In 1974, Dick’s Queen Anne place opened at 500 Queen Anne Avenue N. — the original site of the Motor-In Market grocery store (which opened in 1930). It became the first and only Dick’s Drive-In location to feature indoor seating .
In 2013, Dick’s celebrated its 60th anniversary and published 60 Years of Memories, a book featuring recollections by folks of all ages. Among Queen Anne stories:
*78-year-old Gretchen Swanson recalls “As a regular customer at Dick’s on Queen Anne, my biggest thrill was seeing Governor Gary Locke and his wife Mona Lee eating hamburgers just like the rest of us.” *Others remember shared special moments at Dick’s before and after attending events at Seattle Center and the Coliseum/Key (soon Climate Pledge) Arena. *Defensive superstar Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks visited the Queen Anne Dick’s on Veterans Day 2012.