Tookie's was pretty much wiped out by hurricane Ike in 2008 and sat boarded up until it was bought and reopened in 2011. Part of the purchase included the recipe for Tookie's iconic Squealer Burger. According to both locals and burger aficionados it was well worth the wait. (George Motz included Tookie's in his book Hamburger America)
The Squealer is a huge half pound bacon cheeseburger on a locally made, buttered and toasted bun. The thing that sets this bacon cheeseburger apart is that the bacon is ground together with the beef and then formed into a patty.
|The Tookie's Squealer Bacon Cheeseburger|
|(Very Hot) Dressed with mayo, Pace Picante Sauce, chopped jalapenos, grilled onions, lettuce & tomato|
menu also includes a few other sandwiches and is rounded out by the usual suspects of fries, onion rings and one of my favorites, Jalapeno Poppers.
Tookie's large, hand-battered onion rings are good. It's one of the menu items that this burger joint is know for. Definitely worth a try if you're an onion ring fan.
Overall Tookie's was good. Solid burger offerings in a fun atmosphere. The locals were lucky to get this place back.
If you're in the area and looking for a decent, affordable burger option look no further, Tookie's has you covered.