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The Best Burgers in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

Seattle is known for its fresh caught seafood and serving cuisine with a Pacific Northwest twist. Restaurants source from regional farms and place great emphasis on serving sustainably raised meat and poultry. And when you order a burger in Seattle, you know it’s going to be good. But everyone’s a critic when it comes to restaurants. So we dug into our data to unearth the real tastemakers—the diners we know are going to the best burger restaurants in Seattle. Here’s where they’re dining now in the Emerald City.

Restaurants:RN74 - Seattle, Yard House - Seattle, Henry's Tavern - Bellevue
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Bellevue
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RN74 - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
RN74 is located in the Joshua Green Building and serves an American take on regional French cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is sleek and modern with a well stocked bar in the coRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Yard House - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
171 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
  • Happy Hour
Yard House is located just outside of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. The sports bar provides a more high end dining experience while still being fun and accessible. Yard HouseRead more
85% recommended
Late Night Find in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Henry's Tavern - Bellevue

$$$$·American·
Bellevue
120 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fun
Henry’s Tavern is located in the Sodo District and is always worth a visit. The restaurant’s combination of blond wood and metal fixtures feels like a modern version of the neighboRead more

Stanford's - Northgate

$$$$·American·
Northgate
494 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar is located in Northgate and is a worthy addition to this list. The interior feels more akin to a traditional steakhouse but the burgers at Stanford’s deRead more
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Seattle

Beach Cafe

$$$$·American·
Kirkland
1,716 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Beach Café is located on the water in Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel and offers expansive views of Lake Washington. The interior combines wood paneling and stone accents to create a cozRead more
Outdoor Dining in Eastside

Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

$$$$·American·
Redmond
629 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge is located next to Marymoor Park and serves a variety of steak and seafood specialties. The large, warmly decorated dining room also features an oRead more
93% recommended
American in Eastside

Outlier

$$$$·American·
Downtown
322 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
Outlier is located in downtown Seattle just steps from the public library. The restaurant offers a modern, edgy ambiance designed to reflect Seattle’s evolution over the years. TheRead more
Great for Lunch in Seattle

Lecosho

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
994 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Lecosho, located just outside of Waterfront Park, serves European influenced dishes using the freshest Pacific Northwestern ingredients. This includes house made sausage and pasta Read more
94% recommended
Northwest in Seattle

Palace Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
214 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Palace Kitchen, located several blocks north of Pike Place Market, serves sophisticated New American plates in an elegant bohemian setting. The restaurant was opened by chef ToRead more
92% recommended
American in Seattle

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
923 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lark is located in the Pike/Pine corridor and serves wholesome farm to table cuisine in an airy, wood lined contemporary interior. The seasonally adjusted menu offers a range of loRead more
83% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington

2120

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
412 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
2120 is located in the downtown South Lake Union area next to the Amazon Spheres. The restaurant serves contemporary American food in a stylish interior accented with wood, marble,Read more
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Seattle
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Capitol Cider

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
502 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
A number of impressive restaurants have opened in the downtown area but the Capitol Cider has forged a distinct identity and loyal clientele. The interior feels at once both a taveRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Fig & The Judge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
48 reviews
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Business Meals
The Fig & The Judge, located on the second floor of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, serves “globally inspired dishes along with Pacific Northwest favorites.” The chic interior is deRead more

Quality Athletics

$$$$·American·
Pioneer Square
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Bar Seating
Quality Athletics in downtown Seattle is an upscale version of the neighborhood sports bar with a rooftop garden and an outdoor fire pit. Quality Athletics’ burgers also are a stepRead more
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Seattle / Eastern Washington

STOUT Pub

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
33 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
Stout, located next to Cal Anderson Park, is a busy brewpub with an impressive beer selection and even better burgers. The interior is both modern and rustic with exposed metalworkRead more
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Smith

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
244 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Smith in Miller Park serves up delicious New American food in a rustic, cozy setting. The Smith Burger with bacon is a great burger for a Sunday ball game but those looking for somRead more
91% recommended
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