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Wondering about the Poodle Dog Restaurant? Here’s an answer

Poodle Dog

Poodle Dog Restaurant general manager Charles Amner told me once that he calculated how many butterhorns the famous Fife diner had served in just the previous 30+ years.

That’d be more than 1 million. 

That was before the restaurant shut down in March 2020 when pandemic restrictions limited restaurant service. 

Can we please just get back to eating butterhorns?

Apparently, we can. And soon. 

The Poodle Dog has announced its reopening. 

The doors will reopen on October 1. The restaurant had a heads up for eager diners, though: The hours will be 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to start.

The restaurant has been around for more than 80 years and specializes in American-style diner eats. It’s not fancy food. It’s stick-to-your-ribs food. There are distinct specialties, including the butterhorns, a long-gone pastry made from copious amounts of butter, a sweet glaze and sliced almonds. The Poodle Dog, of course, has served them for years. That’s no small thing. It’s virtually impossible to find a housemade/handmade butterhorn around here. Former TNT columnist C.R. Roberts and I have been on a hunt for butterhorns for years. If you know where we can find them IN Piercec County, please let me know ASAP.

For those new to thePoodle Dog, you can also find a killer happy hour in the Pup Room, the bar that’s attached to The Poodle Dog.

You can also enjoy big burgers, the wrecked eggs and potato pancakes at The Poodle Dog Restaurant – soon.

I hope to have information for you soon about when we can expect the Poodle Dog’s sibling restaurants to reopen – Burs, The Harvester, Knapp’s and the Hob Nob. 

The Poodle Dog Restaurant

Where: 1522 54th Ave E in Fife; 253-922-6161; poodledogrestaurant.com.

Reopening: October 1, 2020

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoodleDogRestaurant

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/poodledoggoodfood/

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