Paw-sitively Delightful: Burgers & Dogs, a Perfect Pairing
If you aren’t looking for it, you may very well pass it and that would be a true shame. Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse in Seattle’s Fremont district is definitely worth you walking in and
acquainting yourself with their atmosphere and food, especially if you are a dog-person since Norm’s in 100% dog-friendly.
You may be thinking right now, “But . . . how can they be?” Without getting into specifics, suffice to say, Norm’s undergoes routine inspections by the city and continues to receive outstanding grades. And, prepare to be blown away by this next tidbit, not only are they dog-friendly with high marks from the city, but their food is actually totally paw-some!
While we only tried the burgers, there were two of us and each tried a separate kind. Both of us were equally amazed by our respective selections. One thing we noted separately that ended up being the same feedback was how ungunkified the burgers were, and how really outstanding this made the burger itself.
"Prepare to be blown away by this
next tidbit, not only are they dog-friendly
with high marks from the city, but their food is actually totally paw-some!"
That is, Norm’s serves burgers, not toppings. So, despite being offered with an array of different topping options (which all look absolutely delish), they allow the burger to speak for itself by being appropriately judicious with whatever you end up selecting. This may seem like small praise, but in our book, it speaks volumes and is a great metaphor for Norm’s as an establishment itself---uncomplicated, straight-forward, and welcoming.
By welcoming, it’s meant that Norm's are quite obviously accepting of that which can and should stand on its own; and, they invite their patrons and their pups to be and do the exact same thing all visit long---including providing a small off-leash area at the back of the joint where up to 6-people are able to sit inside with their pups while also enjoying their drinks and fare. Lastly, Norm’s offers a fully stocked shelf of Barkery doggie bakery baked goods packaged for purchase in the restaurant.
In summary, Meg and I would definitely give Norm’s a solid 4-out-of-4 paws and suggest when you’re next in the neighborhood you check it out for yourselves, you and your pooch. Both are invited and warmly encouraged to explore and eat at this friendliest of neighborhood paw-stablishment.
Reviewed by Missy Williams & Meg