Looking for a classic diner in Seattle?
We don’t have a huge amount of diners to choose from in this city, but the ones we do have are so good that they’re all we really need. Whether you’re looking for all-day breakfast, comfort food with an affordable price tag, or just a dining experience with a homey vibe, these Seattle diners will scratch that itch.
Here are the top five diners in Seattle:
1. Luna Park Cafe, West Seattle
This retro diner might have the most exuberant decor and the most rich history out of all the diners in the Seattle area. It sits on the site of Seattle’s old Luna Park, which was dubbed “the Coney Island of the West” during its existence from 1907 to 1913. The cafe was temporarily closed in September 2022 for systems updates but finally reopened in May 2023 so you can once again head over there seven days a week for all-day breakfast and delicious milkshakes.
And good news for vegans: Luna Park Cafe has a vegan menu as well!
Address: 2918 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126
2. North Star Diner, Greenwood
This hip diner with funky decor has a lot of extras to offer including a patio, a weekday early bird happy hour, and even a bar that hosts karaoke and live music (it’s called The Shanghai Room!). If you’re there for a fun weekend brunch you can even order a mimosa pitcher.
Address: 8580 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
3. Easy Street Records & Cafe, West Seattle
What do you get when you combine a record store that also houses a classic diner-style cafe? Our favorite hangout spot in West Seattle! Easy Street Records has a huge collection of music and an ongoing rotation of musical guests, but it’s the comforting breakfast and lunch food (plus coffee and cocktails) that keeps us coming back every weekend.
Address: 4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
4. Beth’s Cafe, Green Lake
Beth’s Cafe has been a Seattle icon since 1954! It used to be an 24/7 diner but closed for over a year during the pandemic. The cafe hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic late night hours yet, but we’re just happy to have the (dubious) option of their famous 12-egg omelette again.
Address: 7311 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
5. Voula’s Offshore Cafe, U District
This humble little cafe in the University District is a favorite among longtime locals (and Guy Fieri). They’ve been serving diner-style breakfasts, milkshakes, burgers and deli sandwiches, and fluffy biscuits—plus some Greek options—in Seattle since 1964.
Address: 658 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105