Capitol Hill favorite Skillet Diner is coming to Ballard. The eatery is set to open this summer at 2034 NW 56th Street, right near Ballard Library Branch.
Owner Joshua Henderson is keen to offer locals his signature dining options including poutine, pork belly & waffle, cheddar cheese grits and burgers. According to Seattle Eater, Henderson believes that “there isn’t really much competition (in Ballard)when it comes to the type of food on his menu.” Although the main elements of the Skillet menu will remain, special items will be added for the Ballard location.
The new spot is set to be larger than its sister location on Capitol Hill. The space will seat 100 with a much larger bar seating 15-20. Despite the bigger size, the diner will still have a similar intimate feeling and design to the orginigal location. There are also rumors about the installation of a patio.
According to Nosh Pit Blog , owner Joshua Henderson is keen on where the new location will be situated in Ballard. “I love that side of Market; it’s a different Ballard,” says Henderson of the location just north of the hustle and bustle of Ballard Ave.
Skillet Diner will be a part of the Greenfire Campus, an eco-friendly commercial and residential complex that will feature eco-friendly wetlands, green roofs and gardens.
While planning the Ballard diner Henderson is busy working on his other eatery projects in Woodinville and Lake Union. He is also considering expanding Skillet Diner to locations in Seattle and the Eastside.
To find out more about the diner check out their Facebook page here.
We will keep readers updated with the progress of the project.
Photo courtesy of Skillet Diner.