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Lunchbox Laboratory

#377 of 3,552 Restaurants in Seattle
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1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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  • 37
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  • 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
Funky place - service a little slow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Alyson M
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East Helena, Montana
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  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Vaduz
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167 reviews 167 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had 12 people in hour party, the dining area is not that large but we did call and make reservations. They have types of burgers and salads which all were very good. The have a large selection of shakes and adult shakes too. The wait staff was excellent again the only problem you have in Seattle right now is... More 

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Newark, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
43 helpful votes 43 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?