Central Washington has a serious burger culture, and you see it all over the Yakima Valley.
There are burger stands, burger restaurants and burger drive-ins all over the place. And that's in addition to the bars and restaurants that have a burger (or a whole list of burgers) on their menus. Telling someone from Yakima your favorite Yakima burger is risky, though, because you're liable to start an argument. Everyone has their favorite, and those opinions are deeply felt.
As such we offer the following selection of burgers, not necessarily as the area's best but as a good representation of the local burger culture.
A few more we swear by
- Yakima: Majors Restaurant, 1705 W. Lincoln Ave. and 1902 S. Third Ave.; Stop & Go Drive Inn, 2820 Fruitvale Blvd.; Famous Burger & Teriyaki Sandwich, 401 W. Lincoln Ave.; Norm's of Yakima, 5 N. Front St.
- Union Gap: Jean's Cottage Inn, 3211 Main St.; Pepp'rmint Stick, 4002 Main St.
- Terrace Heights: Provisions, 2710 Terrace Heights Drive.
- Zillah: The Chophouse at the Old Warehouse, 705 Railroad Ave.