Food & Drink

Seattle's 10 best new burgers of 2014

Published On 12/11/2014 Published On 12/11/2014
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Local Burger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
1. Brunswick & Hunt 1480 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)

Ballard’s Brunswick and Hunt is the newest addition to the 70th St. echelon (Delancey, Honore, Fat Hen). This all-American spot holds to its motto of being “nice without being fancy”. The must-try items are the Brunswick Stew and Hunter Burger.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
2. Brgr Bar 111 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

Pioneer Square's home to this outpost of BRGR Bar. Along with their famed meat patties, the revamped burger joint also serves korean tacos and Kalbi rice bowls, which'll definitely have you agreeing that vowels are totally overrated.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
3. Giddy Up Burgers 4500 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Fremont)

This Western-themed counter-service joint is serving up gourmet burgers that are both fresh and local. Their signature patties come in poultry, seafood, and vegetarian varieties, too. Consider going for the one-third-pound Kit N Caboodle burger, stacked with onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch, and BBQ sauce, and then hit the salad bar (yes, you read that right) to ease your guilt about what you just consumed.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
4. Loulay Kitchen & Bar 600 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

At Loulay, Chef Thierry Rautureau reinvents the French food he grew up on, bringing an unexpected twist to familiar classics. There's the beef burger with aioli and bacon-shallot jam, which you can and should add a duck egg or foie gras to, and hot chocolate with toasted brioche and salted butter, based off a recipe passed down from his grandparents. The name of the chic three-level restaurant pays homage to Rautureau's childhood, too, specifically his hometown in France: Saint Hilaire de Loulay.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
5. Local Burger 10134 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004 (Bellevue)

Because the Eastside needs burgers too, the crew behind Belltown's Local 360 has hit Main St with a 64-seat bar/restaurant that's slinging a dozen different meat-wiches made with 50% bacon!

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
6. Tallulah's 550 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Capitol Hill)

This eatery serves up innovative dishes like Hanger steak with charmoula and baby turnips and lamb burgers. To drink? Tallulah’s keeps two cocktails on tap (Basil Rickey and Marley’s Tonic) plus a hefty selection of original cocktails like the Fallows Aid which has scotch, fernet Jelinek and Dry Curaçao and the Quarter Horse which highlights bourbon, a seasonal shrub, citrus, and Rachel’s ginger beer.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
7. Teddy's Bigger Burgers 17705 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 (Green Lake)

You might just need a fork and knife to finish off one of these burgers at this eatery, because as their name might suggest, Teddy’s burgers are a little bigger than what you might be used to... like TBB’s Monster Double Combo (which can be loaded up with up to 18oz of chuck), you know you’ve got a winner on your hands… and probably on your shirt too.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
8. Quality Athletics 115 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

This upscale sports bar in Pioneer Square has it all: tons of flat screens, a slushy machine, a rooftop garden, fire pits, and an AstroTurf bar out back. And that's before you even get to the food and drink. Quality Athletics is backed by restaurant giant the Huxley Wallace Collective, so although the food follows bar food norms (wings, nachos, burgers, BBQ), it's prepared by a top-notch chef. Its local craft beer selection ain't bad, either.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
9. Burger Boss 9061 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (West Seattle)

This walk-up-style meat-slinger in South Delridge has a menu full of drive-in eats that starts with a classic burger for $1.99 and goes all the way up to the Triple Whammy w/ three patties, three slices of cheese, and their signature sauce. You can get milkshakes, onion rings, and fries by the "tub", too.

Previous Venue Next Venue Venue Description
10. Spaghetti Western 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

With Western-inspired Italian classics and BBQ, this Cap Hill spot has one of the best burgers around: the Spaghetti Western is jam packed with a 7 oz. patty, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Bacon, Queso Oaxaca, Charred Red Onion and Chipotle Caponata all sandwiched between brioche buns.