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Hank's Hamburgers

8933 East Admiral Place, Tulsa, OK - (918) 832-1509
Posted By Shannon McRee on 3/18/2007 8:20:00 AM
My wife and I just got back from a wonderful lunch at Hanks. This is a place usually only us locals know about, but one we love to share.

This is the type of burger that was once common (in 1958) but not now. My wife swears it's the best burger she's had since childhood, and I have to agree. No matter what else you do be sure to get the peanut butter-chocolate candy. If you were to put one on top of your head, your tongue would beat a hole through your brain to get to it. Yes it is that good.

If you are a Waylon Jennings fan be prepared for a number of pictures of him and Jessie. This was a special place for them in Tulsa. Everything at Hanks is special, from the chili to the "regular" burgers to the chili burgers to the onion rings. Look at the pictures on this site. Yes! It is as good as it looks. Go - try it!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Four quarter-pound patties, four slices of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions, raw onions and mustard are all neatly arrayed in a bun to become Hank's masterpiece, the Big Okie burger.
"Four quarter-pound patties, four slices of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions, raw onions and mustard are all neatly arrayed in a bun to become Hank's masterpiece, the Big Okie burger."
Michael Stern





Even the triple with cheese at Hank's is an intimidating burger!
"Even the triple with cheese at Hank's is an intimidating burger!"
Cliff Strutz


An inside view of the Big Okie. For true burger lovers, this is a thing of beauty.
"An inside view of the Big Okie. For true burger lovers, this is a thing of beauty."
Cliff Strutz


Because it is so big, a half-pound Hank's Special takes a good fifteen minutes to cook -- much longer than the full-pound Big Okie, which is four separate quarter-pounders.
"Because it is so big, a half-pound Hank's Special takes a good fifteen minutes to cook -- much longer than the full-pound Big Okie, which is four separate quarter-pounders."
Michael Stern


A sign above the jar where Hank's sells its chocolate-robed peanut butter candies says, 'We hate to brag, but these are the best thing you have ever tried.'
"A sign above the jar where Hank's sells its chocolate-robed peanut butter candies says, 'We hate to brag, but these are the best thing you have ever tried.'"
Michael Stern


With layers of corn chips, cheese, onions and chili, Hank's Fritos pie is a Sooner state classic.
"With layers of corn chips, cheese, onions and chili, Hank's Fritos pie is a Sooner state classic."
Cliff Strutz


Hank's Grill: note how patties are squished down with a press. This causes the onions that have been pressed into them to meld with the meat and fill the air inside the little restaurant with an enticing aroma.
"Hank's Grill: note how patties are squished down with a press. This causes the onions that have been pressed into them to meld with the meat and fill the air inside the little restaurant with an enticing aroma."
Michael Stern


The salty Tots work well with the gloppy cheese and dark, intense chili.
"The salty Tots work well with the gloppy cheese and dark, intense chili."
Cliff Strutz


Although you stand at the counter to place your order, it is delivered to you by a member of the staff.
"Although you stand at the counter to place your order, it is delivered to you by a member of the staff."
Michael Stern


If I smell popcorn, I'm running for the door!
"If I smell popcorn, I'm running for the door!"
Cliff Strutz


Hank's menu board.
"Hank's menu board."
Cliff Strutz


It is frustrating to be a burger lover traveling through Oklahoma because there are so many good ones to try. But if you come to Tulsa, Hank's is a must.
"It is frustrating to be a burger lover traveling through Oklahoma because there are so many good ones to try. But if you come to Tulsa, Hank's is a must."
Michael Stern



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