Seattle, WA 98109
- Mon 12am-11:59pm
- MasterCard, Visa
- Takeout, Open 24 Hours
- Breakfast, Breakfast all day, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Full bar
- Not Accepted
Seattle Weekly's Description
Restaurants can spend a lot of time and money trying to cobble up the kind of authenticity the Mecca has achieved without trying. Sorry, that can't be rushed; in its eighth decade, the place, with its leatherette booths and vintage comics, ads, and menus on the wall, is still so archetypal it could be an installation in the Smithsonian: "The American Diner, 1920-60." The menu is pure comfort, from serious hashbrowns-and-bacon breakfasts to wand-mixed malts, open-face sandwiches (roast beef or turkey piled on egg bread, an ice-cream scoop of mashed potatoes, a ladleful of gravy), chicken strips, chili, and iceberg-lettuce salads. I mean, they still offer cold cereal in individual-serving boxes. And do you know how hard it is to find orange pop in a restaurant nowadays?
Tips from foursquare
Best greasy spoon in town. Drink the night away and come back in the morning for hangover food
Cool bartenders plus the best bacon you'll ever have in a greasy spoon, equals a great neighborhood hangout.
get a whiskey and a Rainier. seriously.
Have the Mecca fries with brown gravy.
Wifi password: coldbeer
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Reviews and News
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Best Of Awards
Drowning your sorrows is so much more satisfying when everyone else is drunker and more hopeless than you. 526 Queen Anne Ave. N., 285-9728
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