NFR: Any Smashburgers in Washington?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. IveofIone Active Member

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    Just wonder if any of you guys that travel have eaten at one and if they live up to the hype. I know there was a lot of hype about Chipotle when it came to Spokane but it was more like a double and take third on a throwing error than a home run...I tried Red Robin on one of my Spokane trips and was totally underwhelmed and disappointed. Better burgers are served at the Usk Grill.

    I will be in Spokane weekly for the next few months and it would sure be nice if there was a decent burger joint for those days when eating out of a paper bag has lost it's appeal.

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  2. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Ive, Flamin Joes would be a great place for burgers in Spokane if you havent givin it a try yet. Also Spokane would be a great place to jump in my raft and catch a few trout some morning when your in town!
  3. rory Go Outside

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    5 guys.
  4. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    If in Yakima, Bob's burgers and brew or Minors.

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  5. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I'm not a fan of fast food, but for burgers Zip's is good, along with Fatburger. I agree Red Robin sucks. I've heard D'Lishes burgers on Division is good, too.+1 for Minors in Yakima.
  6. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Fatburger's a good place if you can find one. I ate there a bunch when in Kirkland. Good food.....good prices.
  7. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    There is a fatburger in northern quest, and I saw one somewhere else in Spokane(division?).
  8. Guy Gregory Active Member

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    Assuming you're coming in and north-siding it:
    Zips...papa joes..great drive in burger, several locations (inland NW chain) but they have different owners, try the one at the base of Monroe, but they're all pretty good.
    Fatburger: Ash and Francis, not bad, spendy, national chain.
    D'Lish: Division and about Indiana..great burger and fries, local
    O'dohertys north: Divsion and Hawthorne, pretty good sit-down place, and they've got Guiness, local place on Nevada in WinCo foods parking lot...decent burger, good brew selection. Trying to be a better applebees.
    Big foot tavern, Division and US2, used to be great burgers...haven't been in a while. Local.
    Cinaloa Tavern/restaurant, US2 and Mt. Spokane Pk. Drive, I've had a couple of really good meals here on the restaurant side, my wife loved the burgers. Local.

    The great recession has opened dozens of places in Spokane, everybody's trying to out-do the other, you can find a good meal without resorting to national chains.
  9. troutpocket Active Member

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    If you're up on the South Hill, I'd recommend the Two Seven at 2727 S Mt. Vernon. It's affiliate with the Elk Public House. Good pub eats, including burgers and a great beer list too.
  10. shadowcast Member

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    Nothing beats your own bbq in my experience lol.
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  11. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    True, but I doubt Ive wants to haul one into the city to bbq in some parking lot.
  12. Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Gotta agree with this. Good, simple, tasty burgers and fries.
  13. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    I've....shoot me a message if you'd like to share a beer or 4. I live here
  14. Guy Gregory Active Member

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    Yeah, me too.
  15. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You ought to look up a few good restaurants also. After a while you will get tired of Hamburgers. When you are young, that all you want to eat because they are quick and fast. But as you get older a good steak or seafood is better.
  16. Stewart Skunk Happens

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    +1 for The 27, although the hamburger I had there was a lambburger. The lambburger was excellent.
  17. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I think I ate at one in Meridian, Idaho year before last. If it was (old man memory loss here!), I remember it being pretty good, and, I had the sweet potato fries!
  18. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Ive, I was up mowing and watering some property I have up Kings Lake Road yesterday. As I was passing by I saw that the Usk Grill is closed and will be reopening under new management. Not sure why but I personally thought they were trying to be too gourmet for most of the locals. I know, not hard to do.:D

    No help on the burgers but I did stop and treat my grandson to breakfast at Grub and More, just south of Miller's One Stop.
    Generous portions, heated plates, and a good senior/kids menu if you're ever in the mood. I had biscuits & gravy with an egg and hashbrowns for $5.75 and grandson had a huge pancake, egg, and sausage for $6.00. On the downside, the service can be slow as Pop waits tables and Mom does the cooking.

    Back on the burgers, you might try the Milk Bottle on Garland. I haven't been there since they rebuilt after the fire but they use to make their own buns, serve the shakes in metal mixing cup, offer soup or various salads instead of fries etc.
    Downside, rather limited seating.
  19. David Loy Senior Moment

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    +1. Was at a convention and ate at the one just South of the Tulalip Casino (& Cabelas) in Marysville. Outstanding.
    Always interested to hear of other quick stops elsewhere. Sometimes they let me out.
  20. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    After the raw pile of crap on a bun I got from them at the Charlotte, NC airport...for which I had no time to go back and get another...never again. Even the 23 lbs of fries in the bottom of the bag were shit...WAY over rated in my book. Try Michael D's in CDA, ID (off 15th Street exit) -- awesome breakfasts and burgers!