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.
More spots in Pioneer SquareSee more
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.
Is getting in line for pasta at 10:30am on a weekday crazy? Maybe. But this is what you have to do at Il Corvo in Pioneer Square, and it’s worth it.
More American spotsSee more
Some Random Bar
Some Random Bar is the perfect Belltown bar-with-food to keep in your back pocket for a first date or night out with the gang.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Tavern Hall is a great happy hour spot in Bellevue with hand shuffleboard and really good nachos.
Suggested by our writers
Glo’s is a no-frills 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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more