Li’l Woody’s Burgers and Molly Moon Ice Cream Coming to Ballard!


Ballard, WA—April 2, 2013—Two of Seattle’s favorite food addictions are moving into the space most recently occupied by Zak’s Burgers on Market Street in Ballard. Li’l Woody’s Burgers and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream will occupy the spot next to the Majestic Bay Theatre. Opening before Summer, this amazing food duo is a much anticipated addition to Ballard’s food scene.

Li’l Woody’s is currently located on Capital Hill, a hotspot for Hill regulars and visitors alike. Recently featured on the Travel Channel, Li’l Woody’s has received such accolades as winner of 2013’s Seattle Weekly Burger Battle; Seattle Magazine Best Burger (readers choice) 2012; and is a favorite spot for local artists and musicians (Macklemore, The Cave Singers) to create their own “signature burgers” (Heist Burger and People’s Burger, respectively). Ballard will be the second location for Li’l Woody’s.

“Ballard is just the perfect fit for a Li’l Woody’s,” says Marcus Lalario, owner of the award-winning burger place. “The unique combination of families and nightlife is the ideal spot for our delicious food– we are super excited to be a part of this neighborhood.”


Unique to the Ballard location, Molly Moon’s will also offer full-service ice cream on site. The ice cream queen currently scoops up Seattle’s favorite flavors in four neighborhoods – Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Madrona and Queen Anne. Her locally sourced and seasonally rotating menu includes the ever-popular Salted Caramel, Melted Chocolate, and Scout Mint “always” flavors as well as monthly creations with northwest ingredients like Strawberry Rhubarb and Rainier Cherry Chunk.

“I can’t wait to bring the fun and super delicious pairing of Li’l Woody’s burgers and Molly Moon’s shakes to Ballard,” says Miss Moon herself. “And with Marcus’ new location being even bigger than his Capitol Hill spot, I’m excited that we can bring an expanded ice cream menu to such a lively neighborhood. We’ve been getting emails from Ballard-ites for YEARS asking for a Molly Moon’s of their very own.”

Lalario has been part of the food and bar scene in Seattle for more than a decade. Li’l Woody’s is his “baby” and he makes sure that its more than just a great burger joint, but also as a place that serves delicious, creative and locally sourced food at the right speed and right price with friendly and engaging service. Every patty- made with Painted Hills beef- is hand formed to create the seven signature burgers that Li’l Woody’s is renowned for. Hand cut fries and “Crack fries” (fries served with 3-4 ounces of milkshake to dip them in) round out the menu. All milkshakes are made with Seattle’s favorite ice cream, Molly Moon’s.

Praise for Li’l Woody’s:
“Be forewarned—while it’s order-at-the-counter, this is no fast-food joint. The cooks take their time making each burger to order … The burgers will reward you for your patience.” (The Stranger, March 2012)
“If the punny menu at this Pine Street joint doesn’t win you over (they have a breakfast sandwich called the Good Mornin’ Woody), the insanely delicious beef will.” (Seattleite, November 2011);

“The one thing that always stands out with Li’l Woody’s, and a main reason why they’re my top, is quality of their beef. I’ve had several of their signature burgers and each and every one has been fresh, flavorful and juicy” (NW Gourmand, February 2013)

Li’l Woody’s will be open every day from 11am-11pm, except Sunday when it will close at 10pm. Late night hours coming soon. Li’l Woody’s is family-friendly, and welcomes all. For more information on Li’l Woody’s, check out and become a fan on facebook (Lil Woodys).

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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