Friday, July 21, 2017 This Week's Paper

Local Restaurants: All in the family

// Johnny’s at Fife is in its fourth generation of family ownership, and plans to continue its tradition of offering high-quality food in a friendly atmosphere well into the future.

Although Johnny’s at Fife has developed a strong following for its traditional, classic breakfast options, the family owned restaurant has something to offer just about anyone. The originators of the world-famous Johnny’s seasoning salt have also become widely known for French dips, homemade salad dressings and high-quality service.

“We serve truly great food,” owner Anita Crabill stresses. “Our service is excellent, and our customers have really enjoyed getting to know our servers over the years.”

Johnny’s at Fife also offers a coffee shop, lounge area, dining room and ample meeting space.

“We’re a family restaurant,” said Alex Crabill, son of owners John and Anita Crabill. As the fourth generation family member involved in the restaurant, Alex believes this tight-knit atmosphere sets it apart from national chain restaurants.

The local community has long supported Johnny’s restaurants over the decades. Sister restaurant Johnny’s Dock opened in 1953 by John Crabill’s grandfather, John Meaker, who opened a variety of restaurants throughout the region. Johnny’s at Fife has been in the Crabill family since 1968.

Johnny’s at Fife is heavily involved in the local community, and is currently gearing up for the Relay for Life of Fife/Milton/Edgewood with its own fundraising team. “We really care about our community,” Alex added.

Breakfast is served all day, along with daily happy hour specials from 5-8 p.m. During any Mariners or Seahawks game, Johnny’s at Fife offers a burger and any draft beer for only $6.50. And with ample television viewing space, Johnny’s is an ideal venue to catch a game.

The restaurant offers a variety of discounts and special offers for regular customers who are members of the Johnny’s loyalty club. To sign up for the loyalty club, either visit the restaurant, or its website at

Johnny’s at Fife is located at 5211 20th St. E. in Fife.