Lunchbox Lab is not the best burger spot in town. But we like it for a couple of reasons - the school cafeteria theme makes it great for kids, and the spiked milkshakes make it great for adults with kids. And if there aren’t any children in your life, sometimes all you need after a long day at work is sitting at the bar completely alone, eating a BBQ burger with onion rings and chipotle cream cheese alongside some mac and cheese topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
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100 Pound Clam
The seafood at 100 Pound Clam in South Lake is great. Just know you’ll be eating it next to a screaming two-year-old and a dad wearing Sperry’s.
Cask & Trotter
Cask & Trotter is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that serves BBQ plates, sandwiches, and burgers.
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Finn MacCool’s is an iconic University District bar that’s usually full of college students.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
I Love My GFF
I Love My GFF sells great gluten-free quinoa bowls from their food truck, usually parked in South Lake Union.
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Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern is a bar in South Lake Union with good food, boozy jello shots, and shuffleboard. It’s hard to have a bad night here.
Li’l Woody’s South Lake Union
Li’l Woody’s in South Lake Union is an extremely reliable burger spot.
Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
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