The 20 Best Burgers in Seattle

The hunt is over. We’ve found the best burgers in Seattle, hope you love them… all 20 of them. These are in no particular order, just 20 of our favorite juicy, creative burgers that hit the spot. We probably missed some of your favorites, so if we did just put them in the comments below so others can discover them too.

So, what makes the perfect burger? Could it be the type of bun you use, the type of beef you grind up, the add-on ingredients that are used, the seasoning, the sauce, the cheese, well, we say all of them… just please make sure the meat is fresh enough to cook medium rare. We want that burger to scream hallelujah after taking that first bite as the juices drip down to your hands.


1) Burger of the Gods at Lunchbox Laboratory — $12.99, Bellevue/Seattle
Super-beef patty, bleu cheese crumbles, candied balsamic onions, super gorgonzola spread.
Tomato, a pile of greens, red onions, house-made bread-and-butter pickles and aioli.
3) Tavern Burger at Brave Horse Tavern — $6.50, South Lake Union
Served on dahlia workshop bun with iceberg, smoky burger sauce, dill pickle & mayo.
4) The Juicy Lucy at John Howie Steak House — $16, Bellevue
60/40 Prime Juicy Lucy Burger * 60/40 Prime Juicy Lucy Burger, ground USDA prime chuck mixed
with ground Kurobuta bacon, stuffed with sharp New York cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, on house sweet roll, caramelized onion jam mayonnaise, crispy fried onions, lettuce, tomato
5) Rise & Shine Burger at SPORT — $11.50, Seattle
65/35 beef-bacon burger, hash browns, fried egg, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, roasted onion mayo. All Fire-Grilled Sandwiches are served on our house-baked buns. 
6) Fig Marmalade Burger at Eureka! — $11.75, U-Village
Fig Marmalade Burger Homemade fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, crispy bacon, garnished with minced tomato, onion and arugula dolloped in a spicy porter mustard.
7) The Mount Fuji Burger Katsu Burger — $18.95, Georgetown
Natural beef patty, natural pork cutlet, natural chicken breast, American, pepper jack, cheddar, fried egg, bacon, wasabi mayonnaise, spicy mayonnaise, tonkatsu sauce.
8) The 8oz at 8oz Burger — $12, Capitol Hill
Our signature burger, arugula, balsamic, onions, hills bacon, beecher’s flagship, truffle aioli.
8oz Beef Burger, Artisan Bacon, White Cheddar, Mayonnaise, Brioche Bun & Handcut Fries
10) The True Burger Marjorie — $15, Seattle
Worcestershire Onion, Pommes Frites, Harissa, Ketchup, Aioli, Dill Pickle, Watercress, Tomato, Temperature: Rare or Medium or Well.
11) The Fig & the Pig Burger at Lil Woody’s — $8.50, Ballard/Seattle
A scoop of Boat Street pickled figs, Hills Bacon, mayo and crumbled gorgonzola cheese.
Grass fed Beef Burger, red onion jam, cheddar, thyme.
13) Natural beef burger at Tavern Law — $19, Capitol Hill
Red Wine Onion Jam. Provolone with Pork Belly.
14) Sonora Burger at Uneeda Burger — $8.50, Fremont
Roasted chili relish, jack cheese, cilantro, All Natural Painted Hills Beef, Sub out Aspen Highlands Pasture-Raised, 21-day Aged Beef for an additional $2.50/$3.50.
15) The Cheesy at BUNS — $9, Food Truck
1/3 lb all-natural, grass-fed beef patty with Beecher’s flagship white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & buns sauce.
16) Kalbi Burger at Joule — $16, Fremont
Kalbi, horseradish, giardiniera.
Fire Roasted Anaheim Peppers, Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Mill Sauce
18) Sammy’s 50/50 Burger at Sams Tavern, $10 — Capitol Hill
50% Certified Angus Beef, 50% Hickory Smoked Bacon, Pepper Jack, Avocado, Buttermilk Bacon Ranch
El Diablo Azul Cayenne and cumin seasoning topped with jalapenos bottle caps, pepper jack cheese and our spicy buffalo sauce. Fresh lettuce and house made Pico de Gallo on a Potato Square.
20) Skillet Classic at Skillet  – Ballard/Capitol Hill, Ballard
The burger! Painted Hills beef with bacon jam, arugula, creamy blue cheese, served on a brioche roll.

Other Burgers to look out for…

Our Specialty! A ground beef patty, American cheese, tomato, lettuce & relish on a toasted bun.

Troy Burger at 1 Hundred Bistro, $16 – South Lake Union

Double Meat & Cheese, Bacon, Fried Egg, Caramelized Onions, Avocado, Green Leaf, Tomato, Bistro Sauce
1/2 pound handground chuck, dahlia bakery onion bun, fries 16.

Deluxe Double at Dicks Burgers, $2.70 — Wallingford, Broadway, QA, Edmonds, Lake City
All Dick’s burgers are made with 100% REAL beef, delivered fresh and never frozen. Our locally made buns are delivered fresh each day. 1/8 pound grilled patties, with melted cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise and pickle relish $2.70
Did we miss one of your favorites? Comment below and share!

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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