Almost two weeks ago, I began my trip to the Pacific Northwest, specifically Seattle and Portland, with dining partner, Denise, to eat as much as we could. Well, that and to go to a close friend’s wedding. Prior to our trip, we put together long lists of places to eat and drink. Not surprisingly, most of the places were burger joints. It was tough to take some off the list, but it had to be done. The next couple posts, if not most, will be covering some of the burgers and other food we had out there.
Anyway, Red Mill Burgers was definitely was not coming off that list. We visited their Interbay location, just north of the golf center. Their other location is further north in Phinney Ridge. The menu consists of beef, chicken, and veggie burgers in addition to sides and shakes. The two that caught our eyes were the Red Mill Deluxe w/ Cheese and the Red Onion Jam Burger. Denise got the Deluxe and I went with the Red Onion Jam. I was under the assumption that we were going to do halfsies…
The Red Onion Jam Burger consists of a 1/4 lb. flame broiled patty, caramelized red onions, lettuce, tomato, and Mill sauce (a housemade smoky mayo) on a kaiser bun. It was alright, but that was the problem. I found nothing special about this burger that would make me want to get it again.
The Red Mill Deluxe on the other hand, holy crap. The Deluxe also has a 1/4 lb. flame broiled patty but is topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and Mill Sauce on a seeded bun. I used to be a much chubbier, larger individual in middle school when I would consume fast food like it was nothing. Burger King Whoppers were one of the burgers I would eat a good amount of. Why is this relevant? The Red Mill Deluxe had the flavor profile of a BK Whopper…but so much better. It tasted great. Better than the Red Onion Jam Burger, that’s for sure. I had one, maybe two bites and Denise finished the rest…(I wanted more.)
The fries unfortunately were nothing special. If you’re feeling hungry just get another burger instead!
I wish we had more time in Seattle. I want a Red Mill Deluxe w/ Cheese…all to myself.
Red Mill Burgers
1613 W Dravus St.
Seattle, WA 98119