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1202 Bayport Blvd, Seabrook, TX 77586, United States


Sun-Thurs: 11am - 10pm Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm

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Who are the Tookies?  Who is Mr. Tookie?  Is there a Mrs. Tookie?  How did Tookies get its name?   Well… years ago, before the early 1970s, you could go into a local drug store, sit on a stool at the soda fountain or a table in a very small dining area and order a light meal, ice cream, fountain drink or sometimes even a piece of homemade pie.   In addition to really good fresh cooked food, the experience had a local hometown friendly ambience about it, even if that little drug store was located downtown in one of the larger cities.  When Tookies was originally founded in 1975 the founder wanted it to have the same feel as the old Tooker Brothers drugstore he remembered from a small town in Texas and that’s how he came up with the name.   Of course Tookies is not a drug store and there’s a lot more dining area than in the old drugstores, but the vintage decor delivers the same Americana nostalgic hometown feel.

Tookies quickly became a favorite eating and gathering destination with locals from Houston to Galveston and the towns in between for 33 years until September 13, 2008 when the Hurricane Ike storm surge deposited 5 feet of Galveston Bay water inside.  After major renovation efforts Tookies reopened recapturing that same original vintage decor and hometown ambience but larger and with some added improvements like the updated modern kitchen, a full bar, larger restrooms and a dining patio.

So now you know a bit about the history of Tookies and how it came to get its name, but what about the food and drink?   In 2008 after a gentleman traveled our great land searching out the places serving up America’s best burgers based both on word of mouth plus his personal experience, he published a book with his final results.  Tookies is right there, one of the eight he named in all of Texas.

The same unique burger recipes that earned Tookies a spot in that book are still on our menu today, all prepared with beef patties made fresh daily.  A great many of our diners prefer one of our several specialty burgers like the “Squealer”, the “Champion” or the “Bean Burger” but we also offer the plain old fashion burger.  We’re not limited to just burgers either.  To check out all our meal offerings, our scrumptious appetizers and our children’s menu selections, be sure to visit our complete menu.

With the addition of the full bar comes Happy Hour. It’s Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6:30 pm.  That’s when you’ll want to try out our house drinks, the Blue Crush and Frozen Sangria.

Casual Dining, Dinner, Lunch,

Cheap - Under $10,




Car Park

Not Necessary

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  1. houstonfoodie
    March 20, 2016 at 9:56 am Log in to reply.

    Tookies is a burger lovers treat. Located on the north side of the Hwy 146 bridge, the green building on the east side of the road can not be missed.

    The food is wonderful. There is a burger for every taste. My favorite is the traditional cheese burger with onion rings. (Ask for the thin sliced rings)!

    T-Bone Toms took over after IKE blew through in 2008 but the taste is the same. Great service and interesting setting. VERY casual and a hop-skip-jump from Kemah boardwalk. (Just over the bridge)

    I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up as one of my favorite go-to places for burgers!