Giddy Up Burgers & Greens preps for Ballard opening


By Joe Veyera

A local craft burger and beer restaurant is preparing to open its doors in the former location of Mr. J’s Deli Mart.

According to Eater Seattle, Giddy Up Burgers & Greens is currently planning to open at 4600 Leary Way sometime around August 11.

Owner Paul Mendez — a first-time restauranteur with nearly two decades of experience working for wineries, distilleries, and distributors — told Eater that the new dining option will feature burgers and a salad bar, as a healthier option for those looking to skip the fries. Meat for burger patties will be ground in-house, and while the menu is still a work in progress, it will include both poultry and veggie burger options.


To follow the restaurant’s progress as it prepares to open, check them out on Facebook here. Currently, Giddy Up’s website only notes their planned August opening. Mendez told Eater that he’s, “not going to open the doors and stumble out of the gates,” which is why the official opening date remains somewhat fluid.

(Photo Courtesy of David Sheffield, via Twitter)

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Paul is a great guy and I wish him and his team the best.