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Dad's Diner

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American, Diner
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9th and Commercial, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
+1 360-899-5269
07:00 - 16:00
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Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
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Olympia, Washington
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352 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good thing we didn't read the reviews but took our friend's advice. We were seated right under the chalk board menu; lots of great choices. Served quickly. Tasty sandwiches. Then, we went to the smoking trailer to buy brisket for sandwiches the next day.

Thank Hal72
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are new to the area, but lots of family in town that recommended Dad's Diner. We decided to give them a try on Sunday afternoon. When we found an empty table we took our seats and didn't see a waitress for at least 10 min, that's when she came over and asked if we had ordered already. Our reply... More 

1 Thank bobi c
Sumner, Washington
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this place is listed as #2 on Tripadvisor, thought it would be a good place to eat. Wrong. Too small of a place, the menu is on a chalkboard that you have to stand next to others at their tables while they are eating to read it. That is after you sit down, and no one bothers to come... More 

1 Thank xjigglesx
Anacortes, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and friendly owners who treat you like family. Started by a team of two Dads, this place has a casual atmosphere and the walls are lined with photos of their customers' Dads. It's a cheerful pick-me-up to walk in, take a seat, choose a meal from the blackboard menu and enjoy home cookin'. My favorite breakfast is the... More 

Thank Diane M
NW Washington Coast
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all fairness, I have visited this place twice. The first time I was not impressed, their 'smoked' meats were oversmoked, dry and way too salty. I have lived in BBQ country, so I know good smoke flavor, and this is not it. The potatoes were dry and salty also. I went back after awhile to give it a second... More 

1 Thank AlMarch
Whidbey Island, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was a quick breakfast for us, and it was great. It's a small family restaurant with lots of charm. The theme is centered around the owners' dad, and travel. There is a massive collection of pictures, that are interesting to look at. The collection of world globes is fascinating. FOOD - very tasty! The menu is on the wall.... More 

Thank mtllpen
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199 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spotted Dad's while walking the historic downtown district of Anacortes. Service was great, fast, friendly. The menu on the wall chalkboard made us hungry immediately. I think the key to the food here is the authentic BBQ they seem to use in everything. My wife had the basic breakfast of eggs, potatoes and bacon -- but the bacon was... More 

Thank Rocks_road
Logan, Utah
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Love this place for having the whole menu on a chalk board and lunch and breakfast are interchangeable. Great coffee and some interesting variations on the eggs, hash and biscuits and gravy offerings. It is had to describe but it does have a lot of local color. Bonus points for 1/2 orders and ala carte

Thank Dennis H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

You have to try the hash. We tried both the brisket and pork belly. Yum! Staff was great and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Diane M
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat breakfast or brunch when in Anacortes. Best smoked meat. Big helpings. Excellent service. Love this place. If you love meat, you gotta try this place.

Thank Leif B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9th and Commercial, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Fidalgo Island  >  Anacortes
  • Phone Number: +1 360-899-5269

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?