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Summer is the season for burgers! Whether you’re enjoying a cookout with friends and family or dining out at your favorite neighborhood spot, we all get a craving for burgers and fries. Luckily the Olympia region is home to a unique collection of burger joints, all serving up decidedly different burgers.
When you’re here and the burger craving hits, consider one of these local spots! Below is a curated list to help guide your hunger:
- Burger Lab Mondays at Three Magnets Brewpub
- Chili Burger at Ranch House BBQ & Steakhouse
- Tex Mex Burger at Mills Diner
- Impossible Burger at Well 80 Brewhouse
- 80/20 Burger at Ricardo's Kitchen + Bar
- Expedition Elk Burger at McMenamins Spar Cafe
- Salmon Burger at River's Edge Tumwater
- Burger Bowl at Uptown Lounge
- Barge Burger at Tugboat Annie's
Burgers at Three Magnets Brewpub
Located in the heart of downtown Olympia, Three Magnets Brewing Co. is a beloved craft brewery and brewpub. You can't go wrong with menu staples like the 2Mag Burger made with a house ground sirloin and chuck patty, white cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, and grilled onions. Top that with daily specials and tasty beer options, and you're set!
Chili Burger at Ranch House BBQ & Steakhouse
Ranch House BBQ knows a thing or two about real BBQ! Born and raised in Olympia, pitmaster Amy Anderson has competed on the national level and taken home championship titles in Washington, California, Arizona and Nevada. For something decidedly different, try the classic, house-grilled chili burger, topped with the award-winning chili.
Beyond Burger at Well 80 Brewhuouse
The Well 80 Brewhouse is one-part brewery, one-part brewpub built on the site of one of Olympia’s famous Artesian wells. In fact, the delicious well water is used in brewing their line of tasty, craft beers. When it comes to burgers, vegetarians and vegans rejoice! Well 80 customizes any of its burgers with the Beyond Burger patty (GF, V), with a delicious side of fries, tots, house salad or soup.
Happy Hour 80/20 Burger at Ricardo's Kitchen + Bar
Located in Lacey, Ricardo’s Kitchen + Bar is a romantic, family-owned steakhouse that celebrates Italian-inspired cuisine. The restaurant utilizes top-grade ingredients from local vendors and rotates its menu seasonally. Owner Ricardo lives by the mantra #SEXYBEEF. For an elevated burger experience, order the 80/20 burger on their Happy Hour Menu and you will not be disappointed.
Expedition Elk Burger at McMenamins Spar Café
Olympia’s beloved Spar Café began as a blue collar joint for dockworkers and loggers, and continues today as a modern gathering spot for students, legislators and locals alike. The menu offers celebrated burgers including the decidedly different Expedition Elk Burger, served with coffee-bacon jam, black garlic aioli, white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles on a sesame brioche bun.
Burger Bowl at Uptown Lounge
Uptown Lounge is a beloved restaurant and dining experience in the heart of Yelm, WA, about 20 minutes away from Olympia. The restaurant offers freshly prepared dishes with homemade ingredients, from burgers and salads to sandwiches and wraps. For a unique burger experience, order the “Burger Bowl.” No bun, no fries and no mess! Order any of the five specialty burgers, and have it served on a bed of romaine lettuce and your choice of dressing.
Barge Burger at Tugboat Annie’s
Located on the Olympia waterfront, Tugboat Annie’s has been a beloved Northwest destination for more than 20 years. One-part restaurant, one-part kayak rental, Tugboat Annie’s embrace its maritime theme and serves up an eclectic menu of steaks, burgers and seafood. Bring the whole family down and order the Barge Burger, a massive, 10” diameter burger made from five of their regular hamburgers served on a Wagner’s Bakery bun.