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Jan 17, 2013 02:40 PM

Small town Oklahoma burgers

I love a good cheeseburger (as my waistline clearly shows) and Oklahoma City and Tulsa both have some great ones. But I'm on the look for some of the hidden gems in the small towns. I find myself driving around the state quite a bit lately and I'd like to avoid chains whenever possible and discover some unique or just well-crafted burgers. Any suggestions?

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  1. I've never tried a burger outside Tulsa but this article should help. From what I hear, the most famous small-town burger is the one in Meers, people drive all day from Tulsa just to go there.

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    1. re: Brian S

      Also my friends recommend Nic's Grill in Oklahoma City and J & W Grill in Chickasha.

    2. Folger's Drive In in Ada, OK is delicious! It has been quite a few years since I have been there (8 possibly). But they we flat patties and hand cut fries. Great memories from when I lived there for college.

      Enjoy your endeavor!

      1. Pam's Place in Dustin. It is about 8 miles off the Indian Nation heading to the west. Great fries also.

        1. I must lobby for Murphy's in Bartlesville. They are cooking on the same grill, I think, that was cooked on in 1946 when they first opened. Murphy's is on the west side of town. If you like green salads be sure to get tomatoes (cheese is good to) and opt for the house garlic dressing. You won't be disappointed.

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          1. re: Oklahawg

            Mmmm. I love Murphy's! Definitely worth the drive,

          2. Onion burgers in El Reno. Every restaurant of American genre in El Reno has one.

            Pop's in Arcadia.