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Sid's

300 S. Choctaw, El Reno, OK - (405) 262-7757
Posted By Marlene Steinberg on 7/3/2012 12:24:00 AM
Choosing Sid's was simple. I had two dogs with me and Sid's has outdoor seating. Couldn't have picked a better place for my onion burger.

The staff at Sid's is as nice as their burgers are good. When I asked if I could snap a few pictures of the inside, I was invited to come behind the counter. What a treat! I was able to watch the entire process of making an onion burger up close.

As for my onion burger, I drove several hundred miles out of the way to El Reno, Oklahoma on a trip from Los Angeles to Dallas just to try one. On my next trip to Dallas, Sid's will be a destination stop no matter how out of the way it is. My burger was cooked perfectly, not greasy, and the onions took it over the top. I also ordered a coney dog, which was a bright red hot dog covered with a ground meat chili and coleslaw.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
onion-fried burger
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Smashing the onions on to the meat
"Smashing the onions on to the meat"
Marlene Steinberg





Finished onion burger
"Finished onion burger"
Marlene Steinberg


Bright red hot dog
"Bright red hot dog"
Marlene Steinberg


Coney dog
"Coney dog"
Marlene Steinberg


The onion burger at Sid's comes in two sizes, the regular and the king.  The regular, shown here, is plenty big enough to satisfy most appetites.
"The onion burger at Sid's comes in two sizes, the regular and the king. The regular, shown here, is plenty big enough to satisfy most appetites."
Cliff Strutz


Sid's offers a large variey of handmade shakes and malts.  Delivered in a silver beaker, there were two full glasses worth of this delicious, thick cherry shake.
"Sid's offers a large variey of handmade shakes and malts. Delivered in a silver beaker, there were two full glasses worth of this delicious, thick cherry shake."
Cliff Strutz


An onion-fried burger and a chocolate shake ... presented on a table that is a fascinating crazy quilt of El Reno history
"An onion-fried burger and a chocolate shake ... presented on a table that is a fascinating crazy quilt of El Reno history "
Michael Stern


Sid's flies the U.S. flag outside; inside, the history of the Oklahoma frontier is epoxied into all the table tops.
"Sid's flies the U.S. flag outside; inside, the history of the Oklahoma frontier is epoxied into all the table tops."
Michael Stern


There's always a conversation going on among hamburger connoisseurs at Sid's counter.
"There's always a conversation going on among hamburger connoisseurs at Sid's counter."
Michael Stern


Sid's onion burger is what made them famous, although all-you-can-eat biscuits & gravy sounds like it is worth investigating!
"Sid's onion burger is what made them famous, although all-you-can-eat biscuits & gravy sounds like it is worth investigating!"
Cliff Strutz


The cole slaw is just-right sweet, the chili is just-right hot; the two of them combined atop a plump little weenie in a soft bun add up to the best-balanced Coney dog in El Reno, a city that is fanatical about Coney dogs.
"The cole slaw is just-right sweet, the chili is just-right hot; the two of them combined atop a plump little weenie in a soft bun add up to the best-balanced Coney dog in El Reno, a city that is fanatical about Coney dogs."
Michael Stern


It is wonderful the way onions cook right into the patty of beef that sizzles on Sid's flat top grill, the two elements becoming fused in what, for us, is true and delicious burger beauty.
"It is wonderful the way onions cook right into the patty of beef that sizzles on Sid's flat top grill, the two elements becoming fused in what, for us, is true and delicious burger beauty."
Michael Stern


We watched waitress Trista mix her specialty, a banana-cherry milk shake. There is plenty of ice cream, not too much milk, and really only a squirt or two of cherry syrup. The secret of its goodness is that she takes time to really mash up the fresh banana, insuring its flavor is present in every gulp.
"We watched waitress Trista mix her specialty, a banana-cherry milk shake. There is plenty of ice cream, not too much milk, and really only a squirt or two of cherry syrup. The secret of its goodness is that she takes time to really mash up the fresh banana, insuring its flavor is present in every gulp. "
Michael Stern



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