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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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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14 Carrot Cafe
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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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