My Edmonds Restaurant News: Some beefy choices from local eateries

Kathy Passage
Kathy Passage

Mmm hmm… Main Street has some tasty burgers and much more!

The 50’s Burger Bar opened for business Wednesday, June 4. Official grand opening is July 4 during the Edmonds 4th of July celebration but why wait?

The restaurant, located at 414 Main Street, features a selection of amazing burgers made with local grass fed beef, fresh battered cod & chips that they make themselves, classic diner style hot sandwiches and yummy leafy goodness with four different salads.

If you are still hungry…a full dessert menu featuring classic style milkshakes, malts, sundaes and the banana split can surely satisfy. They also feature local Edmonds and Seattle beers on tap, as well as domestic and import beers. They have a limited top-shelf spirits selection and also offer home-made spiked milkshakes. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-11p.m.

All their bread is made next door at the Edmonds Bakery. This meant an additional field trip for me! I just had to check out and purchase some of their buns, available in whole wheat, too, by the way. I was even tempted by the crispy crusts of the fruit-filled croissants, which are way better than a fruit pie from “you know who”….

Another way to satisfy the craving for beef is just down the street at Bill the Butcher! Their Edmonds Shop at 323 Main is looking to Bill’d you a sandwich. The menu will change and evolve, so keep going back to see what is new. Each sandwich is all about Bill the Butcher meat; house-smoked, sliced in-shop and prepared with Grand Central Bakery bread. Pair each with a bag of Joe’s Chips and a cold beverage from the cooler to make a meal.

Call-in service is available and pick-up of box lunches is easy as well; call 425-361-1341 They are open from noon to 7 p.m.

Here is a photo of their signature Pile of Pastrami with 8oz. of House Smoked Pastrami; it is a great sandwich to split or to satisfy a big hunger, like Dad’s?? Hint, hint! Wink, Wink!

pastramiNo ties for Dad this year! We did a bit of browsing, while waiting for the sandwich order and found all sorts of great gift ideas for the Dad who likes to barbecue. So treat Dad to a slab of ribs and all the rub and saucy accompaniments. Trust me, most men will jump at the opportunity to grill and would consider this a grand present!

For bigger celebrations honoring Dad, or if he truly would like to have the day off from grilling, please look back to our list of resources for parties and catering. A reader just reported that they loved Celtic Cowboy BBQ! Party was a great, family well fed and easy as pie for the hostess!

With apologies for borrowing Pulp Fiction lines on burgers ….I am always eager to hear from Edmonds readers about their latest favorite places to nosh.

Happy Father’s Day to all.

— By Kathy Passage

A specialty gourmet food broker for over 30 years, Kathy Passage has in-depth knowledge on food and the special qualities of ingredients used in the exquisite products she helped bring to market. Kathy brings this unique perspective from the “other side of the plate” to writing about the food and restaurant scene in Edmonds.


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