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Lunchbox Laboratory

#343 of 3,099 Restaurants in Seattle
#412 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Seattle
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1253 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 621-1090 ‎
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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
Interesting but pricey

While visiting relatives in the Seattle area, my wife and I stopped in the Seattle location of Lunchbox Laboratory. Very interesting concept with lots of innovative menu selections. Service, food and ambiance was great, but it is a bit pricey for burgers and a beer as they seem to up charge for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

While visiting relatives in the Seattle area, my wife and I stopped in the Seattle location of Lunchbox Laboratory. Very interesting concept with lots of innovative menu selections. Service, food and ambiance was great, but it is a bit pricey for burgers and a beer as they seem to up charge for every everything but the basics. Their onion rings... More 

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lunchbox Laboratory is one of those places where you're not sure what to expect from the name. You can build your own burger (that's the standard fare here), although they offer a good array of ready-made possibilities on the menu. Our group of four each had a different burger with either homemade chips or tater tots, and although the food... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had our grandkids with us, so I knew we needed a great burger place. Our first lunch spot was here. Try to beat the lunch rush, we still got a table outside. Good burgers. We created our own, but there were so many options. My husband ordered the "dork" - duck and pork. Thought it tasted like a traditional... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Decided to try this place as it was close to our hotel. It is very unique and has a large selection of very different burgers. The tots were awesome! My friend had the root beer float which he said was very good. The service was a little slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Best burger I've ever had. I thought I was having steak. Great environment. Quality food. Glad our hotel told us about this place.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Service is kind of slow. The beer selection is average -- 5 beers on tap. The food is good, but nothing out of theis world. The late night happy hour is very cheap, but you get what you pay for. Overall, an average experience. I would go somewhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was good and our service was also good. I loved the old school lunchbox condiment holder. The music was not great and the restaurant was overly commercialised. I thought we were going to family business.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I didn't know that this was a critic's choice until I began to write this review. I can see that guy from Man vs Food liking it but I am not sure what the other food critics see in this place. The burgers are filling, the apps are filling and the shakes are thick and filling. I agree with some... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I'm not exactly sure why people go crazy over this place. Their burgers are overly complicated when all I want is a regular burger with maybe some mustard on it. A coworker and I often go here because it's ridiculously close to work, and she gets sick every single time. I tend to have a bit of indigestion after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Burgers are just average at best. Didn't feel that it was anything extraordinary or superb. Mac and cheese was bland. The food was good "bar food" but fell short of the other Trip Advisor's critics. Service was fair, portions good but overall an average burger joint.

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

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  • 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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