Seattle >Food & Dining > Dick's Drive-Ins Ltd Lp
500 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.623487 -122.356371
Mon. - Sun. 10:30am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne
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.
Scrappy burgers and horrendous fries – I've had several friends who are native Seattle-ites recommend Dick's Drive Inn to me. I kept going on about my White Castle cravings and they took me to Dick's for lunch. The service was pretty quick and would say that they were friendlier than your average McEmployee from the Midwest, but the burger wasn't good. I'd say that it's pretty close to a McDonald's Cheeseburger, but tasted kind of sour (still can't really explain why though). I thought the fries were probably the 2nd worst I'd ever had (the ones we got in high school were the worst).
Sorry Seattle, I had a hard enough time getting over the name of the place, and the food definitely isn't good enough to get over the awkwardness of telling someone you've had Dick's if they're not familiar with the chain.
Good burgers, not so great fries – I love this place for its awesome location. Whenever I go in, I usually get their burgers, as their fries are not that great. They do have good desserts. The thing that I don't like about this place is because it's open till 2 a.m. everyday, they seem to allow these homeless people to panhandle, sometimes aggressively, in front of their establishment at will and allow them to "live" inside the restaurants. The sight of all the homeless sleeping in the seats and their body odor can be a little intimidating and a turn-off.
Not worth the hype – My friend, who grew up here in Seattle, couldn't stop talking about Dick's famous burgers, so I tried them. Well I think my friend has been brain washed, the burger had little flavor and were small for the price. Don't expect friendly customer service and what ever you do don't ask them to leave off the condiments. There were plenty of seats available, no customers.
Seattle's legendary burger-flipping and milkshake-slinging take-out 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.
Worst Burger I ever had – I had the worst burger and chocolate shake I've ever had at this location. Fries were okay. People tell me other locations are better, but this was terrible.
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