One of the best things about Denny’s and IHOP is that most of their locations are open all hours of the day and you can expect that same food at whatever location you go to. But Seattle is also home to handful of other 24-hour diners and restaurants that are unique and worth trying. You’ve probably driven past them and wondered if they are any good. Wonder no more.
5 Point Café
415 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 448-9991

Originally opened in 1929, The 5 Point Café is Seattle’s longest run family eatery  and oldest bar in Belltown. The place features two happy hours; the traditional one from 4-6 p.m. and the Breakfast Happy Hour from 6-9 a.m. that features breakfast sandwiches, bacon pancakes and other options for less than $4 each, but breakfast is available any time of the day as well. The 5 Point Cafe is also home of the 11 oz. chicken fried steak and is known as “the biggest in Seattle.” The café prides itself on having great food at good prices and the best jukebox in Seattle.

13 Coins
125 Boren Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Located next to the Seattle Times, 13 Coins has been a Seattle mainstay since 1967 and though the place has had a few renovations over the years, it still has the same “look” that it always had with high backed booths, swiveling captain’s chairs and an exhibition kitchen. 13 Coins isn’t a greasy spoon and it isn’t cheap either, but the portions are huge and the food is great.

Beth’s Café
7311 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-5588

Beth’s Café, known for its’ famous 12-egg omelet and all-you-can-eat hashbrowns, has been serving breakfast 24 hours a day since 1954. If you leave this place hungry, it’s your own fault. It is not uncommon to see a line people waiting to get in the place on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Beth’s has been featured on many TV shows as well including Food Network’s “Top 5 Big Breakfasts” and featured on the Travel Channel, TLC and was even voted “Best Place to Cure a Hangover” by Seattle Magazine.

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Lost Lake Café And Lounge
1505 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678

Lost Lake Café and Lounge offers one of Seattle’s best deals during its Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays: The $2.99 Cheeseburger and Fries. Of course, there is a lot more on the menu including beer battered fried cheese curds with garlic aioli and the French Toast Monte Cristo sandwich served with fresh berries.

North Star Diner
8580 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 457-5794

The North Star Diner is as unique as is its location. For many years, the place was a Chinese restaurant with a karaoke bar. The new place still looks like the old one including the low ceiling, deep booths, and karaoke bar, but the food is different – although much of it is served on the old restaurant’s plates. Here you’ll find old-fashioned milkshakes, big breakfast plates and hearty dinner specials. The North Star is has been known to turn a few heads with their buttermilk pancakes and Rueben sandwiches.

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