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“Bring Ear Plugs”

Lunchbox Laboratory
Ranked #54 of 543 Restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Yakima, WA
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bring Ear Plugs”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Good burgers and fries. Great service. Kinda nickle and dime you on a confusing menu and incredibly LOUD. My family basically had to yell to be heard across the table from one another. Not sure why its so loud. I am accustomed to loud machinery from my work. Loud doesn't usually bother me, but this place was unusually loud.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Issaquah, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ok food...very poor service”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went here to celebrate my wife's birthday. I ordered a burger which was pretty good. My son ordered a burger with an extra patty (additional $3.00). I thought the food was a bit pricey for what you received but it is in a nice area of town so I expected the price to be a little higher than normal. The service was very poor as they were short on staff. We were not provided any refills on water until the very end. We had to bother the host to get service and my granddaughter did not receive her kiddie cup. Unfortunately, my wife left her birthday card on the table with two movie tickets. We called them to let them know we left them behind and we were going to pick-up the card the next week when we were in the area. They said they would hold them in lost and found. They did but the tickets were gone. I told my wife that it would not be a place I would go to on a regular basis. She agreed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kirkland, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy Burgers”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I think this is a very popular lunch spot in Bellevue. We hit it on July 4th after a movie, so it wasn't very crowded at all. The building where it is located is still not fully occupied, so there may be more attractions/businesses soon. Parking was in a garage below the building, and I'm not sure how easy that would be during the week. Love the decor, and some of the vintage lunchboxes brought back memories.

We had a party of five and got seated at a four top with a chair added on the end. For a mostly empty restaurant at about 6pm, it seemed like they could have done better for us.

The menu did have lots of choices, which took some of our family a while to sort out and decide. Two of the kids got milk shakes and they were great. The skinny fries were good and the tater tots were okay. I got a Hothead with the jalapeno ranch on the side. It came with the ranch slathered on it, but they remade it quickly, though the second burger seemed smaller. We also had a "Homage to Dicks" burger which was good and a Sante Fe which was also good.

I think we like our bacon a bit crispier than is usual for them, so maybe you need to ask for crispy if you want that, and they didn't ask us how we wanted our burgers done, and all came with some pink in the middle.

I think we will definitely go back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Naples, Florida
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228 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Unique and great food; fun experience”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stopped in for lunch and had a really great time. Excellent food with many choices (hard to make up my mind!). Too bad they don't offer a sampler for food bits of a variety of foods. If you are coming for a calorie watching experience, perhaps you seek an alterative pasture to graze at. Excellent fresh squeezed lemonade (I would have much rather enjoyed it in the evening with a booze jolt). Large portions, fun experience to indulge. Skip the diet and enjoy! PS...the shakes sound and look AWESOME. Friendly and patient wait staff to boot.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic Burger and fun location”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had a lamb burger with Feta which was lovely and the location and staff were fun.

Portions are large though so don't go there if you are not hungry.

Visited April 2013
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