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“Great little place on Main Street USA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hamburger King

Hamburger King
322 E Main St, Shawnee, OK 74801-7012
405-878-0488
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Ranked #1 of 114 Restaurants in Shawnee
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Chesterfield, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great little place on Main Street USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We came across this place whilst driving from Texas to New Jersey. My husband looked at local eateries whilst I was driving. Our hotel was in Shawnee and we were sick of eating at the chain places. We saw this place had great reviews so we decided to give it a chance. We like to support independent businesses. It's a little ways off I-40 but very much worth the detour.

Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and we chose our table. The menu is small but it has something for everybody. I decided on the double cheeseburger basket with bacon and my husband had the grilled cheese basket with jalapeño corn bread as a side. The cool thing about this place is the ordering. Each booth has a phone connected to the waitress station. When you're ready to order just pick up the phone and place your order! When it's ready, it's brought out to you.

The food was delicious. My husband isn't usually a grilled cheese kinda guy but he said it was one of the best he's ever had. My burger was great, fresh. Just what we both needed after a long day of driving. If we're ever in the area, we'll definitely go back.

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English first
Shawnee, Oklahoma
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“This is NOT Burger King!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Small town cafe with awesome burgers and the best catfish sandwich anywhere! Homemade pies made fresh daily! This place is the best in town!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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shawnee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Burgers Anywhere!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hamburger King is a burger lovers dream! We go there often and usually order "The Kicker", a bacon cheeseburger with jalapeno peppers and all the usual suspects. It comes with the absolute best dinner fries that I've ever had anywhere. And you can't leave without a slice of their famous cream pie, the coconut is fabulous!! Our Granddaughters never come to visit without a stop at Hamburger King!! lol Don't miss this one, it's been serving Shawnee for over 75 years and you'll see why if you stop by .Oh yes, you order your food on a little red phone from your booth ! This kinda makes up for lack of atmosphere. lol

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great burgers & fries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're looking for upscale ambience, forget it with this place. It's been a fixture in Shawnee for many years and I doubt if the decor has changed much since the beginning. The booths and long counter are still in place, giving it a retro feel that is authentic. However, the burgers are made to your order and are big and thick and awesome. How many places today still ask how you'd like the burger cooked? They do. If you want medium rare, that's what you'll get. The fries are big and fresh. It's also possible to call in an order and have it picked up, or just order early if you'll be in a hurry for a lunch break. I do not understand on review that said it's greasy. It has always been clean when we went in. Yes, the burgers are really juicy and the fresh fries will leave a grease stain on the paper holder, but any good fries will do that. I would not describe the place or the food as being greasy. Use a napkin with your burger!
Parking on Main St can be a bit iffy but it's worth finding a slot and checking this place out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“best burger!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

hamburger king has been family owned since the 1920's. the best burger in town! i highly recommend!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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