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Skillet Diner

#95 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122-4150
206-420-7297
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy going atmosphere...delicious food!

I enjoyed a deep fried chicken sandwich while sitting at the bar on a bar stool. It was a good sized sandwich with a side choice of fries, soup or salad. They even offered poutine. I choose a bean soup that was very good. The food is fresh and I enjoyed every bite. I also enjoyed my interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martha811
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a deep fried chicken sandwich while sitting at the bar on a bar stool. It was a good sized sandwich with a side choice of fries, soup or salad. They even offered poutine. I choose a bean soup that was very good. The food is fresh and I enjoyed every bite. I also enjoyed my interesting chat with... More 

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Thank Martha811
Vientiane, Laos
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is seriously my favorite restaurant in Seattle - their burgers, cocktails, Southern food (mind you, it's more "fusion-y" than most places) are all great. It's really reasonably priced, especially in Seattle, and the decor/ service is also top notch. Only complaint would be the desserts, which are meh. Usually I'm too full to get dessert there, anyway!

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Thank Katie A
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119 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had plenty of meals on our recent anniversary trip to the US, but the Skillet was fantastic! The brisket was to die for. our server was genuinely friendly and very helpful. Definitely recommended. Gorgeous food.

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Thank Z1000sxBabe
Bellevue, Washington
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went to Skillet Diner for brunch. Place was really busy (definitely worth it to make a reservation) . Great vibe, easy going and laid back. We had their scramble (it changes daily) and their de-constructed beef hash . Both were superb, just enough and very tasty. Ordered cappuccino's and these came in small mason jars. Very smooth coffee. will definitely... More 

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Thank Dave M
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The wife and I came here before heading to the airport! This place was the best breakfast we had while here. The food was well priced and the quality was second to none. You have to eat here at least once while in Seattle!

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Thank texTC
Seattle, Washington
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470 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I really like this place both for there great food and for the friend staff. Dinners are good but it is the breakfast menu that I cannot get enough of. Quality and taste are great and the portions are always large. Comfort foods such as fried chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches (one of my favorite), meatloaf and any of their hash... More 

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Thank tall_six6
Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Lunch - Very good grilled cheese sandwich and chicken salad sandwich - not just your regular, run of the mill sandwiches! Yumm!! We were told to get the Bourbon shake but we forgot, so you should get one when you go! I tried the Poutine, but expected better - maybe in Canada.

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Thank Beth2854
Warsaw, Poland
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Got this recommendation by our hotel concierge as a little bit off place but great food. She was very right we had a great fried chicken and salmon for late night supper before hitting the bars at pike Street.

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Thank Martin J
North, South Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Food was good (highly unusual egg, meat and jam atop a huge slab of bread), waiter was amusing...but the coffee was lousy. Eat here, but drink elsewhere.

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Thank M2NC
NH
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

WOW! Very cool place in Seattle. Food was excellent as was the service. I had the fried chicken that was fantastic. Fun drink menu too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122-4150
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-420-7297

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?