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Pick Quick Drive In

4306 Pacific Hwy E, Tacoma, WA 98424-2613
(253) 922-5599
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Ranked #6 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
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- Mar 23, 2014
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96% Recommend
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English first
Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stopped here randomly after I saw great Trip Advisor reviews on our way home to Portland from Seattle. Holy cow this made the trip. Delicious burgers that I hear are rumored to be locally sourced and grass-fed, fresh fresh fresh fries and thick milkshakes. This place has it right and hasn't changed since it opened in 1949. Great outdoor... More

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Oswego, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I went to Pick Quick because apparently its legendary in Tacoma. took two trips intentionally. first was to try the burgers, and the next to try the shakes. Burgers are good, not fantastic but good. Much better than any fast food place of course (I NEVER go to McDs), but quite honestly I was expecting more. Good fresh toppings, thick... More

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Tacoma, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is the old burger fast-food joint of the 1940's and 1950's, with fresh ingredients, real ground beef burger, great onions, and fresh cut and fried/salted French fries. If they had a little better burger bun, these guys would rival In-N-Out Burger. Real ice cream shakes, the whole works. And the place has barely changed one iota since 1949, including... More

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Culver City, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you're familiar with In-N-Out Burger ...... this place beats it. All the ingredients are fresh and your burgers are made to order. And the milk shakes are incredible ........ as are the french fries. The outdoor seating area is very nice - with lots of hanging flower baskets and benches. The place is a bit off the beaten path... More

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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

a very good, old-time drive-in in Fife. They also have a newer location in Auburn which has some indoor seating. I've been to the Fife location quite a few times and the Auburn location just once. I'd rate both really good. I get the double deluxe hamburger (not a cheeseburger fan). There's sort of an ongoing dispute among local old-time... More

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Loved the burgers and the fries were great because they were skinny and had the skin on them. We had a salted caramel shake and blackberry. There is seating behind on the cleanest picnic tables ever. They were even going around cleaning them and picking up food off of the grass. The flowers around made for a wonderful surrounding. There... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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164 reviews 164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Burgers are great, location is wonderful right off the freeway. The picnic area is a wonderful extra on a hot day. Must visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I live in Tacoma, but when I want a burger, fries and shake, it is hands down Pick Quick Drive-In located in Fife. No sit down dining area, but has picnic benches in a park like setting. This is an old school burger joint. I prefer the double burger over the single burger. Prices are fantastic for what you get... More

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Gig Harbor
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Pick Quick Drive-In is a small, stand-alone, old fashioned, independently owned hamburger takeout stand that has been a mainstay on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma like just about forever. For years I've driven past it on my way to do some errand or another, and almost every time there's been a lineup. This time, I decided to stop and try... More

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Tacoma, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I always get two deluxe burger, fries, and a hot fudge/marshmallow shake. It's the perfect meal on a hot day. Best burgers in town!

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