Top 5: Best Burgers in Tulsa

By on March 6, 2009

Here are our favorite Tulsa burger joints in addition to some of your own.  We put each restaurant through a vigorous test to make sure that they are a well rounded favorite.  We use many different online and media sources to confirm the results.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks to all those that submitted their favorites…

let us know if you agree or disagree with our list, we look forward to hearing from you.

Vote for Tulsa’s best hamburger among many of Tulsa’s favorite hamburger joints and restaurants around the Tulsa area. Also browse Tulsa Hamburger pictures, check the Tulsa hamburger map and read past burger food blogs from Tulsa Food Foodies.

Top Tulsa Burgers

#1 Burger in Tulsa

 

The Boston Deli Grill and Market

Boston Deli Burger

Boston Deli cures and smokes their own bacon (which is out of this world on its own), makes the aioli, smokes the cheddar cheese, and hand makes the potato buns. Of course the fries are fresh, made for each order. Almost forgot to mention that their pickles are made in house. When you add all of these culinary technics you end up with one of Tulsa’s Best Burgers if not the Best in Tulsa.

Note: Burger only available on the dinner menu.
6231 E 61st St
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 492-4745
thebostondeli.com
facebook.com/The-Boston-Deli-Grill-Market

Claud’s

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Awesome Photo from the Tasha Does Tulsa photo stream

Claud’s is known for the fabulous atmosphere of their joint.  The burger however seems to resonate even more with people.  If you are in need of a place with great atmosphere and an even better burger head on down to Claud’s.

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3834 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 742-8332

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Hanks

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Hanks: Hank’s Hamburgers has been a Tulsa landmark since 1949. Serving old fashioned hamburgers with the onions grilled in the meat and special seasonings that make the burgers melt in your mouth. One of our best selling is the “BIG OKIE” shown below. It is a full one pound burger, consisting of four 1/4 pound patties, four slices of cheese and lettuce, tomatoes, pickle and onion.

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http://www.hankshamburgers.com
8933 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK 74115
(918) 832-1509

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Brownies

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Brownies: If you are looking for a classic cheeseburger at a great price you have got to give Brownie’s a try. Brownie’s is a Tulsa institution that is a must try.

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Brownie’s Hamburger Stand
2130 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 744-0320

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Brewburger

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Brewburger: Really great burgers. Instead of hamburger buns, they use Ciabatta rolls. The french fries were wonderfully crunchy.

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

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154 Comments

  1. Carrisa

    March 6, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Holy cow. I have only eaten at 1 of the 5 on the list. I haven’t even heard of a couple of those. That McNellie’s one looks amazing. I may have to go there for dinner tonight.

  2. Jon

    March 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    How could you have POSSIBLY left Weber’s off this list!! they invented the Hamburger!! I’ve yet to find a better burger anywhere, and that definately includes the places on this list. in fact you should just add Weber’s as .5 on this list since it should easily come in just a bit above Claude’s

    • Rh

      July 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      Webers was left off because their burgers are plain at best, off-color tastes at the very least. Their rootbeer is ok but aside from the location and novel colored building, they just don’t cut the mustard.

      • Travis

        July 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

        Is that a joke? And you have Mcnellies on this list? Webers serves a fantastic burger. I recommend the half pound mustard pickle onion only. Can’t go wrong.

        I just can’t trust any best list that doesn’t include the best.

        • Chris

          February 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

          Rh~ are you one of the Weber family members that got pushed out of the family business? They have great burgers, some of the best fries in Tulsa and the best root beer….dont know if you went and got an impossibly rare bad burger or what…but.. for a good ol fashioned burger..its just as good as Claud’s..which my great uncle opened~ Brewburger? Not saying much about that place..Ive been there once and was not impressed. Maybe a bad day?

        • Chris

          February 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

          Its funny that 3 Tulsa staples, Rons, Goldies, and Weber’s arent on this list~ I know of two that dont belong here….did they pay for advertising?

          • Staff

            February 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

            No

    • Steve

      June 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

      Weber’s is not good. Neither is Ron’s and Goldie’s is just plain bad IMO. I can’t believe people are suggesting they have a top 5 anything.

      • Billy

        April 5, 2012 at 10:28 am

        McNellie’s should not even be in the top 20. It’s a chain restaurant and there’s nothing special about them. The grilled onion burger has a pile of undercooked, tough onions piled on top. The fries are average at best.

        • Phil Harris

          April 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

          I’m not sure that having 2 locations (both locally owned) would be considered a chain. I thought their turkey burger and sweet potato fries were actually pretty outstanding!

  3. Sam S.

    March 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Guy!!

    What made you think you could leave out Ron’s?

    Waaaay…. better then Weber’s…even Braum’s is better then Weber’s.

    Ron’s Sausage burger all the way!

    • Kristine

      January 19, 2010 at 6:30 am

      A best burger list needs Ron’s Burgers on it…and their chili cheese fries!!

      • Saif

        April 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

        WHATEVER YOU DO – don’t get cheese fries from FREDDIES! Sure, this ‘Tasty Freeze clone’ of a joint has good burgers; but their ‘cheese’ fries? Watered down movie theater nacho cheese… Glad you said yes to ‘bacon and jalapenos’? Don’t be if you expect BACON not salad bacon bits…

  4. Chole

    March 6, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Weber’s may invented the hamburger but they don’t have a very good one. Their rootbeer is good though.

    That McNellie’s burger looks so good! I love McNellie’s. I think it’s possibly the best burger in town.

  5. lydia

    March 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    If you haven’t heard of my restaurant, Brewburger, you should give it a try on a Wednesday night. We have a 2 for 10$ special which includes burger with cheese, LTOP and fries. Thanks again TFB for the review a few months ago and for putting us on this list!

  6. Jennifer

    March 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

    LOVE McNellie’s and Claud’s is good too. Haven’t tried the others (or even heard of those places!) but the last one looks pretty tasty.

  7. Scott

    March 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Definitely need Ron’s and Billy’s on the list. I’ve had McNellie’s and it could be a frozen wal-mart patty for all I could tell. I love the sweet potato fries too but they shouldn’t effect the burger’s rank.

  8. aes

    March 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    i don’t eat beef anymore but brewburger has AWESOME wraps and onion rings. and back when i did eat beef, claud’s was A+

  9. Condiment Queen

    March 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I really enjoyed my burger at Full Moon on Cherry Street. I’m definitely going to have to try every place on this list and in the comments, I can’t wait!

  10. Miguel Wickert

    March 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Haha, wow, you gotta love the comments here. Okay, I must agree about Weber’s- I’m sorry no offense- but that place sucks! A major disappointment folks. Has anyone ever tried Freddie’s on 9th and Lewis? I liked it better than Weber’s which isn’t hard to beat. However, at least in my experience, for Tulsa- McNellies seems to lead the way. I need to try Ron’s and Brewburger. Lastly, there wasn’t a mention of J.J’s Burger- you must be a member or go with someone who’s a member (VIP Card required). :)

    • OKjaybird

      March 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Freddies on Lewis is my favorite burger in Tulsa…old fashioned joint, clean and serves a great burger! and one of the few places that still hand cuts their fries!

  11. Art

    March 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Weber’s is awesome — way better than Brownie’s and their little greaseballs. Ron’s is great (good call, commenters). But McNellie’s doesn’t even have the best burger downtown. That would be the Atlas Grill. And the Steakfinger House downtown has a great old fashioned burger too!

  12. Miguel Wickert

    March 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing Art. I’ll have to check out those spots. Today, I tried Claud’s and I liked it better than Weber’s. :) Overall, a better tasting burger. Don’t throw catchup on it before trying it as is.

  13. shan

    March 20, 2009 at 9:49 am

    What about Harden’s??? Helloo!!!

  14. Andrew Saliga

    March 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

    It seems that most reader’s are unhappy with this top 5 list, so I’ll throw in my two cents.

    Best burger in Tulsa and best burger I’ve EVER eaten…J.J.s Gourmet Cafe on Peoria. J.J. himself will serve you and also note that he is only open 8 hours a week. It’s cash only, and after tip a burger will set you back just under $20.

    Everyone should experience J.J., the atmosphere of his cafe, and his burger at least once.

    • Brenda

      August 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

      JJ’s burger’s are nothing more than the frozen patties you buy at Sam’s. I can make a better burger at home and JJ is WAY overpriced.

      • U-Cruiser

        January 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm

        Sound’s like someone was turned away at the door, got to be a member buddy. Besides I am pretty sure that you cannot buy rib eye patties at Sam’s. The price is perfect. Not only do you get the burger but fresh fruit, a shrimp cocktail, and chocolate cake and espresso. All for around 20$ total. The eating experience is absolutely sublime: the food, the atmosphere, and the exclusivity all come together to form the best restaurant in Tulsa.

        • Joe @ Joe's Burger Search

          January 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

          So true U-Cruiser. I love JJs!

        • Brenda

          January 17, 2010 at 11:25 am

          “The best restaurant in Tulsa.” Really? They must be hard up for members because I was not turned away. I have in fact eaten there. Actually the dessert and coffee was the best part of the meal. Not saying the burger was bad, just wouldn’t pay $20 to go there again.

        • Jenny B.

          March 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

          I’m with Brenda. It’s just not that good. Aside from Jerry (J.J.) being just a bit creepy, his food is just okay. Not bad per se, but certainly nothing to write home about, and with all of the options in town that are far better, why bother? I don’t have an issue paying $12 for a burger if it is really worth it, I just don’t think his is. I also think the whole “membership” thing is kind of silly. Go in in January and buy a card that allows you to purchase a mediocre and overpriced meal for the rest of the year? As they say, there’s a sucker born every minute! The fact is, he’s been trying to unload the place for years, but is asking way too much $, and insists on selling his (furnished)home behind it as part of the sale. I think it was probably once a really good place, but not anymore.

  15. lydia

    March 24, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Brewburger is now serving hand cut french fries= oh so yummy!

  16. Clint

    March 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    The kids and I love to go to Freddie’s on Lewis. Just an old fashion hamburger joint! I want to try out Brewburger next!

  17. Saif from OKgamers.com

    March 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    So, I decided to give your number 1 a try – and it was good stuff! Next week I’ll have to try out Webers again for comparison, but Claud’s is a very friendly and local hometown feeling place, and well, reminds me of Tastee Treat from BA alooot.

  18. Clint

    March 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Got the Big Okie from Hank’s last week and it was awesome and they had the best fries also!!

  19. mrsapron

    March 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    You said you put the burgers to a “vigourous” test but didn’t mention the criteria you used. One of my criteria for a great burger is a slightly greasy – toasted on the grill – bun. In the photos all the buns looked on the dry side, at least the Claud’s looked toasted on the inside but lacked that “shine” on the outside for the great burger must !!!

  20. at3hallum

    April 6, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Nobody mentioned Bill’s Jumbo Burgers? Possibly the best hole in the wall on the planet

    • Timothy

      August 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

      OMG!! The best I have EVER had!! All my friends agree! Come early becouse when the fresh burgers are gone they close!! And the TWO pounder is amazing!!

    • Phil

      March 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      You got that right! Bill’s burgers are the Bomb!

    • OKjaybird

      March 14, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Is a good burger but the place is quite tiny & overly religious,in my humble opinion

  21. Sparky

    April 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    The absolute unequivocal best burger anywhere is Bill’s Jumbo Burgers at Admiral and Xanthus. It’s hard to find them open, but if you do the trip is definitely worth it.

  22. admin

    April 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Ron’s is really good! Can’t wait to try Bill’s, I hear Scott’s is good too. haha, so we have Scott, Ron and Bill then.

  23. Richie Havens

    May 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I just tried Brewburger based on the recommendation of this website. Although pretty good they advertise two for $1o on
    Wed. (today is Wed) I asked, “how about three for $15?” She said, “no dice, the third one is full price”. A lady sitting next to me offered to buy the other half of the special because she needed three too. The waitress again said no dice, “you have to come in together”. To add insult they jacked me up an extra $2 per order to substitute Sweet Potato Fries for regular fries. All in it was almost $30 for three take out burgers and the things were only 1/3 lb each. There’s a Braums going in across the street. These guys must be milking it for all they can before they the big guys move in

    • Phil

      November 29, 2009 at 12:08 pm

      Oh man. While I don’t grasp the appeal of the sweet potato fries, the price increase I get…kind of…maybe not $2/order “get,” but I understand. However on the 2 @ special, 3rd @ full price nonsense, I would have told them to shove off and either ordered just the 2 (giving them to the 2 people I was buying for, of course) or left the building outright. That’s just greedy. Especially not letting you split the 2nd special with another customer. But hey, nothing affects the bottom line like not getting repeat business, right?

      • AJS in Tulsa

        January 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm

        That is just stupid. You have to come in together? Offering a special and then being a jackass when someone tries to take you up on it is just bad business sense. Especially when you are new. I think I will skip this one.

  24. Kevin

    May 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I have got to say that it is a crime that Ron’s is not at the top of this list. “The Buster” is probably the tastiest hamburger on the planet.
    A proper list would read as follows:
    1. Ron’s
    2. Claude’s
    3. Brownies
    4. Hank’s
    5. Weber’s

    • Kimberly

      August 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

      Rons is ok. Webbers is just low quality. Go try it again!

  25. Jay

    May 31, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Webber’s is not that great…just good. However, love their patio and Root Beer. Brownieâ??s has good in house root beer too! Love Hank’s, try their homemade chocolate candy and malts, great experience, they might still be cash only. Have not had Ron’s in a while love their portion, a great place to go to EAT!

  26. Lindsey

    July 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    How does one go about getting a membership to JJ’s

    • AJS in Tulsa

      January 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm

      1. I believe January is the time they sell them. 2. I think the whole “membership” thing is ridiculous. 3. The burgers are quite average.

      • Burger Police

        January 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm

        1. Nope, they are not for sale. Only given to deserving customers
        2. That’s why you will never get one
        3. See #2.

        • AJS in Tulsa

          May 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm

          I actually had one 3 or 4 years ago, as well as some cards good for burger. They were given to us at work. Tried the burger, thought it was just okay. Gave the “membership” card & the rest of the vouchers to a homeless guy in Centennial Park across the street.

  27. Mike

    July 25, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    1. Freddies (on Lewis)
    2. Bills (2002 E Admiral Blvd)
    3. Brownies
    4. Claude’s
    5. Hank’s
    6. Weber’s
    7. Ron’s

  28. Foodie7

    July 30, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I wonder if any of these places serve sustainably farmed beef or grass fed beef.

    The next factor to include in burger reviews will be the quality and integrity of the meat. Anyone watch Food Inc?

    • Kimberly

      August 30, 2009 at 8:59 am

      Pop’s on Route 66 in Arcadia Oklahoma does. From a place called No Name Ranch.

      • AJS in Tulsa

        January 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

        AMEN! This is something that sadly isn’t a priority in this part of the country. I really wish more people would pay attention to where their food comes from.

  29. Todd

    August 5, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    No one’s mentioned probably the BEST in town: Linda-Mar Drive In at 51st and Union. BEST charburgers anywhere! Danny’s been making them there for decades – FAR better than “Arnold’s” (wonder how Arnold’s stays in business?)!!!

    • Kenny M

      November 23, 2009 at 4:20 pm

      +1 They are now open from from 11-6 Mon-Sat. And they still play episode after episode of the Andy Griffin Show still.

  30. greg

    August 13, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Anyone who thinks Webers has good hamburgers has lost all credibility reviewing burgers.

  31. Joe

    September 27, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I love this post. Probably one of the top reasons I started my own burger blog – http://web.me.com/joe.price/Joes_Burger_Search

  32. DJ

    October 2, 2009 at 1:51 am

    No one has mentioned a joint that doesn’t beat Claud’s, but a good ole Goldie’s burger sure does hit the spot.

  33. CLJ

    October 31, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Any list of best burgers in Tulsa that doesn’t include Kilkenney’s needs to be torn up and done over. I’ve eaten McNellie’s burgers, and they aren’t in the same league.

    • Jenny B.

      March 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm

      AMEN! The Butterslip (get the big one, it’s the best) is awesome! Especially with the Irish Cheddar (and sometimes some bacon…American “streaky” or “breakfast”, not the Irish)! YUM!

      BTW, Next year (I think it is Jan or Feb) when they do the specialty burger menu, don’t miss out. There are some great ones on there. The Cabernet (Buffalo) burger is fantastic! It has Irish cheddar and comes with rosemary mayo.

  34. ryan

    November 12, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Yeah McNellies open-face chili cheeseburger is amazing. That is probably one of the best burgers I have ever had, however….

    if you’re going to talk about others, I would say Bill’s Jumbo Hamburgers, Webers, and Hanks are awesome too. Venture out Tulsa…

  35. e

    November 12, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Anybody tried Ted’s? Off of West Edison, down from Gilcrease Museum Road (25th W. Ave), turn west at Denver Cleaners onto Edison, across from Central High. My opinion best/cheapest burgers around but i’m partial as i grew up on Ted’s. Not Jumbo but good and greasy burgers and still run by Ted’s family!

  36. Emily

    November 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Brewburger is the best!!! They have great burgers and chips and salsa rock!! The staff is great and service spectacular! Check it out.

  37. Joe

    December 28, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Sounds like Emily works at Brewburger because the food sucks and the hours are inconsistent. They do breakfast, then they don’t, then they do, then they do dinner, then they don’t. The last straw was when I went in for breakfast, only person there, and they didn’t have a menu, just said, what do you want? We don’t have menus. Ha! Then they got my order WRONG!!!!

  38. Joe

    December 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I sure hope no one thinks that the person from the previous post was me. I love Brewburger!

  39. CC Yandian

    January 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    After reading all the reviews and comments on the best burger in Tulsa my husband and I decided to stop at Claudes on our way to Ohio. First off I would like to say that I have been in the food service business for over 20 years, have owned my own restaurant and catering business. My husband is an executive working at the Wendy’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. We both love
    a good burger and are always searching out new places to try while traveling. The first thing that I noticed when we walked into Claudes is the fact that neither of the grill guys were wearing gloves. The lady that was serving the food was also picking up trash handling money and touching the two kids at the bar that were sick. She was also not wearing any gloves and I never saw her wash her hands once. We had already ordered our burgers and fries as I sat there and watched the grill guy pick up raw burger patties, then with the same ungloved hand throw fries in the fryer and also help his buddy dress the burgers with the same ungloved hands I wanted to run out of the place. We decided to just try them anyway, the fries were overcooked, I just left them on the counter. The burgers were so greasy and even with extra salt and pepper were disgusting. We paid in a hurry and left. I did not even get to Joplin before I was sick as a dog. Who ever said this was the best burger anywhere needs their head examined! The only #1 spot this burger belongs in is the crappola spot, because that is what I had to do all the way to Ohio. They could use a visit from the health department. Worst decision I ever made stopping there.

    • Jenny B.

      January 18, 2010 at 12:12 am

      Wow. Wendy’s. You must clearly be the burger expert (notsomuch). I’m thinking you guys should have stopped at one of Tulsa’s Wendy’s restaurants for a truly laughable experience. A smashed-flat 1/12th” pre-fab patty on a tasteless bit of bread is not what I consider a burger. It’s like a beef pancake on a bun. Please, do tell what kind of beef is used in the burgers. What kind of fillers are used and what is the grade of beef, because it tastes like greasy sawdust. And don’t forget the chili with a 1/4″ grease-slick on top that makes Exxon-Valdez look like mere oil spatter! Blech.

    • Phillip

      February 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      I have to say…..I hear your concern for cross contamination, lol. I think Hanks could benefit from a change of address. I truly think that TUlsa natives as myself for years have seen “outsiders” come in and criticize Tulsa for many a thing. If you grew up here, and are among the native sons and daughters , you truly love Tulsa, Im sure there are some hole in the wall places in Ohio you think are just GRAND that I could pick to pieces!! It has ben and always will be a north south exeprience!! the northeners come down state to see what us southerners eat! I respect your rights but it is always know that northeners want to make fun of us southerners when, damn to our surprise you always come down on vacation and enjoy and then finally retire here….thats why Native Oklahomansand Tulsans are hard to find here, lol. So if you want a Great hamburger next time try Aubreys at 193rd and Admiral on the way out of the City!!

    • nancya

      May 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

      I know I am late finding this post but I couldn’t help but comment….Actually, gloves are worse than bare hands at cross contamination in a food establishment. Gloves gather and hold all types of contamination from one food bin to another and will spread sickness a lot quicker. People have the false impression that by wearing gloves, you are not spreading germs but people, think about it. Cooks who wear gloves and handle raw meat, then go to the veggies, then back to raw meat and so on, do NOT change gloves in between each switch. That pourous plastic (and yes it is pourous) traps all those lovely germs from the meat and carries them right over to what ever else, the cook touches. At least, if your employees are trained right, without gloves, they can easily wash their hands from one bin to the other. When they have gloves on, they think they are being hygenic and don’t hesitate to cross contaminate. Besides, sometimes, we as a society are far too afraid of germs. We don’t let our kids outside, we freak out if dirt gets on us or if someone sneezes close by; because of this, our society is overweight and much more prone to virus and those lovely bugs than in years past. My generation is MUCH healthier than today’s generation because our parents sent us outside to make all those germ filled mud pies and collect all those dirty bugs…By the way, Hanks gets my vote hands down.

    • CC Yandian

      February 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      First of all, My comment reads that my husband works at the Wendy’s headquarters not me and not once did I ever say in my comment that I eat Wendy’s burgers or like them, which I don’t. And, I certainly never said I was from Ohio. I am from right here in beautiful Oklahoma, still have my home here. And no matter what you say, still to this day that was the most disgusting hamburger I ever ate in the filthiest, crappiest hole in the wall I have ever been in. When the checkout lady is sticking her hand in her hair and ear and playing with the sick kids and messing with the garbage, money,
      and then the food it’s gross, and no matter if you are wearing gloves or not it’s not sanatary, it’s not food safe period. Worst experience I ever had.

      • Mark S

        April 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

        Ignore the hick replies. They are born of ignorance. Everything you said about Claud’s is correct. Last time I ate there I was so disgusted that I went to McDonalds for goodness sake. And it was better. Sad. And cheaper. Claud’s simply does not belong in the pantheon of great Tulsa burger joints. Claud’s and Brownie’s are both awful.

        • Annie

          April 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

          Mark S, You leave an unsatisfactory meal to go to McDonald’s. Your vote is hereby nullified in every way, shape and form for taking a a disappointing experience and intentionally DOWNGRADING to something WORSE. This is a FOOD site, not a manufactured garbage site. You have redefined ignorance (AND hick) for us right here and now. Whoever said you know anything about food, well..they lied to you. Now run along and keep eating your cheap chemical meat and leave the big kids alone to talk about actual food.

          To the rest of the non-slop eating world, I personally believe that every local burger joint is not above having an off-day once in awhile, but even on their MOST off day, it beats any of the industrial waste dealers you could otherwise visit. You probably won’t like very meal you have at every restaurant you ever visit, and truth be told it may or may not be the restaurant, it might be your personal preferences. We all have different tastes, so that’s fine. Should you find that you don’t care for one local joint, skip the golden slop-trough…er…arches and check out http://www.joesburgersearch.com for some REAL alternatives. You are sure to find something that you love. If you are not familiar with the site, Joe does his homework. Again and again and again.

    • 3308jpm

      April 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      her husband works for wendys enough said!!!!

  40. Burger Police

    January 15, 2010 at 10:24 am

    CC Yandian, aka Wendy’s – I have to take exception to your comments on Claude’s. The cleanliness of an eating establishment is much more than wearing gloves in that gloves easily get cross contaminated in the same way that hands can. It really gets down to the overall cleanliness of the establishment and their daily practices. Having frequented many restaurants over the years I can personally state that there are few restaurants as clean as Claude’s.

    You also made reference to you getting sick soon after eating at Claude’s. As you might be aware, since you claim to be in the food industry, the most common form of food born contamination that can lead to illness is e coli. Unfortunately e coli has an incubation period range from three to eight days, with a median of three to four days. Therefore it was very unlikely that Claude’s was the culprit but instead that Wendy’s that you had several days earlier.

    • Russdall

      March 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      May-be…they should just stay home in O-Hi-Hoe

  41. David

    January 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Yes, other burger places are more “gourmet” but Claud’s is my favorite place, and has been since I was a boy growing up in Tulsa in the early 60s. I used to set on the stools and watch the ambulance at Ninde Funeral Home, long before EMSA, always waiting for those lights and siren to come on.

    Today, although I live in Oklahoma City, it’s the whole comforting, reliable sameness of the Claud’s experience I enjoy: seeing the same people at their posts, their expert use of the spatula at the grill, the faithful pressing down of the buns, the deliberate spreading of mustard or mayo, the pressing of patties together for a double, all the white sacks stacked up on top of each other, the writing of orders in pencil on the sacks, Country Bob’s sauce and Heinz Ketchup at the ready. Oh, and I do love their Claud’s cole slaw! For me, the only slaw that compares to Claud’s is Goldie’s. Perfectly chopped, no carrots. Sweet and creamy. Burger, fries, and cole slaw at Claud’s is a perfect day.

    If you don’t have the personal history, you probably can’t appreciate Claud’s. But, for generations of Tulsans, first Van’s, then Claud’s since 1954 is as much a Tulsa institution as is the Philtower, the Arkansas River, the narrow width of Lewis Ave., Philbrook Museum, oak trees, dogwoods, Oral Roberts University, the tiny twinkling lights of Utica Square at Christmas, etc.

    Enjoy Claud’s and, perhaps, start a new tradition with your family today.

    • Russdall

      March 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks…..Almost brought tears to my eyes…..Tulsa is not just a place….it’s a spirit that only true natives understand.

  42. Joe @ Joe's Burger Search

    January 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    David, I so agree with you on the slaw at both Claud’s and Goldie’s. Both are great!

    • Jim Loggin

      May 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      Don’t forget the Mardi Gras Burger and the Big Easy Burger, not to mention the homemade slaw at Chicory & Chives Cafe. These burgers often get overlooked because most people are too busy with the awesome Cajun dishes.

  43. Tim

    January 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I’d like to submit Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 7th & Boston in downtown Tulsa, as having one of the best burgers I’ve eaten. Be sure and get the homemade potato chips with some ranch dressing to dip them in.

  44. Jake.

    January 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    That sure isn’t a McNellies burger in the photo……

  45. Dan

    February 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Mcnellie’s is not a real hamburger and shouldn’t be on this list.
    Try Harden’s.

  46. Phillip

    February 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    OK!!!!!!!! I have Found a new PLace at 193rd and admiral called AUBREYS! OMG Beats ALL these places out and huge!!! TRY IT SOMETIME !!! Its actually the best hamburger in Tulsa anywhere !! Even Beats the “Big Mama” at Red’s at 3rd and lewis!!, where I used to think had the best hamburger ever!!

  47. Phillip

    February 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Try the slaw at Brownies NONE like it anywhere!!!!

  48. lauren

    February 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Would also have to add the Brook – they make a good burger – Claude’s is definitely #1. Rons’ also has a good burger. Going to say no to Brewburger – they aren’t even open regularly.

    • David

      September 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Huh? Brewburger shut down a couple of times due to extreme heat. One of the appealing things about the place is that you can tell REAL people are running the place. Real people with common sense.

  49. Joey

    March 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Crazy! I’ve never even heard of Brew Burger, but I rarely go South of 51st. I’ll have to give it a try.

    Has anyone tried Smash Burger on 71st?
    I’m not a huge fan of Claude’s. I went there last week and the patty was crunchy and the fries were sub-par.

  50. Tulsa Food Guy

    March 26, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Burgers need so many sub-categories that making a list of 5 burger joints will cause controversy and isn’t really fair to the burger places. I really think this town should be named “Burger Town” because there’s so many great burgers that very few people will be able to try them all. Let’s all just watch Joe sift through them all and let us know. But based on the ones I’ve tried, Bill’s is going to be hard to beat. Weber’s does not belong in the discussion (great root beer, average burger). And Claud’s and Hanks are popular places that are close to Bill’s but more accessible.

    I’ll throw one more out there… Bogey’s. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten there, and I’m not going to say it’s the best. But it’s worth trying. I believe it’s around 41st and Garnett.

    • Mark

      May 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      I agree Food Guy. People talk about Tulsa being a barbecue town which is an absolute joke. But burgers, we’re up with the best…. none of thee make my top 5, but that is the beauty. So many great burgers in town.

      • Brian Schwartz

        May 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

        If you look at BBQ teams, we are doing just fine. Buffalo BBq out of Sperry and Little Pig Town from Owasso are raking in the prizes. I’ve eaten the former in Sperry, it’s great. Also many of the best places are long gone, Pete’s for example.

        • Mark

          May 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm

          No debate on that. Lots of good barbecue folks, and the guy in Sperry is amazing, but I’m talking about us being a barbecue town. We’re not. Much better Mexican and burger joints. That is our strength……sure gonna miss Knotty Pine though….. :(

      • Brian Schwartz

        May 10, 2010 at 10:27 am

        I think things were different say 40 years ago. Even 10 years ago I could wander around Northside and find great BBQ joints that are now gone. And this Michael Wallis book confirms it: Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America’s Heartland By Michael Wallis

        • Tulsa Food Guy

          May 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

          I haven’t had the pleasure of really diving into the other great BBQ regions, but I have tried a couple of what is considered to be the “best” in Rendezvous in Memphis, and 17th Street in Murphysboro, IL, and I can name at least 4-5 joints in Tulsa that are better. Maybe it’s personal preference, but I’d say this is definitely a BBQ town, though maybe not so much as a burger town.
          Part of it may be that Oklahoma BBQ doesn’t really have a true identity like Carolina, Memphis, Texas, or KC. (unless you count bologna :) )
          And I’d like to know how this is a Mexican town. There’s a ton of Mexican places, true, but I’ve only found a couple that are actually really good (AOS and that little hole-in-the-wall up north of Admiral and Utica).

          BTW, Buffalo is tasty, and Jake’s represented themselves well at Bixby last weekend, but I honestly am not a big fan outside of their Pig Wings. Enough of this rant. :)

  51. Billl Watson

    April 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I think any place that I like that is different from any of the places you all have listed has the best burgers ;-)

  52. Scott

    April 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I’ll throw in Freddie’s Frozen Custard for excellent hamburgers.

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      May 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      They aren’t any different than Steak and Shake for me. Which isn’t a bad thing… just doesn’t belong on a list like this, IMO.

  53. Rob

    April 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    McNellies has lousy burgers. Their fries aren’t any good either. Hanks or JJ’s are far superior.

  54. Brian Schwartz

    May 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

    There’s a new guy in town, Fat Guy’s Burger Bar, and if you haven’t heard of it, you’re in luck because there’s a fabulous review of it you can read.

    http://tulsafood.com/tulsa-hamburgers/fat-guys-burger-downtown-tulsa

  55. Jed t

    May 4, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Check out the Tulsa burger poll on this site http://tulsafood.com/polls/best-hamburgers

    • Staff

      May 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Jed! Get your vote in!

  56. Russell

    May 8, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Many of these burger places are so different it is hard to say one is better than another.

    Ron’s makes a great thin-patty burger and the Ron’s Special is a really good creative mix of ham, cheese, bacon, and condiments.

    Brownie’s also makes a thin-patty burger which is a very classic formulation, with precise and accurate amounts of onion meat cheese and bread. It is an excellent bite of food, but get two double cheeseburgers, they’re not massive.

    Goldie’s is a tremendous thick-patty burger that you can specify the done-ness and get it pink inside. The Angel Fire burger is my favorite offering at Goldie’s, a nice slice of pepper and white cheese. Medium rare. If you get it to go, you can take the top bun, life up the burger, and sop up the “burger juice” with the top bun. This is right up there at the top of the list, folks. I will also say this about Goldie’s. Their meat is special. It is a softer more luscious texture of beef than others. It is no accident that Goldie’s has been voted number one so many years.

    Bill’s Jumbo Burger is an awesome classic, backyard-style burger with plenty of salty goodness on the meat. This burger will actually put you into a food coma and you will fall asleep twenty minutes after you eat it. Greasy home-style fries. There’s a reason why this place runs out of meat every day at 1:30. Call your order in.

    Claud’s is very similar style of burger to Bill’s. It is good but I like Bill’s better. I don’t really have a lot of love for Claud’s but it is respectable and I like small family-owned businesses like this.

    McNellie’s I had it one time and it was dry and uninteresting. Brewburger is a fancy chain. We aren’t getting into places like Chili’s or Outback or big box places. I need to try Hank’s. JJ’s is gimmicky and weird and I haven’t heard anything good about it.

    There is one other place that I think is worth thinking about, that’s Billie’s downtown. They also supply the burgers at BOK Center. These are fairly standard, but good quality beef.

    Happy Eating!

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      May 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      I’d say that’s a helluva rundown Russell. I have to disagree with you on the Goldie’s part, but to each his own. Glad to see someone else on board with Bill’s. Seems like they get left out in the shadow of Hank’s and Claud’s and Brownie’s, but Bill’s is the shadow everyone else should be standing under.

  57. would be paying customer

    May 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I went to JJ’s Burger today with my wife and 9 month old son. We were turned away at the door because we had no membership card. I’ve been to JJ’s 12 or 13 times in the last 5 years or so, taking my clients and even my wife. I was offended and embarrassed to be turned away like that, when it is obvious the “membership” thing is simply an excuse for JJ (d-bag) to turn away anyone he wants. On the way home we remembered that several years ago JJ had given my wife and I a membership card after we had eaten and paid. We just never thought anything of it. I will never waste my money at that pompous jerk’s restaurant again, and will encourage anyone and everyone I know not to support such a jerk.

  58. Timothy

    August 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Bills Jumbo Burgers! When the place runs out of meat at about 1:30 you know it’s good! Enough said!

  59. Tulsa Zephyr

    August 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    The Big Easy, Mardi Gras and Jalapeno burgers at Chicory & Chives (with the hand-cut fries) are not to be missed.

  60. Megan

    August 31, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I absolutely love Brewburger! The Roll instead of a bun is wonderful and so flavorful! I will agree that I am not always thrilled with the waitstaff, but I love that my family can go in and not be afraid to have fun. I love Lydia and Rob and have never had a bad meal from there! I love that my burger has options! They also have really great specials on Monday, Kids eat for $1 (really great portions and healthy sides) and Saturday- Half price drinks including Beer!

  61. Lauren

    August 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I had no idea JJ’s required a “membership”. My relatives told me about JJ’s, so I took my mother there and he did serve us no questions asked. However, after reading “would be a paying customer”‘s review of JJ’s, I am now wondering if he served my mother and I simply for amusement. He did crack a joke at us…something like, “Now you can see how the other half lives.” It was as if he was insulting us…as if we looked poor. I don’t know for sure, but it really offended my mom. If he really requires a membership, I wonder why he let us in. For fun? Who knows. I remember really liking the burger, though. But the guy sounds like a jerk.

    • John

      September 1, 2010 at 8:39 am

      JJ’s doesn’t require a membership, but it does require a sense of humor. The insults are part of the experience, and he means no harm. The burgers are great if you’re a true “meat for the sake of meat” fan, but they’re fairly bland. I prefer mine with more seasoning.

    • Deborah

      September 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

      He is a jerk at JJ’s and his attitude is one of the 20′s. He would have fit in well with the race riot mentality if you get my drift. I have been there once and will never return. The food is not that great and certainly the ignorance that comes with it as a side dish doesn’t add up to much!!

  62. John

    September 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

    What’s McNellie’s even doing on the list? And where are Bill’s Jumbo Burgers and Ron’s? Perhaps you should break these into styles (thick like Brewburger and thin like Claud’s) and go for a “top 10″.

  63. Deborah

    September 1, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Has anyone tried Bill’s Burgers over on Admiral between Utica and Lewis. They have the most awesome burgers and hand-cut fries in T-Town. It is a very small hole in the wall place with about 5 counter seats. It is mainly a carry-out place. It is truly a must try.

  64. Dustin

    September 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Try Ted’s across from Central High. Get the Char Burger. Give it a chance!

  65. T Hardin

    September 1, 2010 at 11:12 am

    what about Fuddruckers ? i love those burgers !

  66. Brian Schwartz

    September 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I don’t think anyone has mentioned Stonehorse. They sell some great steaks there and stuff that’s left over gets put into the hamburgers. So it’s a fine burger indeed, especially if you go on a day when they put ribeye or tenderloin trimmings in. Best of all, you can buy the patties for only $1.75 for a half pound burger at the retail store, and cook them yourself. (They’re about $9 at lunch in the restaurant, including fries.) They don’t always have them though, it just depends on that day’s supply and demand.

  67. georgie

    September 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Claud’s, Hanks and Brownies my favorite burger joints!

  68. Scott

    September 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    McNellies does not stand in the same room as the other 4 mentioned. I would remove it and add JJ’s or Ron’s (as others have said). McNellie’s is cheap but otherwise only average.

  69. Scott

    September 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    @Deborah: Yes Bills looks like a dump but it’s good eating!

  70. Scott

    September 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I just read someone’s note about Bogey’s at 41st and Garnett. I forgot about them. They are similar to Ron’s but focus more on basic burgers. Thin burgers which I prefer to Ron’s or Brownies. The couple that runs it are really nice people. When I worked that way I tried to give them my business.

  71. Michelle

    September 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    My family and I just got back from eating at Weber’s Root Beer stand in Brookside. We saved a lot of money by using their family pack coupon for $15.99. We received 8 hamburgers, 4 side orders, and 4 16oz frosty mugs of root beer for just $15.99. I challenge you to find a better deal and better quality for anywhere in Tulsa for that price. I found Weber’s coupons at http://www.webersoftulsa.com. I’ve tried some of the other burger places mentioned on this blog but none offer the value and quality that Weber’s does. My family and I will be eating there at least once a week from now on. YAY WEBERS!!

  72. Megan

    September 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Webers is AMAZING food! Good burgers, homemade onion rings, hand cut fries..How can you beat that? O and can’t forget the awesome root beer!

  73. laura

    September 4, 2010 at 11:51 am

    no one mention karls…i have never eaten there but understand they have great burgers…how about it?

  74. Mary

    November 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Baxter’s Interurban’s Honey Pepper Bacon Burger with smoked cheddar! They have the absolute best bacon in town! Their house burger with burgandy mushrooms and melted Swiss is pretty delicious too! My favorite burgers downtown for sure… I rarely get anything else. Mmmm!

  75. Les

    December 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Is the Petroleum Grill still operating? In the 70′s they had the best tasting burger in town by far with a great red sauce topping.

    Once ate 4 at one sitting. It was in the first floor of the Petroleum Club building and open to the public.

  76. joiei

    December 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

    brewburger

  77. adam

    December 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Bill’s was really a disappointment to me. Too much mustard, flavorless beef. I can’t imagine why anyone goes through all the inconvenience for it.

  78. jim

    January 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Ill take a BILL’S

  79. Dan

    January 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ok I haven’t tried all these but I do have to say Ron’s
    Sausage Cheeseburger… is amazing. Although it could be on the Top
    5 Heart Stoppers list especially in it’s Chili Sausage Cheeseburger
    incarnation. There is one place that I don’t think Anyone has
    mentioned that has an Amazing California Burger…. iL Primo on
    Sheridan between 244 and Pine… really extraordinary imho. I have
    only tried the California Burger and the Chili Cheeseburger
    there… because I am stuck on the California Burger. It is a
    little family owned Mexican Restaurant that serves Burgers as well.
    Definitely worth a try.

  80. seikel

    January 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Where can I get a thick, crispy on the outside, raw in the
    middle burger? This is my definition of a perfect burger. Seems
    tulsa burgers are all smashed and over cooked…

  81. Dan

    January 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Ok so in the last few days I have been to all the places on
    the list except McNellies. I added Aubrey’s to the list because one
    of the people who commented had raved about it so much. My
    impressions thus far: 1. Hanks… What a great experience! The
    Burger was the best I have ever had! It was juicy and tender
    without being too greasy. It was just right in every way in fact
    and it was amazingly flavorful… really outstanding! The fries
    were also exceptional… they were so crisp on the outside and
    tender on the inside very very good. They also had vanilla shakes
    like I remember from when I was back in High school. Really great!
    5 stars! 2 Aubrey’s This was really good but in a different way….
    I think Aubrey’s is using some Cajun seasoning because there was a
    definite heat to the burger. Very tasty but almost a little
    overkill on the seasoning… that said… really good and worth
    trying. 4 Stars. 3 Brewburger is really in a class by itself. Very
    fresh Gourmet ingredients, Ciabata Bun… Really good but doesn’t
    belong with these other burgers the target for brewburger is much
    different then a place like Hanks. It was in fact the only place
    that asked, “How would you like that cooked?” Medium was no
    problem. It was as I said very good their fries were nothing
    special but the experience was worth doing again. 4 Stars 4.
    Claud’s Here is another institution that just makes a good burger
    in every way… but not great. I think the quality that they
    exhibit should be the standard of what you should expect from a
    burger joint. I give it 3 Stars. 5. Brownies is I think the worst
    Burger i have ever eaten…. it really was terrible. Their fries
    were nothing special. I think the new owners have taken a Tulsa
    institution and run it into the ground I would seriously give it 5
    Negative stars. The Burger was bitter and overcooked I heard
    someone call the meat hockey pucks and they would be right either
    that or burned leather dipped in Onion and Pickle juice. Have I
    mentioned that this was really the worst burger I have ever had?
    NEGATIVE 5 STARS!

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      March 25, 2011 at 2:07 am

      Wow, that should be it’s own blog entry. I agree with most, although I never picked up on much cajun seasoning at Aubrey’s… will have to look for that next time. And Brownie’s sounds to me like you went on a bad day. As for Claud’s, I’ve been twice and once it was awesome and the second time it was solid but not great. Of them all, Hank’s and Aubrey’s have been the most consistent (Only been to Brewburger once, but I get the impression they’re pretty consistent).

  82. Toni

    February 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I have to agree with the previous post regarding Brownies. Last Saturday we drove over from western Arkansas for the Hot Rod National Car Show at the fairgrounds. I had wanted to eat at Ella’s but we missed lunch by just a few minutes. Driving down Harvard in search of another place we spotted Brownies. Deciding it must be good since it was after 2:30 pm and the place had a full lot we pulled in. They were busy of course but a table was cleaned quickly for us. We ordered cheese burgers and a fry to split along with a root beer. Burgers were okay but on the skimpy side and a bit greasy. The fries on the other hand were so greasy they were shiny. My husband, a big root beer fan, found it to be rather syrupy. Service was good and the price is right. Probably the cheapest meal we have had in T Town in a while but not the most memorable.

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      March 25, 2011 at 1:53 am

      Funny… the negatives you list (greasy/shiny) are positives for me, and the positive you list (price) is the negative for me. I agree with your skimpy assessment and because of the skimpiness, I always feel like they’re a tad overpriced. You pretty much have to order at least a double. It’s one of my personal favorites in town, but I can see where your complaints would be a concern for some people.

  83. Johnny Dangerously

    February 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Can’t believe Ty’s didn’t make this list. Ty’s on Harvard between 21st and 15th is the best burger I’ve found yet. Their curly fries are really good too – made from fresh potatos.

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      March 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I strongly disagree with your eye. Though a big part of it for me is that they pissed me off. I thought the burger was way too over-seasoned (felt the same way about Hardens but they didn’t piss me off)… I think that’s a style that is right for some and not right for others. Not right for me.

      It was probably a good burger, but just not my style. I’ll channel my objective side and end with that. :)

  84. Reylena

    March 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

    If I was starnded on a deserted island and could only take one food with me, it would definitely be a hamburger. I love them. That said, one of my favorite places is a Admiral Grill on corner of Memorial and Admiral. It is just a hole in the wall but the burgers are really good. (Just 1/4 pound though)They alos have scrumptious fries – I don’t know how they make them so crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. Tey it out and see what you think.

  85. Reylena

    March 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I just posted and had bunches of typos–sorry.

  86. Russdall

    March 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    One of my very favorites, (if it’s even still there) was Lotta Burger, just over the bridge in West Tulsa. Nothing really fancy, just a good ole, big burger. ;-)

  87. Mike

    March 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I see no one mentioned Burger House off Edison. By far the best greasy cheesey in Tulsa no doubt!

    • Tulsa Food Guy

      March 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      I have heard that one suggested before but don’t remember where. I’ve had that one on my list of places to try on the way to Stillwater for quite some time. Sadly, haven’t made it to Stillwater in awhile.

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  89. MarInTulsa

    July 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    For longtime Tulsans, Weber’s, Ron’s, Claude’s and Brownies are great. But their hamburgers are different from McNellie’s who has a great burger and other burger places in Tulsa, in that Weber’s Ron’s, Claude’s and Brownies make the good old fashioned fried burgers my generation (baby boomers) and prior generations grew up with. :)

    There are other great burger places in Tulsa like Smashburger, Applebee’s and Chili’s both made a great hamburgers. 5 Guys and a Burger is coming to Tulsa this winter and hopefully In and Out burgers will work it’s way here soon.

    When comparing Weber’s, Ron’s, Claude’s and Brownies with other hamburger places you are comparing apples to oranges. Weber’s et al. are old fashioned fried burgers whereas the other more new places make a gourmet burger. Both styles of burgers are good.

  90. Gigi

    November 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Ya know, the top five list here is not anything to get your pants in a wad over. It is not a legit list. It’s that simple. It was not statistically determined by any actually mathematical logic. Somebody decided the best five and ask you to vote. THis is the kind of crap you just need to laugh at and move on. There is always somebody who thinks they KNOW better than anyone else what is good and what is bad. It is truly the most annoying human characteristic we all sometimes share. There are days…when I think I know more than you! I don’t…but I think I do..and so do you! So give the “human” a break who came up with this stupid list. There are opinions and facts. And often even “facts” are elevated to factdom without any actually science behind them. Food critics…are purely opinions. Trust me, there is no PHD in Food Criticism. And you cant take criticism 101 in college either. Not REAL college anyway. Even the food critics that get PAID to critique food….do not have specially altered taste buds. They possess an attitude they know better and an opinion about what they think they know. It the rest of us are gullible enough to believe it. If you caught that episode of 20/20 last night, you heard it from the guy who isn’t arrogant enough to crown himself — he just likes good food and talks about it. The eight dollar burger was just about as tasty as the 300 dollar burger. And there you have it. Eat your own favorite burger and have a good laugh at the food critics of America. One has to wonder just exactly what would motivate one to want to judge what tastes best for other people. Food for thought?

  91. Gina m

    January 25, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I love Ron’s dlb meat cheeseburger onions and jalapeño grilled in..Fabulous!! 5 stars. Good chili too.

  92. Gina m

    January 25, 2013 at 2:06 am

    I love Ron’s dlb meat cheeseburger onions and jalapeño grilled in..Fabulous!! 5 stars. Good chili too.
    Probably use MSG. As most joints do?

  93. seikel

    February 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Where can I get a nice, thick, 1/2 pound or 1/3rd pound rare burger? Seems hard in Tulsa. Celebrity Club has pretty great ones.

  94. Gina m

    February 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Freddies is soooo fantastic. Fry onions and jalapeño in…to die for! French fry are to perfection, and to top it all is their pineapple shake. Can’t go wrong..Ron’s is second choice, but darn good.

  95. Gina m

    February 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    1st…FREDDIE’S (taste fresh, and the place is clean)
    2nd…Ron’s
    3rd. Full Moon
    4.What-a-burger
    5.claud’s
    6. Carls jr.
    7. Goodies

    Bad burgers:
    1. Aw root beer
    2. Brownies
    3. Braums ice cream
    4. Sonic
    5 mcdonalds

    4

    • J

      April 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Arnolds old fashioned hamburgers on 51st and union beats all these places by a long shot. There always busy for a reason and been in business for 30 years. Idk how it’s not in the top 5, and idk how half of those places are in the top 5 lol!

  96. Kelli

    June 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I agree, Arnold’s should be at the top of the list. They are ALMOST as good as Al’s in Arlington, TX.

  97. Scott

    June 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Like all of you on here I to have eaten a lot of burgers in Tulsa….and while to each is own and each person has their favorite and the type of burgers they like I would put Killkenny’s makes the best hamburger I have tried in Tulsa.

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