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Who has the Best Burgers?

September 19, 2022

Category:  Dining

Downtown Tulsa is serving up burgers in all sorts of delicious ways! We have classic burgers, bison burgers, burgers with peanut butter, burgers topped with pulled pork, and burgers smothered in homemade sauces of all types. However you like your burgers, Downtown Tulsa's got you covered and then some. Take a look at some of the burger joints in town and get a glimpse of their options. 

Mushroom Swiss Burger at Steakfinger House
Mushroom Swiss Burger at Steakfinger House

Steakfinger House 

Steakfinger House has been serving homemade steakfingers and hefty hamburgers for the past 40+ years. Join them in their a modest counter-serve eatery with bright interior in the Deco District.

Here are a few of their delicious burger options: 

  • Double Deluxe Burger 
    Double beef (ribeye steak) with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. Meal includes fries and drink.
  • Teriyaki Burger 
    Beef or grilled chicken; lettuce, mayo, fried onion, and  teriyaki sauce. Meal includes fries and drink.
  • BBQ Burger 
    Beef, fried onion, pickle, and BBQ sauce. Meal includes fries and drink.

Honey Pepper Bacon Burger at Baxter's Interurban Grill
Honey Pepper Bacon Burger at Baxter's Interurban Grill

Baxter's Interurban Grill 

Baxter’s has been serving Tulsa since 1978 and offers a quiet, casual atmosphere. Your tastes will be delighted by the menu featuring a variety of American cuisine, traditional fare, and signature dishes expertly prepared from the chefs’ own favorites. You can count on Baxter’s Interurban Grill for personal service on every occasion, from lunch to dinner to special events.

Here are a few options from their decadent menu:

  • Honey Pepper Bacon Burger 
    Beef patty with honey pepper bacon and smoked cheddar.
  • Ranch Burger 
    Beef patty with grated cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and bacon bits.
  • Old Fashioned Burger 
    Beef patty with lettuce, diced red onions, pickle chips, and mustard.

The Local Burger from The Local Bison
The Local Burger from The Local Bison

The Local Bison 

The Local Bison in the Deco District is inspired and developed by Tony and Emily Galvez. Their food includes Oklahoma favorites with a twist, with all sauces and seasonings made in-house. Their drinks are modern takes on classic cocktails, and they strive to focus on many local products.

Check out their burgers (they have also have vegan options):

  • The Local 
    Local beef patty, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, house-made pickles, white cheddar, and roasted garlic aioli.
  • The Bison
    Hand-pressed bison patty, green tomato-pineapple jam, lettuce, tomato, and white cheddar.
  • The Chupacabra 
    Local beef patty, guacamole, pickled onion, lettuce, tomato, white cheddar, and mango habanero aioli.

The Original McNellie’s Charburger and James E. McNellie's
The Original McNellie’s Charburger James E. McNellie's

James E. McNellie’s 

The original McNellie’s opened in Downtown Tulsa in 2004. It was inspired by the great pubs in Dublin that founder Elliot Nelson encountered while studying abroad in Ireland. Like those classic pubs, McNellie’s is intended to be a comfortable gathering place for the community. Their menu combines classic and modern pub fare with an astounding selection of beers, making McNellie's an ideal spot for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or a late-night snack with a perfectly poured pint.

We recommend these burgers from the menu:

  • The Original McNellie’s Charburger 
    Chargrilled patty, Bibb lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on a brioche bun.
  • Albuquerque Turkey Burger 
    Turkey burger, Tillamook pepper jack, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, and ancho mayo on a Brioche bun.
  • Steakhouse Burger 
    Half-pound patty topped with an onion ring, HP Mayo, smoked gouda, Bibb lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun.  

Spicy Soul & Swiss Mod at Lefty's on Greenwood
Spicy Soul & Swiss Mod at Lefty's on Greenwood

Lefty's on Greenwood 

This decidedly different Downtown restaurant and bar is located in the historic Greenwood District at the corner of Archer and Greenwood in the ground floor of the GreenArch building. It's one of few spots Downtown where food, drink, sports, and lively music mix on a daily basis. As far as burgers go, try these options: 

  • The Lefty’s Burger 
    Half-pound burger topped with Bibb lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and your choice of mayo or mustard served on the side. 
  • Spicy Soul & Swiss Mod 
    Grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, grilled jalapeños, Swiss cheese, thick applewood smoked bacon, and BBQ sauce.
  • Outfield Mod 
    American cheese, thick applewood smoked bacon, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.  

Howdy Burger x2 at Fassler Hall
Howdy Burger x2 at Fassler Hall

Fassler Hall 

With its spacious beer hall in Downtown Tulsa, Fassler brings the best German beer, sausages, brunch, and live entertainment to the Midwest. Did you know they also serve another McNellie's Group menu item, Howdy Burger?

  • Howdy Burger, x2, and x3 
    Have one, two, or three beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and rodeo sauce. You can add bacon, too! 

Dilly Burger at Dilly Diner
Dilly Burger at Dilly Diner

Dilly Diner 

This Downtown diner specializes in breakfast all day, house-made breads, pastries, pies and cakes, homemade soft serve, house-cured meats, local produce, and so much more! They also have a couple of wonderful burger options that are unlike any other.

  • Dilly Burger 
    Double meat, double cheese, shaved red onion, house sweet pickles, and "Fancy Sauce" on a potato bun. 
  • Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger 
    Single patty, cheese, bacon, cherry pepper, and "Fancy Sauce" on a potato bun.  

Fat Guy Burger with Bacon at Fat Guy's Burger Bar
Fat & Juicy Burger with bacon at Fat Guy's Burger Bar

Fat Guy’s Burger Bar 

At Fat Guy's they don't just throw the same ole' burger in front of you. This Greenwood District spot serves nothing but the best made-to-order burgers that Tulsa has to offer. Their ingredients are always fresh, from their warm and tasty buns from a local bakery, to their produce delivered fresh every morning, to their quality beef.

They have several fat burgers, jumbo burgers, and specialty burgers with lots of toppings. Here are a few highlights: 

  • Fat & Juicy 
    Two patties stuffed with your choice of American or blue cheese. It can be VERY explosive and hot; bite with care! 
  • Peanut Butter & Bacon 
    Two patties, crispy thick bacon, and melty peanut butter.
  • Sweet Caroline 
    Beef patty, BBQ pulled pork, smoked Gouda, and Adobo Q Sauce with sweet and spicy slaw.

Burgers, burgers, burgers! There are so many to choose from, and they're all hot and ready to eat. If you've been craving a burger, the best ones are in Downtown Tulsa!

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