Even as some Seattle restaurants reopen dining rooms once again during the pandemic, burgers always make for a great to-go meal. Many restaurants offering their takes on the classic have stepped up efforts in pickup, delivery, and drive-thru even more, with a couple of new spots popping up. Here are some patties that will serve any craving, from smash burgers with pork jowl bacon to katsu behemoths, riffs on Big Macs, and beyond (the list focuses on beef, but there are some notable alternatives explored as well). Restaurants are listed from north to south.
Though all the restaurants and bars on the list offer takeout, a number have resumed limited outdoor or indoor dining as well. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More