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The Lunchbox Laboratory

Map & Directions 1253 Thomas St.
Seattle, WA 98109-5467
  • American, Burgers, New American
  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar, None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Lunchbox Laboratory is a messy place. Kitsch, including a collection of namesake metal lunch boxes, covers nearly every surface. In this South Lake Union eatery, picking a burger type, a sauce, the cheese, the sides, and a shake often induces an overstimulated pause in one's decision-making abilities. "Just give me your version of a Dick's burger," a fellow eater recently requested, "with Swiss." The burgers spill over themselves, oozing melted cheese and one of a number of house sauces. Ranging from quarter-pound beef patties to half-pounders of dork (duck and pork), the burger options also include a house-made bean patty; condiments run the gamut from a Thousand Island-style sauce to more refined options like truffle aioli. To try all the possible burger permutations seems like a mathematical impossibility, except for the very, very dedicated. As for the adult milkshakes—well, they deserve a special shake-only trip. As for the sides, try the mac and cheese.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Seattle Weekly on 03/28/11

    One of our favorite restaurants for 2011, and the perfect place to share lunch with a friend!

  • Seattle Happy Hour on 02/28/12

    Home of the "Burger of The Gods", LunchBox Laboratory has #hh everyday from 9pm to close!

  • Epicurious on 07/26/11

    Modestly named “Burger of the Gods,” this heavenly burger is a mix of freshly ground sirloin, prime rib, and rib eye, topped with sweet onions and sharp Gorgonzola sauce. Need we say more?

  • Billy S. on 04/14/11

    Tater tots. Amazing. No joke. Period.

  • Jasenka G. on 11/03/11

    Try the nutella shake... Mind blowing!

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  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun., 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.

    Happy hour includes $2 PBRs, $3.25 wells, and $4 cocktails.

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