Choosing your favorite burger in Oklahoma City or Tulsa is like choosing your favorite Skittle color. Sure, you may have a favorite, but we bet you’ll eat them all in a heartbeat. That’s why we turned to the Beacon Homes team to let us know where they grab their favorite versions of a bun and patty. Bookmark this page, because we’re sure you’ll want to visit each and every one of these bona fide burger joints in OKC and Tulsa. Here they are in no particular order!
Best Burgers in OKC and Tulsa
1) Flatire Burger
Known as “A Great Place to Break Down,” Flatire Burgers is where you’ll want to end up if your car ever loses a tire and you need somewhere to spend a couple of hours. Build your own burger to perfection that you can enjoy with 11 different dipping sauces while you play team trivia.
2) Tucker’s Onion Burgers
Tucker’s Onion Burgers focuses on maintaining the taste of authentic Oklahoma Onion Burgers with premium ingredients like regionally-grown ground beef, carefully-selected potatoes, and hand-dipped shakes. Never heard of an onion burger? It’s ground beef pressed with thinly shredded onions and it’s delicious!
A feel-good restaurant with quality food, reasonable prices, friendly service, in casual surroundings… Interurban sounds like the perfect place to enjoy an Old Fashioned Burger or even the more daring the Flamethrower Burger.
4) Nics Grill
A tiny place with limited seating, open for only 3 hours a day, and closed on Sundays… you know the burgers HAVE to be good! Nics Grill has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and serves up a classic, mouth-watering burger!
5) The Cow Calf-Hay
Serving up always-fresh, never-frozen, Premium Black Angus Beef burgers, crispy French fries, and other delectable sides, The Cow Calf-Hay makes total sense once you figure out how to pronounce the restaurant’s name. (Hint: say it fast three times.) With options like the Juicy Lucy, you just know the burgers are going to be good.
The pictures alone on Society’s website are enough to lure you in, but once you take a bite of their signature burger — with its thin, juicy patties, melted cheese, and handmade buns made to order — there’s no turning back.
7) The Garage
Nothing fancy about it – just a classic burger with mustard, pickle, lettuce, tomato and onion for a great price served in a cool venue called The Garage. But if you want to explore, try the Spicy Sriracha Blue or the The Green Chili One — your tastebuds will thank us (after they cool off).
If you’re traveling Route 66 through Arcadia, Oklahoma, you can’t miss Pops, nor would you want to! This iconic destination features a 66-foot tall pop bottle outside that lights up with multicolor LEDs at night, but it’s really on the inside that the head-turner. The Pops Burger, with its two beef patties and fried jalapeño and onion sticks, will have you traveling Route 66 more than ever before.
9) Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili
Wherever you are in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, there’s a Ron’s waiting to serve you a classic hamburger or chili meal in a jiffy. Hamburgers are prepared fresh and fries are cut daily and cooked in high-quality vegetable oil. Grab a Ron’s Special — a 1/3-lb patty loaded with ham, bacon, and fried onions — and a cold draft root beer, and you’ll be set for the entire day!
10) Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler
Known for classic quality burgers, fresh cut fries, hand-battered onion rings, homemade pies and soups, and the ever-popular Johnnie’s Sauce, Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler has been a local favorite since 1971. #8 on the menu is always a crowd-pleaser.
Bonus: Our Favorite Vegan Burgers!
Just because you’re plant-based doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also enjoy the taste of char-broiled deliciousness. Just substitute ground beef for a Beyond Meat or Impossible patty, and you’ve got a plate of tastiness on your hands. Here are our meatless favorites in OKC:
11) Hamburger patties from Plantdad’s Kitchen
12) The Clash from Burger Punk with a Beyond Meat patty
13) The Impossible Onion Burger from Tucker’s
If you live in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, all these burger joints are close by or easy to get to. Give them a try, then stop by a Beacon Homes sales model and let the team know your favorite!