BIZNOTE: Alki Chicken and Waffles ‘merging’ with barbecue enterprise

Thanks to TamiSue for tweeting the tip: Five months after Alki Chicken and Waffles opened at 2738 Alki SW, it’s closed for two weeks for a “merger.”

That sign on the door explains:

We’re merging two businesses “It’s BBQ Time” and “Alki Chicken and Waffles” to bring you some incredible southern fare. It’s BBQ Time in the Kitchen is excited to bring you delicious smoked briskets, pork, & chicken for lunch and dinner.

The sign says they’re expecting to reopen February 12th. While checking out the signage, we met the proprietor of It’s BBQ Time, who was there working on the space. His original business – which will remain open – has done catering in Portland for more than a decade. He’s hired a local manager to run the restaurant here.

10 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Alki Chicken and Waffles 'merging' with barbecue enterprise"

  • Alki resident January 29, 2020 (7:29 pm)

    Ok now you’re talking. Bring it on.

  • Airwolf January 30, 2020 (7:33 am)

    it still has the Po’Boy signage ?

    • Dan Dyrdahl January 31, 2020 (11:38 am)

      The entire front of the building will be painted and new signage installed this following week

  • Mike Wallat January 30, 2020 (4:12 pm)

    Sounds good but being in the restaurant business my entire life- having a manager when you live in another state is a recipe for disaster.  

    • Dan Dyrdahl ‘It’s BBQ Time’ January 31, 2020 (11:37 am)

      I am the owner of it’s BBQ Time and have relocated to the Alki Area! My catering company in Portland is a well tuned machine and is being managed by my mother who has been in the catering industry for 25 years. We look forward to offering up our food to the area!

      • Matt February 14, 2020 (10:00 am)

        This looks great and I can’t wait to come in a try it out! Being that it is a merger, I wanted to give honest feedback on the chicken and waffles restaurant you are taking over. The service was horrible and the food was not great. Friendly service, good bbq, and cold beer should succeed in this spot, so my feedback on the last spot is purely constructive criticism! Looking forward to trying it out. Best of luck.

  • Sj January 30, 2020 (7:13 pm)

    I hope they work on the atmosphere. I went in there and the menus were sticky. No music. It wasn’t very inviting. I do think Bbq is a good fit on Alki though good luck 

  • alki_2008 February 7, 2020 (12:45 pm)

    Will there still be waffles and/or breakfast fare in the mornings?

  • AlkiLife February 11, 2020 (8:08 pm)

    Hope it’s better than the chicken and waffles joint!

  • MP February 12, 2020 (3:45 pm)


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