Flame merges with Elliott Bay Pizza Co., new business starts renovations of old Flame spot

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by Editor


If you’ve walked by Flame on Queen Anne Avenue N recently, you may have noticed the paper covering the windows and the sign on the door directing patrons to Elliott Bay Pizza Co. two doors down.

That’s because the two restaurants have merged, according to an Elliott Bay Pizza Co. employee who spoke to us over the phone this morning.

While the sign on the door at Flame says it is only closed for renovations, adding “Y’all kin get yer got juicy delicious flame broiled burgers next door at Elliott Bay Pizza,” in fact the restaurant changed ownership this week, the Elliott Bay Pizza Co. employee confirmed.

The man who owned both Elliott Bay and Flame decided to consolidate the two restaurants – and their vastly different menus – and sell the Flame location. The renovations inside are on the part of the new owner, he said, adding that he does not know what the new owner plans to do with the restaurant.

A call to the new owner has not yet been returned. In the meantime, most of the original Flame menu (burgers, fries and onion rings, chicken tenders, BBQ sandwiches, and salads) can be found at Elliott Bay Pizza Co. alongside its existing pizzas, pastas, salads, calzones and subs. The only items not available in the new merger are Flame’s tacos and shakes.

And as for the fate of Flame’s old homestead, we’ll keep you posted as we learn more about what will be moving in.


  • Laura

    We stopped by the new location the other night and were quite saddened to learn no more shakes. This was the only place on top of the hill for a nice chocolate shake at the end of a hard day. I think they should bring it back! I also don’t love how cramped the space is – already missing the larger Flame space. Too bad.

  • Laura

    We stopped by the new location the other night and were quite saddened to learn no more shakes. This was the only place on top of the hill for a nice chocolate shake at the end of a hard day. I think they should bring it back! I also don’t love how cramped the space is – already missing the larger Flame space. Too bad.

  • Chris

    Initially I was disappointed, but if this means burger delivery …. I’m in!

  • Chris

    Initially I was disappointed, but if this means burger delivery …. I’m in!

  • nonplussed

    That has got to be the ugliest sign I’ve seen in ages. Not to Flame’s owners: It’s not 1978.

  • nonplussed

    That has got to be the ugliest sign I’ve seen in ages. Not to Flame’s owners: It’s not 1978.

  • ric

    It’s like it’s against the law for the top of Queen Anne to do anything right. From closing Peets, to the Flow debacle, to the old Blockbuster becoming a bank and now you’ve got a pizza place selling BBQ. Why can’t someone simply open a Vios or a decent Pho, or a Paseo, or a McMenimins or… ANYTHING other than the crap that’s up there.

  • ric

    It’s like it’s against the law for the top of Queen Anne to do anything right. From closing Peets, to the Flow debacle, to the old Blockbuster becoming a bank and now you’ve got a pizza place selling BBQ. Why can’t someone simply open a Vios or a decent Pho, or a Paseo, or a McMenimins or… ANYTHING other than the crap that’s up there.

  • phil

    @4

    Why? Lack of lunch time crowds I would say. Very few office workers on top of the hill, unlike LQA. Add in the high rents up there and the numbers just don’t work.

  • phil

    @4

    Why? Lack of lunch time crowds I would say. Very few office workers on top of the hill, unlike LQA. Add in the high rents up there and the numbers just don’t work.

  • ric

    But aside from Swedish, there aren’t many office workers in Ballard and Market street thrives. And Vios on CH is in the middle of a desolate stretch of houses yet its packed everyday.

  • ric

    But aside from Swedish, there aren’t many office workers in Ballard and Market street thrives. And Vios on CH is in the middle of a desolate stretch of houses yet its packed everyday.

  • jnjaa

    I hope Flame and Elliott Bay have a taste-off and decide correctly to drop everything Flame ever made off the menu.

  • jnjaa

    I hope Flame and Elliott Bay have a taste-off and decide correctly to drop everything Flame ever made off the menu.


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