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Looking for the best burger in WA

sneakyquoc23 Apr 27, 2009 09:41 PM

So far my list consist of

1. Blazing Onions
2. Red mill
3. Dicks
4. Red Robin
5. Jack in the Box

I know theres more out there but cant seem to find any place that
serves the best.

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    Splenda Jun 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    I've lived and traveled all over the region for some decades, and I'm a burgerholic, so I've been to every joint mentioned here. However, for my money, the best burger I've ever had sent me into a temporary state of burger-nirvana just a couple of weeks ago.

    The holy shrine where this blessed event took place? The new Sante' Bistro in downtown Spokane. A perfect 1/2 pound burger on a perfect bun, with homemade pickles, ketchup and cheese. Savory. Fresh. Rich but not greasy. Amazing.

    404 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201

    1. JillO Jun 26, 2010 07:42 PM

      Had some tasty stuff at Lunchbox Laboratory in Seattle last weekend.

      My last trip to Tacoma, I ended up at the Pick Quick Drive In in Fife, WA and that was a tasty burger and a great real banana shake. If you like old drive ins (there are picnic tables on a grassy area off the parking lot), this is the real deal.

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        mics May 12, 2010 05:07 PM

        so id like to put up the pick quick in fife.good food grass area to eat.nice price. but really good burgers. bacon double cheese. fries from the old days.thick shakes

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        1. re: mics
          lovetheroots Jun 25, 2010 05:14 PM

          Kelly's in Gig Harbor!

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            RandyB Jun 26, 2010 04:20 PM

            Although Tappi in Twisp, WA is mainly an Italian restaurant, they do some killer meats from a local butcher and local producers, all cooked in their wood-fired oven.

            Tappi recently started offering (on occasion) a 1-lb, fresh ground burger that mostly gets eaten by two people. They have to make their own buns for a burger that size, and those get baked to order in that same wood-fired oven.

            201 Glover St, Twisp, WA 98856

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          Zacatac May 11, 2010 12:05 PM

          Fine a Shake 'N Go burgers, you won't be sorry. Big burgers, big value, big taste.

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            libstewart Mar 30, 2010 10:45 AM

            Frisco Freeze in T-town

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              sneakyquoc23 Mar 29, 2010 06:36 PM

              Thanks everybody

              Blazing Onions is now like on the bottom of my list.
              For some reason everything taste bad there when they changed there signs, or they changed cooks.

              !. Five Guys Burgers
              2. Red Mill
              3. Dicks
              4. Red Robins
              5. Blazing Onions

              Blazing Onion
              2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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              1. re: sneakyquoc23
                peter froese Apr 30, 2010 11:47 AM

                nice work on removing jack in the box. If that made it to the revised list, you certainly weren't trying very hard to find something delicious.

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                blackjsus Jul 24, 2009 12:19 PM

                Burger King and Red Robin? Don't the ingredients have to be real in order to make the list?

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                1. re: blackjsus
                  hickdolphin Jul 27, 2009 05:43 PM

                  I would think so

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                  Castleman Jul 24, 2009 11:35 AM

                  Jak's is the best I've found, big, juicy, good quality cheese and bacon, a tad pricier than most, but well worth it. Zippy's in West Seattle is a great cheap burger, but you're gonna wait 20 minutes minimum for your food, so be prepared!

                  1. hickdolphin Jul 16, 2009 06:23 PM

                    hit the Blazing Onion in Mill Creek. It was excellent and the prices where not to bad, $8 for and excellent bacon cheese burger. thick pepered bacon and great grilled ono=ions. plus good onion rings and sweet potato fries.

                    1. RetiredChef Jul 12, 2009 10:46 AM

                      Crazy G's in Spokane by far, if you like Red Robin's then you'll lvoe Crazy G's

                      Jack in the Box??????????

                      They have nice buns - but I think for a national fast food chain - Carl's Jr. beats them.

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                        Jane917 Jul 11, 2009 07:32 PM

                        My vote goes to Rusty's in Cashmere!

                        1. hickdolphin Jul 11, 2009 04:35 PM

                          there is also a "burger of the month club" on mouthfulls and they have been giving alot of feed back on how the burgers actually are.

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                            Scott O May 25, 2009 11:37 AM

                            I'm working on a Seattle-area burger quest now on Yelp with a bunch of other folks. Look for Talk threads titled "Burger-of-the-Month."

                            Our first burger to try has been Red Mill and we're putting together a survey to collect ratings. When we have enough places tried we'll be posting the results. In the meantime I would love to see more folks get involved so we get a spectrum of opinions.

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                              sneakyquoc23 May 4, 2009 10:38 PM

                              Thanks all of you guys!
                              I'm in the Seattle area now and pretty much bored all the time.
                              I still can't find a good burger place to eat at.

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                              1. re: sneakyquoc23
                                yoyo11 May 5, 2009 11:24 AM

                                I know it's already been mentioned but you gotta hit Lunchbox Laboratory. Yes, it is expensive (approx. $15 for a huge burger and a side) but it is amazing. I highly, highly recommend the Hot Head burger: tons of bacon, pepper-jack cheese and homemade jalapeno ranch, i believe. It's amazing.

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                                  mr99203 May 5, 2009 11:43 AM

                                  If you're ever on the far east side, try D'Lish's in Spokane. With grilled onions. Yum.

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                                  The Shepherd Apr 29, 2009 04:08 PM

                                  Rusty's in Cashmere, can't go past there without stopping. Watched my son eat their 4 patti burger and a shopping bag of fries, washed down with a giant chocolat malt - I kid thee not!

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                                  1. re: The Shepherd
                                    hickdolphin May 1, 2009 01:40 PM

                                    Been there you are right Rusty's is great!

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                                      bighound May 2, 2009 08:20 AM

                                      Teddy's in woodinville is a great addition to the burger scene. Zippy's is also really good.

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                                        kirkj May 4, 2009 08:03 AM

                                        Had to drop in over the weekend to try Teddy's. The burger was very good. The meat had good flavor. They say they use choice ground chuck and serve it medium as a default. Mine came out well, but it was still very good. The pastrami I ordered to top the burger was bad. It was too lean and looked processed. The onion rings were very good, but the fries were so-so. I look forward to going back for more.

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                                    jeevesmaster Apr 29, 2009 01:43 PM

                                    If you are not worried about price try Spring Hill, They took the burger off the menu but will still make it when asked , the other is Jaks, there are 3 now but West Seattle is the first one, and happy hour the burger is only $5!!!

                                    1. hickdolphin Apr 28, 2009 07:42 PM

                                      Miner's will put Red Robin to shame hands down. I have also eaten a Dicks and Jack in the box and they are not even close.

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                                        sneakyquoc23 Apr 28, 2009 03:35 PM

                                        Thanks everyone,
                                        Fatty Smiths looks soo good!
                                        I've heard of Zesto's a couple of times but i've been there.
                                        I'm with you Dave C Blazing Onions is like 10 + its hard to pay for it but its the burgers i've eaten so far.

                                        1. dave_c Apr 28, 2009 02:55 PM

                                          I'm still searching for a good burger in WA...
                                          However, I'm a cheapskate where I have a difficult time paying $6+ for a cheeseburger.

                                          I mainly go to Jack in the Box for a fast food burger.
                                          Red Robin and Ruby's for a chain restaurant.

                                          When I lived in Ballard, I liked Zesto's.

                                          Honarable Mention to Fat Smitty's. Good tasting burger. However, the burger I tried was a little gristley.

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                                            otisbuddy2004 Apr 28, 2009 02:15 PM

                                            Fat Smitty's on U.S. 101 in Discovery Bay - best by far. Huge doesn't begin to describe their "Fat Smitty" burger.

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                                              sneakyquoc23 Apr 28, 2009 01:47 PM

                                              I do not know i havent been to Teddy's yet, but im gonna try and go to all the places people have listed and try out there burgers.

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                                                sneakyquoc23 Apr 28, 2009 12:28 PM

                                                Thanks everyone.

                                                Red mill is alright.
                                                i'm looking for like a bigger size burger patty
                                                that would just melt in your mouth.
                                                I would have to try Teddy's and Two Bells
                                                I've heard a lot of people talk about those two.
                                                thanks- sneakyquoc23

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                                                1. re: sneakyquoc23
                                                  GreenYoshi Apr 28, 2009 01:25 PM

                                                  Not Teddy's. They don't even serve food there any more...

                                                  Are you thinking of Leny's?

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                                                    gmm Apr 29, 2009 02:55 PM

                                                    GreenYoshi - are you thinking of a different Teddy's? I was talking about Teddy's Bigger Burgers in Woodinville. They just opened in March.

                                                    1. re: gmm
                                                      GreenYoshi Apr 30, 2009 10:18 AM

                                                      ahhh, my bad. I was thinking Teddy's the bar in the Roosevelt area.
                                                      Right, I forgot about this new Teddy's Burgers in Woodinville.
                                                      (been meaning to get up there for a try)

                                                    2. re: GreenYoshi
                                                      1patriot1 Apr 25, 2010 04:25 PM

                                                      I think they meant Woody's not Teddy's. It isn't there any more though.

                                                  2. Mike CP Apr 28, 2009 09:26 AM

                                                    In all of WA state, I would have to say Miner's in Yakima. Other Seattle burgers are very good, but none of them can compete in terms of size AND quality AND fixings.

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                                                    1. re: Mike CP
                                                      hickdolphin Apr 28, 2009 10:03 AM

                                                      There is a close second though. It would be the burgers at Mr Ed's in Walla Walla

                                                    2. terrier Apr 28, 2009 07:15 AM


                                                      Hon. mention: Two Bells, Matt's in the Market

                                                      (Oh for a place like the Corner Bistro in Seattle).

                                                      1. hickdolphin Apr 28, 2009 04:40 AM

                                                        Dusty's in Ephrata
                                                        Miners in Yakima

                                                        1. gmm Apr 28, 2009 02:40 AM

                                                          Teddy's Bigger Burgers in Woodinville is my current fave. I just wish they'd add roasted green chiles to their topping menu.


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                                                          1. re: gmm
                                                            kirkj Apr 28, 2009 07:05 AM

                                                            Thanks for this tip. Haven't had a Teddy's since Hawaii. Glad to hear a franchise has opened. The burger with pastrami is a killer(in more ways than one).

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                                                            Booklegger451 Apr 28, 2009 12:22 AM

                                                            I have't tried Blazing Onions, but definitely prefer Red Mill to the others you have listed. Lunchbox Lab's supposed to be good, but more expensive.

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                                                              adeptation Apr 27, 2009 11:40 PM

                                                              Lunchbox Laboratory

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                                                                boerewors Apr 27, 2009 10:22 PM

                                                                Put my vote in for Red Mill. Kidd Valley is pretty good as well. Great milkshakes.

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