On the other end of the spectrum, this blue-collar hangout by the cold water in Ballard is a hidden treasure for hangover-smashing plates. Drip coffee delivered lawsuit-hot and refilled constantly paired with ungodly mountains of food (including the best hash browns in the city) will put you right. Cash only.
5417 22nd Ave NW, Ballard (206-782-9966). Breakfast Mon-Fri 7a-2:30p, Sat 8a-2p, Sun 8a-2:30p