Dick’s Drive-Ins truck announces West Seattle stop for Friday

Dick’s Drive-In fans were excited to hear that the local burger chain chose West Seattle as one of the first five places it will bring its new food truck. Tonight, Dick’s revealed the date and time – this Friday, 11 am-2 pm, outside Easy Street Records in The Junction. This will be the fourth stop, after Bellevue (last Friday), Everett (last Saturday), and Renton (yesterday); the stops were the result of voting, as we reported in September. The truck will sell burgers and shakes – no fries.

62 Replies to "Dick's Drive-Ins truck announces West Seattle stop for Friday"

  • Bill December 9, 2020 (10:43 pm)

    Sadly, I gave up Dick’s – one of my favorite restaurants where I consumed hundreds of cheeseburgers and milkshakes – when I adopted a plant-based diet.  

    • Pelicans December 10, 2020 (11:00 am)

      Eight of us were working evenings a few years ago. Someone sold us on the idea of making a Dick’s run. When we got them, the burgers and fries were maybe 20 minutes old. They were dry, tasteless and awful. Jack in the Box would have been better. Please patronize West Seattle restaurants instead. Great burgers: West 5, Luna Park, Elliott Bay Brewery, Easy Street, etc., etc. Buy hyper-local. Support our town.

      • Pelicans December 10, 2020 (11:13 am)

        And I forgot, best of all! OMG,  my favorite -Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center! They’ll spoil you for anything else.

      • P King December 10, 2020 (12:49 pm)

        Don’t forget Zippy’s in WC. Awesome.

    • Dude December 10, 2020 (6:31 pm)


  • Milton. December 9, 2020 (11:09 pm)


  • Meat Eater December 10, 2020 (12:00 am)

    Imagine eating grass and not those delicious Dicks burgers lol 

    • Bill December 10, 2020 (6:00 pm)

      I too used to think vegetarianism was stupid until I did a deep dive into the health impact of meat and animal product consumption. The bottom line is that it’s much healthier to eat low in the food chain. The thing I miss the most is Dick’s cheeseburgers and spaghetti and meatballs at Spiros. I’m willing to give that up to significantly lower my risk of heart disease and cancer.

  • Rick December 10, 2020 (12:53 am)

    “Cows eat grass so I’m a second hand vegetarian”.

    • cjboffoli December 10, 2020 (5:47 am)

      @Rick: Ha! The cows used in Dick’s (or any other fast food burgers for that matter) likely don’t eat very much grass in their twenty four months of life.  Do you eat alfalfa, sorghum, wheat silage, brewer’s grains, masses of corn, chemical hormones and antibiotics?

      • SlimJim December 10, 2020 (9:26 am)

        If he eats a slice of the average multigrain bread these days, then, yeah, he probably does eat all that. 😉

      • Jolt December 10, 2020 (9:35 am)

        Only when eating burgers. 

      • JJ December 10, 2020 (1:57 pm)

        I love brewers grains, for brewing! It would be a waste to not feed the spent grain to the livestock. I know the chickens love the spent grains. They have plenty of nutrition left after brewing. Unfortunately, because of Covid I will not be joining any lines or crowds, even for a burger. Regarding local… Dicks is local, to Seattle, like Starbucks now, I guess. I’ve always thought that they fry their fries at too low of a temperature. They come out a little limp and soggy, but imagining restaurant burgers is making me so hungry… I really, really miss restaurant dining. I can’t wait for my vaccine. Be careful everyone in line for your deluxe. Keep your mask up.

        • StompyDog December 12, 2020 (4:10 pm)

          Dick’s fries suck because they don’t blanch (par-cook) their fries.  Fresh cut fries must be cooked twice. Once at low temp (250) and then when ordered at high temp (350+). What a waste of effort to go to all the trouble to hand cut fries and then not blanch them. I like their burgers though.

      • Rick December 10, 2020 (5:52 pm)

        Wow! So much concern for my diet. Thank you, I guess.

    • All Natural Deodorant December 10, 2020 (10:44 am)

      Poor cows. I’m still gonna eat them.

  • Jsparra December 10, 2020 (5:03 am)

    I’ll plant myself in line on Friday for a couple Deluxe!!!

  • Daisy the cow December 10, 2020 (7:26 am)

    Has anyone tried the Impossible Burger? I hear it’s pretty good, the most ‘beef like’ burger out there.

    The Copper Coin offers this


    • John December 10, 2020 (9:53 am)

      Or Burger King for a lot less.

    • larry d donofrio December 10, 2020 (12:01 pm)

      Impossible burgers are gross. Sure smells like cat food.

      • John December 10, 2020 (12:23 pm)

        And a burger made from a corpse of a cow that is served before it rots to the point of putrefaction isn’t gross?

        Eat whatever you want.

  • newnative December 10, 2020 (7:55 am)

    too bad it’s on a work day. I won’t be able to make it. 

  • just wondering December 10, 2020 (8:03 am)


  • Johmnivore December 10, 2020 (9:00 am)

    Welcome to West Seattle Dick’s, home to Seattle’s most overrated burgers.  Time and time I have tried and failed to appreciate or taste the mystic that others laud at this legendary institution.

    • SlimJim December 10, 2020 (9:28 am)

      I hear you. Incredibly overrated, but to each their own. At least they won’t be in line in front of me when I go to a different place.

    • Jeff December 10, 2020 (9:32 am)

      I think you have to nostalgically associate it with being drunk and underage to truly enjoy those grease bombs. 

      • Mountain Dawg December 10, 2020 (4:54 pm)

        Funniest (and relatable) comment award goes to Jeff. I think my last Dick’s burger WAS after a night out, a couple of decades or more ago!

    • Mellow Kitty December 10, 2020 (10:48 am)

      After a concert or night at a bar – Dick’s was perfect at 2am 😁 cheap eats with friends – I miss those days. 

  • Mj December 10, 2020 (9:19 am)

    Nice but I here the Food Truck does not include the fries 😞

    • WSB December 10, 2020 (10:25 am)

      Which we mentioned again above.

    • All Natural Deodorant December 10, 2020 (10:46 am)

      Oh, are you a headline reader only?

  • flimflam December 10, 2020 (9:33 am)

    the burgers are decent for a quick option – charging for ketchup bugs me each and every time though! seems so petty….

  • Conflicted December 10, 2020 (9:40 am)

    I appreciate the idea of a dicks burger with the bridge out of service, I don’t like this move.  We have more than enough struggling restaurants in West Seattle. I don’t believe siphoning off sales from our local restaurants is a cool move by Dick’s.  If I were a junction restaurant I would be pretty upset.  I’ll go buy a burger at coastline, Elliott Bay or a BLT at West 5.

    • But... December 10, 2020 (11:42 am)

      Personally, if I want a Dick’s burger I will go anywhere to get it. It’s a specific craving so I’ll go to Queen Anne, Kent, Lake City, etc to get one. If I want a “good burger”, I will come to a local spot around here. It all depends on what I want and what type of burger. And Dicks is a Seattle area restaurant also so you are still supporting local, just not micro West Seattle Local. 

    • HappyOnAlki December 10, 2020 (2:37 pm)

      It’s one day for three hours — pretty sure that’s not going to affect anybody else’s bottom line.

  • Miss Gretchen December 10, 2020 (10:01 am)

    If you don’t like Dick’s there is something wrong with you. You must not be from around here. *freeze*

  • cwit December 10, 2020 (10:12 am)

    Welcome to West Seattle, the home of the Not-So-Hot Takes! Haha!

  • Mellow Kitty December 10, 2020 (10:17 am)

    Will the truck be cash only or will they take cards? I can still remember when Dick’s was cash only. 

  • jsparra December 10, 2020 (10:21 am)

    Johnnivore – you have to eat them at 2:15am after a hard evening of beverage intake. and be in your early 20s.  :-)   Then its about the memory more than judging the burger.

    • Daisy the cow December 10, 2020 (10:34 am)

      This is true, but also Dick’s food tastes better after drinking or weed smoking… I mean, so I’ve heard… cow talk.

      @Coastline, please consider adding the Impossible Burger to your menu!

  • momof3boys December 10, 2020 (10:57 am)

    Dick’s is definitely about the memories!  My dad always told me stories of eating there when he was in high school at Lincoln, they were brand new. He took my sister and me there as a child. He’s been gone for over 25 years, and eating at Dick’s reminds me of him.  But, I do love them, and so do *my* kids. #dicksburgers 

    • Pelicans December 10, 2020 (12:01 pm)

      Thank you for your memories. I said things above about Dick’s, but to tell you the truth, if I’d been fortunate enough to grow up here, it would have been my heartfelt favorite, too. 

    • just wondering December 10, 2020 (4:42 pm)

      My dad also took us 6 children to Dick’s weekly to give my mom a night off from cooking.  Hamburgers 19 cents and cheeseburgers 25 cents.  It always takes me back to wonderful memories which are much needed in these times.

  • Auntie December 10, 2020 (11:47 am)

    Too bad the Dick’s food truck isn’t going to be somewhere that has adequate parking. I don’t go to the Junction anymore because there is nowhere to park that is close enough. Walking three blocks is not an option for me or my husband. They should have gone to Westwood Village, maybe. I’m not sure parking/accessibility is one of their considerations.

    • WSB December 10, 2020 (11:52 am)

      Have you looked lately? We get Farmers Market pickup many Sundays, for example (as a supplement to our one weekly big grocery shopping trip), and the 44th/Oregon lot is largely empty in prime time (noonish).

  • waikikigirl December 10, 2020 (11:53 am)

    My memories are of Dag’s Beefy Boys, my dad would always stop there after I got my braces tightened! Teeth hurt but I could still chew one down!

    • Maria December 10, 2020 (3:50 pm)

      Herfy’s is the other local Puget Sound-grown burger joint  that made school memories.There are still a few around, but  they don’t have the same Dick’s following.

  • pjk December 10, 2020 (12:19 pm)

     For all the “Dick’s haters” remember they pay benefits including tuition reimbursement, and also take into account they are a local restaurant and it’s only one day for a few hours they’re in West Seattle – unfortunately while I’m at work.

    • Laura Larson December 10, 2020 (3:40 pm)

      Dicks is a stand-up employer who caters to those patrons who love a simple burger meal. Greasy, flavorless, etc is definitely an opinion, just not mine and countless others. Can’t those of us who like Dicks (and not because we are nostalgic) just be happy to have a city favorite in West Seattle for a few hours? I am not a fan of those taco trucks that pop up all over West Seattle or the bikes and scooters piled-up everywhere, but I’m happy that others are enjoying them. Like my mom used to say…if ya can’t find anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I mean this in the nicest way, really. 

      • waikikigirl December 10, 2020 (7:25 pm)

        @Laura Larson I agree with you totally!

        • Laura Larson December 11, 2020 (3:08 pm)

          Yay! Nice to know I’m not alone! 😁 Keep being positive and Stay Healthy, Waikikigirl!

    • JJ December 10, 2020 (3:58 pm)

      Yup. Fast food that pays benefits. They are one of our local “good guy employers”. Now if their staff pick up a certain virus while running a truck, well, at least they’ll have medical insurance. Hopefully they are all masked up while doing food prep and sales, and hopefully all the Dicks lovers are also.

  • Sillygoose December 10, 2020 (3:34 pm)

    So bummed I will be at work until 4pm!!  Love this company and the burgers are amazing.  GO DICK’S

  • wetone December 10, 2020 (5:01 pm)

    This is Great, saves me from my once a week to trip to Dicks for 2 deluxe 1fries and  a tartar.  Always been a great company, and helped many. Hopefully family will keep things the same.  

  • uncle loco December 10, 2020 (5:22 pm)

    Every time I eat at Dick’s I tell myself “never again”. Every time…

  • No fries?!? December 10, 2020 (6:47 pm)

    Dick’s…grew up on it as a poor family. It was a dinner “out” without breaking the bank. That said…no fries to dunk in that  s****y tarter sauce??? I’m OUT!

  • Michelle McBreen December 10, 2020 (6:56 pm)

    Yay for Dick’s Burgers! Thanks for bringing something fun and interesting (and really it is just for the day) to the cut off westside. 

  • Chels P December 11, 2020 (12:02 am)

    Why so much hate! If you don’t like burgers or meat there’s a lot of other options available! Everyone has to make everything so negative all the time CHILL!

    • Cloudtime December 11, 2020 (9:51 am)

      Seriously, what a bunch of food Karens. Some people live to buzzkill all others (beginning to think it’s a Seattle thing). Dick’s Deluxe for life! Thanks for the heads up WSB. See you all there!

  • CLINKER December 11, 2020 (11:50 am)


    • WSB December 11, 2020 (11:58 am)

      We are headed over for a photo so hopefully we’ll have an update shortly if no one else does…

    • WSB December 11, 2020 (12:05 pm)

      Stretching to Chase (California/Oregon) per our crew.

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