Zippy’s Giant Burgers: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor

Zippy’s Giant Burgers is warmly – sizzlingly – welcomed today as one of the newest WSB sponsors. They’ve been in business going on four years now, and here’s what the Zippy’s team would like you to know:

Zippy’s may be popular, but they’re not puffed up about it. Say West Seattle-residing owners Blaine and Rahel Cook (photo, front and center): “We don’t claim to make the ‘best’ burger, nor are we part of the ‘gourmet burger’ bandwagon (though our burgers are more gourmet than others) – we let our food speak for itself. Some people won’t like it and that’s OK. I guess we’d say ‘come on in and give us a try’.”

As for those who have given Zippy’s a try, and keep coming back: “They love our burgers and they like how we address them by their first names. This can be somewhat embarrassing when we’re out doing our shopping. … We believe that our ‘keep it simple’ approach to making what is already a simple meal is one of the reasons people come back. Since we really weren’t ground-beef eaters when we opened the restaurant, it was incredibly important for us to like what we make. The only way we found that we like the taste is to grind the meat ourselves. We think our customers appreciate this as well. We think we’ve made a lot of friends over the years. There are lots of customers that have moved away from us and they still keep coming back. We’ve been welcomed by both the Highland Park and White Center neighborhoods; we’re proud to be part of the community and that pride shows in what we do.”

See for yourself by checking out Zippy’s Giant Burgers, open 7 days a week at 9614 14th SW; online (including the menu!) at, and on Facebook here; you can call advance orders to 206-763-1347.

We thank Zippy’s Giant Burgers for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news on WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

16 Replies to "Zippy's Giant Burgers: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor"

  • RP February 24, 2012 (4:49 pm)

    I love Zippy’s! I’m glad they moved here to unincorporated White Center (edge of area Y). ;O)

  • onceachef February 24, 2012 (5:28 pm)

    Yay for Zippy’s!

  • yum February 24, 2012 (5:49 pm)

    Good job Zippy’s! It’s great to see you expand. Your food is delicious. Yay to the little guy!

  • jwws February 24, 2012 (6:41 pm)

    #11, need I say more…..

  • Bob Loblaw February 24, 2012 (6:44 pm)

    I have a Zippy’s sticker on my laptop at work (among other stickers). Not a week goes by when somebody who doesn’t live remotely close to Zippy’s comments on that sticker and tells me how much they love Zippy’s. Keep up the good work and the great attitude toward your business!

  • thermo February 24, 2012 (6:51 pm)

    Rock On Zippy’s!!!!! While you may not claim to make the “best” burgers, I claim that you do.

  • Chris February 24, 2012 (6:53 pm)

    Love Zips and the new location, and what they’ve done with it, rocks!

  • JEM February 24, 2012 (9:33 pm)

    Just visited the “new” location for the first time Wed night. Sorry it took me so long! Great food & great people (as always), plus more space, and a Stone IPA!

  • B-Check February 24, 2012 (10:31 pm)

    This is my favorite burger place in the Seattle area, even if it hasn’t been featured on Food Network like some other local joints (Red Mill, you’re ok, but not in Zippy’s league!) Several of their burgers were listed in the recent Seattle magazine issue 25 Best Burgers, and they are worthy of that recognizition. Love the new bigger space, though I do wish it was a little closer to West Seattle. Hmmm, maybe a Zippy’s II is in order? Would love to have a decent burger place near the Junction!!!

  • MetalJesusRocks February 24, 2012 (10:32 pm)

    Zippy’s is totally Metal! \m/

  • rags February 25, 2012 (1:28 am)

    Zippy’s burgers are undeniably the best burger in Seattle…

  • KD February 25, 2012 (11:47 am)

    Love the group photo of the the crew, cute angle. Folks, if you call ahead their number is easy: 763-1DIP !!! (now they need a French or BBQ dip to justify that one!)

  • WTF February 25, 2012 (10:46 pm)

    Love you guys!

  • Alex February 26, 2012 (1:05 pm)

    Now that they are WSB sponsors, maybe they’ll build a West Seatte location? By the time I get my burgers home to Admiral, the fries are cold!

  • Been There February 26, 2012 (10:24 pm)

    Place was great in the old location and even better in the White Center space. Such a good vibe and mix of people.

  • DelridgeV February 27, 2012 (8:45 am)

    I am a devoted Zipper, I hope they can maintain their excellent products and service as their popularity grows!!!

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