Heartland Cafe & Benbow Room (West Seattle)
4210 SW Admiral Way
Seattle, WA 98116
The Heartland Cafe specializes in decent, gut-filling Midwestern comfort food with farm-implements-on-the-wall decor. The star here is the homemade apple fritters at breakfast—racquetball-sized orbs, fried crispy on the outside, dense and bready on the inside, narcotically delicious. But the star of the Heartland Cafe is the Benbow Room—go back through the cafe, bear starboard, and find yourself in the chart room of a Spanish galleon (via 1950, which means burgundy vinyl upholstery with gold-coin buttons). Fishing nets! Treasure maps! An inland sea with listless goldfish! A lighting effect that defies description! It’s the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, minus the children, plus booze. Ahoy!
Hours: Tue-Thurs 8 am-2 am, Fri-Sat 8 am-3:30 am, Sun 8 am-2 am
Categories: Bar, Cafe, Restaurant
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