The 16 Best Outdoor Adventure Burger Stops in Washington

A PNW-based burger guide for the inner food junkie in all of us

By: Pierce Klinke + Save to a List

You’ve just checked off that grueling hike, climb, ride,etc. from your bucket list and now you’re tired, sweaty, thirsty and mostimportantly hungry. What better way to reward yourself than a big juicy burger,fresh cut fries and a refreshing milkshake. Luckily for you, that little sliceof Americana heaven may just be mere minutes away from the trailhead. Thus, Ipresent to you a burger guide for the outdoor adventurer. It goes withoutsaying that these drive-ins and dives all have an abundance of character,flavor and then some. Happy eating! 

1. Uneeda Burger - Seattle, WA

·         Indoor/outdoor seating

·         Excellent milk shakes

·         Large beer selection

4302 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103


Hike to Poo Poo Point | Photo: Gemina Garland-Lewis

2. Boomer's Drive-In - Bellingham, WA

·         Indoor seating

·         Waiter service

·         Drive-in

310 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 647-2666

3. C and L Burger Bar - Castle Rock, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Buffalo burger options

·        Drive-thru

1161 Mt St Helens Way NE, Castle Rock, WA 98611



4. Betty's Place - Toledo, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Seafood options

601 N 5th St, Toledo, WA 98591


Scramble to Fall Creek Falls (Stella Falls) | Photo: Angela Service

5. Dick's Drive-In - Seattle, WA

·        Seating is location-dependent

·        Fast service

·        Multiple locations

·        Open till 2am

Seattle Metro Area

6. Small Fryes - Fall City, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Drive-thru

4225 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City, WA 98024



7. Woody's Drive-In - Moses Lake, WA

·        Outdoor seating

·        Drive-thru

423 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837


Hike the Rattle Snake Dance Ridge | Photo: Randy Gordon

8. Miner's Drive-In Restaurant - Yakima, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Large portion size

·        Drive-thru

2415 S 1st St, Yakima, WA 98903



9. Pepp'rmint Stick – Union Gap, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Retro 50s theme and pinball machines

·        Daily specials

·        Drive-thru

4002 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903



10. Rusty Drive-In - Cashmere, WA

·        Outdoor seating

·        Good for groups

700 Cotlets Way, Cashmere, WA 98815


Drive up Burch Mountain | Photo: Connor Smith

11. Alpen Drive-In - Sultan, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Drive-thru

36023 Old Sultan-Startup Rd, Sultan, WA 98294



12. Zeke's Drive-In - Sultan, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Good for groups

43918 US-2, Sultan, WA 98294


13. Chuck Wagon Drive-In - Mount Vernon, WA

·        Indoor seating with overhead RC trains

·        Buffalo burger options

800 N 4th St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273


Catch a Sunset at the Samish Overlook | Photo: Kyle Szegedi

14. Norma's Burger - Nisqually, WA

·        Indoor/outdoor seating

·        Military discount

·        Seafood options

·        Waiter service (@Nisqually location)

7210 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516

10322 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516



15. Al's Hum-Dinger - Hoquiam, WA

·        Outdoor seating

·        Fast service

104 Lincoln St, Hoquiam, WA 98550


16. Forks Coffee Shop - Forks, WA

·        Indoor seating

·        Waiter service

241 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331


P.S. All stops accept credit/debit cards

Cover photo: Jill Zieske

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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