1253 Thomas Street
Welcome to My LabLocals may get a twinge of nostalgia remembering Lunchbox Laboratory's original, tiny shack in Ballard, where vintage lunchboxes covered the walls, and they closed when they ran out of meat. Fortunately, their new South Lake Union location is much more spacious, if a little more slick and polished. You can still get enormous, super-customized burgers (pictured here is the Truffle Love), tater tots with a variety of seasoning blends, and amazingly delicious milkshakes. Try the "dork" (duck + pork) patty. Happy hour features discounted drinks, burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Prices are a little higher than your typical burger joint (about $10-15 per burger), but it's an unforgettable experience—and you probably won't want to eat again that day.