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Lunchbox Laboratory

1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Ballard)
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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Ranked #379 of 3,428 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ballard
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English first
Salem, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ok. It is spendy. But it is one of the best burgers you will probably ever eat. Their burger sauces are sublime. The tator tots (yes, I said tator tots) are grubbin. I am talking delicious. We went during lunch when the entire staff of Amazon seemed to be eating there. The wait was a little bit long, but the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place was recommended by a former Seattle resident and it hit the spot. The atmosphere is ecclectic and funky and I loved it. The waiters were ultra attentive and informative. We tried Dork Balls which were pork and duck sausage rolled into corn dog batter and fried, served with a balsamic reduction. Not the best thing I've had -... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our family walked here from the Springhill Suites on Yale. Nice walk. There is really nice outdoor seating, which we did not take advantage of because it was a hot day and we had been outside all day. The menu choices look amazing and promising, but proved to be a little disappointing. Break down of our food choices: 1. Build... More

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Maui
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Want an alternative and no cholesterol spared burger place? THIS IS IT! We scarfed down: The Classic "Merican" (Organic bun, American style Kobe beef, American cheese, shredded Iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, bacon and billion islands dressing), The Dork (Organic bun, Dork = duck and pork, Monterrey Jack cheese, Lunchbox onions and roasted garlic mayo), Le Truffle Love (Organic... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I'd heard friends talk of this place and I had even heard it mentioned by the guys on KISW's The Men's Room radio show. My wife and I got a $30.00 credit for just $15.00 through www.getmyperks.com so we headed on over. The totchos are my new best friend! The atmosphere is cool and the service is outstanding. This is... More

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our waiter was wonderful, but that's the only positive thing I can say. The food quality is nothing near what it used to be. I had a truffle burger, and tasted not even a hint of truffle. The burger itself was overcooked and relatively tasteless. This was all disappointing, but the experience just got worse after the meal when we... More

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The burgers here are all good, and the tots are my favorite, I also really like the assortment of seasoned salts they provide with the table to sample, and I would have to say they have one of the better burgers in Seattle.

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København, Danmark
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great burgers and all kind of sides with many calories. Then top it with a peanutbutter milkshaker. That was a really good experience!

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

They still make decent burgers. But it's no where near the quality as they use to be. The milkshakes, on the other hand, is still top notch and well worth the visit.

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Woodland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Burgers and fries. However, lots of options on the type of burger "meat" - dork - duck and pork or chucken - chicken and turkey. Service was quick and meal was filling for a reasonable price. Would go again if in the area.

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