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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Seattle

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 26 February 2020

From the streets of the legendary Pioneer Square to the cozy cafés within Capitol Hill and all the neighborhoods in between, Seattle has amazing breakfast spots that are worth the praise. It's within these small establishments that you'll find the some of the city's most amazing breakfast foods. Everything from traditional eggs and bacon dishes to Cajun flavors from the other side of the U.S. are available in Seattle. We found where the most in-the-know people were eating their breakfast in the Emerald City by searching through our data. Eat a breakfast burrito, sip on a mimosa, and take on views of the ocean—here’s where to go for the best breakfast in Seattle.

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4.6
4.6 (3948)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Tulio prides itself on using local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and serving them in a way that recreates dishes from north Italy. Fresh seafood and an eclectic menu that is friendly for vegans are among the highlights of this go-to spot. Breakfast and brunch specials include thick rustic grilled bread and homemade biscuits along with orange juice, coffee, and morning cocktails. Tulio can easily become a breakfast staple for those who live or spend extended periods of time in the city.
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shanb63vip
Dined 1 day ago
First time dining here in several years and was delighted to find my favorite sweet potato gnocchi in fried sage butter still on the starters list. As delicious as ever and perfectly paired with an arugula salad in a lemony vinaigrette that balanced the marscapone on the gnocchi. The roast chicken with risotto was the best I've ever had. Impeccable execution and presentation with each bite a gorgeous blend of savory flavors and wonderful mouth-feel. My companion had the lamb with a delectable creamy, cheesy polenta. We shared an Amari flight as well, but no room for dessert. Lovely, attentive and kind service. Beautiful, romantic atmosphere. Perfect date night!
A photo of Rider restaurant
4.0
4 (510)
$31 to $50
Grill
Downtown
About the restaurant
Rider’s main attraction is their grilling for most meals, but they also have a unique breakfast menu with flavorful creations. The savory section of their breakfast menu includes many items with traditional hearty breakfast ingredients such as eggs and bacon, along with seafood added to some dishes for a local twist. Beverages also include a number of sweet juices to get the morning started on the right foot with high energy levels.
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Stillygirl
Dined on 7 Apr 2024
Great everything, a little smokey from the grill if that is an issue for some.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2330)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
While a steakhouse may not be the first thing that comes to mind about breakfast, Ruth’s Chris opens early every day to serve guests with their first meal in a formal location. Many guests also praise the location near 8th Avenue and the Paramount Theatre and convention center. Seasonal dishes are popular here, making the menu a more dynamic experience, rather than what is expected of traditional steakhouse fare.
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JasonM
Dined 3 days ago
The staff was very sweet. It was a special birthday dinner for my wife. They had put little Happy Birthday sparkles on the table and everyone that walked by said hi and happy birthday to her. Exactly what I was hoping for.
A photo of Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle restaurant
4.4
4.4 (566)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
This restaurant is located downtown and is highly regarded by locals as a contender for the best breakfast in Seattle. They also happen to open early during the week for breakfast and brunch on the weekends. Some breakfast options include a buffet with traditional options like sausage and bacon for meat lovers, along with smoked Pacific salmon for those who love seafood. Pancakes and waffles are also on the menu for lovers of these warm and soft breakfast staples. Gluten-free options are available upon request, making this one of the most diverse breakfast locations.
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JohnBvip
Dined on 5 Apr 2024
Signature cocktails and starter courses were FANTASTIC! Likewise were the main courses and sides. Our server Emily was a delight and all the staff we encountered made us feel welcome, valued, and were exceptionally professional yet warm.
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4.2
4.2 (119)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Urbane is unique because of its connection to the local history of the city, along with locally sourced ingredients. The interior decor tells a story that reflects the city's unique contributions to architecture condensed into the space of the interior, with a backdrop that feels like the outside skyline. Some highlights include frittatas, benedict varieties, and their own special Emerald City breakfast sandwich that features ham and scrambled eggs with a unique twist. Nowhere else in the city highlights breakfast quite like Urbane at such an early hour.
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SherryC
Dined 6 days ago
Food was good, nice place for conversation with friends. Families welcome also. Chowder is great.
A photo of The Metropolitan Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (6356)
$31 to $50
Steak
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Metropolitan Grill is probably one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city, due to its formal setting and exclusive clientele. The menu reflects a traditional steak and seafood venue; however, these traditional items are prepared so well and full of flavor that guests keep coming back.
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RichardCvip
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Great Atmosphere and Excellent Customer Service. Our waiter Mark was amazing! We ordered the Wagyu Meatballs, Top Sirloin, Grilled Shrimp, and a side of Creamed Spinach. Meatballs were tasty with a little kick, Steak was well seasoned and cooked to perfection, Shrimp had a bad fishy taste, Spinach was delicious. Mark took the shrimp off after we mentioned the bad taste. Would try again in the future for HH.
A photo of The Fig & The Judge restaurant
4.0
4 (62)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
This location relies heavy on their concept of creating unique variations of foods from around the globe such as burgers topped with figs or Vietnamese styled French Crepes. These interesting food combinations make it a great stop for those who want to be on the cutting edge of the local food scene. A special feature of this spot is a breakfast buffet that serves everything from dried fruit to yogurt, as well as common items like scrambled eggs and oats. The service quality is highly regarded and the location is convenient for those who work in the central business district.
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Michelle
Dined on 13 Jan 2024
The service was EXCEPTIONAL. The staffing going above and beyond for a birthday at our table. The food was delicious, especially the Benedict's. Access directly off of 5 in the Renaissance with comped underground parking or valet. Will definitely return.
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4.3
4.3 (293)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Jimmy’s on Broadway is a real treat for those who want the traditional American breakfast with a modern spin. Breakfast starts early seven days a week, and the menu is filled with classics such as French toast, pancakes, eggs, and even a special morning cocktail menu with bloody marys and other creations. This is a great stop for those who want a more typical breakfast done well by local Seattle chefs.
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JodyE
Dined on 28 Mar 2024
We had a work team lunch at Jimmy's on Broadway. Our team works at multiple hospitals within our system in the Seattle area. This restaurant is centrally located to one of the hospitals that many of our team members work at, so we so we elected to meet at this restaurant. The restaurant team set up a very private, quiet area for our large group, where we could catch up in person, discuss our meeting agenda, and enjoy the wonderful food that was offered by the restaurant! Especially in these days post-COVID, the opportunity to get together as a work group in person and interact in such a lovely setting with AMAZING food and service is highly appreciated. The restaurant team was very attentive to our needs and the food was GREAT! They exceeded our expectations on all levels. We will be back again and again!
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4.4
4.4 (791)
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
The Dunbar Room places a special emphasis on its communal and social aspects, which include a jazz brunch every Sunday. The breakfast menu is served daily, and has a large selection of coffee and espresso, along with plates of fried potatoes, hash, bagels and lox, eggs, and some other breakfast staples. This casual stop may be more for slow mornings to enjoy a breakfast experience, rather than a before work meal for those who need to leave within an hour.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful restaurant and the food is amazing! This was our 2nd visit and we had great service from Ethan. Highly recommended
A photo of Lola Seattle restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4103)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Downtown
About the restaurant
This may be the most popular and frequently booked restaurant on the entire list for the best breakfast in Seattle. The Mediterranean-themed breakfast options include gravlax and Greek yogurt. There is also a special jalapeno-infused bloody mary for those who need to wake up with a kick from a spicy breakfast drink. Lola is consistently reviewed with enthusiasm by guests, and the location seems to have developed a system for handling crowds well and seating groups in a reasonable time frame. Lola truly deserves its elite reputation among frequent diners and critics.
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MatthewH
Dined 6 days ago
Food was well prepared…. Prices are fair…..Service was impeccable.
A photo of Shaker + Spear restaurant
4.6
4.6 (471)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
Located on Second Avenue just a couple of blocks from the ocean, it is no surprise that this is a seafood establishment. The emphasis here is on coastal seafood that is unique to Seattle, so expect local delicacies that are great for those who have never been to the city before. Crab Cakes Benedict paired with ham and avocado is a breakfast dish that demands attention, along with other unique creations.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
After flying in to Seattle we were fortunate to get in at this incredible restaurant. Upon arrival staff and hostess were polite and welcoming. We were seated close to the chefs area and got to observe farm to table cooking in action. Robin, our waitress was outstanding. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, her easy going presence made the experience all the more enjoyable. The food was OUTSTANDING, table service was fast, and efficient without being pushy. We have starters, manes sides and dessert all was incredible. I would highly recommend Shaker and Spear to anyone visiting Seattle, and we will most definitely be back. Thank you for making our 23rd anniversary supper a memorable one!
A photo of Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1668)
$31 to $50
Regional American (Northwest)
Downtown
About the restaurant
This is a tavern with the themes of the frontier and lumberjack décor. The breakfast menu focuses on locally sourced coffee and the kinds of traditional breakfast foods you would expect such as eggs, bacon, and pancakes, but done with a touch of the tavern's unique flavor, which should not be missed. This spot is also highly regarded by locals for its consistency of high quality food and great service, making it a candidate for the best breakfast in Seattle.
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Ipatstirvip
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic service from anyone encountered! The food was top tier and drinks flowing.
A photo of Outlier restaurant
4.1
4.1 (476)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
The outlier is a fixture of downtown Seattle that tends to be popular with locals and frequently booked due to its consistently great service over the years. The breakfast menu centers around pastries, fruits, and grains, along with eggs accompanied by the signature outlier potatoes and toast. This may be a great stop for commuters and those who end up in the central business district early in the morning.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 24 Mar 2024
Lovely staff, delicious food, and the Birthday Milkshake was delicious (but definitely overpriced).
A photo of Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4274)
$30 and under
American
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
This is the first and only restaurant on the list to feature French cuisine and the feel of the French Quarter in New Orleans, which is a standout in Seattle. The breakfast menu here is extensive and more varied than some of the other locations, featuring the only place in Seattle to get such a variety of Creole- and Cajun-inspired dishes in the morning. For lovers of New-Orleans-style cooking, this is the obvious choice.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was great-got a nice corner booth, awesome server who was right there with good recommendations, food was great.
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