5425 Russell Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Thu
    • 8:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
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  • breakfast food
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  • French toast
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  • burgers
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  • migas
  • good for groups
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  • The Seattle Times

    American-anchored menus influenced by the Mediterranean. 10-inch apple-wood-fired pizzas come out blistered and burnished, the thin crust still supple. Burgers and steaks benefit from the oven, too. Read more

    The Seattle Times · June 2, 2010
  • In Ballard

    Great seasonal menu for any mean, but truly one of the best breakfasts InBallard! Great food served in a building that has been both a fire station and music venue, Hi-Life is about as Ballard as it g

    In Ballard · June 24, 2011
  • Seattle Happy Hour

    Happy hour at Hi-Life is amazing! Happy hour all day on Tuesday and everyday from 3-6:30pm & 10-11pm, $3 drafts, wine & wells; $5 Bartender's Choice cocktails, $4 & $5 apps http://ow.ly/aoQnZ

    Seattle Happy Hour · April 20, 2012
  • Seattle Weekly

    Happy hour DAILY! 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. - close

    Seattle Weekly · July 25, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Cleanup On Aisle 12 (w/ Biscuit & Extra-Crisp Bacon)

    Foodspotting · January 10, 2011
  • Lorien G.

    The late-night happy hour is divine; not crowded, not loud, great drinks, even better cheap eats. The butternut pizza is fabulous.

    Lorien Gruchalla · February 16, 2010
  • George P.

    the biscuits rock!

    George P · December 13, 2009
  • Nate W.

    get the happy hour bread pudding. Best happy hour desert ever!!!

    Nate Whistler · October 8, 2009
  • Camille S.

    Try the biscuits and gravy...SO LEGIT! #nomnomnom

    Camille Schott · March 6, 2011
  • Nathan E.

    go for the burgers. just doooooo it!

    Nathan Engebretson · July 21, 2009
  • Jeff H.

    Good rotating taps for lunch/dinner but this is one the best Ballard brunch spots. The french toast is massive and delicious. Plus you have to love the history of the building

    Jeff Hackmeister · October 4, 2010
  • Kate P.

    I love the buttnernut squash pizza they have for lunch and dinner. Plus the happy hour rocks!

    Kate Perry · January 25, 2010
  • Sarah

    Get here when they open to avoid crowds. If you hit a long wait, steal a seat at the bar for no wait!

    Sarah · November 6, 2011
  • Fitch ♚.

    Stop in on a weekday morning by 11 for a filling $5 not-so-early bird meal

    Fitch ♚ · July 17, 2009
  • Henry C.

    Sunday night fried chicken dinner is awesome...get there early though. They run out

    Henry Chou · March 15, 2010
  • Michelle

    Winner winner chicken dinner. Do it.

    Michelle · January 9
  • Liz A.

    Early Bird breakfast special '11 am is the best! (Goat cheese & herb scramble with red potatoes and toast $5.75)

    Liz Amill · May 13, 2013
  • Jeanette K.

    Wonderful outdoor seating!!

    Jeanette Kautzman · May 9, 2013
  • Jeff S.

    Love this place!! Look out for velociraptors!!!!

    Jeff Skokna · February 24, 2012
  • Katy W.

    The Fancy French Toast is diabetes on a plate.

    Katy Wilder · June 19, 2011
  • Akvile

    Try the Migas! Great for breakfast, brunch, or lunch!

    Akvile · May 16, 2011
  • Candice C.

    Love the huevos emilia!

    Candice Chorzelewski · April 22, 2011
  • Jack S.

    You must check out the "Not so early-bird" breakfast deals. 8:30-11a M-F. I recommend the Rosa's breakfast panino sandwich..YUM!

    Jack Safar · February 4, 2011
  • Jeremy K.

    The burger is the way to go here. Wife opted for the chicken sandwich and ended up swiping half of my burger. ;)

    Jeremy Krall · October 15, 2009
  • Ryan H.

    Holy hells, the Spring 2013 breakfast special croque madame with bearnaise is phenomenal!

    Ryan H · April 10, 2013
  • Kyle S.

    Fried chicken dinner Sunday night!

    Kyle S · November 18, 2012
  • James C.

    scotch and soda for $4

    James Cannariato · April 27, 2012
  • Jack S.

    I love this place. The bartenders are fantastic. The food is awesome! The 100 year old firehouse makes it that much more unique.

    Jack Safar · March 12, 2012
  • Gabriel H.

    Sunday night fried chicken is a must.

    Gabriel Herrin · August 8, 2011
  • Cora

    Love the Sunday fried chicken dinner. Flavorful, not-too-greasy, moist chicken, yummy potatoes, green beans and gravy. Come early, they do run out.

    Cora · January 31, 2011
  • Frank F.

    fish small awesome, MAC and cheese small, too small, ribs, dry, but big n awesome

    Frank Fani · December 23, 2010
  • Richard P.

    Try the burgers! Their beef is wonderful and melts in your mouth. Another thing you might like are their soups. Wonderful!

    Richard Palmer · October 25, 2010
  • Amber H.

    They should call them OMFG mashed potatoes... delicious!!!

    Amber H · September 9, 2010
  • Kitri M.

    Go on a weekday for their 6 amazing early bird $5 specials. It will change your life. Thank me later.

    Kitri McGuire · June 24, 2010
  • Tim T.

    The springwhich is good and its a baby friendly place

    Tim Tullis · May 13, 2010
  • Allison S.

    Come for breakfast - order the fancy French toast, but get a half order. The espresso marscapone is to die for.

    Allison Sliter · May 12, 2010
  • Jamie D.

    Menu changes seasonally, so always something different to look forward to. The seared tuna was delicious!

    Jamie Despres · March 4, 2010
  • Scott P.

    Simple Cotes du Azure style French food. Nice atmosphere. Small and large plates and great price!

    Scott Phelps · May 31, 2009
  • Carl F.

    Everything on the brunch menu is worth trying. French Toast and eggs scrambles were standouts. The red potatoes were also excellent. Stumptown serves as the house brew.

    Carl Figueiredo · 1 week ago
  • Tyler W.

    Red breakfast potatoes are incredible

    Tyler Wain · 1 week ago
  • Katie Y.

    Breakfast, pasta, fried chicken dinner, omelette, brussel sprouts

    Katie Yamada · 2 weeks ago
  • Bryan C.

    The French toast was okay, but the crushed red potatoes were the best thing on the menu. Choose wisely.

    Bryan Clark · January 24
  • Michael D.

    A place I would go to as my neighborhood spot if I lived in town. Great food. Especially breakfast.

    Michael Davidson · January 3
  • Jeb S.

    A Firehouse Bloody Mary plus the Nighthawk is always a good combo.

    Jeb Spengler · December 22, 2014
  • Iris

    Get the French toast. Super thick & love the maple butter and syrup.

    Iris · December 21, 2014
  • Lyndsey N.

    If you can find parking, the late-night happy hour is awesome. Try not to get lost on the way to the bathroom though! It's kind of a mission to get to it

    Lyndsey N · November 30, 2014
  • Jeremy R.

    Love their "not so early bird" specials. Especially the flapjacls

    Jeremy Rodriguez · October 23, 2014
  • Derek P.

    Not so early bird breakfast before 11am on weekdays. Big breakfast portions for $5-6.

    Derek Punsalan · October 23, 2014
  • Chris W.

    Most exquisite French toast I have encountered

    Chris Wren · October 6, 2014
  • Ales

    You have to try their dark and stormy it's delicious! Make sure you come during hh.

    Ales · September 3, 2014

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