43918 US-2, Gold Bar, WA 98251
The last stop on Highway 2 before Steven’s Pass, Zeke’s is worth pulling off the road for. You don’t really expect it so far out on the rural freeway, just outside the little town of Gold Bar, nestled among pine trees.
Zeke’s does onion rings like nobody’s business and all the good, fried food you need before or after tackling a day of strenuous hiking or skiing.
King Charlie’s Drive-In
1301 30th St, Snohomish, WA 98290
You can’t miss it. It’s a bright yellow-and-purple-striped building with purple picnic benches. This place has a small park-like field where you can take a minute and enjoy a few crispy, salty bites and wash it down with a sweet shake.
Nearby, Blackman Lake has covered picnic areas, views of the water, and a playground. You could even take your burger out fishing on their public docks.