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Best Breakfast in South Seattle

ebm Mar 6, 2007 10:43 PM

You just don't see many great breakfast places in South Seattle?? You know, where they don't brown the eggs or have arifical sausage tubes and boy even the chains are stupid expensive, anyone agree!

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    dagrassroots RE: ebm Mar 7, 2007 01:45 AM

    You should try Geraldines Diner in Columbia city. They do breakfast very well. Also Silver Fork has very good southern style breakfast. The grits are made to buttery deliciousness.
    Here is a PI review of Silver Fork

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      Griselda RE: ebm Mar 7, 2007 08:50 AM

      I also like the Lake Route Cafe in the Rainier Beach area. Not as polished as Geraldine's but good food at great prices.

      I had less than stellar breakfast/brunch experiences at The Wellington in Columbia City and Susan's 1500 Bistro in Seward Park but you could give 'em a try.

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        staffstuff RE: ebm Mar 7, 2007 08:52 AM

        Luna Park in West Seattle (north end..just off the West Seattle Bridge).

        1. jencke RE: ebm Mar 7, 2007 09:16 AM

          Pancake Chef off of International Boulevard in Tukwila/Seatac offers an interesting, transported-back-in-time atmosphere.

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            mrnelso RE: jencke Mar 8, 2007 01:17 PM

            I think the amosphere keeps me going back there, as the food does not particularly stand out, satisfying though it is. The waitress calls me 'hon,' which just cracks me up. It reminds me of so many truck-stop diners on the highways of past travels.

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              luvsseattle RE: jencke May 24, 2007 07:12 PM

              Thank you, thank you for mentioning Pancake Chef. :) I grew up going there with my family. The food is definitely homestyle. HUGE omelettes in my book, the german pancake is awesome and the staff is great as well.

              Gotta also second Luna Park Cafe - for breakfast and dinner.

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              deb RE: ebm Mar 8, 2007 12:21 PM

              I'll definately second both Geraldines and Lake Route Cafe (which is much cheaper).

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                rpw RE: deb May 22, 2007 01:19 PM

                Does anyone know if the Lake Route Care is open? I've called the number several times and no one answered. We're flying into Seattle early Friday morning and looking for a good breakfast place.

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                ceester RE: ebm May 22, 2007 05:48 PM

                In addition to Geraldine's and Silver Fork, I'd also recommend Both Ways Cafe at the corner of Genesee and 50th Ave, it's a very short menu but it's good.

                1. fiddlerose2 RE: ebm May 23, 2007 08:06 AM

                  Third vote for the Lake route as first choice and Geraldines as a more pricey second. Both ways cafe is also excellent with a more limited menu.

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                    fiddlerose2 RE: fiddlerose2 Jul 8, 2007 01:52 PM

                    I'd have to ammend my view of the Lake Route Cafe after our last visit. Same menu, prices and ambiance, but the food and service have deteriorated beyond acceptable. Every order was screwed up not only ours but other customers as well. The biscuits - never great, but OK - were stale, the coffee rancid and the Montana Potatoes were poorly prepared and lacked any spice. So after 20 years of good food the place has taken a dive for the bottom.

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