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“Best Little Diner EVER!!.”
Review of Planet Java Diner

Planet Java Diner
Ranked #212 of 4,098 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Fort Macleod, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Little Diner EVER!!.”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We were 2 couples traveling to Seattle November 15 to 19, 2013. We were staying at the Best Western Pioneer Square (who will get a near perfect review too)!!! We came from Southern Alberta for the Seahawks/Vikings game! We were thrilled the Hawks won! Our hotel recommended this diner for a good hearty breakfast! Well, they were right!! We were there for every breakfast during our stay!! This is a hidden little gem and a very pleasant surprise! The staff were an absolute delight, the ambiance was brilliant and the food perfection!! This will be our go to if we are ever in Seattle again! Their entire menu would be a delight to enjoy! Thanks Planet Java!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank LeeBrown
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“An awesome surprise”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We lucked upon this place while looking for a good breakfast spot near our hotel in the Pioneer Square area. Turns out it has been around for about 20 years and it is no wonder - the food and service were outstanding. Visiting midweek we had no problem getting a table although our server told us the lines stretch well outside the door on weekends and game days (the stadiums are in the area). The menu is a mix of diner-style food such as burgers, sandwiches and breakfast (we settled on the latter). In the mood for something different, I had the biscuits and gravy which came with four fresh biscuits smothered - and I mean smothered - in hot, tasty gravy. It also came with a generous serving of crispy shredded hashbrowns and two eggs. My wife had ham, eggs and pancakes. The ham was thick sliced but the pancakes, according to her, were probably the best she had ever tasted. They were fresh, not dough-tasting and had a nice crispness on the outside. I sampled a couple of bites of them and agree they are darn good. A key reason we loved this placer was because the food came hot...and I mean hot. Not luke warm or microwave hot now but cold in 30-seconds hot. It was a welcome surprise. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive and the diner itself is a fascinating visual treat with a myriad of clocks and even an old (working!) rotary dial phone. We were glad we found this place and it is now on our "must visit" list for future Seattle visits.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank cna001
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice surprise in Downtown Seattle”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We were looking for a full breakfast type of restaurant and the Planet Java Diner was recommended by our hotel staff. Located at 1st and Washington we never would have found it without assistance but what a nice surprise. 50's style diner with awesome décor, great service and reasonable prices. Would like to come back and sample more menu items in the future.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank NancGE
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Glendale, AZ
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Jewel in Emerald City”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Thank goodness we saw the sign board pointing the way or we would have missed out on one of Seattle’s best. Clean and bright with a 50’s vibe the service and food were spot on. I truly love breakfast and as Planet Java serves it all day that is what we chose for lunch we had omelets, potatoes and sourdough toast. Now that sounds simple but how many times have you had an overcooked omelet, potatoes that tasted like they we cooked in old oil and Wonder Bread toast. Not the case at Planet Java the omelets were cooked to perfection the potatoes were great with onion & peppers mixed in and the toast was made from fresh bread bake locally that morning. The owners have great pride in this little dinner and it shows.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ddalton2009
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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good breakfast”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Good breakfast, super friendly service, and a fair price. The restaurant is quirky, clean, and a good choice.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jayne E
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