Still in Love with Hamburgers

By on November 8, 2010

Blogging is nothing short of an adventure. For me, my adventure involves a lot of food!  Good food, bad food, grassy food, fancy food, some crap I would never eat again, and just about everything else you could imagine. I often feel guilty anytime I order the same thing from a previous visit to a restaurant. However, one consistent thing about me is that I am still in love with the hamburger. Meaty, juicy, steamy hot, with a balance of what ever I’m feeling that day. Might be the original lettuce and tomato, or my all time favorite, blue cheese with grill onions, could be the extra cheese with double beef or the completely out of the ordinary type of burger that you will never forget. The hamburger has an amazing ability to become the perfect food for whatever mood I am in.

Here are JUST a few burgers that I have fallen in love with in Tulsa. Share your burger love affair with everyone in the comment section. If you need help picking a burger check out my buddy Joe’s website. Also checkout our burger category on here > Tulsa Hamburgers


My favorite classic hamburger in Tulsa is at Claud’s. I take out of town guests here all the time. Get the double meat & onions grilled in.

Check out Joe’s review about Claud’s

Claud’s Hamburgers
3834 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105-3129
(918) 742-8332

This picture does this double meat, blue cheese burger with grilled onions and bacon no justice. I have had the best blue cheese bacon burger time and time again at BrewBurger.

Brew Burger
6577 E 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 591-2818

This burger is bigger than my head and way more attractive. Might be the biggest, best burger in Tulsa. Double meat, double cheese and double delicious. A must conquer for any burger lover.

Chicory & Chives Cafe
5800 S. Lewis Ave Suite 129
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 585-3500

Hank’s is another home for one of Tulsa’s gorilla size burgers, however, they have been doing it way longer than anyone else.

Check out Joe’s Hank’s review

Hank’s Hamburgers
8933 East Admiral Place
Tulsa, OK 74115-8127
(918) 832-1509

$3 burger at McNellie’s is the place to be on Wednesday nights. But did you know about their amazing Memphis burger?

McNellie’s Public House
409 East 1st Street
Tulsa, OK 74120-1826
(918) 382-7468

Kilkenny’s should be your only stop for burgers during national hamburger month. This is what it would look like if you and a few friends ordered every burger on the special burger menu. Bo0yah! They were all amazing.

Kilkennys Irish Pub & Eatery
1413 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 582-8282

I have had many sliders around town and know one does it as well at Local Table with this brie slider. The 3 for $9 deal off their bar menu is the way to go.

Local Table
Peoria Avenue # 340
Tulsa, OK 74105-3937
(918) 794-8013

The out of towner…. kind of. Scott’s Hamburgers make a mean burger that is the local favorite on the south side of town. You will not regret the drive. Scott’s makes a delicious, steamy burger that is unforgettable.

Scott’s Hamburgers
15 West Dawes Avenue
Bixby, OK 74008-4422
(918) 366-6283

A beautiful hand crafted gourmet burger. The bun, pickles, sauces, all homemade. The meat grilled over a wood fire grill. Lucky’s serves the best gourmet burger in Tulsa.

Lucky’s Restaurant
1536 East 15th Street, Tulsa
(918) 592-5825

Another classic Tulsa hamburger that will impress you. This might be your favorite burger in town… i could almost call it mine…. so good!

Harden’s Hamburgers
432 South Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74112-1734
(918) 834-2558

This burger surprised me, it was so good, however, I have only had it a few times. Another spot for a $3 burger on Thursday night.

Full Moon Cafe
1525 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 583-6666

There is nothing like the perfect burger grilled up on your own grill. As you might know I am obsessed with my Hasty-Bake Grill which is how I made the burger pictured above. This one was actually one of the best burgers I have had in my life. I used no seasoning… just rubbed the meat all over the old grease on my grill. lol, I know I’m wierd but is was so dang good!

Get yourself a Hasty-Bake by visiting their showroom or website – www.hastybake.com these amazing grills are made right here in Tulsa.

Hasty-Bake Grill Store
1313 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104-4215
(918) 665-8220

The Krispy Kreme Hamburger can be had once a year at the Tulsa State Fair… any more and my life would be cut way short. All I can say is that it was good! Check out the video and review here – http://tulsafood.com/tulsa-hamburgers/krispy-kreme-hamburgers-at-the-tulsa-state-fair-video

Brian McCullough

About Brian McCullough

TulsaFood.com was founded 6 years ago by Brian McCullough because he had a love of food. What started as a blog where normal everyday people dined out and posted about their experiences has grown into a legitimate food publication with professional chefs and writers, each with a unique culinary and educational background to pull from. In 2009 the site won the Oklahoma Magazine award for “Best Food Blog” and continues to be #1 local food website.

12 Comments

  1. Brian Schwartz

    November 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    This is wonderful!!! Such lovely photos. For you I have a question and a memory. The question: Brian, do you ask for your burgers done a certain way or do you just take them as they come? I always ask for mine extremely rare.

    Now the memory. A long time ago I spent several years in New Haven Connecticut. While wandering around I discovered a tiny hamburger place that was so good I kept coming back. I later found out it was famous and had a good claim to have invented the hamburger. Louis Lunch. In those days it was a tiny place, built around 1910, pinewood paneling, two or three wood tables. Ken Lassen, grandson of Louis, ran it in those days. He used patties that he ground from 5 different cuts of beef and grilled them on a vertical flame stove built in 1898. Served on toast. No ketchup or mustard or any other condiment allowed. They were the best burgers I had ever tasted. And if you came more than one or two times, you were a regular and would always get a big welcome from Ken behind the stove. Unless you asked for ketchup.

  2. lydia

    November 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for supporting the “small fries!” Lydia, Lily and Rob

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  4. Bernie Piel

    November 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Ahhhh, The Tulsa Burger, we are blest to have some great burger joints and I thank you for putting so many in one place. I’ve been to several on your list, but you made me aware of several new ones I can’t wait to try. In fact, lunch today will find me at Hank’s….enjoying some beef and taters or burger and fries. Thanks, again, great blog. Bernie Piel

  5. Johnny McClanahan

    November 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Great pictures! Some new places for me to try. I didn’t know about the Local Table’s sliders. Thanks!

  6. Phil Harris

    November 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Went to Hank’s for the first time with my son on Saturday and was a little disappointed. While the meat had decent flavor, both of our “Hank’s Specials” were VERY dry and chewy. Might try it again, but will stick with Scott’s and Fat Guys burgers as our favorites so far.

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  8. Melody

    December 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I can’t believe you left off Bros. Houligan!! I love their burger – made to order and always delish. And, you can’t go wrong with their cottage fries! It’s a once a week obsession of mine. :)

  9. dancinhomer

    December 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Before someone mentions Bill’s Jumbo Burgers, I have to confess that I went there for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was very underwhelmed. It wasn’t awful, and I liked the thick slices of tomatoes, but the meat was very bland and the mustard was overpowering. I certainly wouldn’t go through the hoops some people say they go through to get one. I know many people swear by them, but this was far from my favorite burger – I’ve actually enjoyed Sonic and Whataburger a lot more. But it’s a subjective thing, and the people that work there seem very nice, so I’m glad it’s a source of enjoyment for so many.

    These articles HAVE inspired me to try more local places, especially burger places. So far, my favorite local burger has been at Arnold’s in West Tulsa.

    Happy Eating!

  10. DrillerAA

    January 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Surprisingly enough, Burger Street at 21st and Harvard puts
    out a great double cheese burger at a very reasonable
    price.

  11. AnthonyGonzalez

    January 24, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Great article! I just discovered this site like 30 minutes ago and this is definitely getting bookmarked for future reference. Thanks for the hard work you do in bringing us these reviews!

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