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Dick’s Drive-In Celebrates 70 Years

A Seattle staple for 70 years, Dick’s Drive-In has been bringing joy to locals and visitors in the form of tasty burgers, greasy fries, and frosty shakes for a long time. Whether you’re stopping by for lunch or after a night on the town, there are many ways to place your Dick’s order, and many nearby locations to enjoy it.

In celebration of their anniversary, Dick’s is selling 19-cent burgers through January 25 at select locations. Whether you’re visiting now or planning for a future Dick’s Drive-In experience, we’ve rounded up 19 favorite Visit Seattle staff orders and places to indulge in them. (You might notice there are some fan favorites!)

Location: Wallingford (111 NE 45th St)

1. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, 2 tartar, and a chocolate shake; Eat at: Gas Works Park.

2. Order: Dick’s Special, fries, and a vanilla shake; Eat at: right there in the parking lot because it’s usually midnight and we’ve just left a show at one of the Ballard clubs (Tractor Tavern, Sunset, Conor Byrne, etc) or north end venues (Neptune, Nectar, Seamonster, High Dive, etc) and this is our post-concert ritual. It’s a Seattle rite of passage!

3. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, and a strawberry shake; Eat at: Gas Works Park.

4. Order: Dick’s Deluxe and fries; Eat at: Fritz Hedges Waterway Park.


Location: Queen Anne (500 Queen Anne Ave N)

5. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, and a chocolate shake; Eat at: Seattle Center.

6. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, ketchup, and root beer; Eat at: Parsons Gardens.

7. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, and a chocolate shake; Eat at: Kerry Park.

8. Order: 2 cheeseburgers, fries, and a strawberry shake; Eat at: Seattle Center, sitting by the International Fountain.


Location: Broadway (115 Broadway E)

9. Order: Fries; Eat at: Cal Anderson Park.

10. Order: Vanilla shake with fries; Eat at: wandering around Capitol Hill.

11. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, a cheeseburger, and a vanilla shake; Eat at: the reservoir in Volunteer Park in the winter and the dahlia garden in the summer!

12. Order: 2 Dick’s Deluxe burgers, fries, and a vanilla shake; Eat at: a park bench in Cal Anderson Park when it’s sunny.

13. Order: Cheeseburger and vanilla shake; Eat at: Volunteer Park, in front of the sculpture Black Sun by Isamu Noguchi. Especially at sunset!


Location: Holman Road (9208 Holman Road NW)

14. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, and a coke; Eat at: Sandel Park.

15. Order: Dick’s Deluxe, fries, and a chocolate shake; Eat at: Carkeek Park.

16. Order: Strawberry shake and fries; Eat at: stand outside and enjoy on the spot.


Location: Lake City (12325 30th Ave NE)

17. Order: Cheeseburger, fries, and a cold coke; Eat at: enjoy on the spot at the location.


Location: Crossroads (15600 NE 8th St. Suite O-1)

18. Order: Dick’s Deluxe; Eat at: Crossroads Park after hitting the skate park or playing in the spray park with our kids!

19. Order: two chocolate milkshakes and fries; Eat at: Kelsey Creek Park, checking out the family farm or playground with my daughter.

About the Author

Brittany Carchano

Brittany Carchano is a Seattle native and loves finding new places in the city she has yet to explore, heading to the mountains for scenic hikes, or sailing on Puget Sound to spend time in the San Juan Islands. She is Marketing Manager of Content at Visit Seattle.

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