Sometimes, you just need a bite in the middle of the night. While there is always a selection of fast-food joints that stay open late, finding a true 24/7 restaurant is not so easy. But never fear—Seattle has got you covered with a few 24-hour establishments. Though the choices may not be ample, Seattle’s 24-hour restaurants ensure that you can get a great range of hearty meals and snacks at any hour, day or night.
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 dinner 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 for some pretty awesome prices. Regular happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and has some tasty options, including fried cheese curds.
Location: 415 Cedar Street, Seattle
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! Of course, you can order smaller omelets as well and enjoy the down-home deliciousness with a more average sized meal. 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, but really how can you go wrong with a doughnut at 2 a.m.?
Location: 1112 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma
Looking for all-night food in North Seattle? Look no farther! North Star Diner serves up down-home food around the clock. Expect diner fare, including chicken fried steak, burgers and sandwiches and fried chicken, but also expect some of the tastiest breakfast around. There are board games to play, as well as the Shanghai Room (the building used to be a Chinese restaurant) where you can sing some karaoke or enjoy some drinks.
Location: 8580 Greenwood Avenue N, Seattle
Aside from local restaurants, a few chains stay open all hours of the day at night. Two of the most prominent in the area are Denny’s and Shari’s. Both chains serve up diner-style food. Both have a pleasing list of fresh pies. Both have reasonable prices, but Denny’s probably wins over Shari’s if you want a cheap meal.