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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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
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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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
Seattle Biscuit Company
Seattle Biscuit Company is a Southern spot that serves biscuit breakfasts all day.
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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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