Loretta's Northwesterner, Seattle
Loretta's Northwesterner Reviews
Loretta's Tavern Burger is frequently chosen as the best in Seattle. I don't know if it's the best burger in Seattle, but it is certainly the best burger at a dive bar in Seattle. In addition they hav... more »
My wife and I stopped by Loretta's on a Saturday afternoon. We had heard about this place but had never been. Glad we went. The place is, as expected, a bit of a dive bar. Has both inside and outside ... more »
So let me start off with the great, and what is great about this place is their burger. I can say that without a doubt, Loretta's has the best burger in Seattle. No frills, it doesn't need any eggs or bacon, it is just your basic burger with meat, cheese, pickles, and char. But damn if it's not delicious, I was skeptical when I saw it ranked as the fourth best burger in the United States, but it does not disappoint. Now for the not so great, everything else. I just didn't find it charming, I understand it being a Saturday night and just wanting to deal with the locals, but I really did not find the staff, decor, or really anything about the place to be endearing. I have been to plenty of dive bar, and what I love about them is that they have character with staff that knows how to work in a dive bar. This place for me did not have that. I would say go for the burgers, and who knows maybe on a less busy evening the place does become charming, I just didn't see that side of it.
This little dive bar has one of the best burgers in Seattle. Their menu is less than 20 things, but that's because they focus on what they do right. The double tavern and some fries is the way to go, and the prices are actually pretty cheap for what you get! There are some tables inside but also outside as well. Bartenders are super nice here too.
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