UDub is more than an academic institution—it’s a small city within Seattle itself. Guides lead free tours Monday through Friday, but the campus—with its breathtaking views of Mount Rainier and the historic Drumheller Fountain—is always open to explore.
Established: Before 1950
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: You may wait a bit for your pancakes, but the wait is worth it.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Delicious, authentic Swedish pancakes.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with Kristine Leander, Executive Director
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Live music for dancing while eating pancakes. Immediately after pancakes, adjourn upstairs to try your hand at weaving (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or visit with our genealogists (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.).
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Swedish pancakes, like meatballs, are iconic to the Swedes. We serve our pancakes Swedish style with real whipped cream and lingonberries.
What special training do you or your staff have?
The Swedish Pancake Breakfast is put on totally by volunteers, some of whom have been helping with the pancake breakfast for 10 years or longer.
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