Beth's Cafe Restaurant

★★★☆☆
47.6821 -122.345
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206-782-5588

7311 Aurora Ave N

Seattle, WA

98103

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Excellent food!! The staff were extremely friendly and outgoing. Food was Amazing. The wait to be seated was fair. About 30 minutes. But worth the wait!

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Excellent food!! The staff were extremely friendly and outgoing. Food was Amazing. The wait to be seated was fair. About 30 minutes. But worth the wait!

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Love Beth's cafe! Been hanging out there for longer then I remember, lots of good memories with friends, eating and drinking coffee!! Always worth checking out!

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Love Beth's cafe! Been hanging out there for longer then I remember, lots of good memories with friends, eating and drinking coffee!! Always worth checking out!

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Breakfast any time of day? What's not to love? And the coffee is no holds barred you get what you came for. Beth's makes me wish I stayed a "twenty-something" for ever.. and ever.

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Breakfast any time of day? What's not to love? And the coffee is no holds barred you get what you came for. Beth's makes me wish I stayed a "twenty-something" for ever.. and ever.

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An instance that I can relate this restaurant to is: My Aunt and I were in a big city and she called the front desk and asked what the best restaurant in town was. The person at the front desk said some fancy/ very expensive restaurant. She then said " I want to know where the chefs at those kind of restaurants eat. When we went to that such place it was a total dive, hole in the wall and I was a little scared to eat there but the food was absolutely awesome and probably one of the best places I have eaten.... well besides beth cafe's 12 egg omelets

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An instance that I can relate this restaurant to is: My Aunt and I were in a big city and she called the front desk and asked what the best restaurant in town was. The person at the front desk said some fancy/ very expensive restaurant. She then said " I want to know where the chefs at those kind of restaurants eat. When we went to that such place it was a total dive, hole in the wall and I was a little scared to eat there but the food was absolutely awesome and probably one of the best places I have eaten.... well besides beth cafe's 12 egg omelets

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This place draws in people from all walks. The walls are very entertaining and the breakfast food is really good. I have been here several late nights after going out and it is always an entertaining time. We have been served quickly and it is a fun place.

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This place draws in people from all walks. The walls are very entertaining and the breakfast food is really good. I have been here several late nights after going out and it is always an entertaining time. We have been served quickly and it is a fun place.

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Funky and unique! Late night eating or hungry morning breakfasts with friends are the best. Located close to Green Lake is good for the long walk needed after sharing 12 egg omelettes! I go more for the experience than the quality of food, but I never leave hungry or unhappy.

5
★★★★★

Funky and unique! Late night eating or hungry morning breakfasts with friends are the best. Located close to Green Lake is good for the long walk needed after sharing 12 egg omelettes! I go more for the experience than the quality of food, but I never leave hungry or unhappy.

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What can I say about this place? It is funky and it's claim to fame is their 12-egg omelettes and endless hashbrowns. The food is reasonably priced for the amount you get and it is done right. We were there at 10:30 a.m. on a week day and the place was jammed. It was built in 1953 and believe there are no upgrades to the interior....you go there for the food!

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★★★★☆

What can I say about this place? It is funky and it's claim to fame is their 12-egg omelettes and endless hashbrowns. The food is reasonably priced for the amount you get and it is done right. We were there at 10:30 a.m. on a week day and the place was jammed. It was built in 1953 and believe there are no upgrades to the interior....you go there for the food!

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open 24 hours is such a great concept, especially for this place. Who doesn't want a 4 am omlette after a long night of drinking. I love Beth's. It is a secret from some and some keep it a secret because the more people you let know the longer the wait between the 2am and 5 am hours.

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open 24 hours is such a great concept, especially for this place. Who doesn't want a 4 am omlette after a long night of drinking. I love Beth's. It is a secret from some and some keep it a secret because the more people you let know the longer the wait between the 2am and 5 am hours.

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My son and three of his friends ate at Beth's cafe last night and they all had food poisoning. My son had to go to the hospital.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son and three of his friends ate at Beth's cafe last night and they all had food poisoning. My son had to go to the hospital.

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I've been going to Beth's for years and years and the food is good, the servers are usually fun and friendly, and the decor is always interesting. You can colour while you wait for your food (I recommend breakfast food, as it's their speciality), so the wait doesnt' seem that long and then you can stick it on the wall for others to enjoy! This place isn't high class and stuck up with folded napkins and soft music to distract you from the high price menus.... it's just good food!

5
★★★★★

I've been going to Beth's for years and years and the food is good, the servers are usually fun and friendly, and the decor is always interesting. You can colour while you wait for your food (I recommend breakfast food, as it's their speciality), so the wait doesnt' seem that long and then you can stick it on the wall for others to enjoy! This place isn't high class and stuck up with folded napkins and soft music to distract you from the high price menus.... it's just good food!

Pros: Open 24/7, Unique

Cons: Hard to get into on the weekends

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If you are looking for a perfect definition of a Seattle Diner, Beth's is the way to go. Excellent service, interesting decor, and most delicious food that you can get any time of the day!

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a perfect definition of a Seattle Diner, Beth's is the way to go. Excellent service, interesting decor, and most delicious food that you can get any time of the day!

Pros: Interesting atmosphere, excellent food, open 24 hours

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Beth's Cafe is exactly what you would expect from a 24 hour diner on aurora: diverse, colorful, greasy and constantly hopped up on caffeine.

Beth's busiest hours are between 1 am and 5 am. If you're looking for a lively, goofy, indy/hipster/punk cross section of the city, Beth's is the place to be at that hour. (Expect a wait, but you can hang out in the game room with the same, lively people and play some pinball.) The jukebox is always playing, the waitstaff is pressed for time, but often still playful, and you can kick back with your food and unlimited coffee and "bottomeless hash browns," and appreciate the crayon and paper souvenirs that have been left behind on the walls by patrons before you.

If this busy atmosphere isn't for you, go to Beth's during the daylight hours. The diner is rarely packed during the day, and you get the same delicious food and coffee in a more laid-back atmosphere.

Keep in mind, the waitstaff doesn't stand on ceremony, but that shouldn't be mistaken for being rude. They're all great people who love the diner, and they don't waste their time being fake.

So if you're craving coffee, hash browns and some of the most interesting people in Seattle, get on down to Aurora.

5
★★★★★

Beth's Cafe is exactly what you would expect from a 24 hour diner on aurora: diverse, colorful, greasy and constantly hopped up on caffeine.

Beth's busiest hours are between 1 am and 5 am. If you're looking for a lively, goofy, indy/hipster/punk cross section of the city, Beth's is the place to be at that hour. (Expect a wait, but you can hang out in the game room with the same, lively people and play some pinball.) The jukebox is always playing, the waitstaff is pressed for time, but often still playful, and you can kick back with your food and unlimited coffee and "bottomeless hash browns," and appreciate the crayon and paper souvenirs that have been left behind on the walls by patrons before you.

If this busy atmosphere isn't for you, go to Beth's during the daylight hours. The diner is rarely packed during the day, and you get the same delicious food and coffee in a more laid-back atmosphere.

Keep in mind, the waitstaff doesn't stand on ceremony, but that shouldn't be mistaken for being rude. They're all great people who love the diner, and they don't waste their time being fake.

So if you're craving coffee, hash browns and some of the most interesting people in Seattle, get on down to Aurora.

Pros: Great food, fun atmosphere, wifi, people worth talking to

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Beth's delivers delicious, generous portions for a pretty good price. The wait staff might seem a little testy, but they've probably already been taking care for angry drunks for 8 hours today so cut them some slack. The coffee is great and bottomless, the soup is terrifying but no one gets it anyway, and the Reuben is about six times better than anyone expects. You should probably go right now, because it's open. It's always open (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).

5
★★★★★

Beth's delivers delicious, generous portions for a pretty good price. The wait staff might seem a little testy, but they've probably already been taking care for angry drunks for 8 hours today so cut them some slack. The coffee is great and bottomless, the soup is terrifying but no one gets it anyway, and the Reuben is about six times better than anyone expects. You should probably go right now, because it's open. It's always open (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Pros: delicious breakfast food, sandwiches, burgers, generous

Cons: grease,

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Went ot Beth's for dinner on Friday night. No wait, everyone was friends and got seated right away. Service was fast and our waitress never let the coffee run out, even fixed juke box when it ate coins and didnt deliver.
Bathroom was interesting, but all the talk I'd heard about it being not clean in Beth's were wrong as far as I could see. Lots of drawings on walls, that was fun. Lots of different types of people, what you want when you visit the big city.

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★★★★☆

Went ot Beth's for dinner on Friday night. No wait, everyone was friends and got seated right away. Service was fast and our waitress never let the coffee run out, even fixed juke box when it ate coins and didnt deliver.
Bathroom was interesting, but all the talk I'd heard about it being not clean in Beth's were wrong as far as I could see. Lots of drawings on walls, that was fun. Lots of different types of people, what you want when you visit the big city.

Pros: Great service, hot food and lots of it

Cons: parking would be difficult at time

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Its a very shady place with regular breakfast. You can get the same at many better places in seattle. The waitors look, talk and act wierd. (may be its the drugs). All the time we thought will they prepare the food right. kind a scary....
Coming back to food, it turned out ok but for sure you can find similar tasting or better food at the same price at hundreds of place in seattle.

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★☆☆☆☆

Its a very shady place with regular breakfast. You can get the same at many better places in seattle. The waitors look, talk and act wierd. (may be its the drugs). All the time we thought will they prepare the food right. kind a scary....
Coming back to food, it turned out ok but for sure you can find similar tasting or better food at the same price at hundreds of place in seattle.

Pros: Just dont go

Cons: Pros above says it all.

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I'm here just about everyday. I love the staff as well as the constant change in atmosphere throughout the day.
Beth's is not everyone's cup of tea (but the never ending cups of coffee sure makes up for it!!) It's important to know that Beth's can become extremely busy in a matter of minutes on weekends and at night; the music is louder, the servers are less personal (due to the rush) and the type of people visiting are a bit more diverse (for lack of a better word). Basically, the nights and weekends are for those of you who are not in a huge rush and just want to hangout and have a good time. And for those of you who prefer the more personal, quiet meals, visit anytime during a weekday. I spend several hours around 2pm working on homework, surfing the web (free wifi), listening to music, drawing, taping things to the wall and chatting with the staff. It's very nice and relaxing.
Over all the food is a bit greasy but still great! The people are always interesting to watch. And the different pictures along the walls inspire the child in you. If you have plans to visit (its awesome here) please do, just come in with an open mind and in a time where the atmosphere best suits you.

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★★★★★

I'm here just about everyday. I love the staff as well as the constant change in atmosphere throughout the day.
Beth's is not everyone's cup of tea (but the never ending cups of coffee sure makes up for it!!) It's important to know that Beth's can become extremely busy in a matter of minutes on weekends and at night; the music is louder, the servers are less personal (due to the rush) and the type of people visiting are a bit more diverse (for lack of a better word). Basically, the nights and weekends are for those of you who are not in a huge rush and just want to hangout and have a good time. And for those of you who prefer the more personal, quiet meals, visit anytime during a weekday. I spend several hours around 2pm working on homework, surfing the web (free wifi), listening to music, drawing, taping things to the wall and chatting with the staff. It's very nice and relaxing.
Over all the food is a bit greasy but still great! The people are always interesting to watch. And the different pictures along the walls inspire the child in you. If you have plans to visit (its awesome here) please do, just come in with an open mind and in a time where the atmosphere best suits you.

Pros: jukebox, art, 24hrs, wifi, never ending coffee, fun servers

Cons: none

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Perfect portions- I don?t eat a lot and so a breakfast place that has small portions is a plus for me! One egg, one pancake and one slice of bacon perfect!

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★★★☆☆

Perfect portions- I don?t eat a lot and so a breakfast place that has small portions is a plus for me! One egg, one pancake and one slice of bacon perfect!

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While visiting Seattle I recalled a man vs. food episode and suggested Beths Cafe to my wife and children. Upon enetering we were rudely seated!! The host commented "great, kids" and walked away. We sat there 15 or so minutes before we got someone to wait on us...there were only 3 other tables there and 2 already had food. When we ordered my son,14, ordered a 6 egg omlett and the waitress said no,"its a waist of food,it's too big for you, get something else". My wife said pardon me and the waitress said Iam not talking to you. The guy in the next booth said" stupid tourist". We got up and started to leave when this guy says good riddence...wtf did we do? Oh yeah..to .the guy who couldnt keep his mouth shut, I believe it was "Bob" or "Rob", I have your ear ring, it must got stuck in my hand

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★☆☆☆☆

While visiting Seattle I recalled a man vs. food episode and suggested Beths Cafe to my wife and children. Upon enetering we were rudely seated!! The host commented "great, kids" and walked away. We sat there 15 or so minutes before we got someone to wait on us...there were only 3 other tables there and 2 already had food. When we ordered my son,14, ordered a 6 egg omlett and the waitress said no,"its a waist of food,it's too big for you, get something else". My wife said pardon me and the waitress said Iam not talking to you. The guy in the next booth said" stupid tourist". We got up and started to leave when this guy says good riddence...wtf did we do? Oh yeah..to .the guy who couldnt keep his mouth shut, I believe it was "Bob" or "Rob", I have your ear ring, it must got stuck in my hand

Pros: They have an exit!

Cons: Not enough time to write it all down

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A group of my friends and I went to Beth's Cafe, solely for the purpose of seeing what the fuss was about. We saw a portion of the travel Network advocating Beth's cafe. As I was entering the restaurant, the host rudely mumbled something I was unable to understand so I politely ask him to repeat himself. He proceeded to treat me like I did not speak English and yelled "HOW-MANY?" in my face. As an Asian woman in Seattle who speaks perfect English I have never been treated in such blatantly aggressive xenophobic way. He took us to our table before we had a chance to sit down he said " what the hell? Don't eye f**k me. your in my house now, you don't like it, leave". Needless to say we walked out immediately, as we left he sneered "that's right". I have worked in food service, I understand the frustration with people who are rude and demanding. There was no provocation on our part I am deeply confused as to how a business can employ such a staff and remain solvent.

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★☆☆☆☆

A group of my friends and I went to Beth's Cafe, solely for the purpose of seeing what the fuss was about. We saw a portion of the travel Network advocating Beth's cafe. As I was entering the restaurant, the host rudely mumbled something I was unable to understand so I politely ask him to repeat himself. He proceeded to treat me like I did not speak English and yelled "HOW-MANY?" in my face. As an Asian woman in Seattle who speaks perfect English I have never been treated in such blatantly aggressive xenophobic way. He took us to our table before we had a chance to sit down he said " what the hell? Don't eye f**k me. your in my house now, you don't like it, leave". Needless to say we walked out immediately, as we left he sneered "that's right". I have worked in food service, I understand the frustration with people who are rude and demanding. There was no provocation on our part I am deeply confused as to how a business can employ such a staff and remain solvent.

Cons: unbelievable rude and aggressive staff.

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It was worth the wait, and their menu was perfect for what we were looking for,

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★★☆☆☆

It was worth the wait, and their menu was perfect for what we were looking for,

Pros: Food was good

Cons: They were a little busy and had to wait a long time

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I watches man vs. food episode and seen him order the Southwestern Exposure omelette. He competed with a friend to finish the omelette,but neither could. Now I now why. The chilli and egg combo don't work and the sour cream just made it worse.
After plowing through half of it just trying to see if my pallet would adjust was a mistake. I new if I took one more bite everything I ate would be back on the table.
Luckally I had a cigar in the car to rid me of the after taste.
If you go let your first instinct about the place guide you and find somewhere else to eat. I now believe Man vs. Food is all hype.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I watches man vs. food episode and seen him order the Southwestern Exposure omelette. He competed with a friend to finish the omelette,but neither could. Now I now why. The chilli and egg combo don't work and the sour cream just made it worse.
After plowing through half of it just trying to see if my pallet would adjust was a mistake. I new if I took one more bite everything I ate would be back on the table.
Luckally I had a cigar in the car to rid me of the after taste.
If you go let your first instinct about the place guide you and find somewhere else to eat. I now believe Man vs. Food is all hype.

Pros: Man vs.Wild could survive there!

Cons: Food, Service and appeal.

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I went in this past Saturday evening around 10 PM to meet two people who had travelled here from Georgia and specifically wanted to go to Beth's, as they had been there years ago on another visit. They did not know I was coming so were seated and had just gotten their food when I arrived. They were seated at a booth for four (as that is basically all Beth's has). I asked the "waitress" for a menu and she refused, saying there was a "no joiner" policy on the weekend. I thought she was kidding as I have (nor has anyone I've spoken to since) ever heard of something so nonsensical! She went about her duties completely ignoring me, except for the occasional sneer and nasty look in my direction. The guy in the booth next to me said he had been refused service because he was in the restroom when she came and took the other members of his table's order - so three of them were served and he was not (although they did give him a milkshake, somehow.) I asked another waitress what the deal was and she reiterated this "no joiner policy." I asked to speak to the manager because I said I wasn't joining their ticket, just ordering something on my own and sitting at their table. This "manager" came to the table, snarled nastily, "that's the policy, deal with it" and walked off. The first "waitress" came back (clearly trying to smooth the situation so she wouldn't lose her tip) and tried to explain this "no joiner" thing was there so that the tables could be turned over sooner - I asked her about the two people that were sitting behind us playing cards holding up a table for four. She said they came in as two people...again, this made no sense! I asked, "so you're just refusing to serve me, right?" and she snarkily said, "with an attitude like that, yes." So I, a paying customer, was not allowed to order...still not sure how the guy next to me was "allowed" to have a milkshake when I couldn't even get a cup of coffee!! Upon leaving I asked this "manager," who was running the register, to explain how a paying customer could not even get a cup of coffee when there were empty booths in the restaurant and no one waiting to be sat in them. He nastily said, "That's the policy. If you don't like it, don't come back!" I said he was behaving like a d**k, so he called me a "f*g" and told me to leave. Not only did this homophobic manager belittle me in front of family, he was an absolute unprofessional! Beth's has never been known to be more upscale than it is and has always been happily accepted as such, but when a paying customer innocently comes in, is refused service because of some arbitrary policy and is then called a f*g by the manager, there is something very VERY wrong!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in this past Saturday evening around 10 PM to meet two people who had travelled here from Georgia and specifically wanted to go to Beth's, as they had been there years ago on another visit. They did not know I was coming so were seated and had just gotten their food when I arrived. They were seated at a booth for four (as that is basically all Beth's has). I asked the "waitress" for a menu and she refused, saying there was a "no joiner" policy on the weekend. I thought she was kidding as I have (nor has anyone I've spoken to since) ever heard of something so nonsensical! She went about her duties completely ignoring me, except for the occasional sneer and nasty look in my direction. The guy in the booth next to me said he had been refused service because he was in the restroom when she came and took the other members of his table's order - so three of them were served and he was not (although they did give him a milkshake, somehow.) I asked another waitress what the deal was and she reiterated this "no joiner policy." I asked to speak to the manager because I said I wasn't joining their ticket, just ordering something on my own and sitting at their table. This "manager" came to the table, snarled nastily, "that's the policy, deal with it" and walked off. The first "waitress" came back (clearly trying to smooth the situation so she wouldn't lose her tip) and tried to explain this "no joiner" thing was there so that the tables could be turned over sooner - I asked her about the two people that were sitting behind us playing cards holding up a table for four. She said they came in as two people...again, this made no sense! I asked, "so you're just refusing to serve me, right?" and she snarkily said, "with an attitude like that, yes." So I, a paying customer, was not allowed to order...still not sure how the guy next to me was "allowed" to have a milkshake when I couldn't even get a cup of coffee!! Upon leaving I asked this "manager," who was running the register, to explain how a paying customer could not even get a cup of coffee when there were empty booths in the restaurant and no one waiting to be sat in them. He nastily said, "That's the policy. If you don't like it, don't come back!" I said he was behaving like a d**k, so he called me a "f*g" and told me to leave. Not only did this homophobic manager belittle me in front of family, he was an absolute unprofessional! Beth's has never been known to be more upscale than it is and has always been happily accepted as such, but when a paying customer innocently comes in, is refused service because of some arbitrary policy and is then called a f*g by the manager, there is something very VERY wrong!!

Cons: Bad management!!

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Killer diner food with added entertainment of the rambling conversations of the cook and staff. Funny drawings, too.
Went on a Tuesday morning on a day off and was so stoked to not have to wait in line. Just got seated right away and within moments a big ol plate of food plonked down. Perfect greasy/crispy hashbrowns. yes.

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★★★★★

Killer diner food with added entertainment of the rambling conversations of the cook and staff. Funny drawings, too.
Went on a Tuesday morning on a day off and was so stoked to not have to wait in line. Just got seated right away and within moments a big ol plate of food plonked down. Perfect greasy/crispy hashbrowns. yes.

Pros: during the week is great--no waiting!

Cons: none

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The food was pretty good and our service was great. I don't care if the staff has piercings, tats or whatever. But out of all the reviews I've read - good and bad - not one of them mentions how filthy the place is. It's like the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge. I'd like to go there again because my food was good, but I can't because it's so freaking' dirty. Not everyone who goes there is drunk, so there are some of us who do notice when a place needs a good scouring at the very least. I don't mind run down and old, but this is far beyond that. Sorry, Beth's.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was pretty good and our service was great. I don't care if the staff has piercings, tats or whatever. But out of all the reviews I've read - good and bad - not one of them mentions how filthy the place is. It's like the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge. I'd like to go there again because my food was good, but I can't because it's so freaking' dirty. Not everyone who goes there is drunk, so there are some of us who do notice when a place needs a good scouring at the very least. I don't mind run down and old, but this is far beyond that. Sorry, Beth's.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Filthy place

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The feel is cozy enough with fun patron created pictures all over, but the famous "12 egg omelette" was as big as expected, being served on a pizza plate. However, it does not matter how big anything is served when it is not good food. The hash browns tasted only like butter and begged to be rescued out of the pool of butter. The omelette was an event just to see, but very untasty unless you again like butter. There was literally a pool of butter sitting on the massive pile of egg. I did like the well used look of the cafe and the staff were friendly enough. I would recommend this place only because it is worth getting some coffee and taking in the cafe itself. Try at own risk

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★☆☆☆☆

The feel is cozy enough with fun patron created pictures all over, but the famous "12 egg omelette" was as big as expected, being served on a pizza plate. However, it does not matter how big anything is served when it is not good food. The hash browns tasted only like butter and begged to be rescued out of the pool of butter. The omelette was an event just to see, but very untasty unless you again like butter. There was literally a pool of butter sitting on the massive pile of egg. I did like the well used look of the cafe and the staff were friendly enough. I would recommend this place only because it is worth getting some coffee and taking in the cafe itself. Try at own risk

Pros: Seattle staple, fun

Cons: terrible food, not clean

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My boyfriend and I were in Seattle and we were looking for a place to eat for lunch so I suggested that we go to Beth's I was all excited to take him there and told how cool the place was how there?s drawings all over the walls from different people the place is famous for their 12 egg omelet ect. ect. I hadn't been to beth's since i was 16 We walked in and the place smelled so bad there was food all over the floor flies flying all over the place I couldn't believe it I was so disappointed I was so embarrassed that I took my boyfriend to this place.Were you can kind of see into where the cooks make the food there was food and egg shells all over the floor the floor was black . if the place has flies and food on the floor you can guess what else they might have

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I were in Seattle and we were looking for a place to eat for lunch so I suggested that we go to Beth's I was all excited to take him there and told how cool the place was how there?s drawings all over the walls from different people the place is famous for their 12 egg omelet ect. ect. I hadn't been to beth's since i was 16 We walked in and the place smelled so bad there was food all over the floor flies flying all over the place I couldn't believe it I was so disappointed I was so embarrassed that I took my boyfriend to this place.Were you can kind of see into where the cooks make the food there was food and egg shells all over the floor the floor was black . if the place has flies and food on the floor you can guess what else they might have

Pros: good location

Cons: place smelled bad

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I've been going to Beth's for over 10 years. This place is truly a Seattle icon. The food is huge and good. The staff has always been totally cool and fun to talk to. Sure, it gets crazy busy and noisy sometimes, but I still get great food and service every time. Don't be looking for spinach and sundried tomato fritattas here; it's just good old fashioned American breakfast. Their bacon is the best in the city. If you've got kids or you are a big kid, they'll even give you paper and crayons to add your "art" to the walls. Great place to bring people from out of town to show them the real Seattle!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Beth's for over 10 years. This place is truly a Seattle icon. The food is huge and good. The staff has always been totally cool and fun to talk to. Sure, it gets crazy busy and noisy sometimes, but I still get great food and service every time. Don't be looking for spinach and sundried tomato fritattas here; it's just good old fashioned American breakfast. Their bacon is the best in the city. If you've got kids or you are a big kid, they'll even give you paper and crayons to add your "art" to the walls. Great place to bring people from out of town to show them the real Seattle!

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I had heard about how great Beth's is, so a couple of my friends and I decided to try it out. It was a Sunday evening, not busy at all when we got there. After ordering it took 40 minutes to get our food, which was pretty shocking as it wasn't busy at all. I think there were only 3 or 4 other tables with customers besides ours. After finishing, we wanted some boxes, but a lot of the staff had stepped out for a smoke, so there wasn't anyone around to ask. The food was good, great portions, and a lot of interesting drawings to look at while the time passed, but I did not enjoy waiting that long for food, and an additional 15 minutes or so after eating to get some boxes.

2
★★☆☆☆

I had heard about how great Beth's is, so a couple of my friends and I decided to try it out. It was a Sunday evening, not busy at all when we got there. After ordering it took 40 minutes to get our food, which was pretty shocking as it wasn't busy at all. I think there were only 3 or 4 other tables with customers besides ours. After finishing, we wanted some boxes, but a lot of the staff had stepped out for a smoke, so there wasn't anyone around to ask. The food was good, great portions, and a lot of interesting drawings to look at while the time passed, but I did not enjoy waiting that long for food, and an additional 15 minutes or so after eating to get some boxes.

Pros: late night dining

Cons: service took 500 years

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I'm a college student so I know that after a party you just want to get a quick eat, anywhere that's open late. I went there for my first time with two of my friends after a party around 2am, and we were told to stand in the game room around the corner and wait for our name to be called. The game room was completely packed and we couldn't fit inside, so we just stood politely against the wall right next to the game room. As we were waiting, this rude brunette waitress working there came up and practically yelled, "You need to stand in the room! I need to get by!" No "please", and no "excuse me". We were like, wow, alright, so we packed our way into the small, poorly lit game room with like 20 drunk thirty-something year olds who smelt bad. We couldn't move and it was very uncomfortable. After like 20 minutes of waiting, I decided to walk back to the register and ask how much longer it would be. As I was walking there, the same rude waitress came behind me and said "I'm not gonna ask you again, you need to go back into the room and wait!". I was so surprised that she said that to me while I was simply trying to walk to the front of the restaurant and ask a simple question. I said, "Can you please ask nicely?", and I got so upset that when I saw my other 3 friends walk into the restaurant I told them not to eat there and all 6 of us decided to leave! Besides the horribly rude service, the atmosphere was sketchy, dirty, and smelt bad. It looked like the floor/tables were never cleaned. Drunk people every where who think it's cool to sing Abba at the top of their lungs and who get up and attempt to dance (disgusting). My boyfriend who has gone there twice told me the food is greasy, unhealthy, mediocre, and only good if you're drunk and don't notice how gross it is!!! I'm now telling all of my friends, no matter how drunk you are, DON'T GO TO BETH'S!!! Stick to IHOP! Better service, atmosphere, and food.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I'm a college student so I know that after a party you just want to get a quick eat, anywhere that's open late. I went there for my first time with two of my friends after a party around 2am, and we were told to stand in the game room around the corner and wait for our name to be called. The game room was completely packed and we couldn't fit inside, so we just stood politely against the wall right next to the game room. As we were waiting, this rude brunette waitress working there came up and practically yelled, "You need to stand in the room! I need to get by!" No "please", and no "excuse me". We were like, wow, alright, so we packed our way into the small, poorly lit game room with like 20 drunk thirty-something year olds who smelt bad. We couldn't move and it was very uncomfortable. After like 20 minutes of waiting, I decided to walk back to the register and ask how much longer it would be. As I was walking there, the same rude waitress came behind me and said "I'm not gonna ask you again, you need to go back into the room and wait!". I was so surprised that she said that to me while I was simply trying to walk to the front of the restaurant and ask a simple question. I said, "Can you please ask nicely?", and I got so upset that when I saw my other 3 friends walk into the restaurant I told them not to eat there and all 6 of us decided to leave! Besides the horribly rude service, the atmosphere was sketchy, dirty, and smelt bad. It looked like the floor/tables were never cleaned. Drunk people every where who think it's cool to sing Abba at the top of their lungs and who get up and attempt to dance (disgusting). My boyfriend who has gone there twice told me the food is greasy, unhealthy, mediocre, and only good if you're drunk and don't notice how gross it is!!! I'm now telling all of my friends, no matter how drunk you are, DON'T GO TO BETH'S!!! Stick to IHOP! Better service, atmosphere, and food.

Pros: It's open late

Cons: Service, atmosphere, ambience, food, workers, the wait, the crowd, the list goes on.

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We decided to give Beth's Cafe a try after seeing an episode of the travel channel. We happened to be on vacation in Seattle this weekend so we wandered in. At first glimpse the place is definately a dive. The interior could use some updating.....then again this is what makes a great dive. Breakfast was awesome. Portions were over the top. Hashbrowns (all you can eat) were buttery delicious. The servers constantly filled our coffee cups. I was only able to eat half of my 6 egg omlete....can't tell you how anyone could eat a 12 egg! They have one though.....Anyone who wants a no frills delicious hot breakfast should give this place a try. It is also very entertaining to look at all of the drawings that patrons have made and placed on the walls...

4
★★★★☆

We decided to give Beth's Cafe a try after seeing an episode of the travel channel. We happened to be on vacation in Seattle this weekend so we wandered in. At first glimpse the place is definately a dive. The interior could use some updating.....then again this is what makes a great dive. Breakfast was awesome. Portions were over the top. Hashbrowns (all you can eat) were buttery delicious. The servers constantly filled our coffee cups. I was only able to eat half of my 6 egg omlete....can't tell you how anyone could eat a 12 egg! They have one though.....Anyone who wants a no frills delicious hot breakfast should give this place a try. It is also very entertaining to look at all of the drawings that patrons have made and placed on the walls...

Pros: Huge portions, good service, great food

Cons: Parking, Interior

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I've never written a review before, but I feel compelled to let people know what happened. I have never been more disrespected in my life. I can understand that it wouldn't be fun to work at 3 am around a bunch of drunk people, but I wasn't drunk, so don't take out your anger issues on me! We had a group of eight people, so we required two tables. One table ordered their food, while the other table was ignored for about ten minutes. When I mentioned to the waitress that we were ready to order, she said "I'm f**king busy." When I said "Excuse me?" she told us to "Get the f**k out." What?!!? Seriously? Good to see that a long time customer is treated with such respect! I will never eat at Beth's again. The only reason it is considered a good place to eat is because it is open late and everyone is usually so drunk they can't tell that the food is bad. Never thought I'd miss the Denny's in Ballard, but it sure seems like heaven compared to this dump. Call me crazy, but I think the point of a restaurant is to serve its customers... isn't it? I hope the staff enjoys their crappy late night job at an overrated diner. You won't ever see me there again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I've never written a review before, but I feel compelled to let people know what happened. I have never been more disrespected in my life. I can understand that it wouldn't be fun to work at 3 am around a bunch of drunk people, but I wasn't drunk, so don't take out your anger issues on me! We had a group of eight people, so we required two tables. One table ordered their food, while the other table was ignored for about ten minutes. When I mentioned to the waitress that we were ready to order, she said "I'm f**king busy." When I said "Excuse me?" she told us to "Get the f**k out." What?!!? Seriously? Good to see that a long time customer is treated with such respect! I will never eat at Beth's again. The only reason it is considered a good place to eat is because it is open late and everyone is usually so drunk they can't tell that the food is bad. Never thought I'd miss the Denny's in Ballard, but it sure seems like heaven compared to this dump. Call me crazy, but I think the point of a restaurant is to serve its customers... isn't it? I hope the staff enjoys their crappy late night job at an overrated diner. You won't ever see me there again.

Pros: Open late

Cons: Rude, angry servers, dirty bathrooms, unwashed tables, horrible customer service

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Ambiance: below average to bad. furniture really needs a change and its smelly.
staff: bad... they dress and talk weird.... like one of those anti social school kids dressed/painted in black from whom u want to stay away from.. who knows what they are smoking...
food: was good. (the only reason I gave it below average rating)
I went there since I saw on discovery food that its one of the best place to pig on in seattle (they have a 12 egg omellatte) but I am not going there again.

2
★★☆☆☆

Ambiance: below average to bad. furniture really needs a change and its smelly.
staff: bad... they dress and talk weird.... like one of those anti social school kids dressed/painted in black from whom u want to stay away from.. who knows what they are smoking...
food: was good. (the only reason I gave it below average rating)
I went there since I saw on discovery food that its one of the best place to pig on in seattle (they have a 12 egg omellatte) but I am not going there again.

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Unless you're a 14 year-old Goth runaway who wants to score methamphetamine from the waitstaff, steer clear of Beth's. Everything tastes like grill brick.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Unless you're a 14 year-old Goth runaway who wants to score methamphetamine from the waitstaff, steer clear of Beth's. Everything tastes like grill brick.

Pros: They'll let you shoot up in the men's room.

Cons: Lighting, food, service, atmosphere

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If your in the mood for some traditional breakfast fare, then this is the place for you. I will admit that parking can become a pain in the rear and thats where the parking is. In the rear. The service was friendly and attentive to my coffee needs. Also, the food came out really quick. Keep in mind however that we were the only people in there for a majority of the meal. Bottom line: the food is good, or at least its predictable. I ordered the chicken fried steak and thats what I got. Not to mention, it was delicious.

4
★★★★☆

If your in the mood for some traditional breakfast fare, then this is the place for you. I will admit that parking can become a pain in the rear and thats where the parking is. In the rear. The service was friendly and attentive to my coffee needs. Also, the food came out really quick. Keep in mind however that we were the only people in there for a majority of the meal. Bottom line: the food is good, or at least its predictable. I ordered the chicken fried steak and thats what I got. Not to mention, it was delicious.

Pros: Breakfast!

Cons: Parking

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Too much smoke,dirty and full of youngins.If you go to this place come to pray for the lost little kids.Seems like theres alot of these holes in Seattle that need direction and love.

2
★★☆☆☆

Too much smoke,dirty and full of youngins.If you go to this place come to pray for the lost little kids.Seems like theres alot of these holes in Seattle that need direction and love.

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I always take my friends to beth's after a long night of drinking. It seems as though I am not the only one though because it is always busy at the two o'clock hour. The staff may as well all be Mother Theresas with all they endure from the inebrated masses. The service is fast and the country gravy flows like a river into the ocean of my soul. The saucy yet sweet waitstaff keep my coffee cup full and the juke-box is exquisite. I also recommend the 15 million egg omelet or what ever it is. What a way to impress friends and family from out of town or the hottie with the "bottie" you just dragged in from the bar. Either way this place rules.

5
★★★★★

I always take my friends to beth's after a long night of drinking. It seems as though I am not the only one though because it is always busy at the two o'clock hour. The staff may as well all be Mother Theresas with all they endure from the inebrated masses. The service is fast and the country gravy flows like a river into the ocean of my soul. The saucy yet sweet waitstaff keep my coffee cup full and the juke-box is exquisite. I also recommend the 15 million egg omelet or what ever it is. What a way to impress friends and family from out of town or the hottie with the "bottie" you just dragged in from the bar. Either way this place rules.

Pros: beautiful waitstaff

Cons: no valet parking

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i took my girlfriend here a couple months back at 3 am and waited for an hour and a half. we sat at the table with only one side of the booth attached to it that was RIGHT next to the cashier. we waited a bit for our food which was made by a guy who had the hairiest arms ive ever seen in my life. ordered the 12 egg omelette. ate the omelette with all the hashbrowns. needless to say i wasted 20 dollars because it ended up next to the trash can in the parking lot.

I GO BACK EVERY WEEKEND! =D

5
★★★★★

i took my girlfriend here a couple months back at 3 am and waited for an hour and a half. we sat at the table with only one side of the booth attached to it that was RIGHT next to the cashier. we waited a bit for our food which was made by a guy who had the hairiest arms ive ever seen in my life. ordered the 12 egg omelette. ate the omelette with all the hashbrowns. needless to say i wasted 20 dollars because it ended up next to the trash can in the parking lot.

I GO BACK EVERY WEEKEND! =D

Pros: cheap, huge portions

Cons: the wait

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I make an annual trip to Beths because I do like this place, It's a little Alternative genre greasy spoon with generous portions. The food is a bit greasy which would be expected, and which is why I only come around every twelve months. I'm flat out ill from the grease, and from watching Hefty customers pound down their 12 egg omlets. I also make sure I'm seated away from the grill so I don't watch them laddle grease onto the grill from a bucket. And yet, Beths is an Icon G-spoon that shouldn't be missed.

4
★★★★☆

I make an annual trip to Beths because I do like this place, It's a little Alternative genre greasy spoon with generous portions. The food is a bit greasy which would be expected, and which is why I only come around every twelve months. I'm flat out ill from the grease, and from watching Hefty customers pound down their 12 egg omlets. I also make sure I'm seated away from the grill so I don't watch them laddle grease onto the grill from a bucket. And yet, Beths is an Icon G-spoon that shouldn't be missed.

Pros: Casual, huge portions

Cons: you Wait outside

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Go if you are in your 20s.
Very greasy and the service depends on the time of day. This is a popular spot when the bars close down at night and a good option instead of Dennys!!

3
★★★☆☆

Go if you are in your 20s.
Very greasy and the service depends on the time of day. This is a popular spot when the bars close down at night and a good option instead of Dennys!!

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I often go to this place at 4 in the morning with my bouncing crew after a hard night's work. We live it up, eat, and talk business. The food is quick, the service is easy going, and the amount of bums that get kicked out nightly is minimal. Just watched out for all the stoned folks there. They may just reach over and try to grab a pancake that you may not have on your plate.

4
★★★★☆

I often go to this place at 4 in the morning with my bouncing crew after a hard night's work. We live it up, eat, and talk business. The food is quick, the service is easy going, and the amount of bums that get kicked out nightly is minimal. Just watched out for all the stoned folks there. They may just reach over and try to grab a pancake that you may not have on your plate.

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One can feel at home anyplace where the dining public breaks into song when "Zip ah Dee Do DA" is played on the Juke Box.
The food is comfort-awesome (Be sure you are hungry...and not on a diet) and the ambiance is all Seattle grunge scene. It's a great place to sit, eat, drink coffee and color!

5
★★★★★

One can feel at home anyplace where the dining public breaks into song when "Zip ah Dee Do DA" is played on the Juke Box.
The food is comfort-awesome (Be sure you are hungry...and not on a diet) and the ambiance is all Seattle grunge scene. It's a great place to sit, eat, drink coffee and color!

Pros: Food, Staff, Customers

Cons: Crowded, Divey-ish, Hard to Park

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We tried Beth's cafe after reviewing the recommendations here, but were really quite disappointed. Food was greasy and mediocre and the coffee was luke warm - all of the cups. Service was unacceptably slow. Unfortunately we won't go back. We may have visited on an off day but it isn't worth our ~$20 (Breakfast for two w/ tip) to try again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We tried Beth's cafe after reviewing the recommendations here, but were really quite disappointed. Food was greasy and mediocre and the coffee was luke warm - all of the cups. Service was unacceptably slow. Unfortunately we won't go back. We may have visited on an off day but it isn't worth our ~$20 (Breakfast for two w/ tip) to try again.

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The food is great, especially after a long night clubbing or concerting, but it's the establishment that will keep me choosing Beth's over other more polished places to eat. The people, both staff and patrons, are so much fun. The best part is it doesn't matter who or 'what' you are.. Beth's is the place for everyone to go, relax, be creative (cover the walls with art while you wait), and chow hardily.

4
★★★★☆

The food is great, especially after a long night clubbing or concerting, but it's the establishment that will keep me choosing Beth's over other more polished places to eat. The people, both staff and patrons, are so much fun. The best part is it doesn't matter who or 'what' you are.. Beth's is the place for everyone to go, relax, be creative (cover the walls with art while you wait), and chow hardily.

Pros: food, kick back atmosphere, people

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After our wedding and reception, our wedding party (what was left of it) went to Beth's for breakfast. 3:00 AM - and the restaurant was on a 20-minute wait. While waiting for our omelets, everyone in the restaurant sang with the jukebox - "Love and Marriage," "Mustang Sally" and "Twist and Shout." The food and service were great. We still have a Polaroid of my wife (in her wedding dress) and me (in a tux) standing under Beth's Nesbit Orange sign.

5
★★★★★

After our wedding and reception, our wedding party (what was left of it) went to Beth's for breakfast. 3:00 AM - and the restaurant was on a 20-minute wait. While waiting for our omelets, everyone in the restaurant sang with the jukebox - "Love and Marriage," "Mustang Sally" and "Twist and Shout." The food and service were great. We still have a Polaroid of my wife (in her wedding dress) and me (in a tux) standing under Beth's Nesbit Orange sign.

Pros: great value, lively atmosphere

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There is no better food in this world at 2:30AM on a weekend night. Leave any expectations for "atmosphere" or "ambience" in the bar you just stumbled out of because your not gonna find it here...

5
★★★★★

There is no better food in this world at 2:30AM on a weekend night. Leave any expectations for "atmosphere" or "ambience" in the bar you just stumbled out of because your not gonna find it here...

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I have to say Beths is one of the few restaraunts that stands out in my mind from when I used to live in seattle. The true highlight of this funky little greesy spoon, is all the wall art. From crude doodles to anime style works of art. . Skip the Art Museum in downtown seattle...this is where artists are made. An Excellent stop for anyone looking for a hang out. I used to go here time and time again with my friends. It was our gathering place before hitting the clubs, or after, when the clubs were closed for the night. The food is decent. I recall their milkshakes being a meal in itself and worth the price.

5
★★★★★

I have to say Beths is one of the few restaraunts that stands out in my mind from when I used to live in seattle. The true highlight of this funky little greesy spoon, is all the wall art. From crude doodles to anime style works of art. . Skip the Art Museum in downtown seattle...this is where artists are made. An Excellent stop for anyone looking for a hang out. I used to go here time and time again with my friends. It was our gathering place before hitting the clubs, or after, when the clubs were closed for the night. The food is decent. I recall their milkshakes being a meal in itself and worth the price.

Pros: inexpensive, Get to hang your art!, Open 24 hours

Cons: a bit busy at times, little bit grungy etc, not enough wall space

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Don't go here for the food. It's not horrible, but it's greasy spoon with a capital "G". Go elsewhere to find a better breakfast, burger or what have you. The real strengths of Beth's are:
1) It's open 24 hours.
2) It's full of crazy/interesting people 24 hours a day.
3) The patron's drawings are all over the walls as evidence that crazy/interesting people go to Beth's (as if you needed more proof).
4) Where else can you go to be served by sassy waitresses?

4
★★★★☆

Don't go here for the food. It's not horrible, but it's greasy spoon with a capital "G". Go elsewhere to find a better breakfast, burger or what have you. The real strengths of Beth's are:
1) It's open 24 hours.
2) It's full of crazy/interesting people 24 hours a day.
3) The patron's drawings are all over the walls as evidence that crazy/interesting people go to Beth's (as if you needed more proof).
4) Where else can you go to be served by sassy waitresses?

Pros: 24 hours, inexpensive, good people watching

Cons: smoky, greasy everything, spotty service

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I love going to Beth's for some great grub, especially the breakfast. But just to be fair, I did enjoy one of their burgers once as well! Most portions are too big to eat it all there, especially if you go for the 12 egg omelet. So, go there and become part of the culture--draw a pic to put on the wall, sing along to the awesome music, and enjoy it all! You will go home happy!!

5
★★★★★

I love going to Beth's for some great grub, especially the breakfast. But just to be fair, I did enjoy one of their burgers once as well! Most portions are too big to eat it all there, especially if you go for the 12 egg omelet. So, go there and become part of the culture--draw a pic to put on the wall, sing along to the awesome music, and enjoy it all! You will go home happy!!

Pros: sm prices, big food, atmosphere, staff

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Best late night food in Seattle!! Huge portions. Great crowd, good tunes on old 45 jukebox. They even give you crayons and paper to create your own art that goes on the walls.

The staff is very cool and fun. Just people watching at Beth's is worth the trip.

5
★★★★★

Best late night food in Seattle!! Huge portions. Great crowd, good tunes on old 45 jukebox. They even give you crayons and paper to create your own art that goes on the walls.

The staff is very cool and fun. Just people watching at Beth's is worth the trip.

Pros: great 24 hr breakfast, huge portions, fun staff

Message from Beth's Cafe Restaurant

Beth's Cafe Restaurant has been happily dishing up breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner to the wonderful Seattleites and visitors from around the country since 1954. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we pride ourselves with our famous omelets, hash browns, friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Color us a picture and hang it on our wall, and while doing so, check out all of the other artwork from customers past. Located in Seattle's Greenlake neighborhood, we have been featured on The Food Network, The Travel Channel and The Learning Channel and feel so appreciative to have received the great praise that we have from such a wide audience. Come on down to Beth's Cafe Restaurant and join us for a great cup of coffee and some friendly conversation.

More about Beth's Cafe Restaurant

Serving some of the best breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner plates in the Seattle area. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Beth's Cafe Restaurant is here to solve your food cravings any time of day. Offering our famous 12-egg omelet, 'all you can eat' hash browns, hot cups of coffee and friendly conversation, we aim to please and have been doing so in the Seattle area since 1954.

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This "home of the world-famous 12-egg omelette" could also be called "home of the rock and roll bussers" or "home of alcohol-induced art." The 24-hour diner serves lunch and dinner, but is known for its breakfasts,…

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