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Lunchbox Laboratory

#280 of 3,091 Restaurants in Seattle
#326 of 3,573 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, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 44
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 7
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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
Milkshakes to die for, burgers declining

Let's start with the good - the milkshakes this place does are the most magnificent shakes I have ever tasted. Period. The burgers used be excellent too - about a year ago. Ever since then, I have noticed a considerable decline in size and visual appeal of the served burgers. The quality of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
LuKri
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Let's start with the good - the milkshakes this place does are the most magnificent shakes I have ever tasted. Period. The burgers used be excellent too - about a year ago. Ever since then, I have noticed a considerable decline in size and visual appeal of the served burgers. The quality of the food too. I used to come... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed in the area for medical treatment and eat at this place several times. Food was just fantastic...really. While the price of the food will check your pocketbook it is worth the price for great service and great HOT FRESH food. Highly recommended.

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Helena, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I liked that this was only a block from where I was staying. I ended up ordering the Dork, a burger patty made up of duck and pork. I also ended up ordering a local brew, both were rather nice. I would come back here again, just for the Dork.

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Dover, Delaware
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had lunch there and had burgers and milkshakes. Both were wonderful In fact, that evening, we ordered a takeout of their delicious mac n' cheese as well as two more milkshakes. The staff was friendly and served without a hitch.

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Vaduz
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165 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

On Easter Sunday, I went to Lunchbox Laboratory for lunch because of the good reviews here on Tripadvisor. I was greeted by a friendly women who told me that I can choose to either sit at the bar or at a table in the restaurant area. Since I was alone and only there for a quick lunch, I decided the... More 

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East Helena, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Found this place by accident but sounded interesting - and it didn't disappoint. We tried one of their speciality drinks - root beer barrel. Very tasty and it came in a beaker (as a former science teacher loved that touch). We split a burger and had side salads. The salads were a tad small - come on - it's greens... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had the dork buguer (made of pork and duck), the size was not very big that the taste was really good. Not very expensive, it is a good option for lunch on the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited during their happy hour one day. They had decent deals and tasty drinks and shakes. The food was okay and unique. I am not sure I would go for more than the happy hour.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went with a group of people from work. I was trying to not overeat so I went with the happy hour menu and got an order of the totchos for dinner. I had them throw a beef patty on top for good measure. It was the perfect dinner combo. The Satan's tears sauce is amazing. I need to figure... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This used to be a go-to as we lived in the neighborhood, however each time we went we immediately regretted it. The food is ok, probably the only reason we continued to go back, but the service is awful. Each time the employees are more focused on socializing with one another than taking care of customers. I must mention Im... 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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