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“Best burger in Bellingham!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boomer's Drive In

Boomer's Drive In
310 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225-5707
360-647-2666
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Ranked #19 of 394 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Fast Food, Family Fare
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Boomer’s Drive-In – Voted the Best Burger in Bellingham again & again!Great Food | Great Price | Great FunBoomer’s great food has been a local family favorite for decades. Our customers have enjoyed the same great menu of gourmet Boomers Burgers, world-famous waffle fries, real hard ice cream milkshakes, yummy hot dogs, fresh salads and old-fashion car hop service for years.Serving families in Bellingham since 1989, Boomer’s Drive-In has become a local icon. People who enjoyed Boomers as a child are now bringing their kids and grand kids to enjoy the same great food. Little about Boomers has changed over the years and we strive to keep it that way.
Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best burger in Bellingham!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This tiny eat in is a local, non-chain burger place. Burgers were served hot, along with their specialty waffle fries. The fireplace in the center gave it the perfect ambiance on a cold, rainy evening. Try the shakes, but give it about 30 minutes before you try drinking it - they're super thick!!

Visited October 2013
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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“Good burger, great waffle fries and black cherry shake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I stopped here on the way to Vancouver, because of the TripAdvisor reviews. I was not disappointed, which is common when I follow TripAdvisor recommendations. The burger was very good, the waffle fries were even better, but the black cherry shake was awesome. Their prices are also very good. I would not hesitate to eat here again.

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Gambo, Canada
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“Old fashioned milk shakes with hard ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A great place to have a car hop meal, take the kids, your parents and enjoy some nostalgia. Waffle fries are a delight and a good basic burger for $7/8 with the milkshake. It won't disappoint.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Meridian
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“Neat 50's drive up diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Needed to grab a quick bite to eat before our campus tour at WWU. The food is what I expected from a drive up 50's type restaurant. I had a Chicken Burger with Honey Mustard Sauce. The ladies had Mushroom Swiss burgers and Fried Mushrooms. The waffle fries were good and the fry sauce was good. Fair prices. The carhops expect to see your car headlights on if you are ready to order. Only problem is what if you forget and leave on your lights and your battery dies! Well, we found out! The car across from us had just that problem. The restaurant has a mobile charger to fix that! Awesome!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A wonderful 1950's throwback: a car-hop drive-in! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Boomer's will bring you nostalgically back to the "Bob's Big Boy" type of car-hop serviced burger joint - in a very good way - with straight out of the past drive-in style and very good, if horribly fat and salt laden, burger joint cuisine. The only thng missing is the roller skates! You don't go here for healthy nutrition; you go here for excellent burgers, fries, sodas, and milkshakes, brought right to your car. There is also a nice indoor dining area for those who want to avoid ketchup drops on their shirts and fries stuck between their seat and the console. But, the car-hop option is a blessing for those traveling with pets or kids who act like unruly pets in restaurants. Speaking of car-hops, the service is quick, perky, and excellent. Food is served on window trays that are perfect in the covered parking bays. The food is always cooked to order and very fresh, so expect a little wait while your order is cooked (no McDonald's style production lines and heat lamps used here). But note: Boomer's is deservedly very popular and the parking bays are often filled to capacity at prime lunch and dinner times. You may have to wait for one to open up... or give in, park elsewhere, and go inside to order. Also, be aware of the local custom to summon service: you turn your headlights on when you are ready to order. Otherwise you will be completely ignored! Try Boomer's for the novelty, but you'll come back over and over again for the quality!

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