Rural Drive-Ins of Washington

April 10, 2014  •  2 Comments

Over the last two decades of driving around Washington on road trips I have come to know a few drive-ins featuring burgers, chili, nachos, ice-cream and seasonal berry shakes.  Zeke's in Gold Bar; The 59'er Diner - west of Leavenworth; Rusty's - in Cashmere. Others have not been so lucky, such as Nan's Pizza and Ice Cream in Soap Lake (my wife's name is Nan so this kind of hurts), Lois's Drive In in Orondo.  Those have been closed since I can remember.  It is sad to see broken dreams.  I like to support the independent establishments and steer clear of the chains.



Twin Pines was featured on Stephen Brooks' web site along with many other images of foggy desolation around Washington State.  Twin Pines Burgers is located at 1901 State Route 970 in Cle Elum not far from I-90 which re-opened today under new ownership.  The goal of the new owners is to provide a quality old timey drive in experience in a clean environment.   Twin Pine BurgersTwin Pine Burgers

A sparkling grill line ready for re-opening.

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Bring cash because it looks like they will be good, but not super fancy.



Robert Inn
Yes, Fat Smitty's is another wonderful place!
Duncan Chalmers(non-registered)
And there is Fat Smittys near Sequim
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