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Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

4.5
4.5
542 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 fennel-crusted fried chicken and waffle, to our burger with bacon jam, arugula, bleu cheese on a Macrina sodo bun with beautiful hand cut fries, to our legendary kale Caesar salad.

Seating policy: We require your whole party be present to be sat. We will hold your table for up to 10 minutes.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 512-2001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Sargent

  • Private party contact

    Crellin Pauling: (206) 512-2000

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    14th Ave & Union

  • Parking details

    Pay to park lot in the basement of our building... street parking is available.

  • Public transit

    Bus route 2, 12, 11, & 49 all come within blocks of the diner.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 542 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Hot Spot

  • Seattle

    Hot Spot

  • Seattle

    Great for Lunch

  • Seattle

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Seattle

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the experience was great! Our food was amazing and came out quickly. Our server (Michael) was extremely attentive and rounded frequently to see if we had everything we needed. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute atmosphere w/ good comfort food - hard balance to come by!
  3. LM

    LisaM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met mom for breakfast. She arrived late but they were patient and were able to accommodate her desire to be inside. Food was great, service outstanding - and not expensive!
  4. AG

    AnnG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was terrific, food delicious. Great overall experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience for regular Sunday brunch with friends!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Made reservation for inside dining. Got outdoor seating. Not a huge deal, but it was slightly windy out. Took almost 40 minutes to get our food, and it wasn’t even warm so it had been sitting there for a while. I’m normally a good tipper, but this experience was especially bad. I added no tip and they added a 20% tip themselves later on. That is absolutely not ok. I’m very disappointed because the last time I went here everything went smoothly and the food was good.
  7. K

    Kimmi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Potatoes were over cooked and the breakfast burrito was somewhat dry and tasteless. And I know it’s Seattle, but $5 for a cup of drip coffee?
  8. DS

    DougS

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Brunch Menu Options, Fun, High Energy atmosphere. Excellent service!
  9. Y

    Yvonne

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Mike’s Scramble was not very good. Fried chicken skin was soggy, eggs were rubbery, cheese was dried out rather than melty. Wish they had put the brioche toast on the side instead of under the scramble - they got a great toast on it and then made it soggy. The part not covered by the scramble was great. Also, didn’t serve the toast with any butter or jam. The potatoes were alright - nice big pieces with a crunchy crust, but over-fried. Coffee was good. Service was outstanding. I would give it a second chance, just because of the service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was absolutely fantastic. The fried chicken was really flavorful especially with the fennel crust and the waffles were good. It took forever for the food to come though
  11. DB

    DaryaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and excellent food!! Always an amazing time :)
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at Skillet. I can always trust that I'll have an enjoyable time here. The chicken sandwich and tomato soup are spectacular.
  13. C

    christieC

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is A+. Excellent food as well!
  14. d

    davidl

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers. They got us in and out in 40 min. Fast service. Friendly and efficient wait staff. The food was fantastic! Will return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food and the service at this spot, I have been multiple times and will keep coming back when I’m in Seattle.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I'm obsessing over this place. I made reservations for a party of 1 because I figured they would be packed around brunch hour and it was. It was a full house inside and outdoor. I sat at the bar and started my brunch me date with an Autumn Apple Mimosa. First, let me tell you this was the best mimosa I've had. A glass was simply not enough, buy the pitcher. I ordered The Little Rob which is bacon, american cheese, and one egg*, layered between griddle cakes. I can't describe how good it was. You have an option to get potatoes or a salad. The only change I would make next is to go with the salad because my poor potatoes were overcooked and brunt. If you're in the Seattle area I recommend you try this place out
  17. MO

    MichaelO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and experience, and a solid neighborhood mainstay I have been to multiple times. The coffee is perfect and it feels like a throwback dinner, but for this most recent visit they messed up our table and gave it to the wrong party so we had to wait 30min more for a table...
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, so delicious! Great service too ;)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  20. F

    Foodlover714

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Although we had a reservation, had to wait 10mins before being sat due to an issue with the kitchen and needing to stagger seating. Didn’t mind as I was waiting for someone else in my party. Server was very friendly and attentive. Had to wait a while to get our food. But the Little Rob with a sub of fried chicken for the egg was great! Salad had right amount of dressing which was light and went well with the sandwich.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  22. AB

    AnnieB406

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nichelle was a wonderful, friendly server. Loved her. Breakfast chicken burrito was just ok. Not sure why they put French fries in it…kind of odd. The flavor was good though.
  23. ES

    EllenS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun way to celebrate my birthday! Great food love the diner feel!
  24. N

    Nicki

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend for breakfast, probably for all meals but I only get their breakfast food. Service is great, super fast & friendly.
  25. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally love them!!! This was my first time coming in to celebrate my cousins birthday and they gave us an incredible experience! Definitely going to come back and recommend to everyone!! Thank you guys so much!!!
  26. US

    UgoSee

    Seattle

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    You can count on their menu items. Consistently good and portion size offer a great value. Good coffe and friendly staff.
  27. G

    Ginster

    Seattle

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drink (Chaichata) was excellent. The corn waffles were too - but the star of the show was the fried chicken with fennel in the crust. It was crunchy and delicious, with the fennel being subtle - just right. The portion of chicken was generous - and the leftovers were still crunchy at dinner time - the fried chicken truly the best in its class. I added bacon and avocado and the bacon was excellent - and the avocado, again, a generous amount. The service was excellent too - although it was quite busy the waitperson came by many times to check on things. I should also mention that I am an elderly female dining solo, and even so I felt that I got as much attention as the larger (and much younger) groups. All in all this was a A+ experience.
  28. AO

    AnnaO

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server did a great job and the food was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Reliably good
  30. SK

    SamK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was accommodating and attentive to our needs and concerns. We had a small problem with one of the dishes that was brought out. Thankfully it was nothing that couldn’t be fixed and the bill reflected the correction so thank you for that. I really enjoyed my Chaichata and had a couple of The Sour drinks. I’ll be going back for the drinks and amazing food!
  31. K

    Kier

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  32. CM

    ChrisM

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. Our server was prompt, helpful and very attentive to us having a good a good evening. We order the fish tacos, but they arrive over-cooked, a bit tough and dry. They are typically excellent. The rest of the meal was very good.
  33. m

    mydog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was really good as always! Portion sizes are great for the price and staff is always so friendly.
  34. M

    Momo

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service and great food! my partner and I would definitely return again for brunch!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently have great service and food. I’ve only been for brunch, but I’d expect the same for other food!
  36. AH

    AdamH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It’s been a while since I’ve been to Skillet, the menu has changed since the last time it was there (and it’s been a while since I’ve gone) the food was fine, but I’m missing some of my favorites. The service was fantastic. The server and host were both in a great mood and enjoying the company of each other and the other guests which made for a super welcoming and inclusive environment.
  37. JB

    JoeBuzz

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice spot for brunch. The atmosphere was festive and the staff was polite.
  38. RB

    RareBird

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    So happy to be back. I've never had chicken and waffles before and have always wanted to try them. Now I'm spoiled. The chicken was so tender it fell apart, and just the right spice. Waffle was crisp and light and held up to the perfect over easy egg yolk and just the right sweet syrup. Our waitress and servers were great! So fun and helpful. Only downside was freezing cold floors and the coffee was tepid, not hot enough.
  39. DK

    DanicaK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely freezing in there. Food and service were amazing. Bring a jacket or blanket if you go for brunch. I’m sure it’s warmer in the afternoons/evenings.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 512-2001.

Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill is rated 4.5 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

1400 East Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Ave & Union

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pay to park lot in the basement of our building... street parking is available.

  • Public transit

    Bus route 2, 12, 11, & 49 all come within blocks of the diner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Sargent

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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