Rand’ys Restaurant located at 10016 E Marginal Way S has provided generations of Tukwila PD officers, Boeing employees, Museum of Flight guests and visitors a unique experience unlike any other. On November 15th, they will be providing one last meal, smile and memory to their guests before shutting the doors for good.
Guests at Rand’ys oftentimes remark that it feels like they have stepped into a time warp that has sent them into the past which spurs many fond memories of their younger years. Unlike many modern-day diners that feature reproduction items and attempt to recreate a bygone era with a modern-twist for those seeking nostalgia or a new generation just discovering diners, Randy’s has always offered an authentic diner experience having remained virtually unchanged since the day it opened 40 years ago.
The long diner counter complete with with swivel stools, wood panel walls and pink/orange upholstered booths have been host to 40 years of conversations, friendships and smiles. Guest were ofttimes greeted by owners Richard and Lucia in the aeronautical themed diner. Being a 24/7 operation for many years, Randy’s was a popular stop for diners heading south after a night out in Seattle. Boeing employees regularly frequented the restaurant as well as aeronautical enthusiasts from all around the world visiting the Museum of Flight next door. Randy’s was also home to a large number of regulars including Tukwila PD officers. For decades, officers could be found at Randy’s having a quick meal or coffee on their lunch breaks at all hours of the day and night.
Randy’s aeronautical themed decor completed what one could argue is in its own right, a museum of military aeronautical history complete with vintage warplane models, military uniforms, magazines, photos and decor. Diners could often be found thumbing through the pages of military and aviation magazines from decades ago or walking around looking at the expansive collection of military patches, uniforms, medals and memorabilia and while waiting for their meals.
Sadly, this era is coming to an end for what is one of the last remaining diners in Tukwila. Randy’s will be open until November 15th for those wishing to say goodbye, have one last meal and reminisce.
Owners Richard and Lucia released the following statement:
It is with a heavy heart that after 39 1/2 years of serving our customers we will be closing our doors. We want to thank everyone that has supported us throughout the years as you were not only our customers but also our friends.
We also want to especially thank our employees who worked hard to help make our restaurant run smoothly and serve you.
We will be open until November 15, 2020 and we hope you will come by and see us.
Take care and happy eating!
Richard and Lucia