Local burger chain Kidd Valley Burgers and Shakes is set to open its seventh restaurant this summer, and its new location on the Seattle waterfront sounds like a gas, with a throwback vibe. The burger joint will join Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54, at 1001 Alaskan Way. There’s no exact opening date set yet, but the projection is for an “early summer” arrival.
The forthcoming restaurant will cover 2,866 square feet with indoor seating for 82 diners in booths and at retro-style tables. Additional outdoor seating will be an attractive sunny-day option for up to 24 guests. The chainlet plans to keep plenty of original components from the building, which dates to 1900, and will add vintage Kidd Valley decor to further enhance the old-school theme.
The menu will retain the expected Kidd Valley classics, like burgers, sandwiches, garlic fries, and chicken strips, though there are promises of a few new items. Local beer, regional wine, and, of course, milkshakes, will round out the drinks menu.
Kidd Valley opened its first location in the University District in 1975 and has grown to include six standalone restaurants plus several stadium locations throughout Western Washington.