TNT Diner

Good eats and drinks around Tacoma, Pierce County and South Puget Sound

NOTICE: TNT Diner has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved TNT Diner.
Visit the new section.

Happy anniversary: Here’s a steal of a deal – 61 cent burgers at Galloping Gertie’s through Saturday

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on July 4, 2013 at 6:00 am | No Comments »
July 5, 2013 9:18 am

2/19/02 GERTIE EXTERIORGalloping Gertie’s is dialing back its menu prices for its 61st anniversary. Diners can get 61 cent burger, fries and sodas today through Saturday at the old style diner in Lakewood.

The restaurant first opened in 1952, the restaurant of Gertie Rice,  a woman who loved horses, gambling and St. Patrick’s Day (probably in that order). She died in 1991 at the age of 83.

Her daughter Susan Rothwell now runs the restaurant.  Rothwell tells spectacular stories about her mother – consider it the free a la carte narrative that comes with a meal at Gertie’s, a restaurant popular with its military neighbors. In the early days, Gertie’s was a burger stand, but later moved to its larger home in 1959, adding a bar to its offerings. The menu is full of American classics.

Ask any longtimer about Gertie’s and they’ll at least know the sign – it’s an iconic marker along I-5 at Exit 122.

Galloping Gertie’s Bar and Grill
Where: 15417 Union Ave. S.W., Lakewood; 253-584-4848

Read more here:
Read more here:
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for Report violators to