BIZNOTE: Alki Chicken & Waffles almost ready to open

5:45 PM: Thanks to Emily for the tip at midday today that Alki Chicken and Waffles, months in the works at 2738 Alki SW, appeared to be open. We then went over and talked with proprietor Tom Lin, who said they weren’t open to the public yet but were doing a “friends and family” test run. He told us he’s expecting the restaurant will be open Monday (August 26th). It’s the spot where B’s Po Boy closed last winter.

7:54 PM: Kate from the Alki Chicken and Waffles staff says they’re planning a “soft open” 9 am-1 pm tomorrow.

7 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Alki Chicken & Waffles almost ready to open"

  • RayWestad August 24, 2019 (5:53 pm)

    I wish them luck, and I’ll give them a try . . . but this is a hard location to maintain a restaurant, particularly one that is so specialized. Hope they succeed.

  • Jo August 25, 2019 (6:10 pm)

    I really want you guys to succeed, but I ate there today.       Please change your waiting staff they are not capable, and please clean your floor.   I could see a thick layer of dust under the tables, along the walls and along the bar.    Come on now,   its clear it hasn’t been cleaned in a long time.    Lets talk about the food later,   these two things need to improve if your going to make it through the winter.    Good Luck!

  • Liz D August 26, 2019 (8:32 am)

    Went by at 12:30 yesterday (Sunday) and was told by the young man behind the counter that they were out of food. Went to Alki Cafe instead…too bad as we were looking forward to it.

  • MC August 27, 2019 (2:01 pm)

    Went by today (27th) at 1pm. No ‘Open’ sign, no menu in window, and the widows are still filthy. I have to assume they don’t want customers yet.

    • WSB August 27, 2019 (2:06 pm)

      There were people dining during the soft-open hours on Sunday – that’s all I can vouch for.

  • Sandy Adams August 28, 2019 (7:21 pm)

    They have a LONG way to go.  Waited ten minutes for someone to talk to us.  Ordered chicken dinner–which comes with soup, salad and 2 sides.  The chicken came before anything else, then potato salad when we had ordered mashed, cornbread underdone and gooey, potatoes gluey, soup lukewarm and salty, salad meh, chicken fried within an inch…and dry inside.  May or may not try again in six months orso.  Very disappointed.  Was really looking forward to it :(

    • MC August 31, 2019 (5:17 pm)

      Why no menu in the window?  Why no website or menu on line?  They must want to fail.  I  have been looking forward to the return of Homestead chicken, but I won’t fight beach traffic to try them out if I do not know what’s on offer.

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