Whether you’re new to Seattle or are simply just interested in getting your fix of hamburgers and fries, here is a list of the Top 4 Best Local Drive in Restaurants in the Seattle area.
Kidd Valley started its first restaurant in 1975, in the heart of Seattle’s University District. Since then, this local favorite has expanded to 8 stores and 7 stadium locations in different areas of Western Washington. You can find Kidd Vally is places like Safeco Field during Mariner games, Qwest Field during Seahawk games, Husky Stadium during Husky games and within Everetts Event Center.
Everything at Kidd Valley is hand made and they don’t begin making it until you order it. There is a wide variety of hamburgers, chicken strips, and milk shakes. There are even speciality burgers like fish sandwiches. If you’re a vegetarian, you can try their garden burger, so Kidd Valley is one of the few local drive in restaurants in Seattle that offers non-meat alternatives.
Prices are well adjusted and affordable, a little more expensive than most fast food restaurants, but priced moderately below most traditional sit in restaurants.
Ezell’s Chicken has been serving local food in the Seattle area for over 20 years and one of the great Seattle restaurant secrets. They have different locations all over the Seattle area, everywhere from southern Seattle, northern Seattle and even a Woodinville location on the Eastside.
Ezell’s Chicken is a great alternative to your easy to find Kentucky Fried Chicken chains. They have chicken that is seasoned with its own original Texas recipe. There are various forms of chicken and chicken strips, sides like sweet potato pie and baked beans. Ezell’s is also known for its fresh rolls that are always in demand.
Prices are moderately set and are competitive with other fried chicken restaurants.
Burger Master, like Kidd Valley, started its first restaurant in Seattle’s University District. Burger Master is one of the oldest local drive in restaurants in Seattle. Since its first restaurant opened, Burger Master has spread to five locations all over Western Washington, including the University District, Aurora, Mill Creek, Bellevue and Everett.
The menus are made up of convenient combinations that someone can pick and decide to eat while at Burger Master or take it on the go. These include different burgers on toasted buns or grilled sourdough, and an assortment of sides like onion rings, fries and coleslaw. They also have deserts and milk shakes, and malts which are uncommon among local drive in restaurants in Seattle. Some locations also have a breakfast menu with different combinations.
The food standard is somewhat competitive with most traditional sit restaurants, however, priced competitively lower. Of this listing of local Seattle drives ins and dives, Burger Master is more up scaled.
Within the Seattle landscape, Dick’s is one of the most well known of all the drive in restaurants. Since its first restaurant opened in the 1950’s, Dick’s has spread to 5 different locations in Seattle, on Broadway, Queen Anne, Holman Road, Lake City and Wallingford. Dick’s has made some appearances in popular culture, with references being made in Sir Mix A Lot’s rap song “Posse on Broadway” and The President’s of the United States of America’s song “Little Indian Princess.”
Dick’s is known for its wide variety of hamburgers, shakes, and fries. The shakes are made with 100% real ice cream. People go to Dick’s also because they’re open all the way until 2:00 AM, making it a favorite stop for students and people out late on the town.
Prices are inexpensive and eating food at Dick’s is about quantity. It’s not that the quality isn’t good, but eating at Dick’s often involves ordering many small items and eating it all at once.
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