Zesto opened in 1953 on the SE corner of 15th Ave NW & NW 65th St across the…

Zesto opened in 1953 on the SE corner of 15th Ave NW & NW 65th St across the street from Ballard High School. It closed in 2012.




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  1. they had good buffalo burgers

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  2. I never ate there but I liked the sign.

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  3. My dad had to get my mom a Zesto hamburger everyday pregnant with me. No wonder I miss this place!

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  4. That was when I was going to James Monroe the next year I started Ballard High School. It was a big deal when it opened and the owners used to wear matching checkered shirts. Red and white and navy blue and white and so on. My daily lunch was french fries and a banana fruit milkshake!

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  5. Zesto’s was old school and a cut above all fast food alternatives! Great shakes and quality! I liked their onion rings the most!

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  6. Worked at the one in Rainier Valley.

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  7. The Paddock Family did burgers and shakes old school!

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  8. Lunch time at Ballard HS at Zesto’s, Dime fries and a dime coke, mid 1960s .

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  9. When I learned to say my S’s; I got an ice cream cone from there.

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  10. Kids don’t like ice cream unless it’s from McDonalds,which has no flavor because it is made from ppwder

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  11. Graduated from Ballard in 1951, but 2 sisters who followed me and got ice cream here

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  12. Ah yes. Early 60s. The cool kids crowded around the walk up window. The “rinks” hung out at the 19 cent burger place across the street

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  13. We use to come over from Lincoln Hi

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  14. Just the name ZESTOS is a blast from the past in the late 50’s at Ballard High.

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  15. Used to be a Zesto’s in Kenmore in the early 60s.

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  16. Where is the car that used to be up on the sign?

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  17. This was one of my favorite places to go on a Friday night with my grandma for ice cream after the yard work was done. ❤️

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  18. Had good fish & chips ascwrll as burgers.

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