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Governor Inslee-Approved Anacortes Diner Closes Its Eastlake Location

Dad’s Diner, known for Governor Jay Inslee’s favorite pancakes, closed its Eastlake location earlier this month

Dad’s Diner closed its Eastlake location, but the Anacortes original remains open.
Dad’s Diner/Facebook

Anacortes restaurant Dad’s Diner a Go Go — whose buttermilk pancakes are the best in the state, Governor Jay Inslee once proclaimed — closed its Eastlake location earlier this month. The restaurant had only been in business since September, when it opened in the former home of Babirusa. In addition to flapjacks, the vintage-style diner specialized in dishes like biscuits and gravy and fried egg sandwiches.

The business announced the news on Facebook, saying, “We had a lot of circumstantial set backs, hurdles and mountainous road blocks to overcome that we could not surmount, but ultimately we take full responsibility.”

An open letter to Eastlake and all of our supporters. First we would like to thank the Eastlake community. You all are...

Posted by Dad’s Diner A Go Go Eastlake on Thursday, January 17, 2019

In the end, it seems Dad’s Diner couldn’t build on the success it found in Anacortes. Online reviews from customers are decidedly mixed, with some citing poor service and subpar food, while others posted rave support. It seems those fans will have to make the trek north to get their fix.

Dad’s Diner

2236 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 659-4167 Visit Website


2319 2nd Avenue, , WA 98121 (206) 329-2744 Visit Website