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
September 10, 2016

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You’ve just checked off that grueling hike, climb, ride, etc. from your bucket list and now you’re tired, sweaty, thirsty and most importantly hungry. What better way to reward yourself than a big juicy burger, fresh cut fries and a refreshing milkshake. Luckily for you, that little slice of Americana heaven may just be mere minutes away from the trailhead. Thus, I present to you a burger guide for the outdoor adventurer. It goes without saying 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

206.547.2600


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

(360)-274-4110

 

4. Betty's Place - Toledo, WA

·         Indoor/outdoor seating

·         Seafood options

601 N 5th St, Toledo, WA 98591

(360)-864-4867 


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

(425)-222-7688

 

7. Woody's Drive-In - Moses Lake, WA

·         Outdoor seating

·         Drive-thru

423 W Broadway Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837

(509)-765-7369


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

(509)-457-8194

 

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

(509)-457-4374 

 

10. Rusty Drive-In - Cashmere, WA

·         Outdoor seating

·         Good for groups

700 Cotlets Way, Cashmere, WA 98815

(509)-782-2425 


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

(360)-793-0811

 

12. Zeke's Drive-In - Sultan, WA

·         Indoor/outdoor seating

·         Good for groups

43918 US-2, Sultan, WA 98294

(360)-793-2287


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

(360)-336-2732


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

(360)-412-0333

 

15. Al's Hum-Dinger - Hoquiam, WA

·         Outdoor seating

·         Fast service

104 Lincoln St, Hoquiam, WA 98550

(360)-533-2754


16. Forks Coffee Shop - Forks, WA

·         Indoor seating

·         Waiter service

241 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331

(360)-374-6769


P.S. All stops accept credit/debit cards


Cover photo: Jill Zieske

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