, neighborhood vibe and the unpretentious and low key ambience. Most importantly, everything on the small menu looks and dates divine! We try to come here every time we journey to Seattle from Portland.

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wait service. Looking forward to going back!

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GK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to dine here a couple of times a year, and each time I do it is a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. It is a gem of a restaurant in a intimate, downtown setting.

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b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit cafe if you appreciate the finer things in life!The qulaity of the food, the service and the space itself is memorable.

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DD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the lamb. Great old fashioned!!

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q
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints..delicious food, excellent service. Restaurant can be a bit cold in the winter. Request a table away from the windows!! One of my favorite seattle haunts!

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D
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The variety of Manhattans is a great way to start and virtually all of the food has been great. The staff are wonderful with very good recommendations and food is prepared and presented with care. This is a great neighborhood spot. This is my go-to recommendation for visitors and friends.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently terrific restaurant, but a particularly great meal this time. The Halibut I had was exceptional.

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CH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fabulous and even showed us how a French press works. Friendly staff and attentive. The Dutch Baby and Eggs Benedict were wonderful.

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GS
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful and intimate spot. The cozy set up makes for quieter conversations (at least among the diners when we were there). The staff are so very pleasant and accommodating. Excellent execution on their menu offerings, and the bar is fully stocked. Window seating during winter can be a tad chilly, as the restaurant heating comes on full bore and toasts up the whole restaurant. But, when it subsides, window tables feel the chill first. The quirks of an older building! All said and done, an excellent restaurant on all fronts.

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l
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed eating here. Food and atmosphere excellent

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Dutch babies are delicious and definitely worth the wait!

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d
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at the Tilikum Café several times and it never fails to please. The food is good and the service is solid and friendly. The overall feel of this fairly small restaurant is really pleasant.

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MP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch in the city. The food is thoughtfully sourced with fresh new ideas and recipes on special every week. Typically the eggs benedict is my favorite, but this time my boyfriend ordered the baked eggs with butternut squash, sausage, and sage cream - it was to die for. Love the window light and ambiance. The service is always top notch, with extra care paid to allergies and dietary restrictions, offering detailed information about ingredients and cooking methods, as well as recommendations for substitutions as needed. They are the best of the best.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person was terrific, including accommodating a person in a wheelchair. Food great and marvelous quiet warm atmosphere.

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k
Portland
118 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place in Seattle, off the beaten path, to enjoy lunch or dinner.

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BF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many of my friends have eaten there and have commented what a great experience it was. I have to totally agree, from the minute my guests and I were greeted until we left, it was such a pleasant evening. I will be bringing friends there again and again.

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C
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best. We had the nightly special, 2 courses.
Martinis perfectly shaken and profiteroles at either end. Our server was wonderful and attentive.

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RO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I ordered the savory Dutch baby (broccoli + bacon + cheddar) while my friend ordered the sweet (cranberry + apple). The savory was definitely the winner! Very rich and a different experience for someone who almost always gets French toast and/or eggs. The coffee cocktail we got wasn’t bad, and the waiter was amazing.

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JL
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite Seattle restaurant. Good for any occasion. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful.

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SI
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for Sunday Brinch and dinner. Food is always outstanding, service is attentive and one of our Seattle favorites.

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SA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All four of us enjoyed ourselves. Will tell our friends. Thanks!

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I
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit confirms the excellence of the brunch offerings. Reservations a must to avoid a very long wait, but once at your table, the food, drink and service are exceptional.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my engagement there! Wonderful time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this cafe, the food is amazing and the service is always excellent!

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I reserved a table for two for a lunch around 1:40 PM. The food was good. The service was just fine in the start and suddenly after 20 minutes, the servant rushed us to finish our food because they needed to get ready for dinner preparation, meaning the kitchen is closed. I was soo embarrassed by the fact that the servant is trying her best to manage us out of the cafe ASAP even though we wanted to still order some dessert.

Overall, it was not a happy or welcoming gesture from the servants. At some point, another servant approached us with an unwelcoming attitude telling us that they are closed.

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CT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, but I wish the brunch potatoes had more flavor. The scratch ketchup/salsa that came with is good, but shouldn't be required.

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G
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid go-to venue that I often recommend to friends that are visiting or looking for a local favorite. The dutch babies are always a treat, as well as the daily specials. You will not be disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive service. Highly recommend for dinner, not just brunch.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sarah is a great wait staff person who knows how to be present when needed and in the background when diners are having an intimate conversation. Everyone actually is top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lindo lugar, muy acogedor, la comida deliciosa aunque con alto contenido graso. De todas formas existen opciones saludables para el que lo desea.

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

Delicious food, friendly service, great spot!

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