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We decided to order two different sandwiches and share them: one signature burger and one non-burger menu item. We couldn't decide whether to order fries or onion rings to pair with our sandwiches...but we didn't have to. Tookie's offers a great French Fry & Onion Ring combo that gives diners the best of both worlds! Both arrived crunchy and piping hot. Once again? Not a hint of excess grease!
For our two sandwiches, we decided to try the over-the-top Squealer burger and the Tookie's Steak Sandwich. The Squealer has been on Tookie's menu since 1975, and it's their most popular burger. It's easy to see why! The burger features a patty made from a mixture of Angus beef and bacon. It's topped with melted cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion. As you can see, the patty has so much bacon that it has a distinctive red hue. This is pretty much the best burger you'll ever eat -- juicy, smoky, and totally decadent. It's a decadent once-in-a-while treat for us...and we share it. The Squealer is definitely a bucket list burger!
In Texas, we know a thing or two about chicken fried Steak...including the fact that it makes a fabulous sandwich! Tookie's Steak sandwich features a large piece of hand-breaded chicken fried steak. It comes served on Texas toast with mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes. It comes with cream gravy for dipping if you like, but we cut the sandwich in half and dug in. We also ordered two of Tookie's creamy shakes...but we scarfed those down before we had a chance to snap a picture! As you might surmise from reading this, we left Tookie's full and satisfied. If you find yourself visiting Galveston and/or NASA JSC during your upcoming Summer travels, a pitstop at Tookie's is a definite must! The atmosphere is totally casual and laid back. The prices are very reasonable too -- especially considering the quality of the product and the portion sizes offered. I recommend doing what we did: order several items and share so you can sample a bit of everything!
Disclosure: Tookie's provided us with a complimentary meal to facilitate this feature. The opinions expressed are solely mine, and all photographs are copyrighted by Michael K. Garcia. They may not be copied or otherwise used without prior permission.