Homemade diner food.
24 hours a day.

The North Star Diner is open and happy to see you 24 hours a day. Homemade breakfast and lunch, hearty dinner specials, old-fashioned milkshakes, strong coffee, and a full bar. It’s been said a time or two that we have the best buttermilk pancakes in the city.

And then there’s the Shanghai Room. Our darkside. Great drinks, karaoke five nights a week, full diner menu available.

Bar hours: 4pm-2am weekdays, 11am-2am weekends

Plus NEW PATIO! 4pm-2am weekdays, 11am-2am weekends

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24 Hours

in the North Star Dining room.


Seattle Weekly Best 24-Hour Eats: North Star Diner

BEST OF SEATTLE: The After Hours at the North Star

“The popular perception of late-night diners is that they are havens for the vulgar and the lost, the drunk and the dumped. But it’s hard to be hopeless at the North Star Diner…”

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Anthony Bourdain brought “Parts Unknown” to Seattle

Here's where he ate.

“He also does interviews at Mamnoon on Capitol Hill and at the Greenwood bar, the Shanghai Room. Have you been to the latter? You should. It is, or was, one of the best-kept secrets in the north end.”

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North Star now has a Patio!

A 60-seat sunny retreat with full menu and bar.

Full menu, full bar, patio-only drink specials… it’s a wooden getaway with all the comforts of the diner (and delights of the bar!).

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21 and over • If it ain't broke don't fix it, just add great cocktails •