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Looking for the best burger in WA

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

    1. Quinn's
      Lunchbox Laboratory

      1. 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.

        1. 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

            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).

          2. Dusty's in Ephrata
            Miners in Yakima

            1. Quinn's

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

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

              1. 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

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

                2. 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

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

                    Are you thinking of Leny's?

                    1. re: GreenYoshi

                      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

                        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

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

                    2. 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.

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

                        1. 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.

                          1. 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. 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.

                              1. 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. 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

                                    Been there you are right Rusty's is great!

                                    1. re: hickdolphin

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

                                      1. re: bighound

                                        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.

                                  2. 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

                                      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.

                                      1. re: sneakyquoc23

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

                                      2. 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.

                                        1. 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.

                                          1. My vote goes to Rusty's in Cashmere!

                                            1. 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.

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

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                                                    1. 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

                                                        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.

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

                                                          1. 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: lovetheroots

                                                                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

                                                            1. 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.

                                                              1. 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