Find Shareable Dishes, Cozy Vibes and Family-like Friendliness at Seattle's Homestyle Eateries



Homestyle cooking; who doesn't crave it from time to time? While on the road, this is one thing travelers often desire–flavorful bites of comfort food that have been prepared with love. Luckily for us Seattle got the memo on this coveted genre, and the city boasts an array of options that serve delicious fare in spaces warm and inviting. (After all, even our Safeco sports stadium has started serving up waffles.) At some of these eateries, when you close your eyes and savor the aromas, you might swear you've been transported to your grandmother's kitchen.

Some choices might seem obvious (diners, intimate cafes and friendly pubs), while other choices like Fremont's Omega Ouzeri, a sleek, Greek spot with friendly vibes, are a bit less expected. Other suggestions include ethnic eateries like Capitol Hill's delightful Omega Ouzeri (Greek fare) and Taste of India near the University District, where the portions are generous and the staff exceedingly kind. We encourage you to work your way through this list, relishing the homestyle flavors along the way.


Skillet
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Skillet intends to redefine modern American food, describing its fare as "approachable, upscale and prepared with classic technique, using local and seasonal ingredients." The family-friendly restaurant now has four Seattle outposts and a line...  Read More


Portage Bay Café
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At four bright and airy spaces around town, enjoy consistently delicious fare at four Portage Bay Locations, where the food is always "local, organic and sustainable." The menu boasts the tagline "eat like you give a damn" and an impressive...  Read More




This lively spot is known for its quarterly-changing menu that highlights a regional cuisine. So, in addition to the regular breakfast menu, you may find specialties like New Orleans po' boy breakfast sandwich, pain perdu (New Orleans-style...  Read More


Harvest Vine


Cozy ambience and authentic Spanish cuisine make this small, charming eatery a local favorite in the neighborhood of Madison Park. A wide-ranging tapas selection features both hot and cold options and promises to make you a return customer. The...  Read More


Taste of India


Featuring a vibrant, neon exterior and an intimate, welcoming interior, Taste of India offers a delightful dining experience from start to finish. The food, service and ambience make this a wonderful spot for enjoying Indian and Mediterranean...  Read More


Hi Spot Café
Photo courtesy of Louisa's Cafe and Bakery


What was originally a lovely Victorian home has been transformed into a hip restaurant. The unbeatable breakfast menu features cheese-baked eggs, omelets, "green eggs n ham," breakfast burritos, ham steaks, bowls of granola and oatmeal and...  Read More


14 Carrot Cafe


A breakfast haven for locals since the late '70s, this friendly, offbeat cafe in the Eastlake neighborhood is known far and wide for its great breakfasts. From traditional eggs-bacon-potatoes combos to more unusual dishes like tahini French...  Read More


Tavolata (Belltown)
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In Belltown (and now Capitol Hill, too), Ethan Stowell has done it once again by wowing diners at his Italian gem Tavolata. Here, pasta reigns--from rigatoni to casarecce, conchiglie to linguini. A restaurant whose name means "to gather around a...  Read More


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Commonwealth
Photo courtesy of Amber Fouts


The owners of Pintxo, Bar Abajo and The Upstairs have opened Commonwealth, an alluring Kentucky Bourbon-focused bar in Belltown. The concept, developed after a series of pop-up nights at The Upstairs bar and inspired by co-owner Amanda's...  Read More


Omega Ouzeri
Photo courtesy of Sarah Flotard


A fairly recent addition to the Capitol Hill restaurant lineup, Omega Ouzeri whisks diners away to the rich flavors, welcoming vibes and cool hues of the Mediterranean, and it's an experience you won't want to miss. Executive Chef Zoi Antonitsas...  Read More


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Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne

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