All Hail King Charley’s

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I’m always on the lookout for a great place to eat with my humans. So many places don’t want me (how dare they) and so it often becomes a scavenger hunt to find a place that will allow me to hang with my family while they eat.

The first thing to look for when deciding if your fur-kiddo can join you is if the restaurant has outdoor seating or not. The Seattle area is a pretty dog loving area and so I am finding for the most part if there is a patio you can bring your pooch. But don’t assume. My mom once went to take me to a place that said it was dog-friendly only to find out they changed their policy because a waiter had been recently bitten by a dog. Which brings us to if your dog is not friendly, then don’t bring them to be around people in a setting like a restaurant until they are friendly. I’m friendly so I get to go.

One of my favorite places to walk is the Centennial Trail. It goes on for miles and miles (29 to be exact) but I only usually go about 3 miles on it. I have short legs. 🙂 It’s a great trail, but you do have to share it with bike riders, horses, humans, and other dogs. Since we were in the area my mom and dad wanted to go to a place they knew would take me, King Charley’s Drive-In. Why do we know they will take me? Because all of their seating is outdoors (that and my humans had taken their previous dog there with them before). There are bright purple picnic tables and a nice lawn area for me to sniff around at after we eat.

King Charley’s is a bright yellow and purple little shack off of highway 9 located in Snohomish, WA. I’m not sure how long it’s been there, but you hear people say things like  I went to this place as a kid and now I bring my kids, my guess is a long time. They basically make burgers and shakes. They have corndogs which I overheard was good, but mom got a Bacon Cheeseburger with BBQ sauce added and a Blackberry Shake. Dad got two Deluxe Burgers and a soda. I heard mom say that they have a good solid burger and that the shakes are delish. I got to have a tiny piece of the burger so I agree that the burger was good. So good I tried to pull it closer to me as you can see in the picture. I also then decided I wanted to hop up on the table though after mom stopped laughing and taking pictures of me doing that, she put me back down on the bench.

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So if you are in the mood for a good walk and some good eats, I suggest you take your humans to King Charley’s Drive-In after a walk on the Centennial Trail.

King Charley’s Drive-In
1301 30th St, Snohomish, WA 98290
(360) 568-2963

Beer Drinkers and Dog Lovers Unite

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If you like to drink good beer and take your dog along I highly recommend the Diamond Knot Tap Room in Mukilteo, WA. This is not to be confused with their restaurant that they have down by the Mukilteo Lighthouse.

We first learned about the Tap Room while living a little less than a mile from it. It’s hard to miss at first as it’s in a row of warehouses a little off the beaten path, but once you find it you never forget. We had been drinking down at the Diamond Knot for years but when we learned that the tap room allowed dogs (and kids for that matter) we were all over it.

It’s only open Friday and Saturdays 3-8pm. Fridays are usually super packed with the after work crowd showing up so we tend to go on Saturdays when there are fewer people. The only offer two things beer and root beer (they make their own). There is no food so I usually pack a few snacks in my tote bag if I know we are going to be there awhile.

Everyone is laid back there and I’ve never gone when there has not been a dog so don’t feel like you bringing your dog will be unusual to them. So if you are in the area and have your dog with you, stop on by. If you don’t have your dog with you, stop on by. 🙂

Diamond Knot Tap Room

4602 Chennault Beach Rd
Mukilteo, WA 98275

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