Sometimes, you just need to tear through a burger, onion rings, and a cookies-and-cream shake without any disruptions, and Broiler Bay satisfies that primal human need. The charbroiled burger joint is in what looks like an otherwise abandoned strip mall, and “don’t judge a book by its cover” is probably what they’re going for with the outdated interior. Chances are you’ll get a wobbly table, but it will come with one of the best meals you can find on the Eastside (and no chance of running into Beth from spin class). Make sure everything is covered in their fry sauce.
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Tavern Hall is a great happy hour spot in Bellevue with hand shuffleboard and really good nachos.
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar in Bellevue is a fancy seafood place where you should be using a corporate card.
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The Whale Wins
The Whale Wins isn’t the best spot in Wallingford, but the veggie-focused menu is good for something light. And the patio is highly charming.
Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
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Wallyburger is a Wild West-themed burger spot in Wallingford that isn’t worth your time or money unless you like grease and congealed cheese.
Pick-Quick Drive In
Hit up Pick Quick Drive In in SoDo for a classic drive-in experience with solid burgers, fries, and soft serve ice cream.
Despite the cheesy name, Uneeda Burger serves some of our favorite burgers in Fremont.
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