I get so tired of hearing people say "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma..." Honestly, we've been over this a thousand times... If you're bored living in Oklahoma, you are just a boring person.

As much as I'd like you to just slowly digest those words in an existentially profound train of self-loathing thought, I'm generous enough to give you ideas of how to be less boring.

As I've grown older, I've become enamored with history. When I lived in Texas, it was Texas history. When I moved here, I discovered Oklahoma's history is even more interesting, especially when it comes to food.

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As much as I'd like to eat at a really old restaurant like the 351-year-old White Horse Tavern in Rhode Island, it's really hard to find "old" places like that in the Sooner State.

We're just a young state.

While the earliest modern settlements only date back to the mid-1800s, the oldest eatery in the state is nearly 130 years old.


The burger joint I'm talking about here is Hamburger Inn in Ardmore. While it has been in the same location since the mid-50s, they've been serving up the same delicious burgers since 1938.

If history has taught me anything, odds are a restaurant that old has one of two things going for it... Atmosphere or great food. While it's hard to find a place that has both, rave reviews of this place suggest the Hamburger Inn has both.

So if you're bored, here's someplace to discover with a pal.

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