North Star Diner & Shanghai Room is the coolest diner in the city. It’s open 24 hours a day, and has gold glittery booth cushions as well as an entire wall dedicated to framed portraits of real astronauts. Most importantly, their food - like the eggs benedict over corned beef and crispy hash browns with rye toast (a.k.a. a deconstructed breakfast reuben) is great. Come back to the neighborhood after work and go to the bar next door, which has karaoke five days a week as well as the full diner menu - because pancakes taste just as good at midnight.
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The Yard Cafe
The Yard Cafe in Greenwood is part bar and part Mexican restaurant with picnic tables outside and interesting beers on draft inside.
Opus Co. is a tiny neighborhood restaurant in Greenwood serving food that’s both highly creative and delicious.
FlintCreek Cattle Co.
FlintCreek Cattle Co. is a slightly upscale restaurant in Greenwood with excellent steaks and a Happy Hour burger worth traveling for.
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
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New Luck Toy
New Luck Toy is a great bar in West Seattle with skee-ball, karaoke, tiki drinks, an explosion of decorations, and incredible Chinese food.
Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
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