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Twin TeePees Restaurant
Seattle, WA

 

Twin TeePees Restaurant (Gone)
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Don Whitten

An interesting roadside attraction is the Twin TeePees Restaurant on Seattle's Aurora Avenue or Hwy 99 which proclaims itself as "serving the best breakfast in town." This setup was prefabricated in California and trucked to this site on the Pacific Coast Highway in 1934.

The restaurant opened in 1937 by Walter Clark. In fact, Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame worked here as well. Unfortunately, a fire severely damaged the iconic restaurant and the restaurant closed down in 2000. As seen from the updates below, the Twin TeePees was demolished on July 31, 2001. The demolition took place without public notice.

Word is the project to build a residential development had been stalled. Condos were finally built in 2010. More information can be found at the PI article and Historic Seattle.

 

UPDATE 2001 : The Twin Teepees, here in Seattle, has "gone to that great short order grill in the sky." Yes, this place was leveled at the end of July 2001. Many thanks to Mike Fuller for update.

UPDATE : They had a big fire a couple of years ago and the place closed down for good-a real loss for Seattle, as it was one of the most distinctive restaurants in town in terms of its looks, and the food wasn't bad either. Many thanks to Janna Silverstein for update.

 

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