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Lunchbox Laboratory

1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Ballard)
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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Ranked #412 of 3,444 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
Folsom, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The milkshake (Reese's peanut butter) was outstanding; thick, creamy and bursting with flavor. The hamburger and fries were good but nothing to rave about. Just average. The service, however, was outstanding. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Glacier National Park, Montana
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Every kind of burger topping you could ever want...Great side dishes...Cocktails served in beakers. Excellent service!

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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495 reviews 495 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A really cool place decorated with old school lunch boxes and lab equipment. The milk shakes are awesome, I had the thin mint and it was a decadent experirnce. The burger was pretty good, though the toppings were really the star. The meat was good, but not the most delicious I've ever had. The bacon and swiss was great though.... More

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Salem, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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