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Lunchbox Laboratory

#309 of 3,525 Restaurants in Seattle
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1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wowza burgers

This place was near our hotel and we ended up eating here twice late at night. Both times the restaurant was mostly empty, but then again we were the last customers of the night. Burgers? Great. Totally flexible. Laboratory is right - experiment away. I wasn't a huge fan of the lunchbox onions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
dstormyt
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Newark, California
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  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Newark, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place was near our hotel and we ended up eating here twice late at night. Both times the restaurant was mostly empty, but then again we were the last customers of the night. Burgers? Great. Totally flexible. Laboratory is right - experiment away. I wasn't a huge fan of the lunchbox onions. Garlic fries and nutella shake were on... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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153 reviews 153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I saw this place on TV and it looked good enough to check out. Unfortunately I was not too hungry when I dined here. I started off with the Buffalo Egg Rolls. They were unique and yummy. For dinner I had their take on a chef salad. This too was delicious. A co-worker had a burger and she loved it.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a little off the beaten track but definitely worth finding for an awesome burger! I had a blue cheese burger which was juicy and very messy to eat! It was very worth it though! The tots were crunchy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. I just wish I had more time in Seattle! Whenever I... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Such a fun time with my two teenagers! Trendy, cool, tons of options to build your personal favorite burger creations. Plus, you MUST try the loaded Mac N Cheese. Best Mac N Cheese ANYWHERE! Worth the price! If we lived in Seattle, I would make it there for a meal several times a month!

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place is beyond amazing. Awesome music, great staff, and the food literally makes my mouth water! My favorites is the Tear Jerker burger with added bacon. Obviously bacon makes everything better! The other burger you need to try is the Burger of the Gods. Obviously, with bacon! Also, make sure you get a Cinnamon Cinnamon Toast Crunk shake with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After seeing Lunchbox Laboratories on one of the food channels several months before our trip, I saved it as a must do while in Seattle. We arrived at about one on a dreary afternoon, and was told there would be about a 10 minute wait. We got sodas and my son got a shake at the bar while we waited.... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A return visit is always a great pleasure. We have tried many of the best rated burger places in Seattle. None can beat the tastiest treats here. Always fresh, served hot and unique toppings make this a go to place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our server was personable an funny. The Bloody Mary was fantastic and the burger was one of the best I've had.

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Ouch! Took my 2 boys out for a burger and dropped $50 for 3 burgers, 2 waters, and 1 soda. Figure on $11 to $14 per burger, (includes small fries), and $10 for a tall skinny milkshake, $2.75 for sodas, and most condiment sides cost extra. Burger is small, thick patty with tall hard roll bun. Filling but not very... More 

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GLEN RIDGE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Definitely not the place to eat "light," but our family loved the shakes--especially the Banana Creme Pie shake--and the burgers were fantastic. I went for the Churken--a combo of ground chicken and turkey--so I could feel a little less guilty with the bacon, cheese and ranch spread on top. The Classic American was a big hit, as was the special... 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

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