The chef has been hired, the menu tested, and the kinks worked out. Now, more than four months after announcing the Skillet empire was expanding to Ballard, official word of an opening date for the new diner: Monday, August 12.
Some vital stats: Skillet Diner Ballard will be open daily from 7 am to midnight; it seats about 100 vs. 75 at the Capitol Hill location; the patio seats roughly 20 additional people; Josh Batway will be leaving his bartending post at the original location to work at the new spot; the forthcoming Parfait Scoop Shop and Patisserie will be opening next door sometime this summer, providing the diner ice cream; there will be ebelskivers.
· Skillet [Official Site]
· Skillet Diner Ballard [Official Site]
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