Thursday, July 20, 2017

Seattle, WA Edition: Dick's Drive-In

Dick'sWe've had fancy high-end dinners, and now it's time for a good, old-fashioned burger in Seattle.

DicksDick's Drive-In is an institution in the city serving up no-frills burgers that are not customizable. That's right, not.

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Our business model is based on instant service rather than custom orders. To achieve that speed of service, all our burgers are made the same way. We make them shortly before you order them, so your server can take your order and serve your burger, fries and shake immediately. Many people really enjoy our burgers and we encourage all our customers to try the way we make them at least once. We have a satisfaction guarantee, so please return your burger for a full refund if you are not completely satisfied (SOURCE).
Dick'sThe menu has a few burgers that basically vary in terms of weight, addition of cheese or pickle relish. According to the website, all burgers are made with 100% real beef, delivered fresh and never frozen. The buns are locally made and delivered fresh each day.

Dick'sAfter looking over the menu, I went with the "deluxe," which is two 1/8 lb. grilled patties with melted cheese, lettuce, mayo and pickle relish. I also got a side of fries, which they say are hand-cut daily.

Dick'sThere's no place to sit, so we took our food and stood over near a counter. The burger was OK. The addition of the relish made it a little oddly sweet. Otherwise, pretty average. Same could be said for the fries - plus you have to pay for ketchup. Odd.

In sum, it's fine. I don't think it'd be on my short list if I visit Seattle again, but it's one of those local places that folks tend to have an attachment to.

Grade: B
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