UPDATE: Lee, the original owner of AP Barbaras, is back and the new name is the Local Yolk and, once again, it's a great restaurant.
This is a good restaurant that could be great. The staff has a great attitude. The menu is good, it was better before they decided to get fancy. The breakfasts are still great as are the lunchs. The dinners? Well the new menu is now a little weird. This was the BEST PLACE to have fried chicken north of the Homestead (on Alki) until they decided to change it and make it a little too fancy. Now it's just OK. Why they'd take such a popular item as fried chicken and change it I'll never know AND they serve garlic mashed potatoes with it, hmm... garlic and southern fired chicken? There should be a law. I'm thinking they hired someone who thinks he's Food Network chef and he's thinking he's in a gourmet restaurant. They need to stick to what they do best - comfort food.
Try - Any of the breakfasts, the gyros, the tuna melt, the 'lemon-rice' soup, the salads, the fried chicken (tell them no garlic mashed potatoes and none of the weird sauce they've decided to pour on the chicken (no I'm not making this up).
Avoid - The Italian food.
Pros: MOST of the food on the menu, the personalities of the wait staff, the portions
Cons: The cooks are inconsistent, it gets REAL busy in the mornings