MostBest Seattle | Diners

There are 332 diners in Seattle. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

These spots take diner food to new heights, with fresh local ingredients, incredible atmospheres, and exceptional service.


via Flickr user Jameson Fink

via Flickr user Jameson Fink

As a food truck, Skillet Diner was a pioneer of the Seattle street food craze. There are now two permanent locations hailed as the top diners in the country. The ingredients are locally sourced, with favorites that include maple braised pork belly, waffles, and southern fried chicken. Skillet Diner is a Capitol Hill favorite everyone is falling in love with.

We Love The: Braised Pork Belly/Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken Sammy, Anything with Bacon Jam

1400 E Union St
(206) 512-2001


via Flickr user jwalsh

via Flickr user jwalsh

The Steelhead Diner is a bustling Pike Place Market favorite. This upscale diner offers a professional chef’s touch in an unpretentious setting featuring an outdoor patio that offers views of the market, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. The menu changes regularly, but always includes fresh fish and local products.

We Love The: Caviar Pie, Crab Cake, Fried Cheese Curds, Fish ‘n’ Chips

95 Pine St
(206) 625-0129


via The 5 Points Cafe

via The 5 Points Cafe

When it’s 3:00am in Belltown and you’re ravenously hungry, where do you go? The legendary 5 Point Cafe, of course! This Seattle institution, which has been open for over 85 years, serves up strong drinks and affordable grub 24/7. Breakfast is served all day and night, but they have plenty of lunch and dinner items, too.

We Love Their: Chicken Fried Steak, Man-Mosa, Hickory BBQ Burger

415 Cedar St
(206) 448-9991