Burgers at Brownie’s are cooked on a flat-top griddle and served with “freedom” fries and a mug of root beer, if you please. Photo by Brandon Scott.
It doesn’t boast an expansive menu. The menu is straightforward: burgers, “freedom” fries, chili, eggs and bacon. Brownie’s Hamburger Stand is a quintessential lunch counter; a small dining room holds a couple dozen in small booths and a lunch counter. There’s no hostess to present you with menus. Simply glance above the cooking griddle and pie cabinets and read the offerings. Burgers are juicy and flavorful and cooked with onions pressed into the meat. Fries and onion rings are fried until crispy outside and tender inside. Pies are plentiful and baked daily. Portions here are not enormous – which is what some have come to expect from restaurants – and the reasonable prices reflect that. Brownie’s does hefty breakfast and lunch business, so it’s best to come early to ensure a seat. Most Brownie’s devotees do not leave without having a frosty mug of root beer, brewed in-house with a decades-old recipe. 2130 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa. www.brownies-hamburgers.com