Dick's Drive-In Restaurant
Dick's Drive-In, founded in 1954, is Seattle’s oldest fast-food restaurant—the burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-whipped shakes, and hot fudge sundaes still follow the original recipes (for good reason). The local chain grew to five (the original is in Wallingford, and there are also Broadway and Queen Anne locations), but the menu wasn't updated until 1971, when two new burgers were added: Dick's Special with lettuce, mayonnaise, and pickles, and Dick's Deluxe, a quarter-pound burger with cheese. To appease more palettes, Dick's also dropped orange soda and added Diet Coke. Prompt service and affordable prices have kept the restaurants a Seattle staple. Don't even think about a credit card—Dick's accepts cash only.