Burien’s Keg Restaurant All Tapped Out; Closes

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The Keg Restaurant, located at 180 SW 148th Street in Burien (in the Safeway shopping mall) has closed.

We sent an email inquiry to them and got this response from Jim Croteau, COO:

“The Keg has been part of the greater Seattle community for more than 25 years, and the decision to close this location was a difficult one.

The Burien Keg had operated in its trade area for a vast number of years. Over time, the changes and shifts in the market had a direct impact on the profitability of the restaurant. This, coupled with the current overall economic environment, resulted in our decision to close.”

If you go to their website and click on “Burien” under “Locations,” this is what you’ll see:

ADDED 2/5/09 2:52pm:

Reporter Gina Bourdage took these pics of some funeral-style notes she found taped to the windows of The Keg:

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8 Responses to “Burien’s Keg Restaurant All Tapped Out; Closes”
  1. c to the andice says:

    Dammit. My husband and I were going to go use a gift certificate there on Valentine's. Romantic, I know.

    Now we've gotta go all the way to Renton. AND we can't get rowdy in the bar. I'm not paying for that cab ride.

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  2. L Johnson says:

    Sorry to see the KEG go. Many good memories there when that was a common dinner venue for us back when other choices were not as varied. ( Let's just hope another "Payday Loan" office doesn't move in the spot. )

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  3. Scott says:

    Jesus, someone's hopes, dreams and livelyhood of over 25 years goes down, and you are worried about a gift certificate and getting rowdy in a bar. With customers like you I can see why they had to close.

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    • c to the andice says:

      Are you kidding me?!

      I know one of the bartenders that worked there. I feel bad for the folks that lost their jobs. My own freakin' job is dangling by a thread… don't give me a hard time for NOT being able to give the Burien Keg my business.

      Lighten up a bit.

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  4. lou jason says:

    This is a good example of what I call the result of a "second generation lightweight". I
    saw the demise of the Keg chain in Washington and Oregon years ago when daddy
    handed his son some money to buy the chain and he had some really "great" ideas. He was able to reduce the Keg chain from around 30 restaurants to the handful that exist today.

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    • whocan says:

      Do your research, there are over 100 locations that are doing very well. Daddy's son has doubled his inheritance a few times over.

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  5. Noreen says:

    My husband and I have been going to this Keg location for years now to celebrate our Birthdays. We will really miss coming here. Guess it is off to Renton now. Further to go, but the food and friendly service of the Keg is worth the drive.

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  6. Bob says:

    I'm thinking "El Kego" taqueria, coming soon!

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