Your Guide to a Seattle Area Burger Tour

A high-stacked burger at The Lodge Sports Grille. Photo source.

Whether it’s game day, a night out with friends, or a simple Saturday afternoon, a burger just hits the spot. When your cravings are for a thick, juicy patty between two halves of a toasty warm bun with all of the fixings, you’ll find some fantastic versions at these spots around the city...

Ballard Loft | 5105 Ballard Avenue NW | 206-420-2737

Head to Ballard and visit the best sports bar in town for some seriously delicious burgers. The house Big Ballard is a take on the classic that goes to the nines, or you can sample something a little special and sink your teeth into the Chili, Jalapeño Bacon, or Cali burgers. And if the full-sized deal is too much for your appetite, choose from Ballard Loft’s four different styles of sliders!

Doc’s Marina Grill | 403 Madison Avenue S, Bainbridge Island | 206-842-8339

You’re always going to find a burger at your neighborhood grill, but Doc’s Marina Grill on Bainbridge Island gets legendary status with the El Portal: a half-pound burger topped with double smoked hickory bacon, pepper jack, smoked habañero bleu cheese sauce, fried onions and the usual lettuce and tomato. The Big Doc and Black Bean Veggie burgers are also fantastic.


Duke’s Chowder House | Multiple Locations

While they specialize in comfort-style seafood dishes, Duke’s Chowder House also serves up some tasty burgers made with grass-fed beef. The four options are classic favorites: Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheeseburger, BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, Bleu Cheese Bacon Cheeseburger, and “North of California” Cheeseburger, which is topped with fresh avocado, chipotle aioli, bacon, onion straws and melted Jarlsberg.

The Lodge Sports Grille | Multiple Locations

If you’re looking for options, The Lodge Sports Grille has locations throughout the Seattle area with a dozen different burgers to choose from! The Husky Big Dawg, Wazzu Burger, U of O Cheeseburger and OSU Mushroom Swiss are inspired by the four main state colleges nearby between Washington and Oregon.

Quinn’s Pub | 1001 E Pike Street | 206-325-7711

Up on Capitol Hill, the go-to spot for a rustic, well-made burger is Quinn’s Pub. You simply can’t turn your nose up at the Painted Hills Beef Burger - that’s like, the best beef in town! This 8-ounce burger is piled with artisan bacon, white cheddar cheese and mayo on a brioche bun, served with hand cut fries.

Shingletown Saloon | 2016 NW Market Street | 206-782-5182

With an approachable take on Ballard’s historic roots as a hub for manufacturing wood shingles, Shingletown Saloon offers fresh American fare, craft cocktails and a great beer list. Try their house burger with its delicious garlic aioli and white cheddar, or dig into the BBQ Bacon Burger that’s topped with onion rings.


Teddy’s Bigger Burgers | 17705 140th Avenue NE, Woodinville | 425-408-1604

Teddy’s was founded in Hawaii, and we’re blessed to have access to these tasty large burgers just outside Seattle in the wine tasting hub of Woodinville. Here you’ll find burgers made with garlic or ranch, and a variety of delicious topping combinations.

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