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Interurban

6100 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 720-8680

Interurban of Northwest OKC

In 2008 the newest location of Interurban was opened at Memorial Road and MacArthur in northwest Oklahoma City. However, with the restaurant chain operating since 1976, it is hard for any long time residents to not be familiar with the name. I have personally eaten at several of the restaurant's locations, including one in Tulsa when I was looking for "Oklahoma City style" hamburgers. I think the menu has significantly expanded since the first Interurban's opening, but I always look to the burgers as the reason it holds a special place in my memory.

Interurban is a casual eatery, and probably most popular at lunch. There is nothing fancy here, just American food with a Southwest flavor. There is Mexican food, pizza, and Cajun dishes in addition to the standard sandwiches, soups, and grilled dinners.

Burger and fries
Burger with barbecue sauce

The Hamburgers I used to order are no longer listed on the menu, that is, ones with a hickory sauce similar to the sauce used at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler. In fact, when I ate at the Interurban in south OKC several years ago I could not even get a burger fixed the way I wanted. The hickory sauce used to be one of Interurban's specialties, but I think it is no longer available.

On a recent visit to the northwest OKC branch of Interurban, though, the waiter suggested trying a burger with barbecue sauce (which he knew to be similar to Johnnie's sauce). This turned out to be a great suggestion, and I thought the sauce was excellent. I could say the same for the burger, which was made with ground chuck. All I really wanted was a normal sized patty, and the one here was a little larger than I expected, but I'm sure that would be OK with most people. The sauce was close enough to the one I remembered from previous years that I think it might be the same, but I am not sure. I just know that it was very good.

The French Fries were good, and I was happy that the "old" Interurban seemed to live on today (at least that is the way it seemed to me).

I would be very tempted to try things on the "new" menu as well, based on the quality I found with the food. I do not think Interurban is known for its vegetarian dishes, but just about everything else conceivable was on the menu. The problem would be figuring out where to start.

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RESTAURANT DETAILS

RATING: 21

Cuisine: American
Cost: $$
Accessible: Yes
Additional Locations: 1613 S.W. 74th, 204 N. Robinson, Edmond, Yukon, Tulsa, Ardmore
Smoking: No Smoking
Alcohol: Beer

Most Recent Visit
Jun. 22, 2008

Number of Visits: 1

Best Item
Hamburger

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