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Dad's Diner

9th and Commercial, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
+1 360-899-5269
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (23 reviews)
“hash” (23 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
9th and Commercial, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank Christi P
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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!

Thank JAMorris81212
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
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...More

3  Thank bobi c
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...More

2  Thank xjigglesx
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...More

Thank Diane M
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...More

1  Thank AlMarch
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank mtllpen
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Rocks_road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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