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
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Tips from the Net @ Steak 'n Shake
Elizabeth Ronie en
Food is just like every other Steak 'n Shake. It's good. The service here is hit and miss. We've been when they can't get anyone's order right and when they were completely on it. There seems to be a core of employees who expect things to be done well and done right. They get frustrated when their team isn't up to standards, which I definitely appreciate. The chairs on the tables closest to the door are put up on the tables many times, making it appear the restaurant is closed. This has happened at 3pm, 5pm, and 6pm. If you see the chairs on the tables and it's business hours, take a shot at it. Odds are you'll like it. GooglePlace - December 2017
Feshaiye Holland en
It's whatever in a blah sorta way. The fries are small as all hell. Burgers make up for it though. Service is good. You just gotta walk through a force field of crackhead out front. It makes the experience not cool. Overall a good quick snack spot GooglePlace - December 2017
Daniel Haug en
This place is the bomb. For Fast Food burgers, they are incredibly tasty and juicy as well. You'd never know this isn't a sit down restaurant burger. I always leave Steak N Shake feeling SO satisfied. GooglePlace - December 2017
Mike Jones en
Oh my they have some huge burgers here, and they're very good. I like how the kitchen is right there in the front so you see your burger being made. The employees are friendly and will chat with you. The fries are different, really skinny, but they're good too. The shakes are great. I wondered why they have steak in the name, and it's because of the steak they use in the burgers. No wonder the burgers are so awesome, they're made with steak. It's not slow, but it's not fast food. Although for a few minutes while they make your burger. GooglePlace - November 2017
Jay S en
So I decided to try this place Steak n' Shake. Located in Downtown Seattle on 3rd Avenue. The guy in the picture below opened the door for me. And this, was before 11am. He was also keeping the place clean and secured. (If you been in any major city, you know what I'm talking about.) Back, to my visit. Their was a short older African American woman who took my order. I asked her if this was the same Steak n' Shake found across Midwest and back east. She replied yes, with limited of menu items. Which, isn't that bad for me personally. I look at it as; though I was, at a airport visiting a fast food franchise. In closing, it's a chillaxable place if your in Downtown Seattle. And want something quick and don't really want to pay a lot to eat. I ordered a number 1 to go, about $10. GooglePlace - October 2017