Oklahoma Hamburgers

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 of the places on this tour is one-of-a-kind, and well worth visiting if you are a hamburger lover on your way through the Sooner State.


Murphy’s Steak House

A hot hamburger is this restaurant's best item: toast topped with a hacked-up burger, French fries and dark beef gravy. Murphy's is a fine Oklahoma destination.

Must Eats

Hank’s Hamburgers

Hank's hash-house hamburgers are good and greasy, a Tulsa best. Also on the menu: Frito chili pie, corn dogs and chocolate-covered peanut butter bon bons.


Linda-Mar Drive-In

Linda-Mar's Westsider – two beef patties, double cheese, and all the fixin's piled between grilled-crisp slabs of Texas toast – is one of Tulsa best burgers.

Must Eats

Robert’s Grill

Robert’s is El Reno, Oklahoma's oldest hamburger restaurant, dishing out excellent onion-fried burgers as well as diner breakfast at a 14-stool counter.



Sid's onion-fried burgers are cooked so onions mashed into the meat are charred from the grill, adding sweet & smoky zest. An Oklahoma specialty!


J & W Grill

Fried onion burgers are an El Reno specialty, but popular throughout Oklahoma. The best we've found is at J & W Grill in Chickasha.