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The 10 Best Burger Places in Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Wondering where to get the best cheeseburger in Downtown? The list below has the best burger options in the area. We incorporated millions of critics and user reviews in our analysis of top review sites to find Downtown’s best burgers. If you want a gourmet burger piled with goodies or a quick burger on the run you will find what you need here.

Find the perfect Burgers spot

Loulay Kitchen & Bar

French, $20 avg. price for 1 burger, Seattle, DowntownFrench, $20 avg. price for 1 burgerSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Absolute Best Burgers in Seattle Right Now

    Thrillist, 2017
  • Seattle Magazine, 2016

    Where to Get the Best Burgers and Beer in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2016

Metropolitan Grill

American, $38 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, $38 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2016

    Where to Get the Best Burgers and Beer in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2016

Cafe Campagne

French, Seattle, DowntownFrenchSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Santorini Dave, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in Seattle

    Santorini Dave, 2019

Great State Burger

American, $8 avg. price for 1 burger, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, $8 avg. price for 1 burgerSeattle, Downtown
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Absolute Best Burgers in Seattle Right Now

    Thrillist, 2017
  • Seattle Magazine, 2016

    Where to Get the Best Burgers and Beer in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2016

Old Stove Brewing

American, $12 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, $12 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Outdoor Day Drinking Guide

    Infatuation, 2019

Ben Paris

Western, American, $23 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownWestern, American, $23 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

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    Eater, 2020

206 Burger Company

American, $7 avg. price for 1 burger, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, $7 avg. price for 1 burgerSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Big 7 Travel, 2019

    The 7 Best Burgers In Seattle

    Big 7 Travel, 2019
  • Do 206

    The Best Burgers In Seattle

    Do 206

Von's 1000 Spirits

Pizza, American, $18 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownPizza, American, $18 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best American Restaurants in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Pike's Pit Bar-B-Que

American, $11 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, $11 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Ruth's Chris Steak House

American, Italian, $16 avg. price for 1 burger, Seattle, DowntownAmerican, Italian, $16 avg. price for 1 burgerSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

How does it work?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Burgers craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 4854 spots across Seattle, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1116 lists and articles from the likes of Do 206, Big 7 Travel and SeattleMet – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These spots have been featured in Do 206 - The Best Burgers In Seattle, Big 7 Travel - The 7 Best Burgers In Seattle and SeattleMet - 16 Seattle Burgers to Sink Your Teeth Into. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Burgers

  • Enjoy beef burger with Cabernet Sauvignon

    To elevate your beef burger experience, we recommend some Cabernet Sauvignon to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine matches the beef due to its structure and tannins.

  • A next-level match for beef burger

    Experts suggest pairing a beef burger with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.


  • Pinot Noir and turkey cheese burger


    When considering what goes best with turkey cheese burger, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it complements a salty cheese topping.


Fun facts about Burgers

  • The most lavish hamburger

    If you ever wondered what expensive hamburger can cost, wait ‘til you hear this. In 2011, the most expensive hamburger sold for $5,000 in Corvallis, United States.

  • A 2,014 pounds feast

    In Carlton, United States, Burgers-lovers celebrated a special day on September 2, 2012. Some still remember this as the day when the hamburger was made, weighing no less than 2,014 pounds.


  • A whole lotta burger

    On July 11 of 2014, Takeru Kobayashi set a new world record after eating 12 burgers of burger.

The Burgers Price Index

See how general Burgers prices stack up in each neighborhood. Belltown offers pricier Burgers, and International District the most affordable. To know what great Burgers will cost you, we compared the prices of 1 burger across town.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 burger# Burgers places
Belltown$1416
Downtown$1455
First Hill$1412
South Lake Union$1317
Denny Triangle$1317
Pioneer Square$1316
International District$93

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Burgers spot.

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