By and large, I don’t like going around smelling like whatever meal I last ate. (I gather that doesn’t make me too unusual.) One notable exception? Tucker's Onion Burgers. Our family is a huge fan of these simple yet delicious burgers and it’s our go-to place when a burger craving arises. I love that the onion burger is steeped in Oklahoma history, born out of the Great Depression. I also love that the buns they use (which are truly the best burger buns you’ll find) are baked right down the street!
We’ve been to the locations on 23rd street and Classen Curve. The latter boasts a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard that keeps my children entertained until our orders are ready. We often frequent Tucker’s when it’s time for a “kid date.” My older daughter always manages to talk me into splitting a milkshake and my older son somehow convinces me to make his burger a double.
The menu at Tucker’s is small and simple, so don’t go there expecting a ton of variety. However, you do have the freedom to get creative with your burger toppings. I have many gluten-free or carb-free friends who love Tucker’s and who get their burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. They also have a turkey burger option and a salad, so there’s something for everyone!
Head’s up, parents: the assumption is that your burger will have grilled onions on it. Make sure you say “no onions” if that’s your preference! The kid’s menu consists of a burger and fries or a grilled cheese and fries. At $5, the kid’s meal is our choice for our non-burger-eating daughter, but our boys get a regular-sized burger and they split fries. With single cheeseburgers for my husband and I and an iced tea for him, we’ve got dinner under our $40 goal.
Show your Keep it Local card and you’ll get 10 percent off your order. Additionally, Tucker’s has their own loyalty program. Request a free card when you go and have them swipe it each time you eat there. You get one point for every dollar you spend and 100 points = $5 reward. That’s practically a free burger (or definitely a free milkshake)! It’s a no-brainer. Go see what you’ve been missing!
[Editor's Note: Keely is a regular contributor to our Thrive & Dime blog where she provides tips for eating local with kids.]
Keely Steger works part time for her church, City Pres, and is married to Charles, a physical therapist. They have 2 boys (11 and 8), and 2 girls (6 and almost 1). Together the Stegers love to explore the different districts of OKC and find great places to eat! Keely loves reading fiction, Instagram (@stegerpartyof6), Goodwill shopping, writing, coffee and eating.