The Chelan Café’s Ebb Tide Room

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EVERY DAY: 6 P.M. - 2 A.M.
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Founded in 1938, the Chelan Café still looks like the sort of place that Richie Cunningham could walk into at any moment and order a milkshake. But the bar in Chelan’s back room, called the Ebb Tide Room, is full of dockworkers and washed-up PIs—the kind of bar you’ve driven by 100 times without going in. Only a dive that is really a dive has this sort of beautiful anonymity, and no doubt it will be on this earth longer than any of us.

Known For
  • cheap date
  • bar food
What to drink
A milkshake in the diner. And if you're brave, Fireball flows like wine in the bar.
West Seattle
The last call for food is at 7 p.m.; dock workers start early.