Burger Spread and French Fry Dip- Burgerville Copycat

Have you ever been to the Pacific Northwest? If you have, or if you live there like me then you are familiar with Burgerville. If you are not familiar with Burgerville and live in the Pacific Northwest, or plan to visit, do yourself a favor: GO.

I guess I shouldn’t say Pacific Northwest because Burgerville is really only in Southwestern Washington and Northwest Oregon. As in, it’s not in Seattle.

As in there isn’t one within 80 miles of me.

It’s tragic really. I grew up in Southwestern Washington and I loved Burgerville. Whenever we got fast food, I’d prefer Burgerville hands down over all of the other burger places. And the reason why, besides the unbelievable milkshakes, the walla walla onion rings in the summer and the fact that they use Tillamook cheese on their burgers, is the spread that they put on their burgers.

I would always order a Colassal Cheeseburger Basket with fries, a coke and extra spread for dipping my fries.

Friends, every bite was heaven.

And every time I go home I have to stop there at least once. But let me tell you it’s not enough and I got to thinking maybe, just maybe in between visits I could make the spread at home.

After looking at the ingredients list, I decided to give it a go. It took me a couple of tries to get it right but I think I’ve got something that totally satisfies my craving when I can’t get back home. And today I’m sharing it with you.

And you should probably make it. Today.

Burger Spread and French Fry Dip- Burgerville Copycat Recipe


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar



Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve as a spread for hamburgers or a dip for french fries.



  • Robyn

    Where in Southwestern Washington did you grow up (if you don’t mind my asking)? I am from Vancouver (near the mall) and love getting Burgerville every time I go back to visit family.

  • housepea

    Mmm, Burgerville. I grew up in Portland, so I am happily familiar with Burgerville. Also a Seattleite now, so I will definitely be making this. Thanks for figuring out the recipe. :)

  • Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

  • I grew up in Vancouver too! Near the Fort :)

  • Monica Kubicz

    Thank you for posting this!! I grew up in Vancouver as well so I love Burgerville…..especially the sauce and the onion rings over the summer. Unfortunately I haven’t lived in the area in 15 years……I married a soldier and have lived all over the world since. It’s a must stop when we make it back home!!

  • Ooooh I LOVE their onion rings too! You’re welcome and thank your husband for his service! :)

  • Rock Ranger

    Thanks much for sauce recipe. Loved this on the single burger. My family lived in Gresham 15 years. Now in MI. Burgerville is another on my list of things I miss a lot. Halo Burger here not even close in quality or taste. Sonic and Checkers/Rally try. Miss Walla2 onion rings and seasonal berry shakes. Used to munch burgers and watch trains at Vancouver station once in a while.

  • Rock Ranger

    My wife had a blond moment at the 92nd and Powell Burgerville. She and our daughter drove up to the window without stopping at the order station. When asked how she could be helped at the window, she replied “I’ll be right back.” She left the window, drove all the way around the store and went to the order station. Our daughter nearly hurt herself laughing so hard. I wonder how the staff dealt with this. We dubbed this Burgerville the Jericho one. Reciting the incident still gets laughs 20 years later.

  • CAF

    I lived in Vancouver for a year and then Battle Ground 6 years when I was growing up. Now I’m living back in my home state half way across the country. I’m currently pregnant and have been CRAVING burgerville, specifically the sauce, so maybe this will calm the craving (which I haven’t even tasted in over 8 years!)

  • Hannah Grady

    This tastes exactly like it! You nailed it! Thank you from the bottom of my Burgerville lovin heart!

  • You’re welcome Hannah! I am so happy to hear it, especially from another Burgerville lover! :)

  • Traveling GM

    Oh yum – I grew up in Camas, then moved to Vancouver. Now live in Arizona and my first stop whenever I go home is Burgerville. Thanks for the recipe!

  • kathy

    Hi ,and thanks a mill for the recipe. Only one question, when you say mayonaise do you mean miracle whip?

  • You’re welcome! When I say mayonnaise I mean mayo not miracle whip. Miracle whip is a bit sweeter. if that is all you have you could try using that and using less of the sweet relish. I’ve never tried it that way though so I can’t say for sure :)