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Jobe's Drive-In

1220 W Sunset Dr, El Reno, OK - (405) 262-0194
Jobe’s onion-fried burger is a ground beef patty that is cooked on a grill with a heap of onions that get mashed into the meat as it cooks. The onions sizzle along with the meat, caramelizing into something sweet and luscious that becomes virtually part of the hamburger itself. This classic Route 66 drive-in continues to offer car hop service via the Touch-O-Matic system.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Along Route 66 just west of Oklahoma City, one of the tasty treats for travelers has always been El Reno, home of the onion-fried burger. Although Interstate 40 now zips you past the old frontier town without even a whiff of onions on the grill, it is still a place of ..."   [Read More]

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1220 W Sunset Dr, El Reno, OK
(405) 262-0194

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Jobe's onion fried burgers are made by slapping a round of beef down on the grill and topping it with an equally-large amount of thinly sliced onions. The cook mashes the onions into the burger, then flips it, so the onions caramelize and seem almost to melt into the meat. It is a deliciously aromatic duet. The one option worth knowing about is chef Robert Sanders' char sauce, a zesty condiment that works especially well on the burger if you delete the onions.
"Jobe's onion fried burgers are made by slapping a round of beef down on the grill and topping it with an equally-large amount of thinly sliced onions. The cook mashes the onions into the burger, then flips it, so the onions caramelize and seem almost to melt into the meat. It is a deliciously aromatic duet. The one option worth knowing about is chef Robert Sanders' char sauce, a zesty condiment that works especially well on the burger if you delete the onions."
Michael Stern





With such great onion burgers all over town, it would be easy to forget about El Reno's excellent take on coneys.  The one served as Jobe's is our favorite.
"With such great onion burgers all over town, it would be easy to forget about El Reno's excellent take on coneys. The one served as Jobe's is our favorite."
Cliff Strutz


True drive-in service at the window of your car. Among the listed variations are the Simmons, which is double meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and of course, onions. The Brinkley is double meat, mayo, bacon, and onions.
"True drive-in service at the window of your car. Among the listed variations are the Simmons, which is double meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and of course, onions. The Brinkley is double meat, mayo, bacon, and onions."
Michael Stern


Inside of Jobe's, the Touch-O-Matic receives orders from customers parked outside in car slips.
"Inside of Jobe's, the Touch-O-Matic receives orders from customers parked outside in car slips."
Michael Stern


Jobe's is a tiny café – 5 booths and one small table, its interior décor a vintage Coke advertising motif. It feels like what it is: a memento from the glory days of old Route 66.
"Jobe's is a tiny café – 5 booths and one small table, its interior décor a vintage Coke advertising motif. It feels like what it is: a memento from the glory days of old Route 66."
Michael Stern


Along old Route 66, Jobe's has served onion-fried burgers to generations of locals and travelers.
"Along old Route 66, Jobe's has served onion-fried burgers to generations of locals and travelers."
Michael Stern



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