Hank’s Hamburgers

Hamburgers
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Hank’s has been doing what it does since 1949 – frying hamburgers. It is one of countless restaurants in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma where burgers are taken seriously by the cook and relished by customers. Not to say that they are gourmet fare. On the contrary. They are quintessential hash-house hamburgers, cooked to the point that degree of doneness is not an issue, but fatty enough to be wickedly succulent. Other than burgers, the menu includes Frito chili pie and corn dog on a stick as well as onion rings and French fries, malts, and a special made-here chocolate-covered peanut butter bon bon.

You can get a single, a double, a triple, a “Big Okie” (four patties), or a Hank’s Special, which is a single half-pound patty. Each normal patty is a quarter pound, and while I enjoyed the avoirdupois of a Hank’s Special, I like the multiple-patty configurations better. The layers of meat and cheese provide a textural adventure that a large single patty cannot.

Even the biggest creation is presented as a tidy package, but I found that by the time I was halfway through, onions and tomatoes were slithering out and patties had gone out of alignment, creating a mess, albeit an extremely delicious one.

What to Eat
Hank’s Hamburgers, Big Okie with Cheese
Big Okie with Cheese
Must-Try
4 1/4-pound patties, 4 slices of cheese & all known condiments = the Big Okie burger.
Hank’s Hamburgers, Hank’s Special
Hank’s Special
Must-Try
Half-pound Hank's Special
Hank’s Hamburgers, Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy
Must-Try
Chocolate-robed peanut butter candy
Hank’s Hamburgers, Chili Cheese Tots
Chili Cheese Tots
Salty Tots, gloppy cheese & dark, intense chili.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday10am - 7pm
Wednesday10am - 7pm
Thursday10am - 7pm
Friday10am - 7pm
Saturday10am - 7pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
12 stops | 334 MILES | 5 hr 46 min

There are good and interesting eats all along Route 66, from Chicago to San Berdoo. Oklahoma is especially well-endowed with restaurants that deliver good southwestern meals along with Mother Road flavor to the max. Here you find superb chicken-fried steak, some of America's finest hamburgers, awe-inspiring beef jerky, and a shockingly polite tea room.

6 stops | 227 MILES | 3 hr 43 min

No state has more -- and more interesting -- different styles of hamburger than Oklahoma. El Reno, just west of Oklahoma City , is legendary for its onion-fried burgers; Tulsa is a burger Mecca, too. We're not talking about fancy-pants, overpriced burgers or silly-thick pub burgers, and we certainly don't mean chain restaurant burgers. Each…

5 stops | 22 MILES | 39 min

Yes, Tulsa. While not a culinary lodestar on the level of New Orleans or Santa Fe, T-Town is a Roadfood bonanza. Breakfast on elegant pain perdu or house-made granola at Queenie's, then let out your belt and tackle a stupendous Big Okie burger at Hank's and/or a Frito Pie at Ike's Chili House. For barbecue,…

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Price
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Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
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