Welcome to the 2015 Burger Battle, in which 16 Seattle-area spots square off for the title of Seattle's Best Burger Restaurant. All week long, Eater is asking you to weigh in on your favorite place to get a burger.
In this competition, the focus is on restaurants that make burgers their specialty, rather than simply having one or two on the menu. The spots in this competition serve almost exclusively burgers or have burgers as the cornerstone of their business.
Each round will be an open face-off of the remaining burger spots, rather than a head-to-head battle. The battle kicks off now with the 16 restaurants below; each day, we'll advance half of the top vote-getters and open voting at 11 a.m. You'll have until 8 a.m. the next day to vote, and the winner will be announced on Friday.