|On the left hand side of the road heading west toward Sequim, this small-|
appearing building actually can seat up to 50 people and serve more if
you want to do take-out in the summertime.
|Fear not... there is an ATM inside that will give you some|
cash, if you have some in your account.
Last year, 2012, when a wall needed replacing, all the money was taken down and counted. The wall went back up and the funds were split between the Seattle Children's Hospital and the local chapter of the Boy Scouts for a total of $10,116.00. "All the money you see up there now has been put there since March 1 of 2012," my server said. Impressive. So it seems that once the customers realize how the funds will be allocated, they are only too willing to hang their money in the place where their mouths once were, leaving it for a good cause. (I did.) So much more appealing than a plastic tube on the counter.
By the way, as you will read if you go the the PDN link, there is a very good security system in place here and you might not want to risk the consequences if you try to help yourself to the 'decor.'
|The split "Fat Smitty Burger" features several layers of burger with cheese, |
lettuce, tomato, & a nice homemade sauce topped off with a pickle.
|Although I saw a motorcycle group pull up, this is very|
much a family place with kid-sized meals. Those are
really dollar bills you see hanging from the ceiling!
A sweet touch is offering a Tootsie Roll Pop along with the check for 'dessert.'
The restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. every day, unless there's a change, and you can call them at 360-385-4099 to confirm.
I learned that the couple sitting at the bar with me are from Port Angeles and have been married for about 34 years. The wife had been to Fat Smitty's when it was in originally in Port Townsend and for all the years she's been married she has denied her husband the opportunity to eat at this fine establishment until this day... hope he doesn't have to wait another 34 years to come back! She said to me, "It seemed like every time we were going by we were on our way to eat someplace else or had just come from eating at another place. I'm really glad we decided to stop here today, though. It's just as good as I remembered it!"
|The cook and the nearly life-sized burger carved in wood outside this|
road-side eatery will remind you that you are coming in to eat!