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Lunchbox Laboratory

#188 of 3,171 Restaurants in Seattle
#222 of 3,760 Places to Eat in Seattle
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1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers!

Five of us had an early dinner at the Lunchbox Laboratory, and we all had different burgers. Each one was delicious, with quality meat and nice, solid buns. They are almost overloaded with other ingredients, like sauces, onion rings, veggies, and other gummies, depending on what is ordered. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
melindamccrady
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Longview, Washington
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Longview, Washington
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177 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Five of us had an early dinner at the Lunchbox Laboratory, and we all had different burgers. Each one was delicious, with quality meat and nice, solid buns. They are almost overloaded with other ingredients, like sauces, onion rings, veggies, and other gummies, depending on what is ordered. The Bloody Marys are amazing, too. Not all the sides were as... More 

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Thank melindamccrady
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Wow. This place is off the chain good. Started with a boozy milkshake for the wife and the coney Bloody Mary for me. Great drinks, the Mary came in a beaker with bacon and a mini corn dog on top. The milkshake came with test tubes full of booze. We did not try the burgers, but I have to say... More 

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Thank Jeff C
Monticello, Minnesota
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The food came really fast and was tasty. The server was very busy and I received my food before my drink which wasn't as crazy as it sounds due to how fast the food came out. I would stop by here again to try a different burger next time in town.

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Thank hest0405
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've been here a few times, usually after work with a friend and once for a Saturday dinner with my husband. I like the unusual experimental drinks and am hooked on the tatchos - they have become my meal but the burgers look good. The staff is always fun and friendly and happy to make suggestions for drinks. The rootbeer... More 

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Thank Amy P
Hayward, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

My son works in SLU and while I was visiting him, he brought me here for a late lunch. Their burgers, while not as large as some, were very good. They advertise "super beef" and organic buns, which I liked. He recommended the Caramel Macchiato milk shake, which I had the virgin version, and it was very rich and delicious!!... More 

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Thank karril2013
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

My sister in law saw a special on the Food Network showcasing this place so when we visited the area we had to go. Everything is super cute in the restaurant, and everything on the menu is not only delicious but cleverly named! I would love to sit in on a managers meeting for this place! There must be highly... More 

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Thank Jennz1
Elk Grove
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I made my friends walk a mile to eat here and I'm glad I did!! They were super nice and even put up with us bringing our strollers in there because my daughter was unexpectedly napping at the time. The super-meat burgers were very juicy. The onion rings and tots were awesome. Neat inside interior. I would definitely go back.

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Thank atlas993
Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you want a heartattack, this is the place to lay the groundwork. Good burgers. I have tried the lamb, and the dork. I preferred the lamb. A peice of cheese the size of the burger accompanies it on top,+ a madness of everything else. The milkshake needs a spoon cause it is too thick to drink with the straw.... More 

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Thank AndyK24601
Lawrence, Kansas
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379 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place has a lot of ways to eat a burger, and it you get carried away you can hurt yourself and maybe your wallet. But, the product is good and the variations can be enticing. I keep it semi-simple and have a double beef cheeseburger with a fried egg and a (good) root beer float and I am happy.... More 

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Thank Robert S
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Ok, So I heard from friends that this is the place to go for hamburgers in Seattle! Took my kids and went there for dinner and here is the scoop. Three hamburgers and three small shakes and the bill was $78.00 which it would have been fine if the food was good... Shakes were ok and I if I wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 621-1090 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?