I wasn’t even sure that I was going to write about this place for this blog. Tasty Burgers has been on hiatus since the beginning of the pandemic, and I still hadn’t decided if/when I wanted to bring it back.
But you know what? Oklahoma Burgers serves a four star burger, and it needs to be recognized as such. I had no choice. Tasty Burgers must come back.
Because yes, spoiler alert: the burger at Oklahoma Burgers is amazing, and you need to eat it immediately. If you’re a regular reader of this blog? Eat it immediately. If you’re not a regular reader of this blog? Eat it immediately.
Stop doing whatever you’re doing and eat it immediately, is what I’m saying.
The place itself is a bit odd. They share a large, semi-fancy-looking space with a few other restaurants. It’s waiter service, and when you sit down you get a handful of menus and you can order whatever you want from the various restaurants (including a tasty-looking BBQ joint that I might have to come back to check out).
They serve Oklahoma-style onion burgers, which is a variation on the smashed burgers that are so popular throughout the GTA, but with the addition of a whole bunch of thinly-sliced onions smashed right into the patty.
Those onions complement the patty perfectly. Most of them get sweet and tender — not fully caramelized, but close enough to be super tasty — and some get dark, brown, and crispy. It’s an absolutely delightful combination.
The burgers are cooked like a slider, with the fresh, squishy buns being placed on the patties as they cook, which allows them to get perfumed with beefy goodness, further emphasizing the burger’s tastiness.
You can get it as a single or a double; I got the double, and it was a perfect ratio of meat, onions, cheese, and bun. You can’t really tell from the photos, but the patties were cooked to a perfect medium, and were abundantly, profoundly juicy. This might be one of the juiciest, greasiest burgers that I’ve ever had, and it is glorious. The amalgam of melty American cheese, flavourful beef, and sweet/crispy onions is the stuff dreams are made of.
It’s topped with “burger sauce,” but aside from a mild mustardy flavour, all I could taste was the beef, cheese, and onions. Please note: I’m not complaining. This feels like the type of burger where I’d normally be looking for pickles or something acidic to cut through the richness — but here, it totally works. The burger’s rich decadence is almost overwhelming, and I couldn’t get enough of it.
As for the fries, they’re fairly standard battered fries. They’re crispy and tasty, but honestly? Just order another burger on the side. Don’t waste your time.