Looking for the best burger in Tacoma? While the focus of this site is on helping people find the right neighborhood for them in Tacoma, we love to be a resource for more. Recently a client who moved to Tacoma from Arkansas asked me where to get the best burger in Tacoma- and I was stumped! I’m a vegetarian, so I went to Instagram and polled 3,000 Tacomans for their expertise. We got tons of responses, and these are their favorite burgers in Tacoma:

Burger Seoul

Neighborhood: Central Tacoma

A favorite of carnivores across Tacoma, no fewer than 3 vegetarians said that Burger Seoul was the thing they missed most after going veggie.


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Shake Shake Shake

Neighborhood: Stadium District

Shake Shake Shake is a fun and youthful burger joint located in the Stadium District of Tacoma right by Stadium High School. Pair your burger with a Tiger Shake to get the full experience.

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Lefty’s Burger Shack

Neighborhood: University Place

Several people recommended Lefty’s Burger Shack even though it’s in University Place. We’re putting it on since UP is in the greater Tacoma.


Neighborhood: Hilltop

Folks rave about Legendz Drive through on Sprague Avenue on Hilltop. “Hands down the best burger I’ve ever had!”

Wooden City

Neighborhood: Downtown Tacoma

Wooden City is a restaurant with great cocktails in Downtown Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue neighborhood. I would definitely put this one in the category of “Fancy Burger.”


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Frisco Freeze

Neighborhood: North Slope Historic District

From gardenburgers to beefburgers to SHRIMPBIRGERS Frisco Freeze is probably the most iconic burger joint in Tacoma. Tacomans have eaten at Frisco Freeze since 1950!


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Jubilee Burger

Neighborhood: Lincoln District 

Jubilee Burger is a Tacoma institution, your grandma probably grabbed a burger here. Fans of Jubilee Burger say, “Honestly it’s even better than Dick’s. Sorry Seattle.”

Parkway Tavern

Neighborhood: Stadium District

The Parkway is a friendly neighborhood tavern in the Stadium District of Tacoma. Fans of their burgers said that “even the vegetarian burger is good.” They also have an incredible selection of local beers- highlighting special beers on Monday’s Randall Night.


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Spanky Burger

Neighborhood: 6th Ave Neighborhood 


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I hope you fun eating your way through the best burgers Tacoma has to offer!

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