Red Mill Burgers and Red Mill Totem House Editor’s Pick
The good folks at Red Mill are ahead of the times (cellphones are “just rude, dude”)—but let’s talk about the here-and-now, because right this second you’re craving their bacon deluxe with cheese. Order at the counter of one of John and Babe’s two cozy burger shacks, duke it out for one of the oversize wood booths (or any seat at all, in this overpopulated joint), then wrap your maw around the kaiser bun with its thick juicy patty, topped with peppery bacon and dripping spicy mayo. Grab an order of cornmeal-crusted onion rings for good measure. It’s quite simply the best burger in town—an opinion agreed upon by so many groupies, it’s pretty much become fact. Veggie burgers too. In 2011 Red Mill took over the historic Totem House, a kitschy fish-and-chips shack by the Ballard locks, adding their own take of fish and chips, plus the classic burgers.