February 5

Skillet Is Back

The Seattle favorite is set to reopen in SLU.

Skillet is set to reopen on February 8 at The Regrade just in time for Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington plan, which allows for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity in addition to six-per-table outdoor dining.

Along with its standard lunch and dinner classics, Skillet returns with covered patio seating, new menu items and local draft selections, a full bar, cocktails-to-go (including mimosa pitchers for takeout), and updated hours.

“We extended our hours to accommodate those looking for dinner in the area. And we are serving all our burgers that Skillet fans have come to love—we’ve brought back our homemade veggie burger and locally sourced salmon sammy. Brunch is back with new items like our griddle cakes and of course ‘The Chub’ breakfast sandwich,” said Marcos Sherwood-Zacherle.

Grilled salmon sandwich with greens on a plate.

The restaurant’s popular happy hour will be on offer, too. It’ll run daily from 3–7pm with a full menu of small bites, $5 local draft beers and well cocktails, and a $2 Olympia tallboy for good measure.

Scherwood-Zacherle said he and the staff have worked diligently with the Washington State Health Department and Public Health—Seattle & King County to make sure Skillet has a safe space for dining. Skillet staff will monitor carbon dioxide levels in the restaurant and provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the space. In addition, diners can expect barriers between tables, sanitized self-seating, open windows, and masked and gloved staff.

Interior of the Skillet restaurant with hostess sign indicating you must wear a mask.

Skillet’s new hours, beginning February 8, will be Monday to Friday, 11am­–7pm, and on weekends, 10am–7pm.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy of Skillet.


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