There are opportune times for toasting with mimosas and snapping glamour shots of your French toast with berry compote on a marble table top. But then there are times when you need to eat a greasy spoon breakfast by yourself while you come back to life from a hangover. Planet Java is that place. The black-and-white checkerboard flooring and zebra print barstools are so tacky they’re charming. And the old school chicken fried steak is delicious.
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Copal is a Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that put a lot of effort into making a great space. The food needs a bit more of that effort.
Biscuit Bitch is where you go in Pioneer Square for breakfast (or lunch) euphoria. Get the Bitchwich and add gravy.
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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.
Manolin is a beautiful seafood-focused restaurant in Fremont. It’s strangely affordable, and you can use it for just about any dining situation.
Witness is a Southern-style brunch spot in Capitol Hill that makes you feel like you’re in Georgia. That’s a good thing.
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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.
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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