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Dicks Drive-In - 45th St.

#318 of 3,022 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Union
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111 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105-6191
10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a big fan of Eating Local when vacationing, so I had to try Dicks. Their menu is simple -- and they don't customize at all -- but it's quick and affordable, and the FRIES are they way fries are supposed to be. The burgers were good, but the shakes & ice cream are REAL, and really good. No where... More 

Thank Gena R
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189 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We grabbed a burger, fires, and a shake to have lunch at the Gas Works Park which is within a few blocks. Food was cheap, hot and fast. Good for a quick lunch at the park. There is no indoor seating that I saw, so you need to grab and go.

Thank harv2u
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I'm not saying the food is great but they are open all night and it's cheap. Like really cheap! It's also a Seattle landmark. The original Dick's on 45th can be seen in mackelmore's music video. It's greasy burgers and fries, thick milkshakes, and after a late night of bar hopping it's paradise!

Thank Rachel B
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

anybody who ever attended the UW will tell you Dicks is the best burger place there is...my traditional meal in college was two cheeseburgers, fries and a coke.....they are not the same anywhere else!!

Thank huskyfan67
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a busy place. Go there during the school year and it will be busy on the weekends all day all night. Get a Deluxe, fry and shake - the classic Seattle burger meal. Been a Dick's fan since the 70's!

Thank Tim98166
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a place for really cheap and FAST hamburgers, cheeseburgers, FRESH french fries, and GREAT shakes! If you are an OLD person like I am, you will stay with the simple cheeseburger, fries, and a shake. the younger crowd and most are from the University of Washington Huskies....you will enjoy the upgraded burger, but the fries and shake are... More 

Thank travelguyAnacortes
Naknek, Alaska
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Not exactly the best burger but quick and simple, always fresh. Everyone whether tourist or local need to eat at Dick's at least once in their life. I like the Dick's Deluxe and my grandson loves the cheeseburgers.

1 Thank Fat O
Billings, Montana
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Stopped in on our way to our hotel room and grabbed 4 burgers 4 frys and 3 milkshakes. All of the food was prepared fresh and served quickly. The food quality was good but not amazing. I love In-N-Out burger and am a big fan of 5 guys burgers as well. This was a good burger, but again...nothing I would... More 

Thank ColbyFromMontana
Tacoma, WA
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326 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have lived in the Northwest for 26 years and until recently had never been to Dicks Drive-In which is a Seattle legend. Unfortunately, the legend doesn't live up to the hype. I had the "special" and the single patty was dried out and the bun was soggy. The fries were waaaay to salty (and I like salt) and the... More 

Thank County-Hunter
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

As a Seattle native (now living in Los Angeles), I have had many debates over Dicks v IN-N-OUT... As far as I'm concerned, there is no comparison. Don't get me wrong, Dicks is not what I would consider a refined establishment, but for a quick and dirty drunken meal, its THE BEST. I'll always have a soft spot for this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105-6191
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: 206-632-5125

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