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Where to Get the Best Burgers in Seattle

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Seattle
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Updated: 4/23/2024 | Where to Get the Best Burgers in Seattle

Ox Burger tower Seattle

Stack of burgers from Ox Burger

We embarked on a journey to find the best burgers in Seattle. What we found was a list of 30 well-rounded and noteworthy burgers for every taste bud and budget out there.

Check out our list of the best burgers in Seattle. Do you see any of your favorites?

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Seattle

#1 Red Mill

Red Mill was one of our first burger experiences when we moved to Seattle over 10 years ago. Our friends recommended it and it did not disappoint!

We love their Red Mill Deluxe Burger with Cheese. The meat is flavorful and served on a soft bun. Pair it with their side of French fries and a milkshake.

They have two locations in Phinney Ridge and Interbay.

#2 Ox Burger

Taurus Ox Burger famous Lao Burger

Lao Burger from Ox Burger

Enter smash burgers with a twist!

The Lao Burger was a joke that started at Taurus Ox. It was a collaboration between the three Taurus Ox Chefs Sydney Clark, Khampaeng Panyathong, and Jenessa Sneva. It now has its own well-deserved outpost at the original Taurus Ox space on E Madison called Ox Burger.

We got to try their entire menu and meet Sydney, one of the original founders of Taurus Ox, who now dedicates most of their time to Ox Burger.

The famous Lao Burger is two smashed beef and pork patties served with jaew bong (a spicy savory lemongrass pork skin condiment) mayo, cilantro, red onion, cheese, taro stem, and pickles, on an airy pub bun. It’s a burger you’ll want to revisit for its umami flavors.

And for those who prefer fowl play, their Clucker sandwich is unbelievably delicious. It’s a deep-fried, tender, and crispy chicken thigh sandwiched with mayo, pickles, and iceberg lettuce in a pub bun. If you can handle the heat, we recommend getting it spicy!

And do not leave without trying their soft serve. We got to try the berries and cream (the next day they offered banana Nutella). We’ll definitely be back to try their rotating flavors. Check their website to see what’s currently churning.


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#3 Uneeda Burger

classic burger uneeda burger fremont seattle

Uneeda Burger is another popular burger spot located in Fremont. Their Classic Burger with cheese is our favorite!

The meat is super juicy and sustainably sourced. And their fries and sides are a must. Their delicata squash tempura (seasonal) paired perfectly with our burger.

They also have seasonal milkshake flavors. We got a tasty huckleberry milkshake during our visit. 

Address: 4302 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

#4 Loretta’s Northwesterner

I’ve been hearing about Loretta’s Northwestern Tavern Burger made famous by Thrillist after they released their post on  the top 100 burgers nationwide. 

Loretta’s Tavern Burger managed to take 4th place on their list.

We finally made our way to Loretta’s and ordered the Tavern burger double stacked with some chili cheese fries. It’s definitely worth a trip to South Park to try this divey no-frills burger.

You can also head over to Georgetown to enjoy the same burger at their sister restaurant, Star Brass Works Lounge.


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#5 Meg’s Hamburger

Megs Cheeseburger smashburger Seattle WA

Meg’s Hamburger serves one of my FAVORITE smashburgers in Seattle. 

They used to be a burger joint but are now a speakeasy pop-up burger spot within South of Mill (SOMI) restaurant in Pioneer Square.

We love their mustardy secret sauce and smash patties. AND their burgers start at $5 for a single patty cheeseburger. Add an additional patty for only $2 more bucks. 

They also offer vegetarian/vegan options using Impossible patties.

They’re only open Wednesday through Saturday from 2-4 PM.


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#6 206 Burger

206 Burger Company makes smash burgers using super soft brioche buns. And their burgers are juicy (watch that drip in our video below).

They offer classic burgers along with Seattle-themed burgers such as the Mariners, Seahawks, and Super Sonics. And if you’re not a fan of burgers, try their spicy fried chicken burger. It’s simply “chef’s kiss!”Mariners Burger 🍔

Visit one of their three locations in First Hill, Wallingford, and Fremont.


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#7 Rain City Burger

Roosevelt burger from Rain City Burgers Seattle

Roosevelt Burger

Rain City Burgers has been serving locally sourced and hormone-free burgers since 2010. The husband and wife duo work hard to provide a variety of beef, chicken, fish, and veggie burgers. 

Our favorite burger at Rain City Burgers is the Roosevelt Burger. It’s a fan favorite with the kids at Roosevelt High School and was also inspired by and named after them.

Rain City Burger is also minority and family-owned! Definitely check them out the next time you’re in the Ravenna neighborhood.

Address: 6501 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115


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#8 Hatch Cantina

Hatch Cantina Hatch Chili Cheeseburger Royal Ranch Beef

Hatch Chili Cheeseburger

WOW! The Hatch Chili Cheeseburger from Hatch Cantina is phenomenal. It’s made with a Royal Ranch beef patty on a super soft bun. 

Hatch Cantina serves Southwestern food made from the best ingredients. Co-owner and Chef Phillip Crowder brings family recipes from his home in Durango Colorado.

Chef Phil, along with co-owners, Jason Morganstern and Hannes Schindler, created a fun and vibrant dining experience in Belltown, Seattle. 

Our favorite items were the Hatch Chili Cheeseburger, Chicken and Corncakes, Avocado Toast-Tada, and the Chicken Fried Rib Eye. 

Address: 200 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121

#9 Smash That Burger Co.

The Oklahoma Smash Burger from Smash That Burger in Seattle

Smash That Burger makes some of the best (and juiciest!) smash burgers in Seattle!

Their menu is small but packed with interesting flavors. Their burgers come with ingredients that aren’t your usual burger accouterments, such as potato chips and kimchi! 

All their burgers have two perfectly grilled smashed patties that soak up all the sauces so you get an even blast for flavor in each bite. 

We love their Oklahoma Smash and Ultimate Jalapeno. Definitely get their fries either with salt and pepper or saucy (with grilled onions and Classic Smash sauce).

And if you’re looking for something unique, try their Chester sandwich. It’s a patty melt made with one of their smashed patties. *chef’s kiss*

Address: 1220 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

The Chester patty melt from Smash That Burger Seattle

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