West Seattle's Heartland Cafe specializes in gut-filling Midwestern comfort food. The star of its celebrated breakfast menu: homemade apple fritters, which bear almost no resemblance to the bumpy grease bombs offered by Dunkin' Donuts and company. Heartland's fritters are racquetball-sized orbs, fried crispy on the outside, dense and bready on the inside, narcotically delicious. Four dollars buys an order of four fritters, which is a perfect serving for two. (Heartland Cafe, 4210 SW Admiral Way, 922-3313, 9 am–10 pm)

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