Lunchbox Lab is not the best burger spot in town. But we like it for a couple of reasons - the school cafeteria theme makes it great for kids, and the spiked milkshakes make it great for adults with kids. And if there aren’t any children in your life, sometimes all you need after a long day at work is sitting at the bar completely alone, eating a BBQ burger with onion rings and chipotle cream cheese alongside some mac and cheese topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
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Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
Nana’s Green Tea
Nana's Green Tea is a bakery and cafe that serves matcha-flavored ice cream and pastries.
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Garage is the ultimate party-time bar in Capitol Hill, with bowling, billiards, and an impressive lineup of bar snacks.
The Sexton is a spot in Ballard for a first date or bar crawl stop. It has a vintage vibe, and the cocktails and Southern bar food are great.
The Backdoor is a speakeasy with bartenders who know what they’re doing, and a food menu from Roxy’s next door.
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Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
Li’l Woody’s South Lake Union
Li’l Woody’s in South Lake Union is an extremely reliable burger spot.
G.H. Pasta Co.
G.H. Pasta Co. is an excellent Italian lunchtime spot that serves inexpensive bowls of delicious pasta.
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