Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

4.5
455 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 fennel-crusted fried chicken and waffle, to our burger with bacon jam, arugula, bleu cheese on a Macrina sodo bun with beautiful hand cut fries, to our legendary kale Caesar salad.

Seating policy: We require your whole party be present to be sat. We will hold your table for up to 10 minutes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome brunch meal with great service and music playing!

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BradfordP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The kale Caesar is quite delicious, the ultimate grilled cheese with chicken thigh hit the spot, and the bacon and cheese cavatappi had good flavors. We were hoping to try the dinner special, pork chop, but they were out with no substitution. We had to ask a couple times for a beverage and for a refill.

Don't get me wrong, the food quality and service is good. The food is tasty, but is it incredible and memorable? Not quite there yet.

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JeffreyD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look, it's good food for brunch in Capitol Hill. Do I really need to sell it to you?

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vipNHan
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We ate with a friend who was in from out of town. We made a reservation for 6:30 and arrived a few minutes late. While driving to the restaurant we received a call that we needed to be seated by 6:45 as their kitchen closed at 7. I had the kale Caesar with added chicken. The salad portion was good but the chicken was over cooked, cold and dry. My husbands fried chicken was the same. Our friends hamburger was also over cooked. The best food was the French fries. We ate our dinner and were told before we finished our beverages that they were closing and we needed to go. Wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for dinner unless you want to eat really early. They obviously gave us chicken that had been cooked long ago. We had eaten here pre pandemic and food was much better. Waiter was kind to my husband who has a disability and uses a Walker.

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MLyn57
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy but the service was excellent and the food arrived very fast. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as always. It’s a bit crowded so make sure to make a reservation before going to avoid long waits.

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vipSvenskagirl
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The staff is so welcoming and everyone there seemed to care about each other and worked well together. I was able to observe them. The ambience was refreshing with plenty of open and table divided nicely for social distancing and a sense of privacy for conversations. The food was totally delicious. My friend enjoyed a beautiful and well made Cobb Salad and I had the Griddle Cakes with lemon butter, strawberries and a totally delicious and decadent BACON JAM, which I requested instead of syrup. IT does not matter what you order at Skillet Diner... it all looks good, but be sure to order the fabulous bacon jam. You will be glad that you did.
All in all it was a great dining experience for a Saturday holiday brunch. We will return, although we must drive 30 miles one way to get there !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Menu choice not very diverse after covid. No shrimp & grits, country fried steak or pork belly. Servers rushing to get people out the door to fill seats. Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing diner food in Seattle. Best breakfast

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First day of full service. A bit bumpy and a bit of tension - but they’ll adjust.

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vipLR1980
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service! Food was great! Wish the orange juice was fresh though.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food! Best mimosa pitcher in Seattle! Staff is always so fun, on top of customer service and they have THE BEST jalapeño aioli anywhere!! Avocado breakfast burrito is my favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Caramelized pineapple Bellini all the way!!!

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Karl
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place. Take clients here all the time for breakfast. Service and food are always good and very reasonable prices.

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IvanS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The pre-made waffle batter was a let-down. While we were expecting fresh OJ, the store purchased juice just let us know not to expect much. It was a place to eat—- not much more unfortunately.

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BradF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was even better. Overall a great experience. I got the Chub with the fried chicken. The fried chicken was juicy and tasty and paired perfectly with the sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cool atmosphere. Fantastic food and great service! We will definitely go back next time we are in Seattle

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AdrienneS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great service! We had the pancakes, eggs your way and the grilled cheese with chicken

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JasminL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was amazing and tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Seattle and this was highly recommended by a friend. Did not disappoint. Great food and service! Will eat here again the next time we visit.

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lynndajoi
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well planned menu. We had breakfast and all dishes were fresh and delicious. "Mike's"breakfast 3 eggs and fried chicken thigh on brioche toast with arugula a must order. Overall a wonderful find in a neighborhood setting. Covid cautious serving too.

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patty
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside seating! Would come back and loved the chicken sanmy!

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Cincygal
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This place was a gem to find! The food and service was top notch. The Chub sandwich with the added fried chicken was to die for ( I can’t image anyone orders it plain without the fried chicken) and the flavors go together seamlessly. Not typically a huge Kale fan but the Kale Caesar salad I ordered on the side was also amazing. Every order the server passed by us for another table also looked delicious and could have been featured on a cooking show contest with impeccable presentation. Will return again and again!

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KellyB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the fried chicken breakfast burrito, which was delicous. Friendly service and cute neighborhood.

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JonN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The serving size is generous and delicious. Servers are attentive to your needs.

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vippisces
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. We arrived early and were able to get seated. It is a very happening place to eat and recommend it for casual dining.

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NancyM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing Food and great service. we tried the chicken and waffle along with the Nashville Sammy. food was delicious

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AmosB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Captains flight and the Chub, can't be beat! Amazing food, great service, great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Closed outdoor tents kinda defeat the purpose of outdoor dining. Everything was wonderful otherwise.

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Stephanie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great 1st lunch in Seattle on what became an amazing weekend trip.
Covid protocols were being followed, the food was amazing and the service was great!

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Michael
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be back in a restaurant - Skillet managed it all very well (no surprise there!).

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AkankshaT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was great but the food was ok at best. It could be because I am vegetarian but the person that serviced us was wonderful.

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Teee
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Nashville hot chicken with jalapeño aloi-it’s so good. Staff was very friendly and efficient as well.

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JsphB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and helpful staff, good food, on the street parking.

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VashtiC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to Skillet! Will be back very soon! The food was delicious. Marcos was my server and Simone was the hostess! Both were spectacular at making sure I truly enjoyed my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really nice (I didn’t catch their name but they were wearing bright pink sneakers at 5pm on 05/10) and very patient with us. The food was really tasty! Would dine here again!

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vipAdventurousAppetite
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was so patient and accommodating! We loved everything except the grilled cheese was a little too kid-friendly for an adult. Child have used some tastier bread and greens or spicy sauce.

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Pigeonherder
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Only issue was dealing with pandemic regulations, but staff made it very comfortable and pleasant! Always a winner.

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nicmicw
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for breakfast based on that recommendation on their website. We arrived at our reservation time and were immediately seated. Our server was very friendly & provided quick service. We ordered our drinks (coffee & milk) and then ordered our breakfast - Pancakes (which came with four thick pancakes with strawberries on top) + Chicken & Waffles with a side of potatoes.
I absolutely loved the chicken - it was delicious. The waffle was good too but I was so focused on eating my chicken. I didn't even get to the potatoes so I took those to-go with the rest of my waffle. My husband could not finish his pancakes as they were very big and good he said. Great portion sizes and I'd definitely recommend.

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vipHappyLady
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration for brunch

FAQs

Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 512-2001.

Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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