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Miners of Yakima
August 2nd, 2009 by Joemoney

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Miner's Burger

 

Miner’s of Yakima
2415 S 1st St
Yakima, WA 98903-1603 (map)

Washington State Burger Tyme #2 – Where in the World is Miner’s of Yakima-

Miner's Burger

Oh sweet vacation. TIME OFF is what I’m talking about! After our brief foray in Seattle we headed east to visit family on the wife’s side. Aside from being covered in fog, the drive was beautiful! We passed through mountains and tunnels and lakes and valleys. We were heading to a small town called Naches, Washignton (nah-cheese) which is just outside of another town that I have slightly heard of, Yakima (Yak-em-aw).  I love the town names in Washington. A lot of Native American influence. So while we were in Naches visiting I asked where was the best place to get a burger. “Oh”, said my wife’s sweet grandmother, “You have to go to Miner’s!”. She said that people will drive in from all around to have a “Big Miner’s” burger. SOLD! I had to try it. So for the second installation of Washington State Burger Tyme we headed to Miner’s of Yakima to try it for ourselves. Did I mention how beautiful Washington is? The drive from Naches to Yakima is about 15 miles and is filled with all kinds of fruit orchards and mountain ranges (in case you can’t tell, I grew up in the south where mountains are still a novelty). We arrived at Miner’s of Yakima at dusk and the scene was pretty amazing. It is a very large restaurant, much larger than traditional burger places we’ve been. The drive-thru featured a row of five full menus which in an of themselves featured a wide array of burgers and sandwiches. Miner’s of Yakima has a signature burger called the Big Miner Burger. There were a selection of  30 or so Milkshakes which was pretty exciting. Fortunately we arrived right before the rush which formed a line behind us.

Miner Miner Forty Niner-

Miner's Big Miner Burger

I placed my order for a Big Miner Burger with cheese, with everything on it,  a side of fries, and a chocolate shake.  While waiting I looked at some of the accolades that were hanging on the wall including Best Burger in Yakima and also a photo of a prize winning cow that Miner’s bought and used for beef, I’m assuming. We went a grabbed a few tables in the HUGE dining area. Since the food is not pre-cooked we expected to wait but the actual wait was not very long, about twelve minutes for eight people. This can probably be attributed to the twenty plus people they had working behind the counter preparing the food. When our order arrived the first thing that struck me was the size! The Big Miner Burger definitely lived up to it’s name. It was BIG! and full of everything you could ever want on a burger. The patty was probably a third pound or more. It was hard to gauge because it was so big that it was a thin patty but still a lot of meat. This is a fried burger, like I like it, but the patty was not noticeably flavorful or juicy. Rather it provided a good foundation for all of the other flavors to build on. The cheese was a big slice of American that covered the whole patty. The bun was buttered and toasted on the griddle but still was soft and chewy, very nice. The veggies were great. There were about four large slices of tomato and lots of onions that added to the juiciness of the Big Miner. This is definitely a burger that requires both hands to manage. The fries were good. They were very thin cut and fried to a good crisp. They reminded me of how I remember McDonald’s fries tasting when I was a kid. The chocolate shake was good too. It was thick but drinkable. I was able to wash down bites of the Big Miner with big gulps of chocolate. I hada a cup of water for backup in case my mouth got a head of my throat.

The Wrap It Up-

Miner's of Yakima

Miner's Sauces

Oh vacation! I can’t think of a better way to spend your time off than by going to beautiful parts of the country and trying different burgers! Miner’s of Yakima’s Big Miner Burger is like a good burger that has been enlarged to an almost absurd proportion. It was quite good. It was not too big that I could not finish it but I definitely wanted to take a nap afterward. One feature I liked at Miner’s was the sauce dispensers. You could get five different sauces including ketchup and fry sauce to dip fries in or dress your burger even more. We were there with a group of nine people and were easily accommodated and quickly served. It was a pleasant Burger Tyme. While I’ve never been to Washington and never thought I would end up in Yakima, I would recommend Miner’s. Recommendations would include:

1. Come Hungry!

2. Bring family

3. Enjoy the ambiance.

Stay tuned for more of Burger Tyme adventures in Washington State including the BIGGEST BURGER in Burger Tyme history! That’s right, there is a bigger (much bigger) burger coming!


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4 Responses  
  • BillyOceansEleven writes:
    August 3rd, 20091:06 pmat

    Sadly I have not only heard of Yakima, but I’ve actually been there! I had a Continental flight to Seattle a few years back that somehow didn’t have enough fuel to make it the whole way, so we got diverted to Yakima. Unfortunately missed my connecting flight to Anchorage, and of course no chance of getting off the plane to go to Miner’s.

    I love the note from Jonny in the picture! The only thing that could have made it better if he said his Grand Champion steer ended up being dang tasty!

  • johnzan writes:
    June 24th, 20104:38 pmat

    After luggin kids over the hills from Olympia for years to participate in various sports, we found that Miner’s was the highlight of our trips. It is a great family restaurant with plenty of outside seating for the team to spread out, and the menu choices are accomodating for those people who prefer salads to the burgers. But come for the burgers and leave satisfied!!

  • Ashley A writes:
    October 14th, 201111:52 amat

    Everytime we go to Yakima we stop @ Miners for burgers. Try the Shrimp Burger. Definately a place to check out! They’ve been in business 50+ yrs, I’ve even eaten there @ 1AM and its still busy, now thats telling ya something!

  • Kayla writes:
    November 8th, 201112:40 pmat

    Best place I’ve ever ate. EVER<3


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