The Best Burgers in Seattle

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Bourbon Steak Seattle, Yard House - Seattle, Stanford's - Northgate
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Northgate
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bourbon Steak Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown

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 corner. RN74 offers se...

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Yard House - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
222 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups

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 House offers several incr...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Stanford's - Northgate

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Northgate
584 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 demonstrate that this ...

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Great for Lunch in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Beach Cafe

$$$$·American·
Kirkland
1,777 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

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 cozy and inviting atmos...

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Best Ambiance in Eastside

Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

$$$$·American·
Redmond
849 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 outdoor patio during ...

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Great for Lunch in Eastside

Outlier

$$$$·American·
Downtown
369 reviews
  • Bar Seating

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. The Outlier Burger stic...

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Lecosho

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,090 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Lecosho, located just outside of Waterfront Park, serves European influenced dishes using the freshest Pacific Northwestern ingredients. This includes house made sausage and pasta and a seasonally adj...

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Palace Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
295 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 Tom Douglas in 1996 an...

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Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
1,019 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 locally produced veget...

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2120

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
799 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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, and iron. There is ...

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Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Capitol Cider

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
673 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food

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 tavern and a vintage bar...

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Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Fig & The Judge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
59 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

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 decorated with stone w...

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Quality Athletics

$$$$·American·
Pioneer Square
104 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 step up from the usual b...

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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 metalwork and blown glass lig...

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Smith

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
245 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 something even more hea...

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