Whether you just finished an extensive hike, a long day out fishing, or have a craving, a juicy burger always hits the spot. Grays Harbor boasts more than enough burger joints to go around. No matter what corner of the county you’re in, you’ll never be more than a stone’s throw away from a delicious burger joint. Here are a few spots to grab a burger in Grays Harbor.
207 8th Street #2507, Hoquiam
8th Street Ale House is your neighborhood gastropub complete with local brews, tin decorations, and a great selection of burgers. Go for the Plain Jane or venture out of your comfort zone with The Westport complete with a house made crab cake, Swiss cheese and Cajun remoulade. If you’re a garlic lover and adverse to vampires, upgrade your side to their garlic fries. Follow 8th Street Ale House Facebook Page for specials and new additions to the menu.
300 W Emerson Avenue, Hoquiam
For a delicious lunch, head to The Grizzly Den in Hoquiam. You can drive up to the window to order and they will bring your order to your car. Choose from over 10 signature burgers and round out your meals with sides like homemade fries, waffle cut fries, onion rings, and a wide variety of shakes and malts. Ask about special shake flavors and stop by on hot summer days for a scoop of ice cream.
Gene’s Stop and Go
414 Pioneer Avenue W, Montesano
It isn’t odd to see a crowd gathering around Gene’s Stop and Go during the daily lunch hour. This burger joint is a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike. With a classic menu of traditional burgers and sides, it’s impossible to go wrong. Gene’s is also a popular spot for soft serve ice cream and dole whip. Keep up with the latest news and specials on Gene’s Stop & Go’s official Facebook page.
104 Lincoln Street, Hoquiam
Since 1942, Al’s Hum-Dinger has been serving up classic old fashioned burgers. You won’t find over-the-top burgers stuffed with truffle oil or gold flakes here. But the fresh burgers coming off the grill are better than any trend. On sunny days you can enjoy your burger while overlooking the Hoquiam River.
Gray Goat Bar & Grill
314 W Pine Street, Oakville
When in Oakville, a stop at Gray Goat Bar & Grill is a must. Inside is part bar, part restaurant so you can sling beers and burgers with your buddies or have a nice family meal out. The menu is centered around their selection of burgers. If you’re looking for a unique burger, try the Chehalis Burger that comes on fried bread. Stop by next time you’re hankering for a hot and juicy burger.
Crows Nest Drive-In
441 S Main Street, Montesano
As one of the first places you see when coming into Montesano, Crows Nest Drive-In is always a welcome sign. This fantastic drive-in has been owned by the Papac family since 1981 and has maintained quality since day one. Stop by after a day of hiking around Lake Sylvia State Park for a mouthwatering burger and fries. Try the Crows Nest Special, which is a deluxe cheeseburger with fried ham, goop, pickles, onion, lettuce and tomato all on a sesame seed bun.
Double Barrel BBQ
732 Point Brown Avenue NW, Ocean Shores
When hunger strikes, there’s no better place to visit than Double Barrel BBQ in Ocean Shores. You’ll smell the sweet & smoky aroma as soon as you step inside the building. In addition to pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs, and your classic barbecue sides, they also serve up In & Out-style burgers. Enjoy a single or double complete with grilled onion, cheese, and special sauce or take on their smokehouse or beast burger.
The Bears Den Drive-In
301 W Simpson Avenue, McCleary
The Bears Den Drive-In is one of McCleary’s crown jewels. This father-daughter run business makes every customer feel like a part of the family. With over 15 signature burgers to choose from, you’ll find something for even the pickiest of eaters. With high quality ingredients and friendly customer service, The Bears Den is well worth the detour into McCleary. Follow The Bears Den Drive-In on Facebook for fun specials and the latest news.
731 U.S. 101 6 miles south of Aberdeen, Cosmopolis
Tucked off Highway 101, Clarks Restaurant truly is a roadside gem. This restaurant tucked between Aberdeen and Raymond is often regarded as one of the best spots to grab a burger in the entire state. With a drive-through window you can grab your favorite burgers to go but if you have the time, stick around a while and learn about the rich logging area of the area.