Washington Dining January 06, 2017
These 11 Long-Standing Restaurants In Washington Have Served Mouthwatering Meals For Decades
The restaurant industry is a difficult one, and it’s not always easy to last. And, truth be told, sometimes it’s more about the nostalgia than the food when we visit some of our old haunts. But the Washington restaurants on this list have not only been open for decades, they actually serve delicious food as well.
1. The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma
The Swiss serves classic comfort food in a building that dates back to 1913. They also have live music and dancing regularly.
2. The Park Inn, 103 W 9th Ave., Spokane
The Park Inn was originally known as Freeman’s Park Inn Restaurant and opened in 1932. It has changed its image and menu over the years, but it has never closed down.
3. Gasperetti’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1013 N 1st St., Yakima
Since 1966, this family owned restaurant has been serving classic Italian food (and the best onion rings ever) in downtown Yakima.
4. Ristorante Machiavelli, 1215 Pine St., Seattle
1988 may not have been that long ago, but in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, it's a lifetime in the restaurant industry. Machiavelli is known for their tasty food, but also for their affordable prices and straightforward business model. They don't accept reservations, but it's always worth the wait (especially in the bar).
5. Hubby's Pizza, 346 W Columbia Dr., Kennewick
Since 1976, Hubby's has been making their addictive (and large-sized) pizzas for the Kennewick community.
6. The Palace Cafe, 323 N Main St., Ellensburg
Talk about staying power. The Palace Cafe has been in business for over 100 years, and it still has impressively high ratings on Yelp and other review sites.
7. Old School Pizzeria, 108 Franklin St., NE
If you're a first time visitor, you might find this place a little... intense. But rest assured, they've been serving some of the best pizza in Olympia for decades.
8. Clinkerdagger, 621 W Mallon Ave., Spokane
Spokane's most iconic restaurant has been open for over 40 years, and it's still a beloved establishment.
9. Chuckanut Manor, 3056 Chuckanut Dr., Bow
For over 50 years, The Chuckanut Manor has served the Skagit Valley and surrounding areas. The building is unassuming from the outside, but the back deck dining boasts some truly incredible views. And the food just happens to be great as well.
10. Merchant’s Cafe & Saloon, 109 Yesler Way, Seattle
Seattle's oldest restaurant may or may not be haunted, but one thing is certain: You can count on them to deliver a hearty meal in an awesome historic setting.
11. DK’s Drive In, 805 Basin St NW., Ephrata
DK's opened in 1969, promptly winning the hearts of the Ephrata community. It's still known as the best place to go for quality fast food in the area.
We love our long-standing restaurants here in Washington.
These local gems are loaded with local history.