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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For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
Mala & Satay
Mala & Satay is a Vietnamese restaurant in South Lake Union that serves pho and the best banh mi in the neighborhood.
Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
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Bellevue Brewing Company
Bellevue Brewing Company is a pretty standard taphouse in Bellevue with American pub food and homemade beer.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
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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.
Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread is a great option for interesting and upscale takeout sandwiches in South Lake Union.
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