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Lunchbox Laboratory

1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Ballard)
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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Ranked #389 of 3,485 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Neighborhood: Ballard
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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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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Herndon, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tucked in a neighborhood away form the main Westlake strip of restaurants, this is a really good burger meal. I had the Mediterranean Burger - lamb with lots of fixins and enjoyed every bite. It was cooked perfectly. Lots of flavor. the appetizers are really fun. I forget what they were called but the jalapeno / cream cheese fritters are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Some friends who are locals in the area took us here as it was one of their favourite places to eat. As the name suggests, the food is a bit experimental but nothing too crazy. For example they have Dork Balls which was a mix between duck and pork. The food is delicious and I've eaten some of the best... More 

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Dupont, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I ate here because I had a Groupon for this location. Lots to choose from on the menu. Plenty of choices for kids too. The outdoor seating was nice, and the waitstaff was friendly. I thought the food was good, but not great. Total bill for 1 child and 1 adult was $34 which seemed a bit steep. Would probably... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Saw this place on the Travel Channel, and had to come check it out. We had "the burger of the Gods", and it was amazing. I was not sure about it, as i am not usually a big fan of onions, but these things are out of this world, caramelized in brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. We also had a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very creative menu- the burger selection was overwhelming! The service was good and the server pointed me in the right direction for a burger. The shakes are also a must try with a shot or two of booze in them!

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Evansville, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If want to eat in a place with an interesting decor, come here. It has lunch boxes everywhere. The burger selection is massive and I am grateful that a local was sitting next to me to recommend a burger (Dick's Deluxe.) It was fantastic! I also had the macaroni and I wanted to steal barrels of it to take home.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This may have been the best burger and tater tots I have ever eaten. The shakes looked totally delicious as well. The restaurant was horribly understaffed. The bartender was tending bar, waiting tables and taking our to-go order. I have heard that the kitchen staff is totally disorganized. After a 45 minute wait, yes 45 minutes for 3 burgers to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had the Greek Burger with lamb meat. I'm a huge fan of lamb. It was, by far, the best burger I've ever had. The alcohol menu was a bit kiddy but the food was excellent.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great burgers and shakes (with or without alcohol), and a fun happy hour/cocktail menu. Other dishes, too. Not just burgers!

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Additional Information about Lunchbox Laboratory

Address: 1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: (206) 621-1090 ‎
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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