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Lunchbox Laboratory

#292 of 3,057 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1253 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109-5467
+1 206-621-1090
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A co-worker recommended a visit to the Lunchbox Laboratory. After checking out their website I expected a super hipster joint but I went anyway because I'm always up for a good cheeseburger. I ordered the basic build your own burger with fries and a coke. It was simple, but good and just the right amount of messy. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank TravelingTrixieBelle
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get together at the first floor. Tacky decor, only the old playing consoles are a bit fun. The food - sliders and deep fried pickles- was not too enjoyable to say it the least.

Thank Bregenholt99
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a friend. Delicious burgers and outstanding milkshakes. Wish I was still in Seattle to try out another combination.

Thank Blake B
Paris, France
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481 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Really fun place with your typical bar games. The food however is really heavy and overly salty and greasy. Friendly service and barman!

Thank TSinParis
Morgan Hill, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Casual atmosphere, interesting food choices, amazing milkshakes. Easy to get to, staff is friendly, food well prepared and plentiful. One for the foodies.

Thank axiom2016
Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Was walking by on my way to REI and saw this place. Decided to stop in for lunch. I got their Bahn, James Bahn order...and so glad I did. It is a duck and pork patty with tons of veggies and a chili mayo. It was amazingly good. If you are in the mood for a burger, and looking for... More 

Thank Rebecca U
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic tasting burger! Loved the sautéed onions in the burger and the side of Satan's tears was super tasty-hot! Sweet potato fries were delicious and my daughter in law loved the garlic fries. Tasty stop and glad the reviews measured up to the experience.

Thank kristalbentley
Novato, CA
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141 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The family very much enjoyed the burgers - delicious, and available either as suggested combos or build your own. We liked the variety offered with the meat, bun, toppings, sauces, and sides. There is something for everyone. Milkshakes are made with real fresh ingredients - so a chocolate mint shake is made with real mint rather than mint flavoring, so... More 

Thank sunbunny31
dallas, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ok typical burger joint. Could take tips from big bites. Cute place though. A little over rated. Austin has it beat by far.

Thank Jenni Lyn H
Tamarac, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner and shakes. GreaT food and the service was wonderful. The lunchbox table decoration brought back some great memories.

Thank Jane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1253 Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98109-5467
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-621-1090

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?