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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
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07:00 - 16:00
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Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
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Westerville, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning from Friday Harbor and needed a quick bite on the road, found Dad's. Absolutely the best breakfast that I've had in years with a huge pancake and bacon to die for. Great service and terrific to see the dude that must have been the owner out there hustling and making it all work. Worth a flight back to WA... More 

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Thank severdog
Oak Harbor, Washington
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place burgers, fries and more!! This is a must stop restaurant, highly recommended , prices, customer service excellent

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Thank Allen B
Anacortes, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is excellent! Owners always there working hard. The passion really comes out in the food. A must in Anacortes.

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Thank Michael R
Oak Harbor, Washington
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is a diner, the food is amazing and creative. Crafted by a Very skilled chef. I say chef because this isn't your typical diner style food. Breakfast and lunch served daily, menu is on a chalk board. Our waitress, Liz, was friendly and patient with us on our first visit; we had lots of questions. The chef has... More 

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Thank Christi P
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the food truck, grabbed a quick sandwich, it was an apple smoked brisket, super frickin' good and totally worth a stop!

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Thank JAMorris81212
Olympia, Washington
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367 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Hal72
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 

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2 Thank bobi c
Sumner, Washington
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

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Anacortes, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

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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 26 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?