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About Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill
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.
Seattle, WA 98122
Contemporary American, Northwest, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Su-Th 7:00am-10:00pm
Breakfast: F-Sa 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Su-Th 7:00am-10:00pm
Lunch: F-Sa 7:00am-11:00am
Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-11:00am
Brunch: Sa-Su 7:00am-3:00pm
14th Ave & Union
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We love great food served fresh, so we arrive on site with the truck and our team about 1.5 hours before food needs to be served in order to park, unload and start cooking!
As for our available service styles - we approach food service a couple of ways: buffet or family style, sit-down service, "heavy apps" with passed and stationed appetizers, or sometimes we have guest come out to the truck to grab their grub and chat with our chefs!
Pay to park lot in the basement of our building... street parking is free-
Bus route 2, 12, 11, & 49 all come within blocks of the diner!
Private Party Facilities:
The Skillet Room seats up to 20 within a partially screened area of our Capital Hill Diner!
Private Party Contact:
Crellin Pauling: (206) 512-2000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill Ratings and Reviews
I'd been to this location before early in the day and went back for dinner. Food was overall pretty good, but given the price paid was hoping for a little better flavor wise. Had a banana pudding as dessert that I found inedible and a caramel bacon shake that was mostly bacon. Will still go back, but likely just for lunch or breakfast.
I went for the 3-course Dine Around Seattle menu. Highest price I've ever paid for a diner meal, but it was tasty! The beef satay appetizer was absolutely incredible - perfect flavor and texture. The berry cake desert came in a jam jar, which was cute. It was similar to a poundcake in texture and flavor.
Great as always. We are frequent customers that never seem to get let down. Not too busy for a long weekend Monday night prime time dinner. The Chimichurri wings were awesome and the Kale Caesar Salads fantastic. We did try the poutine and it was a hot cheesy spud mess the we couldn't stop devouring. The cheese curds were melted into the gravy. It was still great but.... I like to pick out the curds every now and then and munch them solo.
Took my boyfriend for his first time at Skillet. His request for his birthday and he enjoyed it a lot. Food was delicious as always. Especially the kale Caesar surprised me. I wanted more and I am not a veggie person. The green beans on the meat loaf was even more delicious. We fought over this cuz they were perfectly cooked.
The food was pretty phenomenal. There was a bit overseasoning on the fried chx. Could've definitely done without the fennel. It's weird and can make food taste "old". The kale salad was good and the mac n cheese was a perfect al Dante. Words cannot describe the big boy biscuit!
Great menu & vibe. I met a group of friends for breakfast prior to Womens March in Seattle. I loved that they took reservations. That helped make our day easier knowing we didn't have to wait in line to have breakfast before the big event.
Tried this place as our "last dinner of vacation", had decent reviews online. Ultimately it was rather cold inside for a cold January day, the menu was limited, food was too over priced. Had high expectations, we disappointed in the taste of the food. The chicken was over cooked, dry and way over battered. Staff was excellent though!
I've been to the Skillet a ton of times, every time has a been great! I love this restaurant and they're always good people. Be aware that the price is higher than your usual restaurant, but that's because you're getting the best quality food that's local and delicious. Great for special occasions.
Went on a Friday night at 7:30 and the place was not even close to full - that should have been a tip off. One in our party enjoyed his meal, but two of us got the fried chicken sandwich and were unimpressed. The chicken was good, but there was dry, undressed kale on it, and it was sorely lacking in flavor. We also ordered the Street Corn app and never received it - luckily they didn't charge us. Overall it was fine, but disappointing given its reviews and the number of other amazing, delicious places to go nearby. I'd skip it.
I went with my husband for dinner during restaurant week. We had just finished a 25 hour fast so we were looking forward to it. This place can't decide if it's a diner or a fancy restaurant. If you going to the ambiance of a diner have good diner food. They do not. If you are going to have upscale food and prices, have food worth the money and a nice dining room. They don't. I had the kale Cesar salad which was very dry. I make way better at home. The squash ravioli just tasted like they dumped a ton of cinnamon and nutmeg in. It was in this watery weird liquid that tasted strange. I almost thought it was a soup and they gave me the wrong dish. The vegetables in it were not great. The best thing was the cauliflowers and I hate cauliflower. I told the waiter it wasn't good and said would tell the chef but seemed unconcerned. I had the chocolate pie in a jar for dessert. It doesn't come in a jar sadly. It had a pie crust cracker as a garnish that wasn't great but the chocolate was pretty good. I highly recommend you anywhere else than this place for dinner.
The food service was very slow. We had no appetizer, waited 55 minutes for our main dishes. Our waitress did not come over and offer an explanation, ask if we wanted another round of drinks, no apology....
It was Yom Kippur and mosts of the restaurant was trying to get to the synagogue on time. But really...talk to us.
too bad. convenient to where we live. Probably won't come back.
there was a lot of hype for this restaurant but the food was just ok. I don't think it was worth the hour drive we made to get there. if we lived locally we may eat there again but not at the top of our list. the service was good. the price was a bit more than I think it should be for the actual overall taste. they do give large portions which is a plus.
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