Best 24-hour Restaurants in Seattle
Seattle is one of those fortunate cities where almost every neighborhood has at least one 24-hour restaurant or café. After all, after a night out, when you fancy a greasy burrito or a burger, you won’t want to go too far to find one. Places that are open non-stop have the reputation of being run-down or even sleazy, but that is far from the truth with Seattle’s favorite all-night eateries. All of them have lot of character, music is a big part of their appeal, and the food is diverse, plentiful, and pure comfort. All of them serve breakfast all day long, and there are lot of eggs on these menus in addition to burritos, burgers, fried steaks, craft beers, strong cocktails, and a lot of coffee. Photo: trongnguyen/Fotolia
»13 Coins Seattle
A Seattle institution since 1967, 13 Coins is a popular local restaurant, pub, and gathering place, equally packed for its famous breakfast omelets as for late night drinks and food after the theater or when everything else is closed. The cozy atmosphere, comfortable and spacious booths, and high-backed captain’s chairs around the large bar and open kitchen make 13 Coins a place for a company lunch, family gatherings, or a friends’ night out. The menu is large and diverse and has something for everyone. Don’t miss their famous Hangtown Fry with oysters, bacon, green peppers, onions, and eggs frittata-style. There is live music occasionally. Their second location is at Seattle–Tacoma Airport.
Contact: 255 S. King St. Seattle, WA 98104, Phone: 206-682-2513
Photo: 13 Coins Seattle
If you think that people’s tastes have changed since Beth’s Café opened in 1954 near Green Lake, then you may be surprised by the line of people outside of this Seattle icon, even on a Sunday morning. A greasy spoon in the best sense of the word, Beth’s is a true temple to blue collar workers’ food – massive plates with delicious, homemade comfort food. The place is basic – no frills, no unnecessary decor – but the biscuits, breads, muffins, and corned beef hash are made in-house and the portions are so huge that you have to come really hungry or work in construction. Their famous 12-egg omelets are served in a pizza pan and the coffee keeps coming without you asking for it. It is great place to come after a night on the town, hangover or not, they are open 24 hours a day.
Contact: 7311 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5356, Phone: 206-782-5588
»Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge
For a 24-hour diner, Lost Lake Café and Lounge is surprisingly upscale. The charming, colorful mid-century decor, paintings on the walls, bright light, and tables on the sidewalk make Lost Lake attractive to all sorts of clientele, from young and hip to tired truckers after a long shift. One of the few places on Capitol Hill open 24 hours, Lost Lake is very popular, but the food they serve also has a lot to do with it. They offer breakfast 24 hours a day and what they consider breakfast food covers just about everything. Some outstanding delights include the Lost Lake French Toast, which includes Bailey’s, Frangelico, Kahlua, and Grand Marnier. The lunch menu is equally rich and they offer a nice range of local craft beers and cocktails to go with it.
Contact: 1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3806, Phone: 206-323-5678
Photo: Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge
»Memos Mexican Restaurant
There is a firm belief that spicy food is good for a hangover, and this is one of several reasons for the popularity of Memos, a bright and spacious Mexican restaurant in the University District. Another all-important reason is that it is open 24 hours a day, so you can get your burrito fix any time you want. Not everyone wants pancakes for breakfast, so Memos gets packed early morning for delicious large breakfast burritos, tacos, and nachos. The same savory delights plus beans and rice, chile relleno, and much more are available in the middle of the night, and they hit the spot after a night out. You will also get your favorite Tex-Mex food with a side serving of loud and cheerful Mexican music.
Contact: 4743 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, Phone: 206-729-5071
»North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner is a popular Greenwood restaurant that serves homemade comfort food 24 hours a day. The large menu serves breakfast and lunch all day and has all the usual options, from pancakes to eggs Benedict. In spite of the name, do not expect any dim sum. The place is spacious and cozy and it spills into the next door bar, Shanghai Room, which offers excellent cocktails and loud karaoke five days a week. The best part of the place is a wonderful, spacious patio in the back, with colorful picnic tables and umbrellas, more there for the rain than for the sun. Both the bar and the patio offer a full menu. In addition, the patio bar has its own special drinks. The bar and patio are open until 2 am.
Contact: 8580 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, Phone: 206-457-5794
Photo: North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
A popular SeaTac neighborhood greasy spoon for the last 30 years, Randy's Restaurant is famous for its incredibly rich decor of aviation memorabilia and model planes as well as for its excellent chicken-fried steak. The model planes have been collected through the years from regular patrons and aviation buffs, and the steak comes with thick country gravy and chunks of pork sausage. The restaurant has a lovely nostalgic atmosphere with colorful booths and chairs and is a popular gathering place for the folks working at nearby Boeing. However, it is not unusual to meet hungry and thirsty people from downtown Seattle, who often drive to Randy’s in the middle of the night – Randy’s is open 24 hours a day.
Contact: 10016 East Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98168, Phone: 206-763-9333
Photo: Randy's Restaurant
»The 5 Point Cafe
The 5 Point Cafe is a favorite Belltown greasy spoon, a local hangout since 1929, and one of the most popular dive bars in Seattle. It has it all: It is open 24 hours a day, its burgers are large and juicy, its beer is cold, its cocktails are strong, and the juke box is stocked with great music. The 5 Point Cafe serves breakfast all day and has a nice bistro vibe, with long banquettes and bistro tables. The menu is classic American comfort food but they do have a thing for bacon. You can get your bacon fix with a BLT sandwich, with burgers, and even with mac and cheese. There is a nice outdoor sidewalk patio for those warm days or nights
Contact: 415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121, Phone: 206-448-9991
Photo: The 5 Point Cafe
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