You’re not going to Shake Shack because it’s fast and convenient. It’s not. You’re going to wait for a half-hour in a line that snakes down the street. Your reward for sticking it out comes in the form of outrageously delicious cheeseburgers, crinkle fries, frozen custard concretes, and crispy chicken sandwiches. That’s why you’re going to Shake Shack. Just don’t tell your boss that you’ll be right back. You won’t.
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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.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
Tacos Chukis South Lake Union
Tacos Chukis is our favorite spot for quick Mexican in South Lake Union.
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Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
FlintCreek Cattle Co.
FlintCreek Cattle Co. is a slightly upscale restaurant in Greenwood with excellent steaks and a Happy Hour burger worth traveling for.
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Broiler Bay Burgers
Broiler Bay is our go-to no-frills burger joint in Bellevue. Get your’s with onion rings and a milkshake.
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