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
Nick Greenlund en
This place has always been good this one is more fast food type we were suprised because we were used to the restaurant type. Really good food good prices nice people GooglePlace - April 2018
Alex Mayo en
Few restaurants deserve a 5-Star... This is definitely one of them. From the moment you walk in their store, you are greeted with a clean and welcoming environment. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. While I ate my Bacon Burger (delicious by the way), I observed one employee help an elder open the front door while another helped bring food to a mobile-impaired patron. If you are in downtown, please stop by and support this excellent business! GooglePlace - March 2018
Alan Brill en
Their new Angus BBQ sandwich was excellent, as were their thin, fresh, served hot french fries. Worth the extra price for this burger. The place was very clean -- I saw employees out front frequently cleaning tables and sweeping floors during my visit. While I didn't have the shake in this visit, they have been uniformly good in the past. The freshness of the food makes this one of my favorite chain restaurants. GooglePlace - March 2018
Arun Prakash en
A late dinner, by Seattle standards at 9.30 PM on a Friday night gave us less options the dine out. After seeing the close signs in about half a dozen restaurants we tried Steak ‘n Shake to be open & serving customers. Quickly walked in seated ourselves & placed our orders quickly. I opted for a grilled Chicken Burger, which comes along with fries. Wanted to try their shakes but wasn’t keen to stuff myself in dinner, saving it for another visit, another day. The burger was excellent, loved the beautifully grilled and juicy. The best part about the fried were that they were thin, unlike most places, which made them super crispy, which is a good thing. Definitely coming back for the Fries, more burger options & to try their hand dipped (???!!!) shakes. GooglePlace - February 2018
Had heard about this burger chain so stopped in one night for a quick bite to eat. The cheeseburger I ordered was good and fresh. Liked the shoestring fries and they have a few beers on tap as well. They do make shakes and they looked good but will have to try that next time I'm in. GooglePlace - February 2018