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Best Burgers in Western Washington?

Woodenhand Dec 27, 2009 05:28 PM

Hey Folks,

Was just curious and wanted to get opinions on the best burgers in Western Washington.

What is your favorite place? What makes it special?

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  1. hickdolphin RE: Woodenhand Dec 28, 2009 08:45 AM

    These may help you

    1. terrier RE: Woodenhand Dec 28, 2009 10:09 AM

      See the previous threads, but I'll put a marker on the Swinery's walk-up window as my favorite burger on this coast (get it with the house-made bacon!). Just wish there was a place to sit down and eat it, preferably with some beer.

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        mrnelso RE: terrier Dec 28, 2009 10:20 AM

        The Dome Stadium Tavern is just aroud the corner...

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          terrier RE: mrnelso Dec 28, 2009 11:23 PM

          Funny, I was thinking about the Dome Stadium Tavern after I posted. I'll have to give that a try sometime - after I make sure my tetanus and hepatitis immunizations are up to date.

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            mrnelso RE: terrier Dec 29, 2009 09:37 AM

            Once you've had your shots, maybe try the Double Header?

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          mrnelso RE: terrier Dec 31, 2009 10:52 AM

          The Swinery on Main is closed.
          They say the property is in foreclosure.
          Bummer, as this was the best lunch in the neighborhood.

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          equinoise RE: Woodenhand Dec 28, 2009 01:34 PM

          I haven't had the Swinery burger yet, but I had Quinn's again recently and was again impressed by its excellence. Spur's bison burger is a favorite. Skillet's are good too, but there can be significant variation depending on who is cooking them. I also need to try Spring Hill's.

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            bripremed RE: Woodenhand Dec 28, 2009 02:37 PM

            Eastside Big Tom in Olympia. What makes it special? prolly the Goop and the service :D

            Eastside Big Tom
            2023 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506

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              seattleviking RE: Woodenhand Dec 28, 2009 06:27 PM

              I finally got to try The Counter and it's my new current favorite. They have quality beef in 1/3 pound [after cooking], 2/3 and one pound sizes which they cook medium unless you specify otherwise. Toppings were good and you can customize quite a bit if you are so inclined but the basic burger is so good you don't need to add much.

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                kanton RE: seattleviking Dec 29, 2009 02:23 PM

                Call me wrong, but I'm pretty sure The Counter par cooks their burgers. BIG NoNo for me. This left the meat lacking juice, and had an off-putting texture. I won't be going back.

              2. hickdolphin RE: Woodenhand Dec 29, 2009 06:33 PM

                hard to beat the Blazing Onion

                1. val ann c RE: Woodenhand Dec 29, 2009 08:21 PM

                  North of Seattle. I really like the burgers at Red Line Burger in Lynnwood.

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                    rjohn40787 RE: val ann c Dec 31, 2009 07:06 AM

                    I found Red Line Burgers in Lynnwood to be terribly overpriced for what amounted to a fairly average burger. I've been there twice and both times was disappointed...especially considering the price. It's been awhile since I went there but my recollection is that they use frozen patties...I may be wrong about that. Their fries were above average.

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                      Kentrophy RE: rjohn40787 Jan 1, 2010 12:33 PM

                      I think of burgers in 2 ways. Fried, ortgrilled. Grilled are by far the best but hard to find. Fried easier to find, but greasier and not as tasty. For a great fried burger try tThe Odd Fellows Restaurant in Redmond. Really good for a fried burger, large serviing, fair price. Unfortunately the service sucks.
                      I'm sorry to say I have not found a good grilled (over fire or charcoal) burger in Western Wa\. Lots of good choices in Bermuda, tho'. Long way to go for a burger, and believe it or not, Bermuda isn't that great either. Unless your a mountain goat.

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                      Kentrophy RE: val ann c Jan 1, 2010 12:47 PM

                      Where in Lynnwood is the Red Line????

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