Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

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$30 and under
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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 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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n
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WO
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fried chicken!

PT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy food, great service, electric atmosphere

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day brunch

B
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
47 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

DR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Really sweet and accommodating wait staff

JM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Be sure to get a cinnamon roll for the table.

q
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

V
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were there for our reservation on time. The waiter said he needs to get our table ready and that there are still people sitting at the table but it will be ready for us soon and he will tell me. We waited outside because it was very crowded inside. 20 minutes later, we still haven't heard from him so I went back inside and he didn't even recognize me. We were then seated very quickly. The food was great as well as the service once we were seated. But waiting 20 minutes even with a reservation and the need to make myself noticed was very unpleasant.

CD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, pretty good food. The Sockeye Sammy and Veggie Burger were good. Chicken thigh a little dry.

VM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated right on time and the staff was very friendly. Overall, one of my favorite brunch locations. Will definitely come back.

AM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I honestly don’t want to say anything because this place is adorable and I hope it doesn’t become overrun!

TF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for breakfast with the fam - ordered way too much! Had the fancy French toast, chilaquiles, waffle and pork belly... all were delish. Let’s not forget the cinnamon roll that put us over the top! Good friendly service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Waiter was great!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the best! Liked people, good sense of humor. Only drawback that day was that the restaurant was cold!

MS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I don’t know why I keep going here. The staff are great but the food is so over priced! I paid $16 for a dried out salmon burger with some lettuce that seemed carelessly thrown on the plate. By dinner the restaurant seems pretty grimy. Two kids and I had dinner and it cost $75! No alcohol!

BB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Only ordinary food. I think that the kitchen staff has lost its drive to make the dishes correctly.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food but small portions and the brioche toast was almost burnt, very hard.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time here and the service is always excellent!

SK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a nice breakfast here. Fun spot with some good food. They sat 5 of use quickly. Thanks.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server, great food, and an overall great experience.

g
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Food was so-so; out of both beers on tap that I requested. Service was not up to par. Have visited before and had a good experience.

KD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a reservation before a TownHall event at Temple de Hirsch. We got seated right away and the service was quick. We both ordered the fried chicken and waffle. It was so delicious! Great fried chicken and the pairing with the waffle and potatoes was perfect. The entree was so big and filling that l took most of it home and got two more meals from it. Staff was friendly and helpful.

JV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I remember having a great meal or two here in the past. Maybe you just have to order fried chicken every time? I ordered a simple hamburger and fries and paid $16 for a simple burger and fries. Nothing special. I also paid $12 for a boring, under dressed kale caesar salad with "buttery croutons" that were store bought. No parmesan, barely any dressing. Borrrring. And I paid $12 for a drink in a tiny, cutesy jelly jar. And my friend paid $10 for the same size awful malbec. Total, including tip was $89. For that much money, we could have had a great meal anywhere else.

P
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible.. we sat for quite some time before the waiter came over. I actually had to track him down. The price of wine was outrageous. Doubt if we will go back.

A
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Do Not come to this place for dinner. Service is horrible and the food was extremely cold!

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