Sam’s Tavern in Redmond will serve you with one of the BEST BURGERS you will ever eat! These burgers with their thin patties, juicy behemoths, and thick and fresh fries have won multiple awards. And, to top off the amazing experience, you can try one of the best Bloody Marys in Redmond.
Whether your plan is to enjoy an evening of fun on your own or with friends, Sam’s Tavern is the perfect destination. Our atmosphere is light and lively, and our carefully-chosen and designed drinks are refreshing. What’s more, one of our favorite burgers was named one of America’s top 50!
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Sammy’s 50/50 Burger is a patty that has hickory smoked bacon and half Certified Angus Beef. All of this is topped with Gouda, avocado, buttermilk bacon ranch, and, of course, more bacon.
The Daily Meal reviewed our 50/50 Burger and named it one of America’s top 50 burgers! Their post from their website is below.
#41 Sammy’s 50/50 Burger, Sam’s Tavern, Seattle
Sam’s Tavern, founded in the 1940s on the corner of Furhman and Eastlake Avenues in Seattle, was the original birthplace of national chain Red Robin. Before adopting the name “Red Robin,” it was just “Sam’s Tavern,” and then “Sam’s Red Robin.” 70 years later, the original Sam’s Tavern was resurrected, this time on Pike near 11th Street, and they still serve awesome burgers. They have one in particular that’s perfect for all you bacon fans out there: Sammy’s 50/50 Burger. The patty is half Certified Angus beef and half hickory smoked bacon, topped with avocado, buttermilk bacon ranch dressing, Gouda cheese, and (you guessed it) more bacon. Might as well go whole hog and start with the wedge salad with bacon bits and see if they’ll load your side of fries up with it, too.
Here’s what some of our customers have to say!
Mike Blas left a stunning review and an “Excellent” rating on TripAdvisor!
Sam’s is a nice tavern. Not quite a dive, but a little rough around the edges. We went for lunch based on the reputation of the burgers, and weren’t disappointed. The 50/50 blend burger is absolutely delicious; I topped mined with fried jalapenos and some chipotle aioli on the side for dipping fries. My wife got a cheeseburger and deleted the special sauce, since he hates dill.
The bartender was very friendly and attentive. No problems with our special requests, and we were never wanting for food. The food came promptly and was hot. Presentation was great—a big basket with paper and fries, the burgers bundled in the paper. Thick buns and the burgers were absolutely delicious.
The joint has a full bar, a handful craft beers on tap, and a bunch of interesting beers in bottles and cans. Great beer specials (Rainier cans for a buck!!). I didn’t notice much of a wine list, which is a bit disappointing; a cheap hearty red wine goes great with a burger.
Sam’s Tavern was a fun diversion on a rainy afternoon, and we’ll try to find an excuse to come back.
Under the username iblackandrews, a customer left us a fantastic “Excellent” rating on TripAdvisor!
This is the best burger in Seattle , maybe the world… The 50/50 is a must try, the traditional cheeseburger is awesome. And, did I mention beer? Don’t miss Sam’s on Pike.
JoeandLorid also gave us an “Excellent” rating on TripAdvisor, and mentioned their love for our 50/50 burger in it!
Sam’s Tavern… is a great place to get out of the hustle of downtown Seattle and have a quality burger and a good drink! Friendly staff and bargain prices for this eatery just minutes from downtown. Known for its famous Bloody Mary drinks, Sam’s also offers a burger challenge! I don’t even like hamburgers but these people take the “hamburger” to an entire new level! My favorite is the 50/50 burger. Great drink menu and low key, local flavor.
What other burgers does Sam’s Tavern offer?
When you order a gourmet burger from Sam’s Tavern, you’re also going to get a basket of endless fries. As well, for those who can’t have or don’t want a traditional bun, we have a few options, including a lettuce wrap, tortilla wrap, and a chimichanga style. Each burger is made to be as delicious and unique as possible, so that each bite is filled with flavor and creativity.
Some of our other amazing burger options are listed below:
Our Teriyaki Chicken Burger is made with only the most premium grilled chicken breast that’s cooked in teriyaki sauce. We add on grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and mayo, creating a delicious chicken burger.
The Sam’s Cheese Burger is our take on the classic, using the usual of pickles, lettuce, diced onions, and tomatoes. We also add on white Vermont cheddar, and some of our Sammy’s Secret Sauce, giving it our unique flavor.
The Jalapeno Reno uses fried jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle aioli. The heat may tell your mouth no, but the flavor will shout yes.
Our Eggs Broadway Burger is one of the juiciest burgers you’ll taste, and uses white Vermont cheddar, a fried egg, hickory smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo.
Chicken tender fans can try our Chicken Tender Burger. We combine three chicken tenders and cover them with Vermont white cheddar, tomato, lettuce, and chipotle aioli.
If you love mushrooms, then you should definitely try our Magic Mushroom Burger. We use a crazy amount of mushrooms to completely smother our juicy burger, and coat everything with melted swiss cheese.
If you’re not a carnivore, don’t shy away from Sam’s Tavern. The Veggie Burger is top notch, and the Blue Cheese Wedge is highly acclaimed and a local favorite!
We’re proud of our Sammy’s 50/50, just as much as we’re proud of all of our other great food options. We take our time to make each burger unique and delicious, so that each visit is a new culinary adventure. We aren’t the only ones who are happy about it though.
The Burger Challenge!
Brave souls who visit Sam’s Tavern can duke it out with our great Burger Challenge. You take on four of our monster burgers—the 50/50, Jalapeno Reno, Magic Mushroom, and Sam’s Cheese Burger—along with fries and one of our famous Bloody Marys. Finish in an hour and you get your picture put up and a free t-shirt to show off your accomplishment. Finish in half an hour and we pay for it.
Sam’s Tavern is a place to have fun and relax with friends. Come down today and enjoy some of our great food, refreshing drinks, and fun-loving atmosphere.