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Readers Vote: Seattle's 10 Best Burgers

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Burger Week 2013 is officially over, but since when is juicy burger talk relegated to a single week? Truth be told, there wasn't enough room to squeeze in this crowd-sourced map with the abundance of burger this-and-that. The horror!

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After casting the rod and catching some great suggestions during Friday Open Threads, here (presented in alphabetical order and in handy map form) is a list of 10 of the top vote-getters in the Seattle's Best Burger category. Is your favorite burger still missing? Go grab some ketchup and meet back in the comments.

Honorable Mention: 50 North, Bent Burger, Calamity Jane's, Collins Pub, Dick's, John Howie Steak, Katsu Burger, Local 360, Norm's, Quinn's, Red Mill, Sam's Tavern, Saint John's, Unicorn.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 8oz Burger Bar

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1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 466-5989
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Lots of votes for this burger joint on Capitol Hill. As this reader wrote: "Their menu regulars are delicious and their monthly burger specials are creative. I also like the option of having a grass-fed burger patty for just $1."

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2. Joule

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-5685
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The Kalbi burger is served at both Revel (pictured) and Joule, but the latter is served with horseradish and giardiniera (pickled toppings), which seems to be the general crowd pleaser.

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3. La Bête

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-4047
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La Bête's burger is on the fast-track to becoming a Seattle classic, one of those must-have burgers every Seattleite should experience once in their life. The La Bête Deluxe Painted Hills Burger has grilled onion, mushrooms, gruyere and remoulade. The bacon option really does this thing in. As one reader put it, "Best burger on the hill and one of the best in the city ."

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4. Li'l Woody's

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1211 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 457-4148
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It should come as no surprise that Li'l Woody's made the list. But what is possibly more unexpected is that most people singled-out The Fig & the Pig burger (which happens to be chef Tamara Murphy's favorite ): Boat Street pickled figs, Hills Bacon, mayo and crumbled gorgonzola.

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5. Spur Gastropub

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113 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-6706
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"Spur's burger with added pork belly is to die for!" exclaimed one reader. No doubt, their grass-fed beef burger is a staple on the gastropub's menu for a reason.

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6. Tavern Law

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1406 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-9734
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Tavern Law's natural beef burger is topped with red wine onion jam, provolone, and an optional slab of pork belly. "Juicy" is the word of the day.

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7. Two Bells Bar & Grill

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2313 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-3050
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This commenter is correct when he pointed out the fact that clearly, everyone needed to be voting for Two Bells: "Ya'll need to get out more often! Two Bells tavern in Belltown is the jam. Doesn't have to be fancy to be good." The old-school tavern in Belltown did garner a few solid votes.

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8. Uneeda Burger

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4302 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2600
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Chef Maria Hines loves the Sonora Burger with roasted chili relish, jack cheese, cilantro. But this reader likes it less fussy: "Uneeda's grass-fed classic is a simple, tasty burger and only about 6 bucks."

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9. Voilà!

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2805 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 322-5460
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This French bistro in Madison Valley often gets overlooked when it comes to rave-worthy burgers, but their Kobe classic with caramelized onions and brie should be added to your 'to eat' list ASAP. This reader writes, "Basic combo with high quality ingredients equals success."

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10. Zippy's Giant Burgers

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9614 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 763-1347
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The burgers at Zippy's in White Center have been a longtime standout, from the old-fashioned burger to April's burger of the month shown here. The Giddy Up Burger is a 1/3 lb. patty slathered in Zippy’s own BBQ sauce and topped with grilled onions, bacon, Tillamook white cheddar cheese, pickles, and lettuce. As one reader put it, "Seriously delicious meat, prepared properly and they have been great since they opened the doors!"

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1. 8oz Burger Bar

1401 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Lots of votes for this burger joint on Capitol Hill. As this reader wrote: "Their menu regulars are delicious and their monthly burger specials are creative. I also like the option of having a grass-fed burger patty for just $1."

[Photo Credit]
1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Joule

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Kalbi burger is served at both Revel (pictured) and Joule, but the latter is served with horseradish and giardiniera (pickled toppings), which seems to be the general crowd pleaser.

[Photo Credit]
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

3. La Bête

1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

La Bête's burger is on the fast-track to becoming a Seattle classic, one of those must-have burgers every Seattleite should experience once in their life. The La Bête Deluxe Painted Hills Burger has grilled onion, mushrooms, gruyere and remoulade. The bacon option really does this thing in. As one reader put it, "Best burger on the hill and one of the best in the city ."

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

4. Li'l Woody's

1211 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101

It should come as no surprise that Li'l Woody's made the list. But what is possibly more unexpected is that most people singled-out The Fig & the Pig burger (which happens to be chef Tamara Murphy's favorite ): Boat Street pickled figs, Hills Bacon, mayo and crumbled gorgonzola.

[Photo Credit]
1211 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Spur Gastropub

113 Blanchard St, Seattle, WA 98121

"Spur's burger with added pork belly is to die for!" exclaimed one reader. No doubt, their grass-fed beef burger is a staple on the gastropub's menu for a reason.

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113 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Tavern Law

1406 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Tavern Law's natural beef burger is topped with red wine onion jam, provolone, and an optional slab of pork belly. "Juicy" is the word of the day.

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1406 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Two Bells Bar & Grill

2313 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

This commenter is correct when he pointed out the fact that clearly, everyone needed to be voting for Two Bells: "Ya'll need to get out more often! Two Bells tavern in Belltown is the jam. Doesn't have to be fancy to be good." The old-school tavern in Belltown did garner a few solid votes.

[Photo Credit]
2313 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

8. Uneeda Burger

4302 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103

Chef Maria Hines loves the Sonora Burger with roasted chili relish, jack cheese, cilantro. But this reader likes it less fussy: "Uneeda's grass-fed classic is a simple, tasty burger and only about 6 bucks."

[Photo Credit]
4302 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Voilà!

2805 E Madison St., Seattle, WA 98112

This French bistro in Madison Valley often gets overlooked when it comes to rave-worthy burgers, but their Kobe classic with caramelized onions and brie should be added to your 'to eat' list ASAP. This reader writes, "Basic combo with high quality ingredients equals success."

[Photo Credit]
2805 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112

10. Zippy's Giant Burgers

9614 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

The burgers at Zippy's in White Center have been a longtime standout, from the old-fashioned burger to April's burger of the month shown here. The Giddy Up Burger is a 1/3 lb. patty slathered in Zippy’s own BBQ sauce and topped with grilled onions, bacon, Tillamook white cheddar cheese, pickles, and lettuce. As one reader put it, "Seriously delicious meat, prepared properly and they have been great since they opened the doors!"

[Photo Credit]
9614 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

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