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Small town Oklahoma burgers

elwelleats Jan 17, 2013 02:40 PM

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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    KendallSue Jun 17, 2013 03:03 PM

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

    Pop's in Arcadia.

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      Oklahawg Apr 7, 2013 05:47 PM

      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
        Firegoat Jun 18, 2013 07:29 AM

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

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        tiomano Feb 1, 2013 01:08 PM

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

        1. pagesinthesun Jan 18, 2013 08:04 PM

          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. Brian S Jan 18, 2013 07:58 PM

            I've never tried a burger outside Tulsa but this article should help. http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/artic... 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
              Brian S Jan 28, 2013 09:54 AM

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

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