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What’s the best place for late-night food in Capitol Hill?
If you’re not in the mood for a Seattle dog or Dick’s when the bars close, I’m pleased to report that you have options, friends. So long as you’re in Capitol Hill at least. Here are my favorite late-night spots:
Off the Rez
Off the Rez is Seattle’s one and only Native American that serves up frybread and Indian tacos! My old roommate Heather would only make me frybread once in a blue moon, so you can imagine how excited I am that I can have it more regularly. The Indian tacos are served with your choice of beef chili, chicken chili or pulled pork; sweet frybreads that you can top with honey, sugar, jams, or chocolate; and a burger that doesn’t quite rival the satisfaction that can be offered by Dick’s, but is nonetheless pretty unique.
Off the Rez can be found sandwiched next to Big Mario’s on Pike Street between 10th and 11th, and is open ’til 2am.
Big Mario’s New York Style Pizza
Seattle finally has something that compares to the cheap pizza you can get on the street in NYC. I’ve been known to pick up an entire pie at Big Mario’s and bring it home because pizza is not only great late-night, but also when you wake up in the morning.
Big Mario’s is located on Pike between 10th and 11th, and right next to Off the Rez. Look for the throngs of hipsters outside the door. Open ’til 2am.
If you can stand to sit down under bright lights in a restaurant atmosphere, visit Genki Sushi for some late-night conveyor belt sushi. My favorite part about this place (any time of day) is how you can get out of there only spending $10.
Genki Sushi is located on Broadway and Pine (next to Blick Art Materials) and is open ’til 3am.
In the mood for a burrito, nachos, or tacos? Get in line and make sure you have cash! Rancho Bravo was the first traditional food truck that opened up a proper restaurant, taking over a KFC that used to reside on Pine, before they got rid of all fast-food establishments on the hill (KFC, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell).
Rancho Bravo is located on Pine Street between 10th & 11th Avenues. Open ’til 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. Cash only!
Like Genki, if you feel like you can handle yourself in a restaurant environment at 2am, then by all means head down to Glo’s Cafe on East Olive Way for some salmon eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, or some stuffed French Toast. I personally prefer Glo’s for early morning breakfast… the thought of how my tummy would feel after chowing down a plate of Aaron’s Special when I woke up the next morning is not appealing.
Glo’s is located on E. Olive Way between Belmont and Summit and opens at 12am until 4pm! Get your grub on!