Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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The award-winning Skillet Diner opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in 2011. We’re a neighborhood joint doing our best to make the place feel relaxed, service attentive and easy; the food approachable yet focused. We use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The style of food is similar to what we’re known for on the airstream …the difference? we have so much more room! Items range from our maple braised pork belly and waffle with a fried egg on top, to our burger with bacon jam, arugula, bleu/brie on brioche with beautiful hand cut fries, to our southern fried chicken and legendary kale Caesar salad. Our full bar hosts happy hour daily and offers hand-crafted artisan cocktails along with beer and wine on tap.

Seating policy: We require your whole party be present to be sat. We will hold your table for up to 15 minutes. If you would like a table on the patio, please specify in your reservation request. Patio is open with weather permitting.
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H
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Wonderful service! The food was so salty is was almost inedible.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food good but expensive, very popular place, not a bad place I just wont go out of the way to go again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Z
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had the Chub with chicken potatoes and a coffee. Chub was good. Two meals unless you are really hungry. So price is reasonable however the coffee was WAY over priced unless you drink 4 cups.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s food was incredible and the service was really quick. Will definitely be back!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is top notch !!

OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sunday morning breakfast. Service was friendly, coffee refills plentiful, food was served quickly, all four orders were delicious as well as an order of poutine for table. We’ll be back.

a
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed Skillet. I will be back! The biscuits and gravy are excellent!

MI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was decent, one person's fish & chips batter wasn't cooked all the way so pretty bad there. The Chicken & Waffles and Mac & Cheese were good though as was the poutine.

Our waitress was wonderful from the moment we sat down. Very attentive and helpful with recommendations for items. Checked on us constantly and even compnsated us for the fish (which I wasn't expecting or asked for). They truly made our evening and made it easy to leave a healthy tip as an early Christmas Bonus.

I would recommend the Skillet Diner for a nice place to eat with friends or family.

DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good to experience the brick and mortar location for this Seattle favorite. We were there for breakfast, and the menu options did not disappoint. I'm excited to go back and continue trying other items on the menu. Great idea for taking out of town guests. Reservations recommended on weekends during peak times as it is a fairly small place.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The table was great, our server was professional and terrific. The food is terribly overpriced and mediocre at best.

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

My avocado burrito was dry. Either they forgot the pico or they need to use more. Disappointing choice. That being said, I'll return as I've had other great meals and the service always rocks!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I ate there twice this week. The first time I had The Hustle with no modifications- not great. The sweet bread on the bottom overpowered the savory flavors. The second time I ordered it I asked for no bread and substituted potatoes and the meal was amazing. Very slow service, but the food was excellent.

WB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and the food was great. My 9-year old wants to go back for the chicken and waffles since they were so good. I loved the biscuits. Wish the French toast was a little more moist but my husband didn’t mind and ate it all. Will be going back again soon!

BH
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the best ... would return any day

PD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyones meal was great. "Best French Toast" one of us had ever had. Cob Salad was full of all the fixings with generous portions of it all. French Fries were also really great.

A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast! Loved sitting at the bar.

n
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta food, great value and great service. Highly recommend!

WO
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fried chicken!

PT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talk about quality ingredients in great combinations. Everyone left satiated. I was surprised how reasonable the pricing for brunch was.

C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cobb salad ever. Great for meeting up with friends.

CN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We we’re recommended by a friend to have breakfast here. Well worth the walk from our hotel. Great service. Quaint atmosphere! Friendly staff. Delicious cinnamon roll with house made cream cheese. Lots of coffee refills offered! Reasonably priced.

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation. Got seated right away. Food and service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Breakfast with reservation. Did not have menu item requested, as they had sold out. Food served was average in flavor and quality. Bloody Mary was thick and brown, served with tiny straw that repeatedly clogged. Drink flavor was not good. Overall it was an expensive price for average food. Ambience is good, as the diner “feel” is fun. Service was the best part. Overall, won’t be going back.

MM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - I had the fried chicken breakfast burrito. Bloody Mary was delicious, went at 9:30 on a Sunday morning; not too crowded but gets very busy after 10:30.

MS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

First time at Skillet and we felt it didn't live up to hype. Stack of pancakes served lukewarm with COLD blueberry compote topping. My wife's kale salad had way too much dressing. Good OJ and bacon.
Our waitperson was delightful--attentive and good sense of humor. Many better choices in Seattle for the $$.

TV
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Huge portions. Almost overwhelming. I took my left over breakfast home and had 2 more medium sized meals from it. Very tasty food. Seats are close and we had young children on both sides of us. Maybe using the back room mostly for families would be a good idea. Servers were very good. Reservations definitely a must.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food, great service, electric atmosphere

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fathers Day brunch

B
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

I would recommend, however, our server was very obvious in wanting our table at the busy time. It would be another story if we were done with our food and taking up space, but the fact that he come over 4 times while we were still eating to ask “how are you doing? Are you finished?” while reaching for our plates was not a great experience.

MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation for 5 and when we arrived were told the reservation was only for 4. We were able to find quick seating, albeit cramped, at a booth. Server was friendly, informative, and attentive. The guy who dropped off one of the plates of food acted visibly annoyed when we asked for another set of silverware (we were only given place settings for 4 people) but followed through with our request promptly, nonetheless. The wait for food was pretty long, especially with a small child in our party, about 30+ minutes for food after placing the order. The restaurant was packed so this could account for the long wait. Once we received our orders, the wait felt worth it! DELICIOUS!!! The boozy brunch cocktails and coffee also did not disappoint. Overall, a good experience and we will be back for more!

DD
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It hit the spot for breakfast. Lots of potatoes! Our server was very accommodating. Very nice place to sit down for a hot breakfast in Capitol Hill.

DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Get the fried chicken and waffles and the Bloody Mary’s!

DR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was awesome! Food was good. The atmosphere is nice as well.

LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Really sweet and accommodating wait staff

JM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be sure to get a cinnamon roll for the table.

q
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

food was heavy and not very tasty. Odd menu items not appealing. Portions WAY too big given the heaviness of the food. Service great, but I would not go back here for the food. Also too crowded and noisy.

LO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is Amazing Zara my server is the Bomb!!! Great attitude Great Service Great Place...!!!!

JD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quickly sat our large group but service was a bit slow- to be expected on a busy weekend morning. Great food- portions are huge- consider splitting.

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