Steak 'N Shake / Seattle

1417 3rd Ave btwn Pike St & Union St Seattle 98101
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 22:00

Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934 in Normal, Illinois. Gus Belt, Steak ‘n Shake’s founder, pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milk shakes. The Steak 'n Shake name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for STEAKBURGER. The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped MILK SHAKES. Gus was determined to serve his customers the finest burgers and shakes in the business. To prove his point that his burgers were exceptionally prime, he would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Hence arose the origin of our famous slogan, “In Sight It Must Be Right.” After 79 years, we are continuing Steak n Shake’s tradition of serving the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest burgers and shakes.

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Critic Reviews @ Steak 'n Shake
Steak 'n Shake Seattle Finally Opens Tomorrow
Steak 'n Shake Seattle Finally Opens Tomorrow Welcome, new burger overlords 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., people. Remember those hours, because you don't want to show up at the new Steak 'n Shake at 10:30 p.m. tomorrow, hungry and thirst ... continue Eater Seattle
Tips from the Net @ Steak 'n Shake
Tom Cardinali en
Awesome burger, and if you haven't tried a Nutella shake... DO IT! WOW!! Super friendly staff. Really... GooglePlace - September 2017
Pallas Wang en
The food here is pretty decent. The portions are worth the price you're paying for. The price is on point. The shakes are nice and rich. Customer service is fine as well. The only thing I would say is probably the location. Here on 3rd Ave, people are weird around, so it's not necessarily the best choice in terms of location if you're dining by yourself especially in the evening. Otherwise, there's nothing much to complain about this place! GooglePlace - September 2017
Kristie Bennett en
I love Steak n Shake. Found this on accident when visiting down town. Good service, good food, great music. GooglePlace - September 2017
Heather J en
Gotta correct a couple of things in my questions, there is music played, usually 50s to 70s. Been here quite a few times and they're always clean, pleasant and get your food out fast. If you're from the south though... be ready to adapt, it's not what you're used to. It's fancier and much much more expensive. Beer on tap, NO tableside, but sometimes if it is busy or you ask they'll bring it out. Don't make many mistakes but good at correcting the few I've experienced quickly and kindly. GooglePlace - July 2017
Joshua Rechtien en
Steak 'n Shake, the chain, is a great Midwestern experience that offers good food and shakes, sit down service, and great prices. This location is an abridged version of that experience. Limited selection, order at a counter, help yourself and don't forget to clean up while you're at it. Unfortunately, that's left a bad taste in Seattlites mouths, given their foodie preferences. It's not the experience you should expect with Steak 'n Shake and it suffers for it. End of the day, I'm giving three stars for the chain as a whole, but ultimately this isn't a place I can recommend unless you're from the Midwest and are desperate for a fix. GooglePlace - July 2017