Freddie’s Hamburgers

Hamburgers
Memorable
One of the best
Michael Stern | November 07, 2017
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The complex of condiments, the audacity of magnitude, and the quotient of fat in in the bunned hamburgers Freddie’s serves put all the national chains to shame. You don’t have to get the Double Jumbo, which is a pair of one-third pound patties, to see what we mean. Take the Double Deluxe: a plastic basket weighted with two quarter-pound patties that are dripping cheese, garlanded with a bouquet of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fresh onions, fried onions, and mustard (plus mayonnaise if specifically requested), all stacked in a soft, oversized bun. Continue reading

The complex of condiments, the audacity of magnitude, and the quotient of fat in in the bunned hamburgers Freddie’s serves put all the national chains to shame. You don’t have to get the Double Jumbo, which is a pair of one-third pound patties, to see what we mean. Take the Double Deluxe: a plastic basket weighted with two quarter-pound patties that are dripping cheese, garlanded with a bouquet of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fresh onions, fried onions, and mustard (plus mayonnaise if specifically requested), all stacked in a soft, oversized bun. It is a challenge to one’s burger-handling skills. When you first pick it up, you instantly become aware of just how tender and pliable the bun is – a wonderful textural note in the whole package. But its very feel foreshadows catastrophe: the glistening patties want to slide out whichever side of the bun your fingers aren’t gripping; lettuce shreds start to fall; pickles and onions slip and squiggle; mayo oozes. It is an outstanding burger-eating adventure, one of the best in Tulsa, which is one of Oklahoma’s several nuclei of hamburger greatness.

The place itself has personality to spare. At first glance, it looks a bit disreputable; and indeed, the counter in the front room where you enter does tend to attract scruffy types; counter seats also guarantee you will smell of grilling beef and onions for hours after. But around to the right, beyond the counter, are a series of little dining rooms – spare places that double as storage areas – where tables and chairs are set up for a more gracious mealtime experience. Here we saw nice couples and families downing the mighty burgers (and also Frito pies and Coney dogs). “Delicious as usual!” chirped one white-haired granny as she and a couple of generations of her family exited, politely returning their emptied plastic baskets to the burger-makers up front.

Dishes to try
Freddie’s Hamburgers, Double Deluxe Burger
Double Deluxe Burger
Must-Try
One pulchritudinous package: Freddie's double deluxe, including all garnishes and condiments
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday10am - 7pm
Tuesday10am - 7pm
Wednesday10am - 7pm
Thursday10am - 7pm
Friday10am - 7pm
Saturday10am - 3pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes