Great State Burgers


  • Burger Restaurant


Client – Huxley Wallace Collective
Year – 2015-2016
Status – Completed
  • Sebastian Kimura
  • Andrew Madden
  • Ben Duncan
  • Ben Frey-Booth
  • Brian McCormick
  • Cheng Cooper
  • David Nguyen
  • Gabe Stern
  • Ian Dugas
  • Jacob Landry
  • Joe Mckay
  • Josh Anderson
  • Ludo Secretant
  • Matthew Sims
  • Phil Showstead

The Great State build-out was realized in collaboration with Chad Dale, Andrea Dobihal, Josh Henderson, and Matt Parker of Huxley Wallace, Ron Sher of Sher Partners, Peter Womble of Womble Corp, and Mike Whalen (Architect).


It’s a burger joint in the vein of Shake Shack and In-N-Out, Northwestified with organic ingredients and sharp design…The space has a sort of Pacific Northwest pop art feel, with a layout clearly designed to process long lines. Though technically you can avoid them when online ordering kicks in. A private room with a big table should see its share of birthday parties.

— Seattle Met

Great State Burger is a good ol’ fashioned American burger joint in Laurelhurst (there’s a second downtown location, too). You’ll find tasty burgers, rich milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, and speedy service inside this minimal, contemporary space. They keep their burgers simple and offer them as singles and doubles — all of them made with grass-fed, organically raised beef.

— Thrillist

Henderson’s take on the classic American burger joint.