Every city has one of those greasy, sometimes hated-on, but totally delicious local fast-food joints. In Hawaii, we have Zippy’s; in Seattle, there’s Dick’s. If you’re looking for the all-American burger, look no further. The location I visited is not technically a drive-in, but it has the vibe.
Obviously this is no gourmet restaurant, but it truly satisfies. They use beef that is never frozen, locally made buns delivered fresh daily, and real potatoes hand cut daily. Oh yeah, and the cheeseburger is less than TWO DOLLARS. Yep, it’s only $1.65 for a cheeseburger. Same price for the fries (which is “one size fits all”). So a full meal, sugary beverage included, is less than $5. This pricing is comparable to McDonald’s and beats them on quality… who knew it could be done!? Strangely, ketchup costs five cents, but when you’re getting such a deal, who cares?
The first Dick’s opened in 1954, and burgers were originally only nineteen cents. Nineteen cents! Although they rarely advertise, Dick’s is an award-winning joint that’s a favorite among locals; that’s how you know it’s good.
Location: 500 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: (206) 285-5155