Seattle Burger Company opens today

The Seattle Burger Company, which offers “gourmet burgers at affordable prices” opens today at 2008 NW 56th St, next door to Malena’s Tacos.

The new burger joint has no signage out front just yet, except for a big yellow sign that says “Coming Soon.” Don’t let that fool you. As of 11 a.m. on Friday, the place will be open for business.

The restaurant pledge is, “We use the freshest and highest quality ingredients to make our ‘burgers’ taste great,” the menu reads. Your basic burger starts at less than $4 with the All American Double (double meat, cheese, smoked bacon & finxins) is just over $7. They also serve garden burgers, chicken burgers, salads, sides and hand dipped shakes. (Thank you Marika for the tip!)

39 comments on “Seattle Burger Company opens today”

  1. The restaurant pledge is, “We use the freshest and highest quality ingredients to make our ‘burgers’ taste great,”….

    Why the quotes around the word burgers? Is that a euphemism for something?

  2. yes. it means 'hamburger'

    I'm excited about this place–sounds good.
    although I don't want anyone dipping their hand in my shake!

  3. it's scares me that they put quotes around burgers. are they serving dog or horse? and their menu smacks exactly like the counters. i for one will not be dining here. no originality.

  4. I look forward to trying a burger from here. You know the saying “Don't knock it till you try it”!

  5. Uh, what do you mean by “doube meet”? Will they feature speed dating?

  6. Oops, I meant “they”. I didn't proofread, just like the author of this piece.

  7. Do we need “another” “burger” joint in Ballard? Meh. Even if it's GREAT, Zak's and the Counter already have my heart (and filled it with juicy lubrication)

  8. Actual businesses are always better than empty store fronts. Besides, the Counter sounds pretty expensive.

  9. my guess would be “burgers” is due to the fact that they have hamburgers, veggie burgers, and chicken burgers – but still, it's weird

  10. My qualm is with them using the word “garden burger” to describe their vegetarian option. Does it mean that they hand-craft a patty out of vegetables freshly harvested from the owner's personal garden? Or does it mean that they use the world's cheapest name-brand frozen veggie burger, gussy it up with some toppings, and add $6 to the price?

  11. just finished the fire roasted burger, not impressed.Patty was small and its not that cheap. Fries are boring. :(

  12. Instead of complaining about punctuation, let's here more from folks who have actually walked in and tried it out. I agree with whoever said an open and occupied store front is better than an empty one.
    I am curious about the sweet potato fries. They are typically not my favorite but I will have to give them a try.

  13. You said doube, writer said double, you said meet, writer said meat.

    Looks like you're the one who needs to proofread AND get glasses!

  14. I just tried it and it was among the best burgers I've ever had. It compares well with Red Mill and is miles ahead of Hamburger Harry's. The meat is juicy, fresh & excellent. The bacon is among the best I've had on a burger in a long time. The fries are fresh and crispy and remind me of the ones i used to get at Gordo's.

  15. The word hamburger itself is odd because as far as I know, most hamburgers have no ham in them. They're more like beefburgers.

  16. And proper grammar and punctuation is in everyone's best interest.

    It puts a light upon a business if they don't care enough to write well.

  17. Just got done with a late lunch. Thought I would try a simple chese burger and onion rings as a test. The chese burger was flat and uninspiring. It had the same consistency as a burger from Scooters. Although Scooters taste better. The Onion rings were outstanding however. My wife had the mini burger which were way better then the normal size burger. So all in all kind of a ho hum experience. Nothing to go out of your way for

  18. “Ho hum” also describes our experience regarding their french fries and mushroom burgers, but since we live around the corner we'll probably be back. It did seem sort of Scooters-esque to me too.

  19. Yes, but I was merely making a point. People can be so negative on this site. The proprietors are probably hard-working people just trying to make a go of a small business. Instead of perhaps giving them a little bit of slack, everyone is SO concerned about a couple of quotes. Maybe English is their second language? Maybe they were abbreviating the word HAMBURGER? I fail to see why this is such a big deal.

  20. I thought my cheeseburger was great. Also had fries and a chocolate shake.
    All and all tastier than Scooters.imo. They were also very friendly.

  21. Tried the sweet potato fries today, even better than the ones at King's hardware. Also tried the Aloha burger which was OK, the Wasabi mayo was great but it could use more teriyaki sauce. Also if you can't eat wheat they will serve it without a bun.

  22. Thought the veggie bean burger was pretty good. Their homemade onion rings were crunchy and tasty. Friendly service, clean premises — looking good so far!

  23. tried it today; fries and onion rings were very good, but the burger was average at best. Not in any way comparable to Red Mill or Zak's, and the prices weren't significantly cheaper.

    I suppose it is similar to Scooter's. Overall, kinda meh.

  24. Went here today and got the All American Double for me (which was quite large), and a cheeseburger for my wife, and fries.

    Fries were pretty ordinary but the burgers were great, particularly the meat – not dry or overdone, and with a lot of BBQ grilled and beefy flavor. I even think the cheese seemed more flavorful than typical.

    Great first impression.

  25. Had the best experience here. Staff were welcoming and friendly. The menu had plenty of choices for those not wanting to spend too much. So I guess it depends on how much you are willing to spend. So I'd say they're affordable.
    Food was above and beyond my expectations. Don't be so judging about words until you've tried it. Geeze a burger is a burger y'know. Some people are so idiotic and neurotic. Don't be scared because they use the word “burger”. The mushroom burger was awesome. Loved the decor!

  26. WOW!!!!!!!!!! What a bunch of negative nellies up there at the top. Do you guys make fun of grandmas and poke dogs with sticks? I bow to thee, oh mighty grammarians who have nothing better to do than bitch about “burgers” they haven't even tried yet…

    Thanks for the constructive feedback, those of you who actually tasted the goods and have more useful things to say than “meh!” I look forward to giving 'er a try. (“'er” = short for “her,” which is a common misuse of the pronoun in reference to an inanimate object; see boats and cars.)

  27. Hamburger actually refers to city of Hamburg in Germany, FYI. There's a famous old dish of finely minced meat shaped into a patty. No buns, however, that's an American variation. In Japan, they refer to the bunless version as Hamburg Steak and use the moniker Hamburger for the sandwich.

  28. We visited at lunch time today. Several of us ordered the Western Burger – it is hands down better than any other burger western burger concoction around! Fresh kaiser-ish bun, (not standard icky bun) Delicous french fried onion rings, bacon, just the right amount of bbq sauce, tomato sliced nice and thin but not falling apart. The two who came in after us even ordered them because ours looked & tasted so good! On the same scale as Burger Madness over on 4th Ave near Costco…. Definitely worth trying the WESTERN BURGER – delicious and super satisfying! If you’re daring and can eat a lot the Pineapple Milkshake is pretty darn good too!

  29. I just ate a burger here on 5/30/2011. I like to eat but I wasn’t hungry when I came in. I don’t frequent burger joints because I make a better burger at home with with my ratio of lean and fat beef. I usually go into a burger place biased that my burger will be mediocre. I ate here because my wife and friends wanted to eat here. I ordered the Western Burger and it was damn good! I noted that I wasn’t hungry when I ate my burger because I feel hunger clouds my judgement of how food tastes.  My burger came with large onion rings between the buns. The onion rings stayed crisp while I ate my burger. The beef patty was tender and juicy. The bbq sauce didn’t overpower any flavors and it wasn’t dripping with bbq sauce. I’ll be back to try other burgers and the piadas. I was confused when I came in because it had an italian name on the store front.

  30. I just ate a burger here on 5/30/2011. I like to eat but I wasn’t hungry when I came in. I don’t frequent burger joints because I make a better burger at home with with my ratio of lean and fat beef. I usually go into a burger place biased that my burger will be mediocre. I ate here because my wife and friends wanted to eat here. I ordered the Western Burger and it was damn good! I noted that I wasn’t hungry when I ate my burger because I feel hunger clouds my judgement of how food tastes.  My burger came with large onion rings between the buns. The onion rings stayed crisp while I ate my burger. The beef patty was tender and juicy. The bbq sauce didn’t overpower any flavors and it wasn’t dripping with bbq sauce. I’ll be back to try other burgers and the piadas. I was confused when I came in because it had an italian name on the store front.

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