Red Mill is not where to go to get a half-pound bison burger with gruyere on an artisan brioche bun with pomme frites. It’s where to go to get a diner-style burger, a paper sack full of the best onion rings in Seattle, and a serious milkshake like s’mores or truffle mint. You’re not coming here for the ambience - you’re coming here to spread out at a picnic table while blissfully unaware of how many calories you’re consuming. This competes on the Lil’ Woody’s level for best casual burger in Seattle.
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Miri’s Snack Shack
Miri’s Snack Shack is a Mediterranean concession stand at Golden Gardens in Ballard.
Shingletown Saloon is a dive bar, but with string lights, nice people, solid bar snacks, and no sticky floor. It’s a good place for a hang in Ballard.
Ballard Pizza Co.
Ballard Pizza Company has some of the best New York Pizza in town, and it’s a great spot for a big group hang or casual weeknight meal.
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Tippe And Drague Alehouse
Tippe And Drague Alehouse is a pub on Beacon Hill that serves American bar food.
Rider is an upscale American restaurant Downtown that serves lots of things that were made on a grill.
Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen is a country-themed bar in Green Lake that serves American pub snacks and hosts line-dancing, open mics, karaoke nights, and more.
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Gracia is a cute, but pricier Mexican spot you should hit up during happy hour. The $4 tacos are very much worth the early dinner.
Despite the cheesy name, Uneeda Burger serves some of our favorite burgers in Fremont.
Stoup Brewing is where you go for no-frills beer in Ballard. It’s a casual spot that feels like drinking in your friend’s garage (in a good way).
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