Lunch with a Buddy at Harden’s Hamburgers

By on December 15, 2009

I had a great lunch with my buddy Ryan yesterday. Whenever Ryan and I go out to lunch we always like to grab a good burger and naturally, he leaves it up to me to find the best spots in Tulsa for us to meet. Since yesterday was a Monday, Hanks, Claud’s and many of Tulsa’s other “greats” are not open. With it being Monday and this in mind, I decided to take Ryan to a place he had never been. As you can see we ended up at one of Tulsa’s best burger joints: Harden’s Hamburgers. One thing I love about taking a guest to Harden’s is that they are always fascinated with its decor. It is very old-school route 66 style, which mixed with greasy food makes for a great Man lunch.


Instinctively, I ordered the double-meat loaded with everything including grilled onions. Next time I will ask for my onions grilled in. My burger was so moist that although messy, it definitely takes a position as one of my top 5 burgers in Tulsa. Ryan ordered a plain double burger with cheese and the onion rings. He loved the burger and was very impressed by my selection.  His only comment was that the onion rings were very interesting and none like he had ever tried before.   Maybe he will comment on this post.  I wonder if my friend at the Onion Ring Documentary has tried these yet!



I am excited to bring you guys this quick write-up and as you will likely be having company in for the Holidays, keep in mind that Tulsa has a lot of great places to take guests.  So take pride in our great city and explore these awesome establishments.  What better way to enjoy them than with friends and family!

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Harden’s Hamburgers
North Tulsa
432 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 834-2558

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Brian McCullough

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  1. shae

    December 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    That burger is sooo juicy!!

  2. josh

    December 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I love Harden’s!! Definitely my favorite burger in Tulsa..So thick and juicy!

  3. Art

    December 15, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Harden’s is one of my favorite places in Tulsa that I don’t visit often enough. I try to keep my greasy burger trips to a minimum, but when you gotta have one, that’s as good a spot as you’ll find. Been going there for years, back when it was on 15th Street east of Sheridan.

    btw, since when is 4th & Sheridan “North” Tulsa?

  4. Becky

    December 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I have had those onion rings, they are way unique!

  5. Joe

    December 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Looks good and nice pics!

  6. loreejo

    December 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    that looks amazing! just put harden’s on my list of where to hit over the holidays!

  7. Noodlez

    December 16, 2009 at 12:59 am

    I love this place, been a while since I been however, must do something to change that I am thinking.

  8. Mark

    December 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

    As you know Harden’s is my favorite burger joint, along with Bill’s. Harden’s true north location, LOL, at 116th and Garnett at German Corner in Owasso also does a good job generally (they do occasionally overcook their burgers, depending who is cooking them).

  9. The DNA of Life

    December 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Brian, you may need to get your heart checked out after eating that awesome looking burger. Sad that I lived literally 2 blocks away from this and did not go once. Dang it!

    You are getting great on the pics dude!!!

  10. May

    December 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    yes!!! Harden’s rocks! i’d never go anywhere else!

  11. Sandy

    December 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Whenever I get to Tulsa i ALWAYS have a Harden’s cheeseburger and an order of onion rings! I love Hardens!!

  12. mike

    September 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    i just got back from hardens hamburgers @ 4th & sheridan. they didn’t have running water today so that might have tainted the normal flavor, but i have to say that burger had a funky thing going on.. sort of acidic… rancid… i am going to call it the b.o. burger because of the ‘aura’ it put off. had way to much worcestershire? and way way too much salt and possibly chalk? on it. the onion rings were pretty good though. the help was ok.

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