If you’ve ever been drunk in Seattle, you’ve likely ended up at Dick’s and dipped your fries in one of its delicious milkshakes. But let’s focus on the burgers here, especially the Dick’s Deluxe, two 1/8-lb. patties with melted cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise, pickle relish, and years and years of Seattle history in each bite. Not only the city’s favorite burger joint, Dick’s is also one of the most charitable businesses in the local food scene, offering educational scholarships, childcare, and paid community service for its employees. Owner Dick Spady sadly died early in 2016, but his legacy lives on. Various locations, ddir.com
First runner-up: Lil Woody’s
Second runner-up: 5 Guys
Honorable mention: Wayward Vegan Cafe, Plum Bistro
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