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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Flatstick Pub is a mini-golf bar with Mexican food in Pioneer Square that will accommodate your friends, your dogs, and your thirst for good beer.
Zocálo is an upscale Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that works for tacos and cocktails at the bar, but the entrees are a bit of a crap shoot.
84 Yesler is an upscale restaurant in Pioneer Square that serves delicious homemade pasta, steaks, and seafood.
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Garage is the ultimate party-time bar in Capitol Hill, with bowling, billiards, and an impressive lineup of bar snacks.
The Sexton is a spot in Ballard for a first date or bar crawl stop. It has a vintage vibe, and the cocktails and Southern bar food are great.
The Backdoor is a speakeasy with bartenders who know what they’re doing, and a food menu from Roxy’s next door.
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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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