There’s nothing like a delicious, juicy burger on a hot summer day. If you’re looking for some of the best restaurants near Seattle to grab a burger, we’ve got plenty of fine options for you to consider in Seattle’s Backyard.

5. The Deluxe at Dick’s Drive-In

We couldn’t have a list of the best burgers in Seattle Southside without including Dick’s Drive-In. Locals know, but visitors might think of Dick’s as Seattle’s version of In-N-Out (although to loyal Seattleites, there is no competition). Dick’s features a simple menu of burgers, fries, soda, and shakes and they’ve mastered their craft. Dick’s is opening up in our area on Pacific Highway in October, but if you can’t wait to try it, ride the light rail up to the Capitol Hill station and look for the famous “Dick’s Hamburgers” sign. Learn More

4. Elk Burger at Madi’s Steakhouse

You just don’t see these on too many menus across the country, but elk burgers are a Pacific Northwest favorite. The taste is similar to regular beef but the meat is quite lean…and delicious. Madi’s also offers a smaller variation of the elk burger with their bleu elk sliders, which makes for a great appetizer. Elk and bleu cheese…who knew? Learn More

3. Bacon Cheeseburger at Bob's Burgers & Teriyaki

The hole-in-the-wall burger and teriyaki shack on the border of SeaTac and Des Moines holds the rare distinction in fusion restaurants at succeeding at both sides of the spectrum. The teriyaki is great, and the burgers are classic. A bacon cheeseburger and some crinkle cut fries will have you coming back for more, and sure…grab a side of shrimp fried rice while you’re at it. Learn More

2. Charburger at The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit opened in Tukwila a couple years ago to huge fanfare. The lines have died down a bit (thankfully), but the flavor of their world-famous charburger is still as spectacular as ever. In 2015, Consumer Reports named Habit’s Charburger as the best burger in America, beating out IN-N-OUT, Shake Shack, and Five Guys. Take one bite into this caramelized onion covered creation and you’ll see why. You can also try different variations of the charburger like the popular Santa Barbara Char with two patties and avocado on sourdough bread. Learn More

1. Seattle Classic at Sharp’s Roasthouse

Sharp’s knows a thing or two about meat. So, when you stop by and aren’t in the mood for brisket or prime rib, try one their prime grade marble "hamburgs," like the Seattle Classic. Using many local ingredients like aged Columbia Valley cheddar, the Seattle Classic takes the bacon cheeseburger and turns it up a few notches with their marbled beef, peppered brown sugar bacon, and Jim’s Special Drive-In Sauce. Learn More

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