Est. 1941

Spokane, WA • Dick's Hamburgers

Monday, September 09, 2013

Date: 07-06-13
Location: 10 E 3rd Ave.
Photography by: Luis Valdizon
Words by: M. L. Morris & Luis Valdizon

During the Spokane, Washington stop of the "Young, Loved, Hated & Broke Tour," Dick's Hamburgers was our post-show saving grace. Established in the 1960s, Dick's is a drive-in burger shack known for its authentic, old-school look and its economical, inexpensive menu that offers a wide variety of hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and strips, pizza, fries, onion rings, hot fried pies, shakes and malts (ask about seasonal flavors), and other cold treats. The most popular item is the "Whammy," which is comprised of two meat patties and two layers of cheese–-you could say it serves as this Spokane burger institution's take on In-N-Out's "Double-Double." The seating at Dick's is limited to a few outdoor picnic benches, but most patrons tend to enjoy their meals inside the comfort of their vehicles or standing outside with friends. On a warm summer night, the area around the hood of our car was suitable for our crew of rumbling stomachs. Although Whammies didn't quite satisfy our cravings for Double-Doubles, the taste for price ($1.69 each) couldn't be beat. We were looking for any eatery open at 1 a.m., and we just so happened to stumble upon a local landmark. If you're ever venturing through this quaint Pacific Northwest city and in need of a cheap, but tasty lunch or dinner, now you know where to go. And if you're in need of coffee, stop by Couer Coffeehouse, highlighted here in another recent TCC post.

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