Seattle, Washington: Twin Teepees Restaurant - Gone
The Twin Teepees may be gone, but other attractions shaped like Indian teepees (aka tepees, tipis), can still be found along America's backroads and highways. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Twin Teepees Restaurant - Gone
Seattle's famous Twin Teepees Restaurant, a regional roadside icon since 1937, was unceremoniously bulldozed on Tuesday, July 30. The Teepees, on North Aurora Avenue, had been in decline for a number of years, and a fire last May crippled the establishment.... [08/01/2001] Complete News Story
Sadly, the Twin Teepees Restaurant in Seattle is closed. We live less than a mile away, and ate there often, even though the inside had been horribly remodeled in the 80s. Several months ago, there was a fire in the kitchen, and the restaurant had to close. The restaurant management, who were leasing the space from the owner, decided to pack it in and not reopen, and the owner doesn't want to get back into the restaurant biz himself, so it sits there, sad and alone.
The awnings are starting to rip apart, and the paint looks bad; it looks so sharp in your photo, but now it's another decrepit relic in a city that ignores its past.[Steve Thornton, 01/15/2001]
Restaurant shaped like - Twin Teepees. Actually has a description of "Roadside Art" on the menu. Was built in 1937 to lure weary travelers going up the old Interstate 99 for a hot meal in a teepee. Still serves basic (not bad) American food. One side is a restaurant - decorated in true kitsch "American Indian" style. The other side is a bar which serves large and tasty martinis.[Shari Finkel, 10/01/2000]
See our photo and more on Big Teepees.