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Saturday is National Burger Day, which invites the obvious question “What is wrong with the nation?” We’re a state that celebrates Burger Day every day. From sliders to onion burgers and monstrous patties of grilled beef, here are some of the metro’s best burgers.

By Greg Elwell

Photos Garett Fisbeck

and Gazette file

Jalepeno Bacon Cream Cheese Burger with fries and a coke, at the 15th Street Grill in Midwest City.  mh
  • Jalepeno Bacon Cream Cheese Burger with fries and a coke, at the 15th Street Grill in Midwest City. mh

15th Street Grill

1204 E. Lockheed Drive

15thstreetgrill.com

405-736-6575

For 20 years, 15th Street Grill has cooked up some of the state’s finest onion burgers. And while it’s hard to surpass the simplicity of perfectly grilled onions smashed together with tender hamburger, the menu sure tries. Like the bacon, jalapeño and cream cheese burger. Wrap your head around that concept, and then wrap your mouth around this creamy, spicy, crunchy mess of flavor.

?Woody burger at 1907 Burgers & Brews in Moore, Friday, May 6, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • ?Woody burger at 1907 Burgers & Brews in Moore, Friday, May 6, 2016.

1907 Burgers & Brews

1035 SW 19th St., Moore

facebook.com/1907burgersbrews

405-912-1907

After checking the menu, I am sad to report that 1907 Burgers & Brews doesn’t really offer 1,907 kinds of burgers and beers. But what this Okie-centric restaurant lacks in quantity, it certainly makes up for in quality. And if, for some unfathomable reason, you’re not in the mood for one of its gourmet hamburgers, 1907 does offer a big selection of everything from truffle fries to pigs in a blanket for you to enjoy.

Cheeseburger at Ice House, Friday, May 6, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Cheeseburger at Ice House, Friday, May 6, 2016.

Ice House OKC

125 Ron Norick Blvd.

icehouseokc.com

405-232-6427

Standing in line at Nic’s Grill to get a burger is part of nearly everyone’s Oklahoma City story, but for those in the know, it’s a heck of a lot easier to pop by Ice House at Myriad Botanical Gardens for a slightly smaller but much more convenient version of that beloved fare. Made with Nic’s proprietary meat blend, it’s a wonderful lunch you can enjoy while your kids dash through the water feature. Best of all — Ice House OKC accepts credit cards.

Caesar burger at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler, Thursday, May 5, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Caesar burger at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

33 E. 33rd St., Edmond

johnniesburgers.com

405-348-3214

Is that a Caesar salad on top of a beef patty? Oh, you know it. There is nothing quite like the taste of a Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler burger fresh off the grill. Made in the kitchen with real charcoal (and several safety measures in place), it has a backyard barbecue taste that keeps patrons coming back for more. When topped with a creamy, zesty Caesar salad, Johnnie’s Caesar Burger is pure heaven.

Right-a-Way burger at Right-a-Way in Edmond, Thursday, May 5, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Right-a-Way burger at Right-a-Way in Edmond, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Right-a-Way

2917 E. Waterloo Road, Edmond

right-a-wayburger.com

405-359-1020

Take one look at Right-a-Way’s menu and you’ll be spellbound. Sure, there’s always the classic cheeseburger or the bacon and blue cheese variation, but are you ready for The Heater’s ghost pepper cheese, jalapeños and grilled onions? How about the Island Burger’s combo of grilled pineapple, fried onions and honey bacon? But there’s no way to go wrong with The Right-A-Way burger’s blend of cheddar, bacon, fried onions and coleslaw. Go there right-a-now.

The Buster at Ron's Hamburgers and Chili, Thursday, May 5, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • The Buster at Ron's Hamburgers and Chili, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili

351 N. Air Depot Blvd.

405-733-3729

Sometimes, it’s fun to imagine the thoughts that ran through Ron’s head as he put The Ron’s Special on his Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili menu. First, he probably thought it was great to have such a unique item — ham, bacon, ranch and cheese on a burger — and likely felt pride at it being named for him. But then Ron’s Special could also mean “Ron is Special.” And you are, Ron. You and this burger have a special place in our hearts.

?Studabaker with half order of dipsticks at Service Station Restaurant, Friday, May 6, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • ?Studabaker with half order of dipsticks at Service Station Restaurant, Friday, May 6, 2016.

Service Station Bar & Grill

502 S. Webster Ave., Norman

405-364-2139

Running rough? Pop the hood at Norman’s Service Station Bar & Grill and let kitchen technicians get you purring with loaded cheese fries, fried clam strips and, of course, a top-of-the-line cheeseburger like the Studebaker. A juicy burger topped with sliced avocado and bacon just might be the fuel you need to put the rest of your day on cruise control. Or stick around, have a beer and put it in neutral for a relaxing evening.

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