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Hamburger King

322 E. Main, Shawnee, OK - (405) 878-0488
While hamburgers are its raison d'etre, this vintage lunch room has a broad menu that also includes catfish dinners and "redtop stew," which is stew topped with chili. You'll love the look of this vintage lunchroom with long rows of tables, each equipped with a direct phone line to the open kitchen so you can place your order.
100% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Double Meat Cheeseburger
Hush Puppies
Cheeseburger
Fritos Pie
Coleslaw
Pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When George Macsas opened for business in 1927, his Hamburger King sold large hamburgers for 5 cents apiece, extra-large for 10 cents. Today's prices are $3.05 for a regular burger ($3.70 for a basket with potato wedges) and $3.80 four a double, with cheese 20 cents ..."   [Read More]
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Ken French
January 23, 2010
"My family and I ate at the Hamburger King recently. It was, for lack of a better word, "AWESOME." In my 54 years here on planet Earth I have never eaten a better burger, and I have had some $20 burgers. Believe me, I have tried burgers from around the world. My ..."   [Read More]
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Steve Taylor
January 19, 2010
"After finding that I was going to be traveling to Oklahoma City on business, I immediately decided that a side-trip off of I-40 was requisite. Of course, after having read so many reviews at Roadfood.com, I had to find a target restaurant... just once. In this case, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

322 E. Main, Shawnee, OK
(405) 878-0488

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The burger maker asked if we wanted our cheeseburger whole or halved. We asked for the latter and took this lovely cross-section photo before digging in.
"The burger maker asked if we wanted our cheeseburger whole or halved. We asked for the latter and took this lovely cross-section photo before digging in."
Michael Stern





The chili is mild and slightly greasy, but it still makes for a fine Fritos pie. Jalapenos are available on request.
"The chili is mild and slightly greasy, but it still makes for a fine Fritos pie. Jalapenos are available on request."
Cliff Strutz


A cheeseburger with the works. In a state with far more than its share of excellent hamburgers, this is among the best.
"A cheeseburger with the works. In a state with far more than its share of excellent hamburgers, this is among the best."
Michael Stern


When we ordered the fruit salad pie, we anticipated a canned fruit cocktail filling. Instead, it tastes like a really good strawberry glaze. This pie is a better than it looks.
"When we ordered the fruit salad pie, we anticipated a canned fruit cocktail filling. Instead, it tastes like a really good strawberry glaze. This pie is a better than it looks."
Cliff Strutz


Hamburger King's grill man assembles a burger with lightning speed.
"Hamburger King's grill man assembles a burger with lightning speed."
Michael Stern


'Electronic order system for your convenience,' boasts the menu. 'Lift receiver and the operator will take your order and we will bring it to you. Thank you!'
"'Electronic order system for your convenience,' boasts the menu. 'Lift receiver and the operator will take your order and we will bring it to you. Thank you!'"
Michael Stern


There is a counter in the back, but the choice seats are at one of the booths, from where you can call your order in to the kitchen.
"There is a counter in the back, but the choice seats are at one of the booths, from where you can call your order in to the kitchen."
Cliff Strutz


Music star Bob Wills and movie star Jack Hoxie on either side of George Macsas, Oklahoma's Hamburger King. Wills once wrote a song to honor his favorite burger shop. It begins like this:


'When you're feelin' blue, and hungry too//
Here's a tip to make you sing//
Pick up your hat, close up your flat,//
Go down to the Hamburger King.'
"Music star Bob Wills and movie star Jack Hoxie on either side of George Macsas, Oklahoma's Hamburger King. Wills once wrote a song to honor his favorite burger shop. It begins like this: 'When you're feelin' blue, and hungry too// Here's a tip to make you sing// Pick up your hat, close up your flat,// Go down to the Hamburger King.'"
Michael Stern


On Main Street in Shawnee, Hamburger King shares a building with a former Rexall Drug Store. We found it only because Jane haunts all old drug stores looking for discontinued perfume. While she was sniffing Chanel, I wandered next door and sniffed, and ate, a delicious cheeseburger.
"On Main Street in Shawnee, Hamburger King shares a building with a former Rexall Drug Store. We found it only because Jane haunts all old drug stores looking for discontinued perfume. While she was sniffing Chanel, I wandered next door and sniffed, and ate, a delicious cheeseburger."
Michael Stern



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