Best Burgers in Seattle
When in Seattle, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes burgers. From smash burgers with pork jowl bacon, to katsu and all the riffs on burgers and buns in between, there really is a burger for all seasons in the Emerald City. Here's the pick of some of the best.
8oz Burger and Co
There are over 16 burgers to choose from at this decade-old favourite on Capitol Hill (now also open in Ballard) by chef Kevin Chung.
The signature 8oz burger sets the tone with arugula, balsamic onions, bacon, cheddar and truffle aioli.
The destination burger at Bateau is a carefully conceived combo of dry-aged patty, topped with caramelised onion jam and a dab of aioli, complete with a triple-buttered bun that ensures it's as squishy as it is toasty.
What's more, the restaurant puts just as much effort into their beef sourcing, using their own ethically raised cattle.
Harry's hamburger comes served with a secret sauce inside a potato bun, not to mention optional bacon and avocado.
The 28-day dry-aged barley-fed ground chuck from Ephrata’s Klingeman Family Farm ensures juicy beef every time.
This Japanese-style burger chainlet offers up crispy-breaded versions of patties sandwiched between two bun halves.
Try the 'Wabi Wasabi', a katsu patty heaped with shreds of cabbage, and approximately half a red onion with a wasabi hit from the mayo.
Lil Red's butter steak burgers mean business. Half a pound of chuck, rib eye and brisket are all ground in their kitchen and smeared with butter before they see the grill.
Burgers come with thin slices of fried potato.
For the classic fast-food burger feel, try Loretta's Northwesterner's charbroiled beef patties with melted American cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce, served inside a squidgy toasted bun.
Taurus Ox crops up in most of the best burger guides in town, loved for its smash patties, two versions of the condiment jeaw and house-cured pork jowl in place of bacon. Forget the fries and go for a pungent papaya salad instead.
The Swinery lives up to its name serving a juicy burger inside a brioche bun, topped off with cheese, mild pickles, gourmet spring greens and naturally, The Swinery's house bacon or a crisped packet of belly.
Fries are the ultimate decadence, think poutine smothered in bacon and bleu cheese béchamel.
Uneeda's classic burger at this fast-casual Fremont hangout is a steal at $5.50 - you even get a whole roasted fresno chilli, and a supporting scoop of coleslaw. You need a Uneeda.
Zippy's Giant Burgers
The clue is in the name here. For a real belly buster try these charbroiled and house-ground patties topped with bacon and a fried egg and a few pickle coins for good measure.