Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Seattle / Eastern Washington
  4. Seattle
  5. Capitol Hill / First Hill

Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

4.4
4.4
564 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 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 512-2001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • 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

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

Popular dishes

What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Great for Brunch

  • Seattle

    Great for Brunch

  • Seattle

    Great for Lunch

Sort by

Filters

  1. LW

    LizzWill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was our waiter and he was awesome. Made sure we always had what we needed and was very personable. The food was great and definitely felt like I got what I paid for. Will definitely have to come back!
  2. N

    Noralee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was not that great. My friend and I got the burger and it was dry, fries were soggy not worth the price. There are better places.
  3. m

    mgallett

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation for brunch just in case of the wait. Parking could be tricky but we were lucky to find a street parking spot quickly. After checking in, the staff sat us right away. It's an open kitchen with old fashioned diner style. Based on the popular pictures on Yelp, we decided to order The little rob with poutine fries, fried chicken and waffle, chilaquiles and coffees. The server was upbeat and professional. The food was delicious and comforting. Great experience and we really enjoyed it. It will be our go to place in the future.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot on Capitol Hill. Friendly service. Had the hotcakes with strawberry compote and a lemon butter which were outstanding. Easily accessible
  5. LB

    LanceB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family day out- Daughter’s birthday
  6. LC

    LynnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, big portions, and attentive service. Recommend making a reservation on Open Table. :)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Music was too loud, server was unable to understand instructions clearly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I drove from Graham to meet my cousins from out of town for breakfast. Was expecting better seating. Too awkward where we were in the corner. Great view just awkward seats. The mimosas were over priced to taste like beer. I sent mine back. The side of bacon was $9 and overcooked. The scrambled eggs w/chees were decent.Pancakes were large but meh. My other cousin order Lox & bagel but barely any lox. I experienced it but am shocked the lines and waiting out the door. I need to know what they were ordering because I wasn’t impressed. I guess they’re more versed with the options. I say the menu needs an overhaul. Good luck on your experience.
  9. I

    Igor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience2
    Food has gone downhill since the last time I was there.
  10. JA

    JohnA

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived promptly during a break from a conference to claim our 12:00 reservation and was told there would be a 15 minute wait for our table. (This was after we had been told a week prior that there was no flexibility to shrink our reservation from five to four people--instead we would lose the reservation.) We were told there was nothing they could do to facilitate tables opening up, despite the fact that we had a reservation. After twenty-five minutes we were offered five seats at the counter. We were finally seated for our reservation at 12:30 and were left half an hour to gulp down a meal that was thoroughly MEH. It's the restaurant's responsibility, if they have a reservation policy (which is administered quite inflexibly, btw), to refrain from seating so many walk-in customers that they can't honor the reservation, or to (yes, rather rudely) inform diners that there is a reservation behind them rather than leaving customers waiting for half an hour to claim a reservation. (What does a reservation MEAN, if this is how it's handled?) This was entirely incompetently managed. I will not be back and will not recommend the restaurant to others.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We made a reservation, but the table wasn’t open. We had to wait for 15 minutes. I’ve been here before without a problem though it is a good brunch place!
  12. AS

    AnnaS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience and delicious food at Skillet. A favorite restaurant of mine.
  13. j

    jdgourdo

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skillet's fried chicken is really good. I recommend getting anything on the menu that mentions it.
  14. KC

    KelliC

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Service, food and drinks!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    When seated the table next to us said they had been waiting for their food for over an hour. Once they finally got it, the man next to me said “well this wasn’t worth it, it seems like they forgot to season my food.” My husband and I got ours and it also was unseasoned. Our service was nice and we had a great service, but the food was bland and not worth $50 for two breakfast burritos.
  16. B

    Brandon

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was cold and have been sitting. The owners need to focus on staffing and take ownership of their business.
  17. SM

    SarahM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch spot with friends. Food was delicious. And despite being very, very, busy, staff was friendly.
  18. TG

    TheGreenGoddess

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect be Nyc spot for Sunday morning! And we could make a reservation! Loved the breakfast burrito. Not too much healthy stuff on the menu tho, but delicious nonetheless!
  19. BH

    BruceH

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would have given 5out of5 but the space itself is a little cold. Great food and excellent service. Also very good coffee 😀
  20. L

    Lina

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I really wanted to love this but the best thing our party of six had was the juice. The food was okay, the service was okay.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing im food and service!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good they actually sat us almost an hour early from our reservation super nice waitress really good food overall an amazing experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We went for brunch here Ordered the mikes scramble, the eggs were very bland without any seasoning or flavor , that was disappointing Bacon jam Bloody Mary was good! The server was nice enough to change the dish as we didn’t like it, but overall the food could have been better We rarely don’t like our order , so this could have been better
  24. 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

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

    LisaM

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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!
  27. AG

    AnnG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience for regular Sunday brunch with friends!
  29. 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.
  30. 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?
  31. DS

    DougS

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Brunch Menu Options, Fun, High Energy atmosphere. Excellent service!
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. DB

    DaryaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 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.
  36. C

    christieC

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

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

    davidl

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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...

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
  • 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 4.4 stars by 564 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 9 times today
Google Map for Skillet Diner - Capitol Hill

1400 East Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th Ave & Union

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 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

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    David Sargent

  • Additional

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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo