So I checked out Uneeda Burger during its soft opening last week. I was pretty excited for the opening of this place because the owner is also the proprietor of one of my favorite burgers in Seattle found at Quinn's. I also read that Uneeda was working off of a Shake Shack style of burger which rates very highly by burger aficionados.
Overall: this was a fantastic burger.
Beef: I had the Painted Hills patty. They also offer a local Wagyu and grass fed option for an additional price. The burgers are cooked to a really nice medium and the meat is tender, charred and has a nice loose form that falls apart (as opposed to say biting into a sausage patty). One friend found their meat under-seasoned and I saw that on Yelp also but mine was seasoned nicely.
Bun: was a sesame seed bun that was nice and soft to absorb the meat juices. It wasn't too big and neither was the burger overall. I am glad they did not try to get too fancy with the bun resulting in an overly chewy and bready bun.
Toppings: the lettuce was shredded romaine which really didn't offer much. I think a leafy lettuce would be better. There were pickles and I think tomatoes which was combined with a special sauce. I order cheddar and bacon also. The cheese was good but I wish they offered American cheese as an option considering what they were going for. The bacon was great. 2 big slices, cooked long enough to break apart when bitten into.
Fries: both the skinny fries and the waffle fries were really good. The skinnys are really just regular sized fries so don't expect shoestrings.
Shakes: I don't order shakes often but went ahead and tried one for the whole experience. It was hand-dipped and tasted good (as blended milk and good ice cream should). It was $5 but came with 2 servings.
In conclusion: get over to Uneeda Burger if you like a good, fast food style burger. In my opinion it blows Red Mill and Kidd Valley out of the water and is right there with Zippys as one of Seattle's finest. I cannot wait to go back and try out some of their other offerings.
Has anyone else been to this place? What did you think and how does it rank with your favorite burger places in Seattle?
15259 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007
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