Seattle >Food & Dining > Red Mill Burgers
312 N 67th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.677882 -122.354775
Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m.; closed Monday
Neighborhoods: Phinney Ridge, Northwest, Northwest Seattle
piles and piles of bacon! be prepared for a line, it's worth it!
Awesome! – Seriously the best burger I have ever eaten and the onion rings are even better. Be careful because the staff is a bit on edge, you WILL be yelled at for being on your cell phone, and you ARE expected tp tip (well worth it), there are no substitutions and you must pay in cash. But if you can put up with all of that you are in for a real treat.
One of the better places I've been – I heard about this place through some friends so I thought I'd try it out. It was about 8:00 on a Friday night and it was pretty packed. We ordered our food and had to wait about 10 minutes. Seating inside was limited, so we had to go on one of the picnic tables just outside. I got special they had: the "triple burger". I must say it was pretty awesome. I had been eating D i c k s (citysearch detected this word as "inappropriate) and Red Robin for a while and this was a good change.
Best burger in Seatown! – The verde veggie burger is the best I have ever had. Maybe it's the sauce, maybe it's the toasted bun. I'm a vegetarian who used to frequent Red Mill with a non-vegetarian, and she always ordered the veggie burger here, claiming that it was actually better than the cow burgers. Delicious. The real milkshakes are good, too.
Unfortunately, this restaurant is cramped and it can be hard to find a seat, or even a place to stand while waiting; the line is routinely out the door; credit/debit cards are not accepted (there's an ATM, though); the hours are incompatible with late-night and Monday cravings; parking is a headache; it?s so noisy that people don?t always hear their names called when their orders are finally ready; and it gets so busy that the employees are often unable to answer to phone. I?m surprised the owners don?t extend the hours and open a drive-through, or a new location next to school (think how much money they could make off the munchies at Evergreen!). The employees seem to handle to crowds pretty well.
Good burgers but they randomly close early. – Red Mill has excellent burgers and fries - the verde, made with roasted chiles, and the double deluxe stand out. These aren't exactly gourmet burgers - they are the ones that have that drive-in style gooey cheese and soft buns, and they are less than $8. We go there whenever we have the chance.
One complaint, but it is a big one - they close early at unpredictable times. Very unprofessional. I tried to get in tonight fifteen minutes before closing and the door was shut. It's too bad - these are great burgers and I rushed to get there in time. Hopefully they'll fix this soon.
My conclusion: overrated – I've been living in Seattle for a couple of years now and have been looking forward to trying Red Mill Burgers -- I've heard a lot about it. Like a previous reviewer, I use In-N-Out as the benchmark when it comes to burgers. Today I tried it and thought the overall experience was just ok. There was a bit of a wait but that was understandable based on the line. I tried the Double Deluxe Burger and enjoyed the spicy chili powder-ish kick but overall, I thought the burger was just, er, run-of-the-mill -- no pun intended. Having said that, the fries were fantastic. Overall, its worth trying if you're new to the area and maybe worth a stop if you're in the vicinity, but Red Mill Burgers is not a place I will go out of my way to return to. In my opinion, Burgermaster and Fatburger are better alternatives in Seattle.
In response to the previous reviewer's nonsensical rant about Californians, all I have to say is: DUDE! I moved here from California too and last time I checked, every citizen was free to move where they please in this country. You need to face the fact that we are absolutely and without a shadow of a doubt cooler than you. We only moved here to leech off of the lower cost of living. Once we consume your resources and turn Seattle into another LA, we'll all move back to Cali - job well done. In-N-Out is the best and that's all there is to it.
Pretty Girls with poor attitudes make burgers.... – My dinner companion dared to ask the cashier/order taker at Red Mill about a charge on our receipt (the wrong burger had been rung up) and we were treated to silence and withering looks from not only the cahier, but the manager as well. Yes, it was only a 40 cent overcharge and the WRONG BURGER. I was so appalled at how they treated my friend that I approached the Manager and was told that the cashier was new and that they had been busy all day. No apology- just more withering looks for both my friend and I. Wow. So what if the gals working there are attractive- their attitude makes them ugly and the food horrible.
Carnivores of the Northwest line up at this burger joint for family-run flame-broiled goodness. – In Short
Customers in line listen to rock-and-roll music with mouths watering over the thick chocolate malts and juicy burgers. The diner-style seating areas at both locations are clean and kid-friendly, but during lunchtime, there can be a bit of a wait. Flame-broiled quarter-pound beef patties, a low-fat veggie burger, even chicken marinated in lemon-honey, can all be found on the surprisingly varied menu. The young staff is remarkably talented at making everyone happy.
Photo by jslander
Great burgers for masochists – Yes indeed, this place has spectacular cheeseburgers. But you may well wait 40 minutes to get your order. The staff are completely brain-dead, and don't care about customers because this place has received so much press. They'll lose your order and you'll watch the "chef" play air guitar. Perhaps tourists will think that this is a cute, laid-back Northwest experience. But it's actually a poor business model. Make your cardiologist happy and skip on down the street to Carmelita for great food and staff that care.
Best burgers in Seattle – Comparing these to an "In-n-Out" burger is as naive as it is irresponsible. If you are going to complain about a Red Mill burger, you should make sure that your next sentence isn't one that says that you prefer an In-n-Out burger. By the way, no one would mind if you packed up and took yourselves back to California and stayed there. You guys from there are the only ones who think you are cool, but you still think everyone envies you. Get over yourselves and your crappy In-n-Out burgers. I don't remember anyone saying that In-n-Out burgers are one of the top 20 in the country. So pack your bags and get the hell out of Seattle. And Santa Fe too.
Great burgers. – Even though it was small, crowded, and not the cleanest place, it gets 5 stars for the great food and quick staff. The line was practically wrapped around the block, but the staff busts out all the food they can while still staying upbeat. Try the bleu cheese bacon burger.
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