This Oklahoma Eatery Has Been Serving Burgers Since 1938
Oklahoma, which gained statehood in 1907, isn’t really known for having really old restaurants or buildings. We’re just too young a state… At least in the grand scheme of American history.
Example: There is a restaurant in Rhode Island called the White Horse Tavern that has been serving food since 1673. That’s a full sixty years before America’s first president was even born, and it’s still in operation today.
Across Oklahoma, even the earliest modern settlements don’t date until the mid-19th century. Our oldest restaurant is only 125 years old. A respectable time if that’s true, but it’s pretty hard fought…
Today’s Oklahoma food theme is a small joint that’s been serving the same burger since 1938. How amazing is that?
The Hamburger Inn in Ardmore has been in the same location since the mid 1950’s, and that’s only because they built a new building and moved across the street from the OG 1938 Hamburger Inn.
If history has taught me anything, chances are a restaurant this old has one of two things that speaks for it… Atmosphere and/or great food. While it’s hard to find a place that offers both, people swear the grilled burgers are excellent.
When you’re done with that, stop by and try a historic Oklahoma burger. Let the rest of us know how it is.
Other Oklahomans Swear restaurants are worth the drive
There’s certainly no shortage of good food in the Sooner State. From the best BBQ you’ll find in America to the worldly flavors of exotic fare with a touch of Oklahoma… Here are more of the top restaurants that Okies swear are worth the drive to.
Oklahoma’s Top Rated Steakhouses
As one of the top 5 beef producers, you might expect to find a great steak on the menu at almost every restaurant in the state, but life is never that simple or easy. The biggest hurdle isn’t the lack of steak options on the menus, it’s the variation in personal taste that drives the reputation and reviews, but here are the steakhouses that most Oklahomans can agree on.
Top rated local ‘cheap eat’ restaurants in Lawton
Sometimes you just can’t eat another bite of chain restaurant food. There is a bit of consolation in the fact that you can visit any place in the country and have the same meal, but it does tire the taste buds. Sometimes you just need something that is uniquely local and preferably within your budget.