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Food Friday: HD’s Onion Burgers & Gyros

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There are so many good places to eat in Oklahoma City that you can drive by and never notice. HD’s Onion Burgers & Gyros is one of those places, I know it’s there and love their food but forget about them. I need to be reminded that when I want a good burger, they’re close to home.

HD’s sits on the corner of a large strip mall on the NW corner of Rockwell and NW 122nd. Just a small restaurant with a big menu and flavor. I always get the bacon cheeseburger, perfectly seasoned beef patty with cheese melted on top. They chop up the bacon and pile it on top, while a pile of fried onions is under the patty. The lettuce and tomato are fresh, and the bun has been toasted to a buttery perfection. This is a good-sized burger, so bring your appetite. We also got the onion rings and bacon cheese fries to share. The onion rings are fried nice and crispy. The bacon cheese fries are a true work of art, crisp fries with shredded cheese and chopped bacon on top. No, not bacon bits, chopped bacon, most pieces were about an inch long. They were so good.

The service was great, plenty of places to sit. This place is a true hidden treasure in NW Oklahoma City. They have lots more on their menu that I haven’t tried, sandwiches, gyros, salads, and lots of burgers to choose. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 12417 N Rockwell Ave., Oklahoma City.

Food Friday: Patty Wagon

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I’ve said it before, there are lots of burger places in the Oklahoma City metro.  Almost too many, most are just ok but a few are my favorites.  Patty Wagon is tied for first place in my burger world along with Tucker’s Onion burger.

I was first turned on to this place by a friend who had been coming here since it opened.  So one night we tried it and I fell in love.  Located on May Ave just south of NW 36th Street in what was an old Whataburger, this is just a straight up no-frills burger joint.  A good sized menu with burgers featuring different toppings and weekly specials that are always original but my go to burger is the Jailhouse Blues- big beef patty, lettuce, tomato, sauce, big chunks of blue cheese, and a couple of slices of thick cut bacon.

Service is always quick- wrapped in foil, my burger is just peeking out of the spaces just waiting for me to devour it.  Bun is of a sweet bread variety, toasted so it has that buttery goodness that mixes well with the big chunks blue cheese.  The sauce has just enough kick to it but it only accentuates the taste of the burger.  The think cut Applewood bacon is also a delicacy when placed on the burger, really brings the flavors together.  My only real complaint is sometimes the veggies can be a bit overwhelming but I can remove them if I think it’s too much.  Since I’m burned out on fries, I get onion rings.  These are more of a tempura based coating than the typical Sonic type onion rings.  Always a big pile of them to sit aside my burger.

My husband has tried many of the other burgers and even some of the specials.  He always likes them.  Now Mae has to order a kids corn dog every time, just don’t get it- take the kid to a burger place and she wants fair food but at least she’s eating.  So I highly recommend a stop giving it 5 strips of bacon.

 

Food Friday: Tucker’s Onion Burger

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It’s hard to find good hamburgers in Oklahoma City.  Don’t really like the national chain restaurants, but  there are some good local places to eat.  One of my new favorites is Tucker’s Onion Burger.  This is a good old-fashioned greasy onion burger, the way they’re supposed to be.

The menu is pretty basic, you have burgers, either single or double with or without cheese.  They also have turkey burgers but really if you’re going to a burger place you shouldn’t be concerned about your diet.  There is also a burger on the menu called the Mother Tucker.  Only order this if you are hungry, a pound of meat and onions with cheese and bacon extra.  If you do order, wait for the staff to announce it.  I’m not going to give it away but it’s great and I laugh every time.  All of the beef, cheese, veggies, and buns are locally sourced from within 300 miles of Oklahoma City, so nothing frozen.  They only recently found a bacon vendor, so this delicious addition is new to the menu.  Fries are hand cut and served in a bag seasoned with sea salt.

My first trip was a few years ago when we went to the location on NW 23rd Street.  The owners repurposed an old convenience store into a small restaurant in 2010.  Food was good but the place was just too small.  Not long afterward they opened their next location in the new shopping center Classen Curve.  Much better, bigger restaurant so not as crowded.  Last year they opened a third location on north May Ave, bigger still and this one seems to be the busiest.

Tucker’s is just a basic hamburger place with good simple onion burgers.  I give it five strips of bacon- shut your mouth.

Address: 324 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City; 5740 N Classen Blvd (Classen Curve), Oklahoma City; 15001 N. May Ave (north of Quail Springs Mall), Oklahoma City.

 

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