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Big 6 Restaurant – Greasy Spoon

Now, don’t get me wrong… I’ve got nothing against a greasy spoon dive… as long as the food’s good. For example, the 5 Point Cafe in Seattle is a perfect example of a greasy spoon dive where the food’s great and you’re still slightly afraid to go to the bathroom.
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Bino’s Restaurant – Old, Old School Diner

Bino’s Restaurant is a holdover from the 70’s. I recall there being a few Bino’s around town but I think most of the other locations have closed out by now.
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Burger Burger – Unabashed Hole-in-the-Wall

Burger Burger – no, I didn’t stutter. That’s the name of a hole-in-the-wall burger joint in New West… well, at least a former hole-in-the-wall burger joint since the place closed up recently. Read the rest of this entry

The 5 Point Café (Seattle) – Historic Dive Bar

The 5 Point Café has a storied history in Belltown (the most densely populated district in Seattle) dating back to 1929. To be honest, this was an unplanned visit so we didn’t know what we were getting into.
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Lucy’s Eastside Diner – Angry Birds and the Three Little Pigs

Are you looking for a good old-fashioned greasy spoon diner?  You don’t have to go very far because tucked into a little nook on Main Street is Lucy’s Eastside Diner.  This 24-hour restaurant really has that diner vibe going on – right down to the old-fashioned tabletops that look like they haven’t been changed in decades and the 80’s music playing in the background.  Read the rest of this entry

Fraser Park Restaurant – German Breakfast and French Toast

Breakfast at Fraser Park Restaurant is still quite popular with the place packed during the peak morning hours.  We had a hankering for some potato pancakes in late November and were lucky enough to arrive before a large group of other diners. Read the rest of this entry

Bob’s Submarine Shop – Quintessential Dive in Richmond

The title says it all… Bob’s Submarine Shop IS the quintessential “dive” in Richmond.  Located across from the New Town Bakery in the same strip mall as Excelsior, Bob’s is open early in the morning for breakfast… which is why I came by on a Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry