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Mecca Cafe

Map & Directions 526 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
  • American
  • Mon 12am-11:59pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Takeout, Open 24 Hours
  • Breakfast, Breakfast all day, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


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?

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  • Jordan B. on 09/26/10

    Best greasy spoon in town. Drink the night away and come back in the morning for hangover food

  • Mark P. on 02/10/11

    Cool bartenders plus the best bacon you'll ever have in a greasy spoon, equals a great neighborhood hangout.

  • nathan B. on 10/14/09

    get a whiskey and a Rainier. seriously.

  • Richard S. on 01/19/12

    Have the Mecca fries with brown gravy.

  • Audin on 04/23/11

    Wifi password: coldbeer

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  • 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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