Hamburger King

Hamburgers | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

When George Macsas opened for business in 1927, his Hamburger King sold large hamburgers for 5 cents apiece, extra-large for 10 cents. Today’s prices are higher, but still a bargain. While hamburgers star at this vintage hash house, the menu also includes catfish dinners, Fritos pie, stew, chili, or “redtop stew,” which is stew topped with chili.

About the burgers: They are lunch counter classics: thicker than a slider but thinner than the softball burgers you find in modern pubs. The beef used is fatty enough that the patties glisten; and by the time you have eaten most of the burger, its bun will have very nearly disintegrated.

We love the look of this old lunchroom with its tall ceiling and long rows of tables, each equipped with a direct phone line to the open kitchen. The menu refers to this as the “electronic order system.” On the walls are pictures that show the history of Oklahoma in general and Hamburger King in particular, the showstopper being a blown-up photo of George Macsas flanked by King of Western Swing Bob Wills and movie star Jack Hoxie. Wills once wrote a jingle to celebrate his favorite eatery, its lyrics reading:

When you’re feelin’ blue, and hungry too

Here’s a tip to make you sing.

Pick up your hat, close your flat

Go down to the Hamburger King.

What to Eat
Hamburger King, Cheeseburger
Hail the Hamburger King!
Hamburger King, Fritos Pie
Fritos Pie
Mild, unctuous chili makes a fine Fritos Pie
Hamburger King, Pie
Fruit salad pie tastes better than it looks.
Directions and Hours
open now
Tuesday11am - 8pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm
Thursday11am - 8pm
Friday11am - 8pm
Saturday11am - 8pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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