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When you talk about classic American diners in Seattle, then Planet Java Diner’s name has to be on that list. This 70s style diner with its kitschy, retro decor is one of the best known places to enjoy a good old American beer and burger meal. Try their fish and chips, steaks, and burgers or go in early for to grab some hearty breakfast dishes and a strong cup of coffee. The lively ambiance, created by the bright red booths, checkered floor and bright decor, makes this place great for a family meal.
Started in 2011, Skillet Diner won instant recognition and the award of 'Best Diner'. Their motto is simple, to provide an ambiance where families and friends can relish a meal together. The menu features traditional items like caesar salad, maple braised pork belly, burgers and satiates every hungry diner. This is also a regular late-night spot for post-theater quick bites or midnight cravings.
While the eggs, potatoes and breakfast meats are all tasty, it is the pancakes of all kinds earn the top marks at this tiny triangular diner. The lemon poppyseed pancakes are out of this world; they're fluffy inside, crisp at the edges and drizzled with warm lemon curd and powdered sugar. Weekday service is generally speedy, but on sunny weekends, just pull up an outside chair, grab a cup of coffee, relax and await your reward. No off-street parking is available.
The 5 Point Cafe is a neighborhood dive bar and restaurant that offers sumptuous American comfort food, including roast beef sandwich, Cuban marinated pulled pork sandwich, burgers and homemade chili soup. This popular cafe is open day and night and is acclaimed as one of the best dive bars in the city due to its inexpensive prices and down-to-Earth atmosphere. The unpretentious decor has a few unusual twists, such as a moose head that's covered in bras or some risque Polaroids behind the bar. Make sure you check out the great deals during their Happy Hour.
Forget fine dining and settle down for a no-fuss and casual dining experience at the Chelan Cafe. American food, prompt service and affordable price: this diner suits the bill on every occasion, for every group. On weekends, do come well in advance as this popular hangout tends to get crowded.
The pastrami at Roxy's Deli is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Other sandwiches include baked brisket, tongue and corned beef, or you can go for the hebrew national hot dog. All sandwiches offer the "double meat" option, recommended for serious appetites only. Have a root beer and a half-sour pickle with your sandwich, and you've got one memorable lunch. This tiny deli has only three seats, so most folks prefer takeout. Call ahead, and your meal will be waiting for you. The deli also does catering. The deli is open daily from 7 am.
Connected to the University Inn on the fringe of the University of Washington campus, this cafe features fare and decor that reflect collegiate culture. For breakfast, order pancakes, French toast or waffles and take a trip to the topping bar. Dinner entrees show imagination, with offerings including slow-roasted duck with tasty port sauce and crab cakes with aioli for dipping.
At Geraldine's Counter, breakfast is served all day! Surprised? Craving breakfast at 4p during the day will not have you make awkward choices anymore. The culinary experts at Geraldine's Counter understands your need for a hearty breakfast at any time of the day, something that is not too heavy but leaves you satisfied at the same time. Emerald Scrambled eggs or the Bacon Arugula Sandwich will give you that coveted sense of having a great breakfast. The cute decor of this eatery exudes a pace of its own which is neither too frantic or dull. Fresh and locally-sourced ingredients will make for a wonderful meal, only at Geraldine's Counter restaurant.
Senor Moose Cafe is one of the best cafes in Seattle. It is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. All the dishes are thoughtfully prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Experience the best of Mexican cuisine by trying the carne del abuelo, queso fundido or ensalada de nopales. Don't forget the scrumptious Senor Moose sangria for dessert. The food here is home cooked, service is polite and prices are reasonable. Do you need any more reasons to keep coming back for more?
Since its establishment in 1954, Beth's Cafe has come to be recognized as one of Seattle's best breakfast spots, and just one bite into any of their offerings will tell you exactly why. Breakfast is not restricted to the early part of the day; open 24 hours, this restaurant serves breakfast all the time. Although the 12-egg omelet, hash browns and Belgian waffles steal the limelight, you will find the American fare on the lunch and dinner menus to be quite satisfying as well. It's highly unlikely that your order will be delayed, but should the wait be long enough for you to get a little agitated, the restaurant provides you with drawing materials so that you can adorn their wall with a masterpiece.