Being from Tulsa, I grew up around a great selection of “classic burgers” in town. So when I began splitting my time between Tulsa and OKC, I knew I needed to find a local place to satisfy my cravings. I sampled through some great choices and found that my husband was right; my favorite would come from a spot right down the street from our home. 

The Patty Wagon was initially opened in 2011 as a food truck before transitioning to a brick-and-mortar restaurant a year later. Sadly, Bryce Musick, the original owner responsible for the dreamy, housemade sauces and insistence on using only 100% local, grass-fed certified Angus beef, passed away after a long battle with brain cancer.  As fate would have it, Kris Standridge-Pederson was at the perfect point in her life to make a career change. She was so impressed by the food that she took the leap from accounting to food service and bought the restaurant. 

Today, you’ll find the same quality ingredients and home-made specialty sauces (the “Mustard Lovers” and “Horseradish Mayonnaise” are my favorites) that made the restaurant a success from the beginning. From their signature burgers and sandwiches to lighter options, there’s something for everyone, including vegetarians. They offer a wide selection of add-ons, including hatch chiles, extra-thick bacon and housemade chili. In addition, they offer five flavors of old-fashioned, hand-dipped shakes.

For those who want something specific, the “build-your-own” option is perfect. Weekly specials keep the menu interesting, and whatever you do, don’t skip the onion rings!