Uneeda Burger is Addictive

By Seattle Mag

July 22, 2011

Burgers and more with an eye on every detail.

This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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I’ve been waiting since deep, dark winter, when Uneeda Burger opened, to plant myself on its sunset-facing patio on a warm summer night.

With a burger made from local meat topped with, say, roasted chile relish, pepper jack cheese and cilantro (that’s the Sonora, $8) and a pint of Odin’s ruby ale, it’d be tough to find a better rear-end parking spot.

Owner Scott Staples (Zoë, Quinn’s) and his team take extra care to cook burgers to your liking; that means burgers cooked medium are pink inside, and medium-rare orders drip the red juices.

I’ve had almost all of them, but the lamb burger here is my kryptonite: griddled peppers and onions, Manchego cheese, fried lemons and lamb so perfectly lamby it brought tears to my eyes. It’s $12, but I swear, it’s worth it.

The onion rings ($4) are greasy and addictive, and the waffle fries ($2.50) are fun to eat, but I found the regular fries ($2.50) a little lackluster. Of course, if you order the poutine (those same fries ladled with beef gravy and cheese, $6) and—oh why not?—an Oreo milkshake ($5), you’re not likely to notice anything but how right it feels to eat like a kid with the sun shining down.

Lunch and dinner daily. 4306 Fremont Ave.; 206.547.2600; uneedaburger.com. $