The classic diner is not a thing you see very often in Seattle - Skillet is one of the only ones, and it’s awesome. Regrade, located deep in Amazon country, is a good option for a sit-down lunch that won’t take a ton of time. If you want pancakes or fried chicken or a burger or poutine made with root beer-braised pork for lunch, you can get all of those things at Skillet, and they’re all great.
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Li’l Woody’s South Lake Union
Li’l Woody’s in South Lake Union is an extremely reliable burger spot.
Willmott’s Ghost is a modern Italian spot in South Lake Union that works well for a business lunch.
Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
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The Masonry is a wood-fired pizza spot in Fremont with a large beer selection and excellent meatballs.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
Eggs And Plants
For a Middle Eastern diner experience in South Lake Union, head to Eggs and Plants - and make sure you order the fries.
Assembly Hall is a market, burger joint, breakfast diner, coffee shop, and espresso bar in South Lake Union. Come here and stay all day.
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