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Lunchbox Laboratory

Lunchbox Laboratory

Burger Joint, Cocktail Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
South Lake Union, Seattle
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  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    You can get enormous, super-customized burgers (pictured here is the Truffle Love), tater tots with a variety of seasoning blends, and amazingly delicious milkshakes. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    The “lab” serves about a dozen chocolate- and vanilla-based shakes, plus a handful of eccentric, boozy ones like the Cinnamon Toast Crunk spiked with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Read more
  • Andreas S.
    Great place for having a burger experiment. Had the Chuck Norris which is definitely a burger that beats all other burgers in the world. Believe me. It's true.
  • MjB J.
    MjB JdIJanuary 17, 2016
    It's a great little spot for burgers and the customer service has been good the 2 times I've been. I'm not much of a beer drinker but these were 1.25 and they were good. Burgers were good and filling.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WebsterJune 20, 2015
    Get the James West - beef patty cooked with a cowboy steak rub, with Guajillo cream cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce and onion rings. 😵 add a fried egg - you won't regret it.
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardJuly 9, 2013
    Almond Joy. Weekly News, and with use of local Snoqualmie Ice Cream and homemade chocolate ganache, there's no question why shakes like Boston Crème Donut took home the prize. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousJuly 26, 2011
    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?
  • Cella
    CellaMarch 7, 2015
    The burgers and milkshakes are really good. There's almond joy, all the Neapolitan flavors, banana crime pie, different candy bar flavors, and Nutella milkshake are all good.
  • Byrdie
    ByrdieOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tribute to the Dicks Deluxe is pricier than the original, but also bigger, messier & comparatively loaded. I like the natural light at this location. It was what I wanted when I wanted it.
  • P J.
    P JNovember 30, 2015
    Great selection of unique burgers made to order (or build your own) plus tasty cocktails and shakes.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ComptonAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The smokey burger is more bacon than patty and that is not a put down. Not only do they offer the best burgers, but they have tater tots! For adults. I love the place.
  • Everyday
    EverydayJuly 17, 2013
    Great place to hang out! Burgers are HUGE and I recommend sharing or taking half home. Request your shake to be in beaker to look SUPEEEER nerdy!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MaziniOctober 25, 2013
    Yummy greasy burgers. Have been here a couple of times always trying something different as there are many options. So far all great
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HotesAugust 7, 2015
    I tend to do a make your own burger version, but the veggie patties are good. I also am a sucker for the peanut butter cup smoothie.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Try the "dork" (duck + pork) patty. Happy hour features $4 drinks plus discounted burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Read more
  • Tyler F.
    Tyler FosterApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Helps to wait for coupons or specials, but it's one of the best burgers in Seattle. Shakes are great too.
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HuntApril 28, 2013
    The sweet potato fries with sweet chili mayo were excellent, but avoid the dork (duck and pork) and stick with the beef burgers.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DecenaJune 4, 2013
    If you're lucky enough to walk in on a day when they have the Snickers Shake, don't leave without trying it!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJuly 17, 2013
    This quirky restaurant uses local Snoqualmie Ice Cream in its shakes. (The Almond Joy is a favorite) Read more
  • Carolina R R.
    Carolina R RiethSeptember 16, 2014
    Burgers are good. Get the Nutella milkshake. And the tater tots
  • Ulysses ..
    Ulysses .April 10
    Fantastic burgers in person but not via delivery. Try the one loaded with a couple different kinds of mushrooms.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    We were told the happy hour menu is "in transition". She handed us the specials menu (same specials all day) and said that's the new happy hour. No deals to be found. Won't be coming back for happy hr
  • Maria G.
    Maria GradyFebruary 13, 2013
    Beware of satan's tears other than that all the cocktails are delicious and the Mac and cheese is a MUST
  • Mario S.
    Mario SantosFebruary 13, 2011
    as a patron of the original location, i am disappointed-don't care for the upscale ambiance & while the burgers still taste pretty good, the price went up to $14 & the patties went from 1/2 to 1/4lb
  • Hussein A.
    Hussein AhmedNovember 1, 2014
    Best kosher corn dogs ever! The Mediterranean burger with lamb and feta cheese is phenomenal!
  • Joshua
    JoshuaMarch 22, 2011
    Sad! After hearing so many wonderful things, we took an adventure to see the new location. Small burgers (nothing like the pictures online) small shots, red robinesque decor. I could go on...
  • Liz T.
    Liz TJuly 21, 2012
    Don't know any other place that offers Gluten-free buns!! Great service, great food, open late, dog's ok.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MálekSeptember 7, 2013
    I had Santa FeSlammer. It was good but I was epecting more after reading all the reviews. The meat was good, bun was nothing special, but the additional ingredients excess the taste of the meat.
  • Dawn H.
    Dawn HJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where else can you get Tang, 2 different flavors of kool aid and Tator Tots with your meal!?! Plus Kick ass hour kicks ass!!!
  • Grace P.
    Grace P.April 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Nutella Shake so delicious! I'm not really into burgers, but I must say, I was very impressed by their burgers!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AdamsDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the garlic tots! The homage to Dick's Deluxe is by far my favorite!
  • amber
    amberApril 17, 2015
    such friendly staff, great atmosphere. milkshakes were a little too sweet but I'd definitely go again
  • Samson N.
    Samson NAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Truffle Love (Kobe beef, sweet onions, bacon, Swiss cheese, truffle mayo) is insanely good.
  • T. Celeste L.
    T. Celeste LarsonMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you ever want a burger so delicious you want to have its baby, eat here. Also, tater tots.
  • Sean K.
    Sean K.April 12, 2015
    Good food, atmosphere, and all of the staff was friendly and welcoming.
  • Andrew P.
    Very good burger and good fries. Interesting menu and a good selection.
  • Seattle Happy Hour
    Seattle Happy HourFebruary 28, 2012
    Home of the "Burger of The Gods", LunchBox Laboratory has #hh everyday from 9pm to close!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HuntMay 20, 2011
    Might - MIGHT - live up to its sky-high hype. Def the best burger I've had in Seattle, hands down. "Burger of the Gods."
  • Carmel
    CarmelJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Elvis shake is bomb! Who can go wrong w/chocolate, peanut butter, banana, and booze?
  • Jason MONKEY R.
    Yess you can order extra bacon!!! The dicks is a great burger... And when you think you are ready try it with extra bacon!
  • Maria B.
    Maria BurksApril 2, 2011
    The maple bacon milkshake is an exquisite treat for my tastebuds. A must have.
  • Janessa J.
    Janessa JamesonAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tater tots with truffle mayo. Also, the happy hour is great. Read more
  • Cristina G.
    Cristina GrandaAugust 2, 2013
    Everything is extremely filling so I recommend splitting stuff!
  • John L.
    John LuetkeFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Want a burger with a kick? Try the hothead! And don't forget your sweet potato fries!
  • ɐzǝɹ .
    ɐzǝɹ August 18, 2011
    Try the DORK patty on any of their burgers. Duck and pork goodness.
  • Craig M.
    Craig McKenneyJune 1, 2011
    Excellent server, but the food was an explosive mess. Certainly not for those of you with families, as there isn't a clean way to eat the food. 7 dollars for an 8 oz milkshake is highway robbery.
  • Nicole G.
    Caramel macchiato booze shake and the tear jerker
  • Adam W.
    Adam WabekeJune 29, 2013
    Root beer barrels. Dork balls. It's madness! Delicious! Madeliciouness!
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyOctober 29, 2015
    Had their tots with the works. Pretty good, really rich.
  • Fitz
    FitzMay 4, 2012
    The LB cocktails special doesn't apply to all the cocktails. Ask before ordering!
  • Michelle
    MichelleDecember 27, 2015
    Solid cocktails and tater tots. All you need.
  • Jason S.
    Jason StoffFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome burgers, and an intriguingly off-beat menu. Definitely try a milkshake.
  • Sandeep S.
    Sandeep SrinivasanJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tearjerker burger now jerks more tears than before. Don't believe until you've tried it.
  • Maddie C.
    Maddie Canty-GillJuly 15, 2013
    If you order the Nutella shake and don't like it, you must not be human.
  • Dave S
    Dave SApril 10, 2013
    Drunken Elvis Shake was AMAZING!
  • Zale B.
    Zale BlackwellSeptember 29, 2011
    Try the Tater tots. It will,make your balls sweat really good... Salty!
  • Everyday
    EverydayJanuary 21, 2014
    Overpriced burgers, but always good surrounding parking. Good milkshakes!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BDecember 27, 2013
    Get the dork with tots. Then enjoy the best food coma ever.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CoulterJune 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a Nesquick shake - they're sooooo delicious and they come in a breaker!
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosJanuary 6, 2016
    Go with the dork burger - half duck and half pork
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnJuly 13, 2013
    The Dork (duck + pork) is amazing
  • Josh H.
    Josh HwangSeptember 13, 2011
    They have awesome gourmet burgers, good for parties.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AnastosAugust 2, 2011
    We just got appetizers and each dish had one item that completely over-powered the rest of the flavors. It was all pretty bad and not worth the price (which is high for what you get and the quality).
  • Nashid A.
    Nashid AshrafDecember 18, 2014
    The Upper State New York burger tastes like a dream.
  • Eric S.
    Eric StoutJuly 7, 2013
    Eat everything. And add bacon.
  • Sandeep S.
    Sandeep SrinivasanFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My personal fave is the spicy 'Tearjerker' burger. Just fantabulous!
  • Brace C.
    Brace ClementApril 1
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite burger bars in Seattle!
  • Brrian
    BrrianJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The boozy shakes are worth it.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MartinezOctober 25, 2013
    Wifi access code is 1253Lunchbox.
  • Ivan V.
    Ivan VukovicFebruary 13, 2014
    The milkshakes are where it's at.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeishmanFebruary 19, 2015
    Got to be the best burgers in Seattle!!
  • Carmel
    CarmelJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to get a milkshake w/booze!
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderJanuary 18, 2016
    Pretty good burger. I've had better but I would still come back and have another.
  • Harpreet S.
    Harpreet SethiNovember 16, 2014
    burger of the gods + tater tots all the way...
  • Jacquie R.
    Jacquie RooneyJuly 27, 2015
    Totchos are indulgent but worth it.
  • Sunil G.
    Sunil GargJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive with an appetite, leave with a food coma.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJuly 1, 2015
    Man such a good burger.
  • Tiare D.
    Tiare DickinsonSeptember 2, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The fries are so perfect!
  • Beau R.
    Beau RainesApril 13, 2012
    Kick Ass hour aka Happy Hour from 3 - 6pm!
  • Manda T.
    Manda TNovember 14, 2013
    A little loud but worth every calorie
  • Vinay B.
    Vinay BJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is great! Service is ...
  • Kiah
    KiahJuly 3, 2011
    Try the royal burger with basil pesto mayo.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Lunchbox Laboratory as seen on Food Paradise Read more
  • sonson
    sonsonFebruary 17, 2014
    Try the burger of the gods.. Yum!
  • zachary h.
    zachary hunttingNovember 29, 2012
    If you don't drink a vanilla milkshake I'm going to appear out of nowhere and slap you.
  • Sandeep S.
    Sandeep SrinivasanJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have: Buff Pops; Orange Creamsicle milkhake
  • Billy H.
    Billy HowardJanuary 20, 2015
    Start with the Margarita!
  • Marilyn W.
    Marilyn WelniakJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Too Kool For Skool is hands down the best drink here ever.
  • Billy S.
    Billy ShihApril 15, 2011
    Tater tots. Amazing. No joke. Period.
  • Cory M.
    Cory MantheiFebruary 1, 2014
    Slowest service in SLU. If you want a burger, go to bluemoon, you'll pay half as much and wait a fraction of the time.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMay 31, 2015
    Churken burger is yummy.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BurdullisFebruary 16, 2013
    Use your fivestars card here!
  • Terry-Jo L.
    Terry-Jo LewisApril 19, 2011
    Boston creme donut shake was awesome!!!!!
  • Sandeep S.
    Sandeep SrinivasanFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie burger couldn't taste any better! Try any!
  • B G.
    B GalosSeptember 23, 2011
    a shake that is donut flavored??? Yumm
  • Obi
    ObiAugust 10, 2013
    Don't come here late. Fries are cold. Unenthusiastic service. Happy hour is subpar. Much better burgers at Woody's down the street.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HarreldSeptember 16, 2012
    Peanut butter milkshake. That is all.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyNovember 7, 2015
    Milkshakes with alcohol.
  • Carol T.
    Carol TMay 25, 2015
    Tangorita is delicious.
  • Snap Krackle P.
    Snap Krackle PopOctober 24, 2012
    Try the Truffle Love
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