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Has Anyone Been to Blazing Onion Burgers in Mill Creek?

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rjohn40787 May 7, 2010 06:56 PM

I drove by it and wondered if it was worth a try. If you have been there, please tell me what you think, and what it compares to in terms of local burger places...and prices.

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Blazing Onion
2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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    HungWeiLo May 24, 2010 06:26 PM

    OK - finally visited them today. Had the buffalo. Flavor was good, although the freshness was not all quite there in terms of the toppings. All the toppings sort of mushed together by the time it got to the table. Also, the patties at both Blazing Onion and Red Line taste suspiciously previously frozen...not sure about that one yet.

    However, like I said the flavor was there and was still a very competent burger. In terms of burgers in South Snohomish County, they're definitely at the top of the game, with Red Line on Hwy 99 running second. Blazing Onion wins out by having the nice Kaiser buns and overall fresher ingredients.

    But comparing to the rest of the region, Red Mill, Lunchbox Lab, and (my favorite) West Seattle's Zippy's still all win out in taste and quality in my opinion. Although Blazing Onion is certainly a worthy contender and certainly much better price-to-quality ratio than Red Robin and is probably by far the best you'll find in that area.

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    Blazing Onion
    2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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      SeaFood2009 May 24, 2010 07:30 PM

      Maybe it is because I am not a Seattle native, but I fail to see the burger attraction of both Red Mill and Dick's. Dick's to me is godawful on all fronts, McDonald's serves better $1 burgers and certainly better fries. Red Mill onion rings are pretty good, but their burger, while a notch above fast food or Red Robin leaves much to be desired. Red Line is head and shoulders above Red Mill, and Blazing Onion was about equivalent (though more gussied up) to Red Line. While I wouldn't detour to any burger place in the Sound for a burger, I'd have no qualms eating at Red Line or Blazing Onion if I was nearby.

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      Blazing Onion
      2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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      sasha1 May 12, 2010 04:13 PM

      I disagree with the naysayers. I've been to many of the places proclaimed to have great burgers - Red Mill, Dick's, the Lunchbox Laboratory. And I thought those places were dry/uninspired, fast food blah, and greasy/busy/expensive to the point of unpleasantness. In that order. We used to live in Everett, where restaurant pickings were slim, and Blazing Onion in Mill Creek was a frequent go-to. I think their burgers are good. Juicy and fatty enough for me. Good fresh ingredients, interesting toppings. I also appreciate that I can get chicken, turkey, or veggie. And the sweet potato fries are great.

      So please, try it out. Then let us know what you think.

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      Lunchbox Laboratory
      1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109

      Blazing Onion
      2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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        slabbit May 12, 2010 08:47 PM

        By "us" do you mean you are one of the proprietors of Blazing Onion???

        Anyway, the place isn't bad, and it has a nice bar in Gig Harbor, but for a gourmet burger, the beef is a bit lacking in flavor. I will agree most of the places in Seattle are a bit lacking too, but I'll take Red Mill and Lunchbox Lab over Blazing Onion. Dick's is a completely different kind of thing.

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        Blazing Onion
        2811 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290

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          sasha1 May 13, 2010 10:03 AM

          No no - I meant Chowhounders. I have no affiliation with them at all. Just grateful that they were one of the 4 or so restaurants we could actually eat at without driving at least 30 minutes.

          I agree with you on Dicks. Complete other thing. I just think a fast food burger could be so much better. Then again, I was lucky to have in-and-out for a good while back in CA.

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        Zacatac May 11, 2010 12:13 PM

        I have been there a few times. It's in the "Red Robin" category, a bit fancier and pricer than the average burger joint. Some good variety, excellent sweet potato fries and onion rings. It's good if you want to pay for sit-down, full dining experience. If I wanted take-out, I'd go elsewhere, something more price friendly.

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          HungWeiLo May 12, 2010 08:47 AM

          That's what I suspected. I'm guessing the rents are too high at Mill Creek Town Center (and the clientele a tad too "safe") to profitably open an interesting eatery there.

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          slabbit May 10, 2010 08:43 PM

          I've been to the one in Gig Harbor, which is a little newer I think. Basically, the burger was dry and bland. The sides and toppings were all good overall, but the burger needed more fat. I've been spoiled with the luscious burgers at The Spotted Pig and Shake Shack in NYC, and everything else seems like lean chuck next to them.

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            HungWeiLo May 8, 2010 09:38 AM

            Did the one in Mill Creek Town Center move? I wanted to try it a couple months ago and couldn't find it.

            Teddy's is not too far away on 140th in Woodinville, and it's pretty decent. Although last time I was there, a whole slew of customers were taking their burgers back because they were "pink" (even though they specifically tell you that they do that). Go there before they start making everyone's burgers like a hockey puck.

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              MillCreek May 8, 2010 07:20 PM

              It was still there this morning when I rode my bicycle past it. It is at the north end of the town center, by LA Fitness. The restaurant is in the Creekside Village section of the center, and it backs up onto the Bothell-Everett highway. It is next to the italian restaurant, Capri.

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              MillCreek May 8, 2010 09:09 AM

              I have been there several times, being local to the restaurant. The onion rings and sweet potato fries are excellent. The burgers leave me a bit underwhelmed. For my money and taste, I prefer Shake N Go on Seattle Hill Road, since they also have great onion rings, and a selection of wraps, and sandwiches in addition to burgers. I enjoy the blue cheese burger there.

              PS: The Burgermaster south of Mill Creek on the Bothell-Everett Highway is also very good.

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