Sick of Denny's in Seattle
January 24, 2007 8:01 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to make a decent list of 24 hour/late night restaurants in the Seattle/Lynnwood area. There are the obvious (Denny's, Dick's, Shari's etc) but we grow weary...

My boyfriend and I are both nocturnal, he lives in Lynnwood, I live near Ballard and aside from Denny's, Dick's, and 13 Coins we have a hard time getting a decent meal after 9pm (especially on a week night). Added to the mix is the fact that my boyfriend is from North Carolina and has a VERY low threshold for west coast fusion/bistro type food (however I am from California and I DO like that kind of food). Any suggestions for places in Seattle or Lynnwood and all points in between are helpful!
posted by evilcupcakes to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Beth's Cafe (, on Aurora in downtown. One of my favorite breakfast places, and they're 24x7.

Man I miss Seattle.
posted by wolftrouble at 8:20 PM on January 24, 2007

I havent been to these places in a while but they used to be interesting:
Stellas (apparently no longer 24 hours but still late)
Cafe Minnies
The Hurricane
posted by Osmanthus at 8:29 PM on January 24, 2007

A plethora on the Ave in the U-District (my neck of the woods): Pita Pit, the Gyrocery, and there are a couple of pizza places open late as well. Not haute cuisine, of course, but pretty far from west coast fusion/bistro type food.
posted by rossination at 8:37 PM on January 24, 2007

I second the Hurricane.
posted by isopraxis at 8:41 PM on January 24, 2007

Best answer: You're looking for GopherNow - late night dining listings in your area.
posted by chrisamiller at 9:11 PM on January 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: You're looking for GopherNow - late night dining listings in your area.

Ooh, that's a pretty cool site! It doesn't seem very comprehensive (I don't see The Hurricane or 13 Coins) but it looks very useful as a starting point. If nothing else it would be fun to be able to flesh out their database for future reference. Thanks!
posted by evilcupcakes at 9:34 PM on January 24, 2007

Response by poster: Sadly, Osmanthus, Stella's is gone :(

They lost their lease back in 2005.
posted by evilcupcakes at 9:49 PM on January 24, 2007

13 Coins, right next to the Seattle Times building.
posted by goetter at 10:06 PM on January 24, 2007

I'm glad you started this thread. I'm constantly amazed by how early everything seems to shut down. Maybe that's mostly because I'm a college student who keeps outrageous hours. Anyway.

Capitol Hill is a good place to look. For dessert and coffee I love Dilettante on Broadway. Open till 12:00, 1:00 on weekends. Definitely just a dessert place, though.

Also on Cap. Hill is Frite, a Belgian Fries place, which is supposed to be excellent (it's on my short list, but I've never been there). Open till 12:00, 2:30 on weekends.
posted by folara at 10:19 PM on January 24, 2007


Randy's. This is right by Boeing. My husband and I refer to it as "Randy's Cold War Chicken." The food is, urm, well, imagine the cafeteria at a small airport in Iowa. It is, however, priced to match, and the atmosphere is something you won't soon forget.

May soon be open 24 hours:

Amante Pizza and Pasta on Olive Way. I'm not a big fan of their pasta, but the pizza is good.

Open late, but not quite 24-hours:

The Palace Kitchen, which serves food until 1:00 a.m. (And which has hamburgers that my normally bistro-allergic husband loves)

O'Asian Kitchen, which is overpriced but yummy.

The Broadway Grill, which is charming-- sort of laid back and peppy at the same time.

The Purple Dot. The food is Macao-style fusion, and quite frankly, you can't know whether you'll like it until you try it. For some it's ambrosia. For others, it's like an Asian-influenced Denny's gone horribly, horribly wrong. YM will most definitely V.

Six Arms Brewpub. Serves food until 1:00. Reliable, basic, and yummy. Make sure you get a pint of the ruby ale.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 10:23 PM on January 24, 2007

I don't know if it's still the case, but China Gate, in the International district a) used to have good dim sum and b) used to serve it late at night. My friend used to eat their a lot after band practice, and playing shows at the croc.

My current favorite sushi restaurant, Chiso, in Freemont, have a late night menu that they offer from 10-1:30 Thursday through Staurday. I'm not sure what is on the menu, but my guess is that it's most of the sushi, and none of the hot dishes from the kitchen, except, maybe, Miso soup.
posted by Good Brain at 11:29 PM on January 24, 2007

There are quite a few restaurants in the International District that stay open well after midnight. If you like Chinese food, it's a great option.
posted by litlnemo at 12:52 AM on January 25, 2007

I'm going to second the Ave:

- Gyrocery
- New China Express
- Pizza Ragazzi
- A-Pizza Mart
- Pita Pit

Plus many, many more. All open well past midnight.
posted by ASM at 9:14 AM on January 25, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks! As the answers are rolling in, I have been updating GopherNow with your suggestions. May as well share the love!
posted by evilcupcakes at 4:14 PM on January 25, 2007

I didn't learn this until tonight, but Liberty on 15th Ave E in Capitol Hill serves sushi until 2am. And it's right around the corner from me... I need to get out more.
posted by goetter at 11:15 PM on January 26, 2007

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