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A Dick’s Deluxe burger with fries and a shake — one of Bill G.’s favorites. Photo courtesy of Dick’s.

Bill Gates isn’t exactly a highly-regarded food critic. But for the decades he’s spent in the Seattle area, the Microsoft co-founder has certainly had a burger or two in the Emerald City.

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Bill Gates speaks at the 2013 Microsoft shareholders meeting.

Now, he’s sharing his favorite spots to eat one. Gates recently told Wired that two Seattle burger joints stick out in his mind: Burgermaster and Dick’s Drive-In.

Gates said that “the name says it all,” when it comes to Burgermaster, and called Dick’s Drive-In “a classic.” He recommends the original Burgermaster and Fries or Dick’s Deluxe and Shake.

I’ve lived in Seattle for more than five years now and can attest to Bill G.’s choices — although I don’t think Burgermaster is anything special. But if the world was about to end and I could only eat one burger in Seattle, I might have to go with Red Mill — that bacon and those onion rings cannot be beat.

There are plenty of other options for burger-lovers in Seattle, from Uneeda to Li’l Woody’s to 8 oz. Burger Bar.

Seattleites: what are your favorites? Do you agree with Bill G.?

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