1. 13 Coins
13 Coins is Seattle’s quintessential 24-hour restaurant, a diner with décor that falls somewhere between fabulously dated and elegant and quirky. Diners can sit at the bar in high-backed chairs or in very private booths with walls between them. Food is a little more expensive than you might expect at about $13 a plate and up, but portions are plentiful—so plentiful that you will likely be taking some home. Food includes all kinds of breakfast favorites, salads, sandwiches, steak and seafood, pasta and desserts. Happy hour is on Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to last call, and Sundays from 4 p.m. to last call.
125 Boren Ave N, Seattle
18000 International Boulevard, Seattle
2. Memo’s Mexican Food
Need Mexican food? Need it in the middle of the night? No problem! Memo’s is a 24/7 kind of place. With an extensive menu and extremely reasonable prices, Memo’s also ensures you can get your fill without breaking the bank. The ambiance is casual with booth and table seating. Late weekend nights usually bring plenty of college students.
Location: 4743 University Way NE, Seattle
The 5 Point menu includes just about every possible bar or diner menu item—the choices just keep going! And just when you think they’ll never stop, then there are pies to top off your meal options. A particularly awesome facet of this 24-hour restaurant and bar is its happy hour, which includes an incredibly unique breakfast happy hour! Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., enjoy breakfast sandwiches, breakfast quesadillas, bacon pancakes and more, each for less than $4! Regular happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and has some tasty options, including fried Beecher’s cheese curds.
Location: 415 Cedar Street, Seattle
4. The Hurricane Café
A 24/7 greasy spoon doesn’t hurt anybody! Food is basic diner food, but you will not want for appetizers, burgers, salads, sandwiches and the like. Perhaps the most impressive facet of Hurricane has to do with its omelets. Omelets are made with 4, 6 or 12 eggs and feature a large list of create-your-own-omelet toppings. In addition to the laid-back dining room, there is a bar area, too.
Location: 2230 7th Avenue, Seattle
5. Beth’s Café
Beth’s Café is best known for its massive 12-egg omelets that come with all-you-can-eat hashbrowns and toast. If you come in hungry, you’re not going to leave that way! The restaurant has been featured on a number of national TV programs, including “Man vs. Food” and “Top 5 Big Breakfasts” on the Food Network. And while Beth’s is known for its breakfasts, there is also a full lunch/dinner menu with sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and salads. In the oversized tradition of its 12-egg omelets, the dessert menu features the giant Epic Chocolate Cake.
Location: 7311 Aurora Avenue N, Seattle
South of Seattle, there are by far fewer all-night establishments. But to make up for it, Tacoma has a 24/7 doughnut shop! Dockside Donuts has a list of doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, croissants and other fried greatness for reasonable prices. Some of their crowning achievements include a bacon maple bar and the coconut cream bar.
Location: 1112 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma