I just got home from a whirlwind tour of the Pacific Northwest. Upon the sage advice of a friend, my first stop was a Seattle-area institution of fine dining known as BURGERMASTER! Burgermaster, (est. 1952) has been serving classic, American, haute cuisine (burgers, fries, and shakes) car side to generation after generation of hungry Washingtonians. While there are multiple locations of this drive-in chain, we visited the original gangster in Bellevue, WA.
|I very quickly became obsessed with the Burgermaster logo emblazoned on|
every side of the building.
|What is not to love? It is like an atomic, 50's, western, Lincoln, cartoon cattle brand.|
|The brain trust.|
I told these hobos I would buy them lunch if they would stop offering
to sell strangers pictures of their "Space Needle" outside of the
|We arrived before lunch hour, and the place was already |
packed with hungry customers yearning for a taste of
Burgermaster's cool mid-century architecture, lack of pretense, and BURGERS!
|The whole staff was extremely friendly.|
This charming carhop didn't bat an eye when I asked
her to jump in a photo with these ugly mugs.
|Even though Burgermaster is a drive-in, we bucked |
the system and opted for the "Take-Out Bar."
|Love the graphics on the cups!|
|Even if the food wasn't as delicious as it is, how could you say no to this?|
Burgermaster (Multiple Locations)
10606 Northrup Way
p.s. WARNING: Burgermaster can inspire bizarrely beatific behavior in even the most sinister looking miscreant. If you need proof and if you dare, watch this: