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Skillet Diner

Diner and American Restaurant$$$$
Capi, Seattle
186 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • waffles
  • fried chicken
  • lively
  • breakfast food
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  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaAugust 28, 2014
    Ultimate Grilled Cheese w fried chicken thigh AND bacon jam... Delicious but a LOT for one person. Prob healthiest for longevity to share with someone. But so, so good.
  • Crist J.
    Crist JarrettDecember 13, 2014
    Came for the chicken and waffles, indulged in the serious toast. Holy crap was that meal amazing. Service was great. Sit at the bar, start a conversation, become a regular. This place is the greatest.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Two words: bacon jam. That's the condiment served on the burger at food truck and now brick-and-mortar Diner. Allecia Vermillion of Seattle Met magazine says it has "become a local classic."
  • Tucker B.
    Tucker BurnsJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Comfort food at its best and breakfast food served all day...aside from clogging your arteries there isn't a bad thing about skillet. The bacon fat fried waffle desert is unreal
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the fact that there's breakfast all day! The Daily Specials are awesome, so make sure to give them a good look over. They know how to do Spaghetti and Meatballs right. Simple, but so tasty.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RadichDecember 12, 2016
    They got a large brunch menu that makes it difficult for you to decide on one thing only. Go with a group and try different things off the menu. They also have these sliding doors to open up the patio
  • Kaede B.
    Kaede BalazsNovember 14, 2013
    Be prepared for a line, but the food is worth the wait. I had the pork belly and waffle... Like a more sophisticated version of chicken and waffles! ;) mmm
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 11, 2013
    Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Skillet Burger and the Fried Chicken Sammy are classics, and the Ebelskivers are specific to this location.
  • Tanya P.
    Tanya PhamMarch 3, 2013
    Love this little diner! The Poutine is he best I've had and will feed four as an app. Great fried chicken and corn meal waffles. Scrambles here are always delicious. Fabulous Bloody Mary's.
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MartineauMarch 21, 2016
    Cornmeal crusted fish & cheesy grits with kale and chipotle mayo. The fish was outstanding and had a great crunch, but the grits needed some love
  • Nick G.
    Nick GhotbiSeptember 17, 2016
    You need to try the mac and cheese (definitely add the bacon jam), the grilled cheese (with the bacon jam), and the fried chicken sandwich.
  • Anastasia T.
    Anastasia ThompsonDecember 6, 2014
    The grilled cheese with bacon jam is so unique and delicious! The special fries are a treat. Friendly atmosphere and cozy decor.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RiveraMay 2, 2013
    Belgian Waffle with Pork Belly, OverEasy Egg and Fried Chicken, with just a touch of maple syrup, is an absolutely glorious meal. Best sweet and savory combo ever.
  • Jane H.
    Jane HudsonJune 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I've never had a tastier salmon sandwich! Also, if you sometimes crave the amazing Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bake Sale Betty's in Oakland I dare say Skillet Diner's is actually better!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AffolterJanuary 19, 2015
    Wow. The biscuit and gravy was incredible. Fluffy yet crispy, great taste, nothing overdone. Music was good too!
  • Leah C.
    Leah Candelaria-TylerFebruary 17, 2013
    Meh. Grits and poached eggs were too vinegary. And Biscuit Bitch has way better gravy...and biscuits...and grits. Coffee is fantastic. So is the service. Kale salad looks amazing!
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PageAugust 2, 2012
    Sooooo good! My friends and I shared a smörgasbord of yummy food. The beets were a great start. Awesome service!
  • michelle
    michelleMay 31, 2013
    Get mike's scramble- it changes daily, but it's served w/balsamic dressed fresh salad, and the scramble is served on brioche toast. Thumbs up!
  • Rashaad B.
    Rashaad BalbaleAugust 25, 2014
    Basic burger and fried chicken Sammy were awesome! Fast / friendly service, chill outdoor seating.
  • Allen
    AllenDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chub is one of the best breakfast sandwiches I've had. Great Bloody Mary's too. The deconstructed hash is also a winner.
  • Bradley D.
    Bradley DenherderNovember 19, 2015
    Honestly, any of the variations of the peanut butter and fluff / jam and the eggs are delicious and the mixed drinks... Have them all!!!
  • Manny B.
    Manny BaezDecember 4, 2015
    Fantastic food. For a drink get the Root & Rocks. For food the Cornmeal Waffle w/ Porkbelly.
  • Jun D.
    Jun DNovember 30, 2015
    Try the Munster Mac n cheese! It's delish! Fried chicken is good but batter is on the sweeter side. Pan seared salmon is recommended as well!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.August 11, 2012
    Simply speaking, just make sure to eat everything on the menu before you die. Especially the chicken Sammy, lamby joes, and chicken & waffles.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HartmannJanuary 28, 2016
    Anything on the breakfast menu is good! Believe me... because we definitely ate there more than once
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HAugust 11, 2013
    The Little Rob was heaven in my mouth! Fruit instead of greens was a great choice. The berry mix was fresh and delicious.
  • Denille G.
    Denille G.June 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken & Waffles. Biscuits & Gravy with a side of over easy eggs. Fruit crisp baked in a cast iron skillet & a la mode = worth every penny and calorie.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WuAugust 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the fried chicken sammy or the burger (to die for). My fav place for quick soul food. Also great for brunch
  • Natasha T.
    Natasha TonsfeldtDecember 1, 2012
    To die for food! So flavorful and delicious! Had the deconstructed corned beef hash - perfectly cooked and awesome!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaAugust 28, 2014
    Try the chub! Delicious and not overwhelming. Plus greens for conscious.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SiaMarch 22, 2013
    Little Tokyo cocktail is amazing as well as their chicken fried steak. PS. Wifi is Baconjam with a capital "B"!
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockJanuary 18, 2015
    The fish & grits is beyond delicious. I also highly recommend the fried chicken and adding the waffle.
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VargasAugust 18, 2014
    "The Chub" was an amazing brunch option. The jalapeño aioli is to die for. Great place!!
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff POctober 29, 2014
    The bacon infused bloody and fried chicken sammy make for an excellent meal! Seriously delicious.
  • Parker K.
    Parker KuivilaOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have bacon jam and it's delicious. Get it on your grilled cheese
  • Buster B.
    Buster BensonOctober 14, 2011
    If you're with a baby and he can't wait for the food to come, feed him spoonfuls of half-and-half. Have one yourself!
  • Casey B.
    Casey BernerJuly 22, 2012
    I would be remorse if I didn't recommend the Mike's Scramble. It's made to season and a great brunch option.
  • Tabitha B.
    Tabitha BorchardtMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's soooooo good, but share an entree because the food is huge, and super rich. They make their own tasty ginger ale.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PetesciaAugust 28, 2014
    Get the donuts for dessert - worth saving room for 😍👌
  • Stas G.
    Stas GraySeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fried chicken dinner but sub the potatoes for another side. The Mac and Cheese is also pretty ridiculous.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethOctober 18, 2015
    This diner was so delicious. From the cocktails to their poutine and kale Cesar. Perfect
  • Maszaba C.
    Maszaba CarterSeptember 11, 2013
    Great looking food and staff, window seats for people watching!
  • Dr. Bowtie W.
    Dr. Bowtie WitteJune 28, 2015
    Some gluten free options, but they are limited... The 'scramble' was made with a gluten meatloaf and GF alternative was available. 😕
  • Justin G.
    Justin GrahamFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to look at the blackboard on the wall behind the bar for the scramble and soup of the day
  • Melissa R.
    Order burger (beef or veggie), kale caesar salad, and cheddar cheese grits! Skip fall squash salad :(
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterSeptember 20, 2012
    Biscuits and gravy- not what you expect and so much better than you can imagine!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BowenAugust 16, 2012
    Great service at the counter, and the veggie burger may have changed my wife's life.
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsJune 20, 2013
    They open at 7am (on weekdays, too!). Try the 'your way' with a biscuit instead of baguette.
  • Tracie L.
    Tracie LeeJuly 31, 2016
    You're missing out if you don't get the Bloody Mary. Spicy, smoky and savory.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GarrettJanuary 20, 2016
    The pork belly and grits were fantastic. Just as good as I had in Charleston, SC
  • Brian R.
    Brian RiveraMay 2, 2013
    All the waiters here are in flannel and have forearm tats. And they serve beer in Mason jars. Way too cool for you.
  • Maddie H.
    Maddie HayesJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The grilled PB&J with house-made marshmallow fluff is only $7 and absolutely killer.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LaiJanuary 12, 2014
    Close the door when entering or exiting. It can get cold for those sitting at the counter!
  • Aveena M.
    Aveena MathewMarch 5, 2016
    Chicken and cornbread waffle with 2 over easy eggs = life changed
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HawleyAugust 25, 2013
    Service is sooooooooo prompt. Plaid TOTALLY in right now. LOVE this place. Would totally never come here again!
  • Shannon K.
    Shannon KelleyApril 11, 2013
    The carmelized grapefruit is amazing! And the chilaquiles are sooo good!
  • Joshua A.
    Joshua ArensonFebruary 1, 2013
    If the daily scramble involves meatloaf, just put down your menu and order it.
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThomasJanuary 2, 2016
    The giant cinnamon roll is outa this world, only can get it on the weekends
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BaldwinOctober 26, 2014
    Great pancakes and really friendly staff, can get really busy though.
  • K!K
    K!KDecember 14, 2011
    The Gulf Shrimp in Creole Sauce with Cheesy Grits was tasty. Definitely worth trying.again.
  • Stew M.
    Stew McLeodMarch 24, 2014
    Large portions, good food and service. What more does a person need?
  • Landon L.
    Landon LarsenOctober 4, 2015
    Grilled cheese with bacon jam and a chicken thigh. O.M.G.
  • Travis R.
    Travis RoyJuly 29, 2012
    Plan to wait for a while on weekends but worth it
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlyNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Waffle & Pork Belly is awesome! Coffee is a little weak, but full of flavor and super smooth.
  • Kati C.
    Kati Coughran-MillerApril 10, 2012
    The Monday special is Mammas Meat Loaf it is the Best.... It's made with pork!!!
  • Jamie Y.
    Jamie YJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Love this place! But skip the shrimp and grits. Only 3 shrimp for $17.
  • Dana F.
    Dana FraserOctober 30, 2015
    Good is legit but I wouldn't bother with the mimosas- there just carbonated orange juice.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GApril 13, 2015
    Bummer to report, dinner was a bust. Mac n' cheese, chicken n' waffle and fried chick sammy all left much to be desired. Even service was regrettably lackluster. Stick w/ breakfast.
  • Kim N.
    Kim NguyenMarch 3
    One of the best places to eat! The Fried Chicken Sammy is amazzingg.
  • Jessie D.
    Jessie Driskell PhielMarch 13, 2015
    Best chicken sandwich and mushroom bisque I've ever had...ever!
  • Larissa V.
    Polenta fries with carmelized grapefruit = The Best Breakfast in the History of the World.
  • Nick W.
    Nick WoodNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    important tip: the wifi password is "baconjam". enjoy!
  • Evi F.
    Evi FuelleJanuary 23, 2016
    Daily scramble is the best breakfast ever!! Yummy and healthy 👌🏻
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HartmannSeptember 23, 2016
    The Serious Toast was seriously great.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyMarch 19, 2016
    The toast is insanely huge.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LindroosAugust 10, 2014
    The poutine is salty in a good way. So delicious.
  • Maciek J.
    Maciek JanickiFebruary 11, 2015
    Juicy burger, good fries and very nice service!
  • Skyler L.
    Skyler LothAugust 23, 2014
    Burgers are amazing, Cobb salad meh, grilled cheese YUM
  • Paul S.
    Paul SwortzJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go in the morning, midday, evening, later ... it's all great. Read more
  • Justin G.
    Justin GrahamFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Steak and potatoes, you won't regret it
  • York T.
    York TanOctober 9, 2013
    Mike's scramble, Fried Chicken Sammy and doughnuts are great!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonNovember 25, 2015
    People rave about the bacon jam. And for good reason. It tastes even better than it sounds.
  • Frank C.
    Frank ChiachiereNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Large portions. Comfort food. Flannel shirts. It's like a hipster Cheesecake Factory. Yum.
  • Shalini G.
    Shalini GujavartyApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Only get the chilaquiles if you really love a vinegary tomatillo slant & crisp tortilla chips
  • Kirill
    KirillMay 19, 2014
    In a rush? Buy and save time. Healthy and delicious is a great bonus!
  • KidScore
    KidScoreOctober 19, 2012
    With a KidScore™ of 64, this place is accommodating to kids. Although Skillet isn’t kid-oriented and does not include a kids menu, the... Read more
  • Daryn N.
    Daryn NakhudaJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite bloody marys in town. Get one!
  • Andr00 D.
    Andr00 DNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Wearing black? Leave your napkin on the table. It will get white lint balls all over you.
  • Jamie Y.
    Jamie YMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the new salted caramel bread pudding. Hands down best dessert on @skilletstfood menu.
  • Crist J.
    Crist JarrettApril 10, 2016
    I miss you, and I want you inside me.
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrSeptember 24, 2015
    Poutine and weekend cinnamon rolls. But never together (you'll explode).
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LeeApril 15, 2012
    It's Sunday, and the waits about 45 mins so get on the list early!
  • Restita D.
    The kale ceasar with fried chicken thigh is AMAZING.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ToschJuly 15, 2011
    The kale Caesar with fried chicken is amazing!!
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan EshpeterAugust 9, 2015
    The biscuits are the best!
  • Andr00 D.
    Andr00 DOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't want to wait 40 minutes to eat? A seat for one at the counter is almost always immediately available.
  • JD L.
    JD LewinJune 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The JBLT is a salty, gristled, fatty mouth disaster. Get it in your face.
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZvirblisJuly 25, 2011
    Great specialty cocktails with even better names. "Smells Like Teen Spritz," how Seattle.
  • Jamie Y.
    Jamie YSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The apple pie for two is the best pie on the Hill.
  • Max W.
    Max WittekJanuary 25, 2016
    The pancakes are cinnamon-y and amazing
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