Seattle >Food & Dining > Dick's Drive-Ins Ltd Lp
115 Broadway E, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810247.619403 -122.321272
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
A Seattle institution. Their philosophy is to do a few things and to do them well. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, shakes and fries...that's about it - and they do them well. That's all you need to know about Dick's.
Low quality fast food – Im not from California and i still think Dicks is vastly overrated. I just cant equate Dicks to good fast food. I'll take a Burgermaster over this place
Seattle's legendary burger-flipping and milkshake-slinging takeout joint, going strong since 1954. – In Short
Dick Spady's orange-hued drive-in is Seattle's answer to the Golden Arches. The later it gets, the younger the crowd as teenagers and college partiers stop in for late-night fuel. The Dick's Deluxe comes topped with American cheese and a squirt of pickle-specked mayo. Hand-cut fries (pay a few cents extra for ketchup or tartar sauce) and Vitarich milkshakes are meant to be eaten in the front seat of the car, radio blaring.
Too much Hype....Nasty food – I just went to Dicks after 2 yrs and the burger was nasty!! nothing like i remembered it...the burger I got was cold and hard dispite the 10 min wait in line....the least they could do is make it fresh. Went to California in the winter and I have to say...the burgers from In-N-Out are no comparison!! If I am ever in the area again, I would rather go to the Jack in the Box across the street...at least they will guarantee my food to be warm.
How can so many people be so wrong? – I understand every gets nostalgic for the burger place they grew up with, but come on! Hasn't anyone travelled outside of Seattle and had a decent burger? Everyone who thinks Dick's is the best should take a road trip down to California and try In 'N Out. I promise you you won't think so highly of your beloved Dick's after that.
Dick's is just average, nothing great. The fries are so greasy and soggy tha couldn't eat them. There are other places in Seattle that have much better fast food.
Nasty Burgers – Having grown up in LA, having eaten Tommy's and In-N-Out burgers all my life... I couldn't wait until the next time I was in Seattle to try a Dicks cheeseburger and fries. I should have read the reviews and figured out that everyone here who left a positive posts was due to nostalgia, not because it actually tasted good. In all honesty, their cheeseburger was the nastiest I had ever eaten, no better than the 7-11 burgers. Who the hell puts tartar sauce on a burger, tartar sauce goes with fish nicely, but not on a super thin pattied burger with lousy tasting cheese and a greasy bun. The fries were over rated as well, limp and oversalted so much that I was thirsty for the rest of the night. Too bad Seattle doesn't have In-N-Out so they could taste what good tasting burgers are suppose to taste like
It Must Be Nostalgia Because Dick's Has.... – ....Maybe the worst burger I've ever eaten........EVER!!! I don't understand the high ratings.
If it's late at night, and you've had too much too drink, and no safe mode of transportation to get to anywhere else, and Dick's is in walking distance, and you don't mind eating sub-par food....then go to Dick's.
If you are from California, and a frequent diner at In and Out........AVOID DICK'S LIKE THE PLAGUE.
Everything about the burger tasted too sweet--as if too much sugar was added to every recipe from the buns to the condiments; it was way too chewy, it's was just slopped together with what seemed like an entire jar of mayo. I don't remeber my burger having onions.
You can get a better burger with fresher ingredients, AND onions for a few nickles more by ordering a Jumbo Jack from JITB across the street.
Oh, how I love me some Dicks! – If you aren't afraid of a little (or a lot of) grease, their fries are some of the best in Seattle. Also, their Dick's Special Hamburger is cheap and tasty - their special sauce is so good! It's hard to stop their, though, when they have really good shakes in a variety of flavors for only $1.30 more. For fast American food they are much tastier than McDonald's, cheaper and you're supporting a local business that has demonstrated exceptional ethics throughout their history in the Seattle area.
Even during the thirteen years that I was allegedly vegetarian, Dick's was one of those late night guilty pleasures that would break my dietary commitments. One hamburger never killed anything, right? Right? Ok, fine, besides a cow. Yum!
stop and eat at Dicks! – There is nothing like Dick's for a hometown burger, Coca-Cola, and fries. This steadfast burger joint has the same great burgers, charming appearance and great service that it had the day they opened up decades ago. A visit at any Seattle area Dick's location is a genuine treat, but there's an intangible special something that gives the Broadway location the edge, even as the neighborhood slowly socially deteriorates. I no longer live in the Seattle area, but Dick's on Broadway is a "must-stop" in my frequent visits to Seattle. Now married, with children, Dick's can now add three avid fans to their list.
The best locally owned fast food place in the city of Seattle. Celebrating 50 years in business it has outlasted others with there fresh cut french fries (the skin is on them), thick old fashioned milkshakes, and tasty burgers at low prices. A simple menu thats easy to order from and not like the rocket science the giant fast food places have. The owners are great to thier employees and great to the community. To bad the Queen Anne loacation is the only sit down place.
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