Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tookie's Hamburgers & More - Seabrook, Texas

A little while back Tookie's Burgers was featured on the Travel Channel show Burger Land when they made a stop in Houston. My SIL, who happened to be watching, let us know that we should check this place out. One of the best things about all of the traveling the Dining Companion and I have been doing is getting to try different regional favorites like Tookie's Squealer burger.

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

 The Dining Companion had the Squealer and while it was good he wasn't blown away by it. A solid offering but not his favorite. I want to get back there and try it for myself.

Stomp's Ice House Special (Very Hot) Dressed with mayo, Pace Picante Sauce, chopped jalapenos, grilled onions, lettuce & tomato
I had the Stomp's Ice House Special - with mayo, Pace Picante Sauce, chopped jalapenos, grilled onions, lettuce & tomato. The menu calls this one out as being very hot. While it was very flavorful and definitely had some heat, I wouldn't call it very hot. Really good though.

 The 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.

Happy dining!

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