Discover Oklahoma Destination Dining Guide
Explore Oklahoma one bite at a time with this guide featuring 100+ of the state's most delectable delights.
KLAHOMA EXPLORE OAT A TIME ONE BITE 100+ of the State’s Most Delectable Delights Lucille’s Roadhouse . Weatherford . Pg. 40 If you’re like us, the Discover Oklahoma crew, and you prefer to take in the state bite-by-bite…then you’re already aware that sautéed into any worthwhile journey is a helping of local flavor. As you digest this guide, you may want to lay a napkin in your lap, because we’re discovering local flavor in the literal sense. We’re talking about EATS here. Among the one-of-a-kind destinations featured on Integris’ Discover Oklahoma each week…from sand dunes to Sasquatch…nothing grabs the interest of our viewers quite like those stories about dining…of cafés… of conquering the ultimate burger…or of noodling for a crispy, golden chicken fried steak beneath a creamy pond of peppered gravy. The very means by which Oklahoma was settled makes our state unique in the world…which in turn gives us pretty distinctive dinner plates. We’re a mish-mash of Native heritages and Grandma’s recipe box, of pioneer survival staples and Mother Road classics…all tweaked and made our own thanks to local produce and Okie ingenuity. Within these pages you’ll discover hot and melty. We’ll point you toward freshly baked alongside slow-hickory-smoked. You’ll find a smorgasbord of eateries that run the gamut…from trendy bistros…to rustic is-that-really-a-restaurant? restaurants. And just for you, we’ve road tested them all. pg. 5 pg. 16 pg. 24 pg. 30 pg. 34 pg. 38 pg. 44 CITY INDEX pg. 50 RESTAURANT INDEX So loosen your belt a notch and turn the page. Your growling tummy will thank you. Discover Oklahoma . Crew Clanton’s Café . Vinita . Pg. 18 FRONTIER COUNTRY, Central GREEN COUNTRY, Northeast RED CARPET COUNTRY, Northwest ARBUCKLE COUNTRY, South Central KIAMICHI COUNTRY, Southeast GREAT PLAINS COUNTRY, Southwest Lisha Newman RED CARPET COUNTRY . PG 24 GREEN COUNTRY . PG 16 WARNING: This guide will make your tummy growl Welcome! The Discover Oklahoma Destination Dining Guide is organized into six color-coded travel areas for easy reference to maps, listings, and indices in this guide. To navigate a region, see our easy-to-use regional map, or use the Table of Contents (Pg. 1). To find the page number of a city or town, go to our city index on page 44. To find a specific restaurant by name, see the restaurant index on page 50. Blue Dome Diner . Tulsa . Pg. 17 Pete’s Place . Krebs . Pg. 35 2 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 Restaurants are listed alphabetically under each travel region, however you’ll also find an extensive inventory of restaurants, accommodations, attractions and more at www.TravelOK.com. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information. However, we encourage you to call and obtain operation times and other pertinent details before hitting the road. Safe travels and happy eating! FRONTIER COUNTRY . PG 5 GREAT PLAINS COUNTRY . PG 38 KIAMICHI COUNTRY . PG 34 ARBUCKLE COUNTRY . PG 30 For full index see pg. 44 3 Cheever’s Cafe . Oklahoma City . Pg. 6 Adobe Grill 5120 N. Shartel Ave. in Oklahoma City, (405) 848-7250: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, dinner on Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Central Oklahoma ... Frontier Country The cuisine of Frontier Country is just as diverse as its terrain. Wooded hill country gradually transitions into rolling short-grass prairie, and it is here where travelers will find chic urban scenes, finger-lickin’ fried fare and every ethnic dining experience you could ask for. Take your pick of tasty retreats, but we can’t promise the choice will be easy. This restaurant offers much, much more than the typical Tex-Mex dining experience. While its menu features a full range of traditional Mexican fare, the real treats are the especialidades, ranging from the Camarones Escondidos, a grilled chicken breast stuffed with sautéed shrimp, spinach, mushrooms and cream cheese, and covered with salsa de calamares; to the Chiles en Nogada, a poblano pepper filled with a family recipe, then fried and covered with a special walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. Try the guacamole, prepared fresh at your table, or explore a few of the Adobe Grill’s 12 signature sauces. Ann’s Chicken Fry House 4106 N.W. 39th Expressway in Oklahoma City, (405) 943-8915: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Steeped in nostalgia, this Route 66 landmark – notable for the Pepto Bismol-pink Cadillac and vintage police car parked out front – elevates the humble chicken-fried steak to high art. Try it the way it was meant to be eaten, with mashed potatoes and cream gravy, with a side of your choice. Ann’s also boasts wonderful fried chicken and fried green tomatoes. Located in a one-time gas station, the restaurant has a cozy and intimate feel, but seating is limited, so get there early and avoid the rush. Annie Okie’s Runway Café 5915 J.P. Rhodes Road in Oklahoma City at Wiley Post Airport, (405) 787-7732: Breakfast and lunch daily. It’s not just the view of small aircraft constantly taking off and landing that makes this café unique, although that’s one good reason to give this place a try. Annie Okie’s goes that extra mile to make sure the food is just as good as the entertainment. The café is renowned for its three-egg omelets, which are baked instead of fried, and its blueberry and pecan pancakes. But it’s not all about breakfast here. The restaurant bakes its own buns and rolls, and makes all its soups, salsas and sauces from scratch. The club sandwich may be the best in town, and the cinnamon rolls are enormous. Benedict Street Market 613 N. Pottenger in Shawnee, (405) 273-2001: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch Saturday, closed Sunday. The key words here are fresh and natural. At this combination deli, meat market and fine dining establishment, you’ll never have anything served to you with hormones, preservatives or additives, according to owner Paula Barber. Benedict Street serves certified Black Angus beef, and its signature sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head products are imaginative and ever changing – “not the seen-one, seen-‘em-all kind of sandwich,” Barber says. Seating is available for nearly 70 diners, and there are even five-course dinners on the menu. Café Do Brasil 440 N.W. 11th St., No. 100, in Oklahoma City, (405) 525-9779: Lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Thursday through Saturday and brunch Saturday through Sunday, bar open Thursday through Saturday. A big, bold slice of Rio in the heart of Oklahoma City, Café Do Brasil is a heady mix of a festive, LatinAmerican atmosphere, exotic and sophisticated cuisine, and colorful surroundings. A wideranging menu accommodates everyone from children to vegetarians, with the spicy seafood dishes leading the way. Once you’ve enjoyed a great meal, make your way to the Bossa Nova at the Top bar or the sidewalk patio and settle in for one of the club’s refreshing signature drinks and a night of bloodstirring Latin rhythms. Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar . Oklahoma City . Pg. 10 Café Do Brasil . Oklahoma City John Jernigan 5 Saturn Grill . Nichols Hills . Pg. 11 Coney Island 1223 S. Washington St. in Stillwater, (405) 743-1262: Lunch and dinner daily. Let’s face it: there are times when nothing satisfies your appetite like a good, old-fashioned Coney dog. Oklahoma State University students have known that for a long time, and that’s why they continue to make their way down to the Strip for a fix whenever the need for a hot dog arises. Coney Island adorns its dogs with a wide array of relishes and enhances the experience with a cool selection of video games and pool tables. Benedict Street Market . Shawnee . Pg. 5 El Reno Onion Burgers Sid’s, 300 S. Choctaw in El Reno, (405) 262-7757: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday; Johnny’s, 301 S. Rock Island in El Reno, (405) 262-4721: Breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch and dinner daily; and Robert’s Grill, 300 S. Bickford in El Reno, (405) 262-1262: Breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch and dinner daily. Does anything smell better than chopped onions and freshly ground beef sizzling together on the grill? Pair one of those burgers with an order of fresh-cut fries, and you’ve got yourself a simple yet deeply satisfying meal. Follow your nose to this trio of eateries, each of which helps El Reno stake its claim to the title of “Onion-fried burger capital of the world.” Eskimo Joe’s 501 W. Elm Ave. in Stillwater, (405) 372-8896: Lunch and dinner daily. Catfish Round-up Restaurant Interstate 40 and State Highway 99 near Seminole, (405) 382-7957: Lunch and dinner daily. As the name indicates, this is a catfish lover’s paradise. It’s served breaded with a house recipe of herbs and spices, but butterfly shrimp and smoked ribs and brisket are on the menu, too. Folks also rave about the fresh, hot rolls and the delicious apple or blueberry fritters. The service is fast and friendly, and families are always welcome. No wonder this restaurant reportedly goes through a half-ton of catfish each week. If you find yourself waiting for a table, take the opportunity to check out the 750-gallon aquarium that greets visitors at the front door. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse 1309 S. Agnew in Oklahoma City, (405) 236-0416: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Approaching its 100th anniversary, Cattlemen’s has been serving hearty breakfasts and slab-like steaks to the denizens of Oklahoma City’s Stockyards City since 1910, making it the city’s oldest continuously operating restaurant, as well as a cultural icon. Try the Presidential Choice T-Bone, billed as “two 6 steaks in one.” This is the cut President George H. Bush ate during his visit to the restaurant. Wanna sink your teeth into a real local delicacy? Order up a mess of lamb fries, a Cattlemen’s specialty. Cheever’s Cafe 2409 N. Hudson Ave. in Oklahoma City, (405) 525-7007: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, brunch on Sunday. For decades a family-owned flower shop, Cheever’s has made a seamless transition to become one of Oklahoma City’s finer restaurants. Specializing in what it calls “contemporary comfort food,” Cheever’s brings a new twist to such Oklahoma staples as its Chicken-Fried Steak – a seasoned, hand-breaded top sirloin smothered in jalapeno cream gravy – and Molasses Roast Chicken Breast, served with creamy green tomato grits and seared whole green beans. And don’t miss the Yukon Gold-Bleu Cheese Potato Chips, homemade Yukon gold potato chips tossed in a creamy bleu cheese sauce. www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 Now approaching its 35th anniversary, the modest little Stillwater tavern started by Stan Clark and his pal Steve File on a lark one afternoon in 1975 has evolved into a restaurant and clothing empire fronted by a distinctive, timeless logo recognized the world over. Clark, who became sole owner in 1978, has built a business that is synonymous with fun. And he’s done it by keeping things simple. The fare is tasty and satisfying (love those cheese fries!), the atmosphere is always lively and the beer is ice cold. The Jumpin’ Little Juke Joint may be nearing middle age, but it shows no sign of losing its rhythm. Eskimo Joe’s . Stillwater 7 Granny Had One . Guthrie Georgeo’s Mediterranean Hideaway Pizza Kendall’s Restaurant 1218 Sunset Drive in El Reno, (405) 262-3600: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 230 S. Knoblock St. in Stillwater, (405) 372-4777: Lunch and dinner daily. 100 S. Main in Noble, (405) 872-0303: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Egyptian décor, huge murals, and a spacious and shady vine-covered patio make Georgeo’s one of the most visually appealing restaurants in the state, and that’s before you even take the exotic and wonderfully prepared food into account. The cuisine is a fusion of Italian, Greek and Lebanese styles, borrowing the best from each of those countries. The gyros, kabobs, hummus and tabouli are all made from the freshest ingredients. In 1957, the future Oklahoma State University was still known as Oklahoma A&M, and its sports teams went by the name Aggies instead of Cowboys or Cowgirls. But the university was far from being the only Stillwater institution that would still have a statewide presence more than 50 years later. That year, the original Hideaway served its first pizza to hungry students, and since then, the Hideaway brand has expanded across Oklahoma, becoming famous for its hearty pies, crisp salads and memorable décor highlighted by imaginative collages. But the cozy, independently owned pizzeria on Knoblock where it all began still ranks first in the hearts of A&M/OSU alums everywhere. It’s all about the plate lunch or dinner at Kendall’s, where diners select from chicken-fried steak, chicken strips, catfish, hamburger steak, roast beef or a grilled chicken breast and a host of vegetables. If one of those isn’t enough to sate your appetite, the Hot Beef Open Face Sandwich, roast beef served on Texas toast with mashed potatoes and gravy, certainly will be. Best of all? A buttery, homemade cinnamon roll comes for dessert. Gliori’s Italian Restaurant 105 N. Broadway St. in Tecumseh, (405) 598-6815: Lunch Wednesday through Friday, dinner Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday through Tuesday. Hard as they are to resist, you should avoid the urge to fill up on Gliori’s breadsticks because the entrees at this quiet little Italian eatery are superb. Owners Phyllis and Ian Gliori take a personal interest in each diner who comes through the door, providing the kind of personal touch that led to their restaurant being named Tecumseh’s Small Business of the Year last year by the local chamber of commerce. The pizzas and pasta dishes are first rate, and the salads are exceptional. Try one with the house dressing. When it comes to home-cooking credentials, nobody beats your granny – unless it’s Granny Had One. From the breaded dill pickle chips to the irresistible Mary’s Chicken Salad to Don’s Bourbon Glazed KC Strip, Granny’s all but defines comfort food. The historic setting – the restaurant is housed in an 1891 Victorian brick building that has been a hardware store, a cigar factory and an auto parts store over the years – only enhances the experience. Haunted House Restaurant Ken’s Steaks and Ribs 7101 Miramar Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 478-1417: Dinner Monday through Saturday, by reservation only. 408 E. Main in Amber, (405) 222-0786: Dinner Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday through Wednesday. The secluded, ivy-covered estate at the end of a lonely road takes its name from a trio of mysterious, and perhaps connected, deaths that took place there in the early 1960s. But in the decades since Art Thibault took the estate over and built it into an elegant and one-of-a-kind restaurant, the Haunted House has become just as well known for its to-die-for steaks, lamb and seafood. Enjoy your entrée with the restaurant’s signature authentic wild rice, grown on a Minnesota Indian reservation, and hot asparagus spears, all served at prices that won’t give you the chills. You’re free to order the chicken or the prime rib, of course, but if you don’t try the steak or ribs that serve as this eatery’s signature dishes, you’re really missing out. Ken’s attracts an exceedingly loyal clientele – many out-of-state diners return again and again – to experience the tender, succulent, mesquite-smoked meats. The menu is limited, but what Ken’s lacks in variety, it more than makes up for in quality. The fried okra is the perfect accompaniment to any entrée, and every diner gets a free rib to sample. 113 W. Harrison in Guthrie, (405) 282-4482: Lunch Monday through Wednesday, lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. Oklahoma City . Pg. 6 8 4910 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 525-8352: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. A Lebanese steakhouse that specializes in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, as well as barbecue, Jamil’s is one of the most unique eateries in the city. So it’s not hard to figure out why it’s always been a favorite gathering spot for state legislators from the nearby Capitol. All Jamil’s entrees come with the restaurant’s famous appetizers – tabouli, hummus dip, a relish tray, crackers, smoked bologna, a cabbage roll and baked potato – so it’s easy to fill up before you’ve even dug into the main course. But you’ll need a full appetite to finish one of Jamil’s signature Angus steaks, particularly the Governor’s Cut, a 24-ounce Porterhouse T-Bone. Granny Had One 8 Jamil’s Steakhouse Kha Zana Indian Restaurant 4900 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City, (405) 948-6606: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Unassuming and suburban-looking on the outside, Kha Zana is a very pleasant surprise on the inside. Tastefully and attractively decorated, the restaurant boasts an extensive and adventurous menu that puts it a cut above other Indian food eateries. Kha Zana’s curry, masala and tandoori dishes are all rich and flavorful, but this restaurant offers a plentiful vegetarian selection as well. You’ll find plenty to your liking if you opt for only the meatless selections. The Mont 1300 Classen in Norman, (405) 329-3330: Lunch and dinner daily. Besides being an immensely popular hangout for University of Oklahoma students, The Mont continues to attract diners from all over the metro area, as it has done since opening in 1976. It offers enough well-prepared and tasty salads, soups, burgers and sandwiches to satisfy anyone, but the specialty here is Mexican food. Two of the best offerings are the Green Chili Burrito – tender roast beef cooked with green chiles and spices, then topped with cheddar cheese and a green chile sauce – and the Chicken Grande, featuring a large flour tortilla stuffed with char-grilled, diced chicken, beans and cheddar cheese, topped with chile con queso. During the warmer months, be sure and enjoy a meal on the gorgeous patio, home to the state’s first cool-water misting system, designed to keep diners comfortable. “The menu at Jamil’s has something for everybody, from the fabulous steaks to the cabbage rolls and the seafood. Greg Gawey and his crew will not only feed you well but you’ll feel like family when you leave. There are plenty of reasons why Jamil’s has thrived for so long in OKC.” Ron Stahl, Co-host DOK 9 Jennifer Pitts Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar POPS Roy’s Bar BQ 1 Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City, (405) 235-4410: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. 660 W. State Highway 66 in Arcadia, (405) 928-7677: Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner daily. 309 W. Missouri Ave. in Chickasha, (405) 224-9843: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Simply put, Nonna’s has it all – great location, luxurious and spacious surroundings, knowledgeable and professional staff, live entertainment, and, of course, unbelievable food, topped by a wonderful, on-site bakery. Situated across the street from the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, Nonna’s offers a dining experience that is difficult to match. Begin your meal with Nonna’s Favorites in a Cloud – a sampler plate of appetizers that includes Artichoke Gratin, Smoked Salmon, BBQ Shrimp and other treats – before moving on to a main course of Blackberry Duck, a pan-seared duck breast presented over candied sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potato galette with blackberry-infused demi-glace, or the Nested Sea Scallops, panseared scallops in a potato nest with braised spinach, pearl onions and wild mushrooms with a citrus beurre blanc. Think this place is all fizz and no pop? Think again. It may have an iconic, 66-foot sculpture of a soda bottle and straw bathed in dazzling LED lights out front, along with an ultra-modern, red-rock-and-steel-truss building design, but the essence of POPS is its diner – with counter, booth or patio seating – and all the traditional breakfast and burger favorites, as well as soul-satisfying, hand-dipped ice cream milkshakes. Naturally, you’ll want to wash your meal down with one of the more than 500 ice-cold soft drinks offered, perhaps a Waialua Pineapple Soda from Hawaii. The atmosphere may not be fancy, but the smoked brisket and the chopped beef are second to none. Chickasha families have been flocking to Roy’s for decades, where the curly fries alone are worth the trip. And the help is always friendly. But you’d be well advised to get there early for dinner – closing time comes at 7 p.m. Ranchers Club Daily specials such as the Falafel Sandwich, the Thai BBQ Salmon and Grilled Mahi-Mahi offer a nice departure from the regular menu that boasts dozens of tempting sandwiches, pizzas, salads and pasta and vegetarian dishes. This eclectic, urban café, with its half-circle booths and bright, cheerful colors, presents an out-of-this world dining experience that should make it a fixture on the Oklahoma City restaurant scene for years to come. Oklahoma County Line Barbeque 1226 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City, (405) 478-4955: Lunch and dinner daily. The barbecue is Texas style (an emphasis on beef), but it’s a Prohibitionera Chicago atmosphere at the County Line, housed in a classic, 1930s Art Deco structure that once served as a speakeasy. You won’t spy Al Capone in one of the private dining rooms, but you might catch a glimpse of the local glitterati getting their feed on with heaping portions of beef ribs or smoked prime rib or perhaps just enjoying a quiet drink at the timeless, sweeping curved bar. Old Germany Restaurant 15920 S.E. 29th St. in Choctaw, (405) 390-8647: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Eastern Oklahoma County might be the last place you’d expect to find an authentic Bavarian chalet serving top-shelf German cuisine, but Old Germany has been doing exactly that since 1976. That explains why it’s not uncommon to experience a lengthy wait for a table if you don’t phone ahead for a reservation. The menu goes far beyond sausages and sauerkraut, ranging from veal to pork to beef dishes, many of them paired with delectable sauces. Naturally, the German beer and wine lists are extensive. The restaurant also stages a marvelous Oktoberfest celebration each fall featuring 30,000 square feet of tents and attracting tens of thousands of celebrants. 10 10 POPS . Arcadia . Pg. 11 H103 Student Union, Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, (405) 744-2333: Breakfast daily, lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Thursday through Saturday. Crisp attention to detail marks this recent addition to the Stillwater dining scene. Located in the historic Atherton Hotel on the OSU campus, the Ranchers Club features an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere and a menu highlighted by pork, fowl, seafood and, of course, thick cuts of USDA-certified black angus beef, expertly prepared. Want something out of the ordinary? Sample the Shrimp and Grits, sautéed Gulf shrimp with cheddar grits and braised greens, or the Pork and Beans, thymescented pork tenderloin, pork confit, garlic sausage and cassoulet of white beans. Rock Café 114 W. Main St. in Stroud, (918) 968-3990: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Recently reopened by owner Dawn Welch after being gutted by a fire in May 2008, this appropriately named Route 66 landmark is home of the famed Alligator Burger, a highly regarded reuben sandwich and even a delicious German dish, Jagerschnitzel. As an added attraction, you never know who’s going to come walking through the door – the restaurant has served such celebrities as Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, former “Today” host Bryant Gumbel and “Simpsons” creator Matt Groenig. Welch herself was the inspiration for the Sally Carrera character in the animated 2006 Pixar film “Cars.” Saturn Grill 6432 Avondale Drive in Nichols Hills, (405) 843-7114: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. A Spot for Tea 3812 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Warr Acres, (405) 720-2765: Lunch Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. At 14,000 square feet and five specialty rooms, A Spot for Tea is a family-owned and –operated business that has grown from humble beginnings to a virtual tearoom empire. Husband-and-wife team Eric and Tammie Seibert offer a fine selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps and casseroles, as well as dozens and dozens of teas. A Spot for Tea is well equipped to handle groups of nearly any size and functions of almost any nature. The Earth Café and Deli . Norman . Pg. 12 11 Irma’s Burger Shacks . Oklahoma City The Cellar and the Primrose at Castle Falls Trattoria il Centro Yellow Rose Dinner Theater 820 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 942-6133: Dinner Thursday through Saturday by reservation only, closed Sunday through Wednesday. 500 W. Main St. in Oklahoma City, (405) 601-5858: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 1005 S.W. 4th St. in Moore, (405) 793-7779: Dinner Friday and Saturday. Situated in a European-style castle constructed in the 1940s by World War I veteran Bill Blecha, this establishment features two settings: the Cellar, located on the first level, and the Primrose on the second level. The Cellar features an informal, Old World atmosphere, while the Primrose offers romantic, secluded fine dining limited to those 13 years or older. Both serve outstanding German cuisine ranging from steaks to schnitzel. Be sure to check out the Feature Menu, which changes monthly. One look at the décor and menu illustrates why this restaurant bills itself as “an Italian urban eatery.” Everything about Trattoria il Centro is sophisticated, elegant, authentic – and delicious. The colorful, tiled columns and high ceilings are accented by imaginative murals and luxurious leather seats. And the menu is a collection of Italian delights. The Quatro Stagioni is a pizza served piping hot from a wood-fired oven featuring kalamata olive tomato sauce, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, proscuitto, provolone and mozzarella cheeses with a wild mushroom mix and finished with a sunnyside-up egg. If it’s pasta you desire, sample the Ravioli di Manzo, spinach pasta stuffed with beef and parmesan in a spicy tomato-caper sauce. And if your tastes run to poultry, enjoy the Chicken Crespelle, a dish of spinach, wild mushrooms and pulled chicken in a chickpea crepe with garlic cream and fontina cheese. The Earth Café and Deli 750 Asp Ave. in Norman, (405) 573-5933: Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Monday through Saturday. A fixture in this college community for three decades, The Earth’s organic, veggie and vegan offerings are a favorite of many current University of Oklahoma students, as well as alums. If you think of healthy, nutritious food as being dull or unimaginative, this place will cure you of that misconception. Dig into the Tofu Scramble or Vegan Biscuits and Soysage Gravy for breakfast, or try the Messy Mary or Tempeh Tacos for lunch or dinner. You won’t be disappointed. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill 310 Johnny Bench Drive in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, (405) 231-0254: Lunch and dinner daily. From the oversized artwork and the “redneck loveseats” (lowered pickup tailgates) to the 12,000 square feet and seating for 450 guests, everything about this place is bigger and badder, just like its namesake. The menu reflects the same attitude – nothing fancy here, but lots of down-home favorites, well prepared and served by a friendly and efficient staff. Check out the Big T’s Smoked Prime Rib, served by the ounce, or the “canal catch” catfish, flash fried Mississippi style. For a distinctive Okie treat, don’t miss the Fried Bologna Sandwich, a thick slice of meat served with the eatery’s signature barbecue sauce, Monterrey jack and cheddar cheeses, and lettuce and tomato. While you’re there, be sure and browse the hundreds of pieces of Toby Keith memorabilia on display – everything from guitars to platinum records to clothing. Van’s Pig Stand 717 E. Highland in Shawnee, (405) 273-8704: Lunch and dinner daily. This little piggy knows barbecue. The oldest single family-owned barbecue restaurant in Oklahoma, Van’s has been a Shawnee fixture since the Vandegrift family opened it in 1930. The business moved to its current location five years later, but all along, it has produced juicy, perfectly smoked ribs and sausage. But don’t let the name fool you: the brisket is moist and tender, too, meaning it’s not all about pork. Piping-hot curly fries and tangy baked beans complete the experience. A delicious homemade dinner and an original theater production combine to make the Yellow Rose a unique, family-oriented entertainment option. While you’re enjoying your entrée of smoked brisket or smoked chicken, laugh your way through that evening’s production, all of which are written by resident director Timothy Vanover. Along with traditional comedies, the Yellow Rose also offers productions based on Las Vegas-style revues, including a Rat Pack show and a Motown revival, as well as a country-and-gospel jamboree. You’ll be hard pressed to decide whether you enjoy the food or the entertainment more. Are you a locavore? More and more diners are, you know. If you’re just as concerned about where your food comes from as you are about how it looks and tastes, chances are you’ve become an adherent of a relatively new but booming philosophy that focuses on the consumption of locally grown and produced food. Already, there are several restaurants and groceries throughout the state that cater to locavores, recognizing the benefits that buying local have on the economy, the environment and freshness. Here’s a sampling: The Canebrake Kitchen, 33241 E. 732 nd Road in Wagoner, (918) 485-1807. Elote Café & Catering, 514 S. Boston Ave. in Tulsa, (918) 582-1403. Farrell Family Organic Bread, 8034 S. Yale Ave. in Tulsa, (918) 477-7077. Forward Foods, 123 E. Main St. in Norman, (405) 321-1007. Hibiscus Caribbean Bar & Grill, 3316 S. Peoria Ave. in Tulsa, (918) 749-4700. Irma’s Burger Shacks, 1035 N.W. 63 rd St. in Oklahoma City, (405) 840-4762; and 1120 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City, (405) 235-4762. The Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave. in Tulsa, (918) 794-8013. Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar, 1 Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City, (405) 235-4410. Prairie Thunder Baking Company, 1114 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City, (405) 602-2922. Thyme An American Bistro, 3023 S. Harvard Ave., No. C, in Tulsa, (918) 742-7013. The Wedge Pizzeria, 4709 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City, (405) 602-3477. 12 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 Our restaurants are madly whipping up some excitement ! Stillwater has a restaurant for every taste from Thai to Tex-Mex, burgers to prime filets, barbeque to oyakodon and pizza to souvlaki. Over 5 gabillion restaurants in all, each with its unique take on any given recipe. Food and friends are the order of the day all around Stillwater. Daily lunch/dinner specials â€˘ full bar casual, friendly dining atmosphere â€˘ to go meals! 6509 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, OK 405-722-1808 7220 S. Western Oklahoma City, OK 405-634-2388 801 S. Air Depot Midwest City, OK 405-732-6399 ninosmexicanrestaurants.com Welcome to Edmond, Oklahoma, right in the heart of historic Rt. 66, where world-class sculptures are scattered like jewels throughout the city - dozens of them, lining the streets and tucked into corners, waiting to surprise you with unexpected beauty. A city unmatched in the heartland with ne dining, lod luxurious lodging, championship golf, outdoor adventure, shopping and familyfriendly events & attraction Call for Your Free Visitors Guide .. Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau (405) 341-4344 or toll-free (866) 341-4344 .. www.visitedmondok.com Amish Cheese House 101 S. Chouteau Ave. in Chouteau, (918) 476-4811: Lunch Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. This sparkling, 7,200-square-foot building houses a family-owned restaurant featuring delicious sandwiches made from freshly baked bread, tasty meats and dozens of cheeses from the local Amish community, as well as those in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Not sure what to have? No problem – take advantage of the free samples. But don’t leave without loading up on the other fine products, ranging from homemade noodles and fudge to cider and cheese balls. Better yet, take home a gift set for a friend or loved one. Canebrake Kitchen and Resort . Wagoner The Artichoke 35896 S. State Highway 82 in Langley, (918) 782-9855: Dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Offering fine dining only minutes from the shores of Grand Lake, The Artichoke serves outstanding steaks, chicken and seafood in the cozy confines of a farmhouse that is more than a century old. The result is a relaxing, country atmosphere that nevertheless achieves a level of elegance. Try the steak soup, the Syrian Salad a Whole Fried Potato, or enjoy the shrimp, prepared three ways. The house artichoke and spinach dip, served with pita points, comes highly recommended, as does the fresh asparagus, grown on the premises in the restaurant’s garden. Northeastern Oklahoma ... Green Country Tumbling rivers, tallgrass prairie, and rolling green hills dotted with expansive lakes are the hallmarks of this lush region, rich in culture and verdant grandeur. Between the metropolitan flavor of Tulsa and the tasty slices of Americana served all along Route 66, Green Country is where you’ll find culinary treasures, charming communities and exhilarating adventure you’ll never forget. Blue Dome Diner 311 E. 2nd St. in Tulsa, (918) 382-7866: Breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. Nestled in the hippest section of downtown Tulsa, the Blue Dome Diner serves all the traditional diner favorites, albeit with a sophisticated flair. For example, the seared veggie sandwich with lemon caper aioli sauce pairs nicely with the fried potatoes. And no Blue Dome Diner breakfast is complete without the pancakes, fluffy and hot off the griddle. The décor – brick walls, exposed ductwork, a concrete floor and, of course, vinyl booths – give it an airy, urban feel unmatched anywhere else in Tulsa. Canebrake Kitchen and Resort 33241 E. 732nd Road in Wagoner, (918) 485-5791: Dinner Wednesday through Saturday, brunch Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Local, organic and delicious are the key words for the ingredients at this culinary gem, part of a secluded Green Country resort of the same name. The menu changes seasonally, but the standards are always lofty. Start your meal with the Smoked Seafood Spread – pecan smoked and served with tomatoes, gherkins, capers, red onions and table crackers – before settling in for an entree of Roast Duck, Pacific Black Cod or Chopped Elk Steak. Chalkboard Restaurant 1324 S. Main St. in Tulsa, (918) 582-1964: Breakfast daily, brunch Saturday and Sunday, lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly. A quiet, classy European-style bistro nestled in the historic Hotel Ambassador, the Chalkboard is the perfect spot for an intimate, gourmet meal any time of the day. Its continental menu is highlighted by such dishes as the Original Beef Wellington – a filet mignon with foie gras pate and mushrooms wrapped in puffed pastry and baked until golden brown, finished with Marchands de Vin – and the Pan Seared Veal Sweetbreads, served with pomme gratin, sauted asparagus and aragula salad. Try the Fresh Blue Crab Cakes for starters. Clanton’s Café . Vinita . Pg. 18 16 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 17 Cookson Smokehouse . Cookson Cookson Smokehouse 32087 State Highway 82 in Cookson, (918) 457-4134: Lunch and dinner Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday, closed Wednesday. Featuring delicious, all-American fare in a rustic surrounding, the Cookson Smokehouse has been a favorite of Lake Tenkiller visitors and residents for 20 years. Choose from a variety of thick, hearty steaks, tasty burgers, hickory-smoked barbecue and fresh catfish or even such down-home favorites as Frito chili pie and macaroni and cheese. There’s enough variety on this menu to please anyone in the family. For dessert, don’t forget the famous apple dumplings. Click’s Steakhouse . Pawnee Freddie’s Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse 1425 New Sapulpa Road in Sapulpa, (918) 224-4301: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Freddie’s features the tender, mouth-watering ribs, brisket and steaks you would expect and the tangy, one-of-a-kind tabouli salad and hummus and cabbage rolls that might take you by surprise. It all started more than three decades ago in the back room of a Drumright grocery store, and the tradition continues today in the form of a full-service restaurant, catering center and Gourmet Touch line of specialty products. Hammett House Restaurant Chuck Wagon Restaurant Click’s Steakhouse 27544 S. 4380 Road in Vinita, (918) 256-3180: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 409 Harrison St. in Pawnee, (918) 762-2231: Lunch Tuesday through Sunday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Monday. The centerpiece of a replica Old West town that also features a jail, bank, general store and chapel, the Chuck Wagon is popular with tourists and locals alike. The menu is filled with cowboy favorites, including an outstanding chicken-fried steak. If you’re looking for an unusual but old-fashioned dining experience the whole family can enjoy, the Chuck Wagon can’t be beat. Clanton’s Café 319 E. Illinois in Vinita, (918) 256-9053: Breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch daily, dinner Monday through Friday. The oldest continuously family-owned restaurant on Route 66 in Oklahoma, Clanton’s has been around since 1927, and hungry travelers have been finding their way there ever since. Start your meal with the calf fries, served with horseradish sauce, then move to the main attraction: the famous chicken-fried steak, immortalized in Gourmet magazine. The chicken and dressing is another favorite, along with the home-style pot roast, the 16-ounce T-bone and the made-from-scratch pies. 18 Founded in 1962 by the colorful Clifton “Click” Nelson – the original bar and grill was known as Click’s Alamo Club, and customers were admitted only after being checked through a see-through mirror – the restaurant now is run by Roger Smith, who has expanded the menu a little, though the eatery still concentrates on serving great steaks at affordable prices. You can also choose from sandwiches, burgers, chicken or seafood, but most diners head here for the hearty cuts of beef grilled to perfection or the towering, fluffy meringue pies. 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, (918) 341-7333: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. The Hammett House has been a success for four decades by keeping things simple. Its unmatched Southern hospitality and heaping platters of well-prepared food, along with a menu with a wide array of choices and daily specials, make it a must-visit on any trip to Claremore. The “pamper fried” chicken and pork chops are this eatery’s calling card, but don’t leave without sampling one of the equally renowned pies, ranging from Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter to Sour Cream Blueberry. Dena’s Ethnic Cuisine 2615 E. 11th St. in Tulsa (918) 599-9623: Lunch and dinner daily. Known for years as Halim and Mimi’s, this Lebanese eatery is now operated by Galib and Randa Naaman but remains a lunchtime favorite, particularly for the nearby University of Tulsa crowd. And it’s no wonder. The traditional Mediterranean fare – falafels, gyro, hummus, etc. – is healthy, delicious and well prepared, and best of all, this is one of the most affordable dining options in town. www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 “Pawnee is a picturesque town with a lot of great things to do, and one of them is to stuff yourself at Click’s Steakhouse. These are truly some of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. I generally get the rib eye, but I’ve tried other cuts as well as the salmon and the pork chops and everything is tender and perfectly seasoned. Plan on fun servers, a great salad bar, and be sure to leave room for pie!” Jenifer Reynolds, Co-Host DOK 19 Blue Dome Diner . Tulsa . Pg. 17 Ike’s Chili House 5941 E. Admiral Place in Tulsa, (918) 838-9410: Lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Monday through Friday, closed Sunday. There’s been an Ike’s Chili House in Tulsa since 1898, and not much about this Tulsa institution has changed in that time. This particular location has been open for 40 years in an unassuming storefront where the sign reads, “A chili for all seasons,” and Ike’s still dishes up the best chili in the city, spicy and hearty, with or without beans. Try the Three Way – served with spaghetti and beans, it’s the restaurant’s most popular dish – or the Frito Pie or Coney Dog. Jamil’s Steakhouse 2833 E. 51st St. in Tulsa, (918) 742-9097: Dinner nightly. A Tulsa institution, Jamil’s has been in business for more than six decades, though it was forced to move to a new location on 51st Street in 2008 because of a freeway expansion. The look may be different, but the restaurant still serves its complementary Lebanese appetizers with every entrée, and the walls are still dotted with photos of the many celebrities like Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali who have dropped in over the years. The thick, juicy cuts of meat are accented by perhaps the best tabouli in town. Molly’s Landing 3700 State Highway 66 in Catoosa, (918) 266-7853: Dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. It’s not just the setting – a rustic log cabin on historic Route 66 situated on the banks of the Verdigris River – that makes Molly’s special. A full assortment of steaks, game and seafood awaits diners here, along with Hawaiian pit-style chicken or pork. Pair your entrée with a selection from the impressive wine list or enjoy sipping an after-dinner liquer while you engage in a game of chess on Molly’s life-size board. Ollie’s Station Restaurant 4070 Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa, (918) 446-0524: Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Monday through Saturday. Steeped in local history, Ollie’s is located at the famed Red Fork Corner, where the oil and railroad industries merged with Route 66. Fittingly, the food doesn’t stray far from traditional, down-home favorites, but that doesn’t make it any less satisfying – and the prices are easy on your wallet. Sample the Liver and Onions, the house specialty, or see if you are up to downing The Westside’s Pride – a 13-ounce sirloin that will challenge even the healthiest appetite. The Pink House 210 W. 4th St. in Claremore, (918) 342-2544: Lunch Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. For almost three decades, the Claremore lunchtime crowd has flocked to this Victorian homestead – now more than a century old – to enjoy the hearty and satisfying fare. The sandwiches are served on thick slabs of homemade bread, and the salads are always crisp and fresh. But if it’s a hot lunch you’ve got an eye for, sample one of the specialty casseroles or quiches. And don’t forget to try a slice of the coconut cream pie for dessert. Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili 18 locations across Oklahoma: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. The sausage cheeseburger – a third-pound burger made half with ground beef and half with Owens pork sausage – is tasty enough, but when you top it with roasted green chiles and American cheese, you’ve got a culinary combination that tantalizes the tastebuds like never before. Order it with a side of Spanish okra – prepared with onions and jalapenos – and you begin to understand why Ron’s has been a Tulsa tradition for more than three decades. Russ’ Ribs 223 S. Main St. in Bristow, (918) 367-5656: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Located in a distinctive building on historic Route 66, it’s no wonder that Russ’ Ribs has attracted an international clientele, as evidenced by the many world travelers who have scrawled a message on one of its walls. And what’s not to like? Owner James Russell uses his own secret dry rub to bring out the true flavor of his smoked meats, including his one-of-a-kind Tri-Tip, an especially lean cut that nevertheless is rendered tender and juicy after a few hours in his smoker. Delicious homemade pecan pie completes the experience. Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace 419 N. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah, (918) 456-1411: Lunch and dinner daily. This is truly a place where the best pizza comes home to roost. Chicken isn’t on the menu; the name is derived from the décor, which features all things fowl. The menu focuses on hand-tossed pies, including the Rock Island Red, a local favorite featuring red sauce, ham, mushrooms, sweet onions, mozzarella, pineapple and honey; and the Pie Without a Face, a veggie feast of red and green bell peppers, red onions, black olives, mushrooms and pineapples. You can also create your own masterpiece. Tasty subs and fresh salads round out the menu. Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger 915 N. Main St. in Miami, (918) 542-1696: Lunch and dinner daily. Everybody goes nuts for the hamburgers at this Route 66 landmark, famous for its giant yellow fiberglass cuckoo bird emerging from the front wall and a huge, green-and-yellow neon sign. While you’re soaking up the unique atmosphere, treat yourself to a fantastic, cooked-to-order burger with a side of piping-hot, crispy fries. One of the best burger joints, and burger experiences, anywhere on the Mother Road. Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace . Tahlequah 20 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 21 Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace . Tahlequah . Pg. 21 Weber’s Superior Root Beer Drive-In 3817 S. Peoria in Tulsa, (918) 742-1082: Lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, lunch on Saturday, closed Sunday. Founded in 1933, Weber’s isn’t just the oldest business in the entire Brookside district, it’s a veritable Tulsa institution. Generations of local residents have grown up on the famed hamburgers – cooked on the very same 3-foot-by-4-foot iron grill where founder Oscar Weber Bilby is said to have grilled the world’s first real hamburgers on July 4, 1891 – and thirst-quenching root beer, the product of 14 secret, all-natural ingredients and served in a frosted mug. White River Fish Market & Restaurant 1708 N. Sheridan Road in Tulsa, (918) 835-1910: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. An unassuming storefront operation tucked in an industrial district near Tulsa International Airport, White River comes as a wonderful surprise to the uninitiated. Among those who have raved about its offerings over the years are Gourmet magazine, National Public Radio and Bon Appetit magazine. The seafood is always fresh, flown in daily from across North and South America, and the selection is unmatched. Order it any way you want it – broiled, grilled, fried or smoked – and pick your own cut from the display case in front. Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que A restaurant’s name may not be the single most important element in its success, but it certainly helps create that crucial first impression with diners. Here is a list of six Oklahoma eateries that have opted for unusual monikers. Granny Had One, 113 W. Harrison in Guthrie, (405) 282-4482. The Haunted House Restaurant, 7101 Miramar Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 478-1417. Kumback Café, 625 Delaware St. in Perry, (580) 336-4646. Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace, 419 N. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah, (918) 456-1411. Van’s Pig Stand, 717 E. Highland in Shawnee, (405) 273-8704. Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger, 915 N. Main St. in Miami, (918) 542-1696. 22 22 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40 on U.S. 59 in Sallisaw, (918) 775-9960: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. Try this place once, and wild horses couldn’t drag you away. Barbecue at this Sallisaw institution is a family tradition, so it’s no wonder they treat you just like family when you walk through the door. The Holman family serves up wondrous pork ribs and tangy barbecued beans, all in the shadow of the local landmark known as Wildhorse Mountain. Eischen’s Bar . Okarche Eischen’s Bar 108 S. 2nd St. in Okarche, (405) 263-9939: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Eischen’s is the first and last word in fried chicken in Oklahoma, in addition to being the oldest bar in the state. The signature dish, a whole fried chicken, emerges sizzling hot from the kitchen fryer on butcher paper, served with white bread, pickles and onion slices. Try it with a side of fried okra, chased down with a pitcher of ice-cold beer. But be warned: show up early for dinner on the weekends, or be prepared for an hourslong wait for a table. Folks drive from all over the state to make a night of it at Eischen’s. Northwestern Oklahoma ... Red Carpet Country Trek into outback adventure in Red Carpet Country where you’ll find a land filled with majestic mesas, panoramic sunsets and expansive high-plains horizons. With its rugged beauty and wealth of authentic Western destinations, Northwestern Oklahoma is a haven for hungry adventurers of all stripes. Packed with the best food and friendliest people around – the Oklahoma experience doesn’t get more authentic than the Red Carpet region. Enrique’s Restaurant Marla’s Restaurant 2213 N. Waverly St., Suite 3, in Ponca City, (580) 762-5507: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 205 E. U.S. 54 in Guymon, (580) 338-1820: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Enrique’s is not just “the hottest jalapeno on the runway,” as it bills itself because of its location adjacent to Ponca City Municipal Airport, it’s a family-owned operation that takes great pride in satisfying every customer who walks through the door. While you’re watching the small aircraft take off and land next door, munch your way through an order of chips and queso before you move on to the main event – the sizzling fajitas or the unique seafood platter. A combination country diner and Mexican restaurant, Marla’s appeals to two of the most popular food types among Oklahomans – and those styles even mix periodically. For traditional diner fare, try the chickenfried steak, pork chops, catfish or burgers. There’s even a rib-eye steak for those hankering for something more substantial. Also on the menu are such Mexican favorites as fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas and burritos. But Marla’s is famous for its Green Chile Chicken Fry – a chicken-fried steak covered in green chile and baked. There’s also the Mexican Chicken Breast – a tender, juicy breast of chicken covered in sautéed onions, tomatoes and cheese. Panevino Wine & Tapas Bar 124 W. Randolph in Enid, (580) 237-8488: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Imagine kicking back in a huge, overstuffed chair with a glass of wine from a selection of more than 100 bottles as the prelude to a sophisticated, romantic dinner. Panevino – which means “bread and wine” in Italian – features the best of Italian and Spanish cuisine, with an emphasis on steaks, seafood and pasta. If you’re in the mood for something lighter or more adventurous, there’s surely something on the lengthy tapas menu to whet your appetite. Enrique’s Restaurant . Ponca City Panevino Wine & Tapas Bar . Enid 24 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 25 Rock Café . Stroud . Pg. 11 Tower Café and Cinnamon Roll Bakery U.S. 81 in Okarche (405) 263-7911: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. The bakery’s homemade buttermilk biscuits, dinner rolls and, of course, cinnamon rolls are the reasons people drive for hours to enjoy a soulsatisfying meal at this small-town gem. The Tower’s hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners all hit the spot, but no meal here is complete without the cinnamon rolls, which come in large and small sizes. Don’t forget to take home a case lot from the bakery. Tom’s Drug Store . Kingfisher Vina Rae’s Grill and Graze 1026 Northern St. in Avard (580) 435-2451: Lunch Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. The first-class fried chicken isn’t the only reason to stop for lunch here. This small-town diner is located in a former gymnasium, but what really makes it unique is that it is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman who died under mysterious circumstances more than 50 years ago. That makes Vina Rae’s a destination for the hungry and the adventurous alike. Wagg’s Bar-B-Q 1224 7th St. in Woodward (580) 256-6721: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Rusty Barrel Supper Club Tom’s Drug Store 2005 N. 14th St. in Ponca City, (580) 765-6689: Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. 119 W. Admire Ave. in Kingfisher, (405) 375-3202: Breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. The Rusty Barrel doesn’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, the focus here is on first-class, aged beef, grilled to perfection, along with chicken, seafood pork chops and prime rib. Every dinner comes with a huge, fluffy baked potato and a trip to the most extensive salad bar in town. If you find yourself waiting for a table on the weekend, when the restaurant is very busy, slip into the lounge and try the Rusty Barrel Surprise, a house specialty that is a refreshing blend of ice cream and liquers, or the Peach Bellini, if you thirst for something fruitier. Tom’s is an important part of the Kingfisher landscape. Manager Stephanie Flynn jokes that it’s been around “since they invented dirt,” or at least since the early 1970s. In that time, it’s fed generations of locals at its old-fashioned soda counter, where Kingfisher residents slide on to a bar stool and wolf down sandwiches, hot or cold wraps and salads, along with some tantalizing ice cream. But the signature item here is the Orange-Ade, a once-popular drink now all but forgotten everywhere but at this small-town gem. Smok-Shak Bar-B-Que Restaurant U.S. 64 in Ingersoll (580) 596-3584: Lunch and dinner daily. This quaint little eatery covers all the barbecue bases – smoked ribs, brisket and chicken, and barbecued beef and pulled pork sandwiches – but it distinguishes itself with its famous homemade buns and its hush puppies. In fact, everything on the menu here has that homecooked flavor. It’s located in the ghost town of Ingersoll, but there’s nothing spooky about a meal at the Smok-Shak. 26 “The famous Orange-Ade at Tom’s Drug is a zippy beverage suspected of being the actual Fountain of Youth! I swear by them. I’ve been slurping them at every opportunity, and folks tell me I look much younger than my 72 years!” Shel Wagner, Executive Producer DOK www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 “Eclectic” and “barbecue” are two words that don’t normally go hand in hand, but they do at Wagg’s. The décor is quirky and interesting, and it gives you plenty to look at while you’re putting away some of the finest ribs and brisket in the state – along with catfish, shrimp and more – in a building that served as an auto assembly plant in the early 20th Century. Whistle Stop Café 321 S. Main St. in Shattuck, (580) 938-2599: Breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, closed Saturday and Monday. There’s nothing fancy about the Whistle Stop, it’s just delicious, homemade mom-and-pop-type foods, as owner Pokie Trendle says. There’s something here for everybody – meat loaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy, salads and burgers. There’s even a local favorite, a Russian-German dish called Bierox – hamburger, cabbage, onions and a variety of seasonings, loaded into a house bread and baked. Don’t forget to have some homemade cobbler for dessert. Many restaurants distinguish themselves from the crowd not just by their food, service and atmosphere, but by their appearance. Here are five Oklahoma dining establishments with a different sort of curb appeal. See to believe. The Cellar and the Primrose at Castle Falls, 820 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 942-6133: This 1940s-era Europeanstyle castle makes each diner feel a little bit like royalty. Enrique’s Restaurant, 2213 N. Waverly St., Suite 3, in Ponca City, (580) 762-5507: Their location adjacent to Ponca City Municipal Airport makes it easy to serve clientele from far and wide. POPS, 660 W. State Highway 66 in Arcadia, (405) 928-7677: This place gives new meaning to the phrase “pop art” with its 66-foot sculpture of a soda bottle and straw out front. The Rock Café, 114 W. Main St. in Stroud, (918) 968-3990: Not even a 2008 fire could knock this Route 66 landmark permanently out of commission. The Tower Café and Cinnamon Roll Bakery, U.S. 81 in Okarche, (405) 263-7911: Look for the giant oil rig! 27 27 Blue Dome Diner . Tulsa . Pg. 17 Tulsa Brookside From the breakfast favorite Brookside by day to the memorable Garlic rose, Brookside offers blocks to stroll, dine, window shop, and indulge in true Tulsa ambiance. BlUe doMe disTricT/Brady arTs disTricT Just follow the Blue dome to find the perfect mix of art, food and quirkiness set against the backdrop of Tulsa’s beautiful skyline. UTica sqUare a dream come true – upscale shopping and dining in this legendary haven. riverwalk crossinG, Jenks your table is waiting at one of the many restaurants along the banks of the arkansas river. cherry sTreeT a Tulsa classic, you’ll find earthy coffee shops, a colorful Farmer’s Market and more than 20 restaurants to sample in this charming neighborhood. MeMorial avenUe you’ll need a car to explore several favorites in this popular area. oklahoma’s urban areas serve up several districts devoted to sending you into gastronomic nirvana. within a few steps, you’ll find sushi next to legendary burgers and tapas around the corner from blue plate specials. here’s a list of dining districts to start your taste buds on a culinary pilgrimage found only in oklahoma. Oklahoma City wesTern avenUe a favorite for locals, you’ll find block after block of diverse restaurants and clubs. downTown From mouthwatering steaks to Brazilian fare, trendy and urban eateries are nestled throughout oklahoma city’s downtown area. asian disTricT variety is the spice of life along this stretch of classen avenue with mouthwatering noodle bowls, buffets and vietnamese specialties. BrickTown anchored by legendary Sushi Neko . Oklahoma City stops such as Mickey Mantle steakhouse and Toby keith’s i love This Bar and Grill, this historic warehouse area turned entertainment district is full of dining delights. lake heFner enjoy a meal while watching the sunset from a host of fine lakeside establishments. MeMorial avenUe Familiar popular favorites and a few local delights line this stretch of highway. Paseo arTs disTricT delicious and eclectic sum up the dining opportunities in this art enclave. 29 Ballard’s Drive-In 100 Ballard Road in Pauls Valley, (405) 238-6456: Lunch and dinner daily. Ballard’s Drive-In . Pauls Valley For nearly 60 years, this family-owned and operated eatery has been a familiar and welcome landmark to anyone who regularly makes the drive between Oklahoma City and Dallas. Ballard’s boasts a king-size belt-buster burger, fresh-squeezed cherry limeades, crisp salads and Mexican favorites, and all its dinner baskets come with french fries and cole slaw. The motto here is “Good food, fast,” and Ballard’s has been living up to that creed since 1951. Southcentral Oklahoma ... Arbuckle Country A land of flowing water, Arbuckle Country is best known for its relaxing waterside retreats and distinctive shopping districts, but the region also boasts culinary attractions ranging from family-style Italian to one-of-a-kind barbeque to classic diner cuisine. Dive into Southcentral Oklahoma, where the wide blue waters stretch out for miles and the food alone is worth the drive. Blue Moon Café Fulton’s Original Fried Pies 1104 N. Hills Center in Ada, (580) 332-4477: Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Exit 51 off Interstate 35 in Davis, (580) 369-7830: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Think you’ve tasted it all when it comes to diner food? Think again. This small-town gem offers such delights as Broccoli Cheese Poppers and the Blue Moon Fries, an order of french fries smothered in mozzarella, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, and crispy, crumbled bacon. This restaurant’s slogan is “Classic food at a classic café,” and the Blue Moon never misses the mark. The décor features red vinyl booths surrounded by vintage Coca-Cola signs and is perfectly suited for a lineup of all-American favorites like steaks, burgers, meat loaf and chicken-fried steak. Be sure and ask about the daily specials, and there’s even an extensive list of fresh, light and healthy options. From a humble little ex-convenience store, owner Nancy Fulton has built her own pastry empire, giving tourists an excellent reason besides nearby Turner Falls to get off the interstate and spend a little time in the scenic Arbuckle Mountains. Working from a time-honored family recipe, Fulton fills her light, flaky pastries with all manner of goodies ranging from chocolate, blackberry and peach to apple coconut and apricot, each of which is also available in a sugar-free variety. There’s even a bacon-egg-and-cheese fried pie for breakfast! Budro’s Rib Joint 1606 Mclish St. in Ardmore, (580) 223-2272: Lunch and dinner daily. This is that most unique of barbecue restaurants – an eatery where the side dishes and the atmosphere are just as good as the tender, juicy, falling-off-thebone ribs. Instead of being an afterthought, the potato salad and cole slaw here draw rave reviews from diners near and far, while the bar is widely considered an excellent place to knock back a cold one. Owner Buddy Simon runs a friendly, lively place that dishes up tasty food and fun in equal proportion. Blue Moon Café . Ada Budro’s Rib Joint . Ardmore www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 31 Bedré Chocolate Factory . Pauls Valley George’s Drive-In 1301 N. First Ave. in Durant, (580) 924-4198: Lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Monday through Friday, closed Sunday. Generations of Durant residents have grown up on the chili cheeseburgers at George’s, where a lot of owners have come and gone over the years, but, thankfully, the menu has remained the same. There’s no big mystery about why George’s has been a fixture in Durant since 1947: the food is hot and tasty, the service is speedy and friendly, and the prices can’t be beat. Roma Italian Restaurant 121 W. Main St. in Durant, (580) 931-9961 or (580) 931-9978: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. This Texomaland favorite underwent a major renovation in 2006 and emerged bigger and better than ever. The menu offers every Italian favorite you could ever hope to encounter, and then some. Try the Roma Special – chicken and sausage sautéed with roasted red bell peppers, ham and black olives in a white wine cream sauce with a touch of marinara sauce, served over pasta – or the Lobster Ravioli, four jumbo ravioli pasta stuffed with lobster tail and sautéed with fresh tomatoes, in lobster base, white wine cream sauce with a touch of marina sauce. The prices are exceptional. Scotty’s One Stop Café & RV Park 4501 S. Bullard Chapel Rd. in Tishomingo, (580) 371-9288: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. From cheese to chocolate, you can tour Oklahoma factories where some of the tastiest treats are created. We’ve gathered a small sampling of food factory tours, but you can always find more at TravelOK.com. Before you hit the road, it’s best to call ahead for tour hours and in case a reservation is needed. Any excursion on the Blue River, perhaps the most gorgeous and pristine waterway in the state, should begin or end with a visit to Scotty’s for a hot, home-cooked meal and provisions. The fishermen who frequent the Blue River know that better than anybody, and during trout season they flock to Scotty’s for a burger, hot deli sandwich, corn dog or hearty, home-cooked breakfast. Scotty’s is also a convenience store where Blue River adventurers can stock up on ice, drinks, snacks, bug spray and sun block, but it does feature seating for about 20 people at the café. Bama Pies, Tulsa (800) 756-2262 www.bama.com Bedré Chocolate Factory, Pauls Valley (800) 367-5390 www.bedrechocolates.com Braum’s Family Farm (405) 478-1656 www.braums.com Christian Cheese Factory, Kingfisher (888) 437-0018 www.christiancheese.com 32 32 “To me, there is no better culinary combo than the marriage of seafood and pasta. So, it’s probably a good thing I don’t live in Durant, or I’d be at Roma every day for a serving of Lobster Ravioli!” Claire Fretwell, Production Assistant DOK Abendigo’s Grill 259 N. Stephens Gap Road in Broken Bow, (580) 494-7222: Dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. What a combination: a terrific, elegant restaurant in a gorgeous, remote location just a stone’s throw from Beavers Bend State Park. Great-tasting, tender steaks and chicken, savory appetizers, a relaxing atmosphere and consistently excellent service are the hallmarks of this establishment, made even better by the recent addition of an outdoor patio that features live music from spring through fall. Abendigo’s offers not just one of the best all-around dining experiences in the region, but in the entire state. Abendigo’s Grill . Broken Bow Southeast Oklahoma ... Kiamichi Country Set course for Southeastern Oklahoma and discover miles of tree-covered trails, where pristine waters flow, the air is fresh, and dining is an unspoiled pleasure. Nature abounds in Kiamichi Country and after a day of fishing, hiking or eco-exploring, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, there are many unforgettable restaurants that make worthy destinations on their own. Happy Days Hotel & Angel’s Diner Oklahoma’s Little Italy 1400 S. George Nigh Expressway in McAlester, (918) 429-0910: Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Monday through Saturday. Lovera’s Family Grocery, 95 N.W. 6th St. in Krebs, (918) 423-2842: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday; You’ll feel like you’ve entered a time warp when you step inside this unique diner that channels the 1950s. Dazzlingly clean and featuring impeccable service, Angel’s Diner dishes up burgers, fries and shakes to time travelers seated in aqua and black booths while records spin nonstop on the Wurlitzer jukebox. No visit to this eatery is complete without enjoying a stay at the companion hotel, where guests are likely to share a room with Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean or Lucy. Roseanna’s Italian Food, 205 E. Washington in Krebs, (918) 423-2055: Lunch Tuesday through Sunday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Monday; Pete’s Place, 120 S.W. 8th St. in Krebs, (918) 423-2042: Dinner daily, plus lunch Sunday; Isle of Capri, 150 S.W. 7th St. in Krebs, (918) 423-3062: Lunch Monday through Thursday, dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday; GiaComo’s Italian Cuisine, 19th & Comanche/Hwy 69 Bypass South in McAlester, (918) 423-2662: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Angel’s Diner . McAlester 34 Settled by immigrants who came there to work the coal mines, the Krebs area comes by its Italian personality honestly. Naturally, delicious food is a big part of that. These four eateries – each with its own, distinctive atmosphere – dish up some of the best and most authentic pasta and sausage dishes in the region and have been family-owned and operated for generations. Each eatery offers its own signature attraction – at Pete’s, it’s the Choc beer, at Isle of Capri, it’s the Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie. Roseanna’s boasts a wonderful Steak & Pepper Dinner, and Lovera’s has an incomparable Famous Homemade Italian Summer Sausage. A few short miles from Krebs is GiaComo’s Italian Cuisine in McAlester which serves up Italian classics plus lamb fries, chicken Florentine and seafood Alfredo. www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 35 James E. McNellie’s Public House . Tulsa Look for the new sign of value in Oklahoma. Southern Belle Restaurant 821 Old U.S. 59 North in Heavener, (918) 653-4458: Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Blue Dome District, Tulsa Owner Debra Crabtree calls the fare she serves at the restaurant she runs with her son “typical American southern cooking,” and the menu certainly reflects that description. Here, you’ll find tasty steaks, burgers, fish, sandwiches and pork chops, all prepared in a downhome fashion. The house specialty is the Southern Belle Chicken – a boneless chicken breast marinaded in a secret house dressing, then dipped in batter and fried, served with a special dipping sauce. It comes with a potato, bread and trip to the salad bar. For dessert, try a slice of homemade pie. Uhles-Halley Drug Co. & Fudge Station 208 N. High in Antlers, (580) 298-3338: Breakfast and lunch daily. This 1950s style lunch counter combines with a soda fountain and a sweets shop to present a culinary triple threat. Lunch offerings range from BLTs, chicken sandwiches, salads and burgers to hot-plate offerings like enchiladas. Wash all that down with a refreshing and creamy malt or float from the fountain. But no visit here is complete without a take-home treat. The homemade fudge comes in a variety of flavors, including tiger butter, chocolate explosion, Snickers, even jalapeno. Oklahomans love live music almost as much as they love good food. Luckily, both are served up at these restaurants which double as live music venues. Whether you’re looking for jazz, blues or Oklahoma’s own red dirt rock, these stages boast stories of musical legends while paving the way for tomorrow’s upand-comers. 300 Dewey in Poteau, (918) 649-3400: Lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. A renowned steakhouse tucked away in the heart of Poteau, Warehouse Willy’s offers the best cuisine from cattle country with a bit of Cajun influence, as well. As the winner of the 2000 Golden Fork Award for the best steaks in the United States, Willy’s cuts can’t be beat, but try yours with a cup of the gumbo, too. Don’t miss the potato wedges, the stuffed mushrooms or a local specialty known as mudbugs, better known as fried crawfish. Bricktown Brewery, Oklahoma City BruHouse Bar & Grill, Tulsa James E. McNellie’s Public House, Tulsa Othello’s Italian Restaurant, Norman The Old Plantation Restaurant & Medicine Park Music Hall, Medicine Park Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, Oklahoma City Two Frogs Grill, Ardmore 36 VZDs, Oklahoma City Just be sure to request Promo Code LRO** when you book. Then relax and enjoy the Best Value Under The Oklahoma Sun. 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There’s the always friendly and enthusiastic staff, but the food is the real deal!” “Everything on the menu is outstanding but you must try the gnocchi and the lasagna! They are simply delicious!” Dino Lalli, Producer DOK DAY1920_okTG7x4.indd 1 6/1/09 12:06:04 PM Backdoor Steak House 400 Zinn St. in Blair, (580) 563-2000: Dinner daily, plus lunch on Sunday. Take your pick of the prime rib, steaks, shrimp or catfish – each is fantastic, as is the friendly service. Even if you don’t live close by, it’s worth the drive to this tiny southwest Oklahoma community just to enjoy a meal here, where you can start your experience by grabbing a handful of complimentary peanuts, then tossing the shells on the floor when you’re done. Even the sides – dinner rolls, baked potatoes and dinner salads – routinely draw raves from diners here. Giuseppe’s Italian Dining Southwest Oklahoma ... Great Plains Country Make way for the mountains – ancient granite mountains that rise high out of the wild plains of Southwestern Oklahoma. A rugged, romantic land that tells tales of Indian legends and hidden outlaw treasures, also offers some of Oklahoma’s most vibrant sunsets. Whether it’s at a winery, steakhouse or roadside café, you’ll want to take your time exploring the culinary pleasures of Great Plains Country. 203 W. Main St. in Marlow, (580) 658-2148: Lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday, closed Sunday through Wednesday. Marlow might be the last place you’d expect to find an authentic Big Apple-style Italian eatery, but founder and native New Yorker Brian “Giuseppe” DiCintio has created just such an establishment in the former State National Bank, circa 1911. The result is a sophisticated, accomplished Italian restaurant with small-town charm. The menu is extensive and loaded with all your Italian favorites, including antipastas, seafood, hand-tossed pizzas and even some unusual twists, like the “Oklahoma Veal” Parmigiana, featuring tenderized, boneless pork tenderloin, or the Straw & Hay, a mixture of traditional and Spanish fettucine, along with ham, mushrooms and peas, all tossed in a rich Alfredo sauce. Giuseppe’s Italian Dining . Marlow Hamburger Inn 126 S. Pennsylania Ave. in Mangum, (580) 782-5254: Breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday. Squeezing in at the nine-stool counter and wolfing down an onion burger have been a Mangum tradition since the late 1920s when the Hamburger Inn opened. Since then, 38 generations of locals have grown up on these burgers, now fortified with salsa from a top-secret recipe. In recent years, the establishment has grown from a small, concrete shack to three buildings, and the menu now features steaks, catfish, shrimp and prime rib on weekend nights. ID Café 109 W. Floral Ave. in Frederick, (580) 335-3180: Breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. A haven for ranchers and cowboys, the ID Café serves huge breakfasts and country cooking for lunch, all in a cozy, 20-seat dining room. Owner Ilene Eoff says she only uses fresh ground beef, never frozen, for her tasty burgers and chicken-fried steaks, while the pork chops are also a big draw. She also offers daily breakfast specials like ham and eggs and bacon and eggs that come with hash browns and your choice of biscuits and gravy, toast or pancakes. Jigg’s Smokehouse . Clinton Jigg’s Smokehouse 22203 N. Frontage Road in Clinton, (580) 323-5641: Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, lunch Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. For smoked meat lovers, it doesn’t come any better than Jigg’s. Founded in the early 1970s, this restaurant serves towering sandwiches stuffed with some delicious combinations. Try the Kitchen Sink, a combination of beef summer sausage, smoked ham and pork link sausage, along with mayo, cheddar cheese, tomato relish and the house barbecue sauce. Not enough for you? How about the Wooly Burger, a mammoth concoction featuring a staggering 31 ounces of hickory-smoked ham and seven slices of beef summer sausage, finished with mayo chow chow relish, cheddar cheese and the house barbecue sauce. www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 39 Salas Mexican Restaurant 11 S.W. Lee Blvd. in Lawton, (580) 357-1600: Lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. The Salas family has been serving tacos and enchiladas to hungry Lawton residents for more than 50 years, the last 39 at this existing restaurant, which has become a local landmark with its unique, glassed-in kitchen. A lot of things have changed over those five decades, but not the quality of the food. The Barbacoa – tender, braised top sirloin served with corn tortillas and charro beans – is a local favorite, along with the Red, White and Green Enchiladas for those who can’t decide which sauce is best. Afterward, dig into the Chocolate Dream Xtreme, a slab of layered, rich chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberry sauce. Lucille’s Roadhouse . Weatherford Wayne’s Drive Inn 7 S.W. Sheridan Road in Lawton, (580) 353-7444: 6810 N.W. Cache Road in Lawton, (580) 536-9000: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. John Jernigan John Jernigan Lucille’s Roadhouse 1501 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, (580) 772-8808: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Founded by Route 66 enthusiast Rick Koch, Lucille’s is a recent and worthy addition to America’s most storied roadway. A replica of a 1950s diner – complete with polished chrome, glass bricks and colored lighting – greets diners during the day, while a relaxing lounge and upscale steakhouse are available in the evening, where diners can dive into affordable prices and delicious steak, seafood and pasta dishes. Meers Store and Restaurant State Highway 115 in Meers, 1.5 miles north of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, (580) 429-8051: Lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday, closed Tuesday. If you thought a juicy, mouth-watering burger couldn’t be part of a healthy-eating regimen, think again. The Meers Store and Restaurant serves burgers made from its own lean, grass-fed Longhorn herd, ground fresh and served the cowboy way. For decades, visitors to the nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge have been stopping here for a hearty meal after a day of hiking, rock climbing or taking in the sights. There’s no better way to finish your day than with the store’s signature 7-inch diameter Meersburger 40 For anybody who grew up in or has lived in Lawton, Wayne’s is universally known for being “on the way home.” For three generations, people have been enjoying Wayne’s steak fingers, sissy burgers, cherry Dr. Peppers and foot-long hot dogs. Even the restaurant’s T-shirts and caps have achieved a degree of worldwide fame, thanks to loyal customers from nearby Fort Sill, and the service is consistently outstanding. and an ice-cold, 22-ounce Meers Gold Beer, a wheat brew produced by the Krebs Brewing Company. White Dog Hill Restaurant Nicoli’s Italian American 4101 N.E. Service Road in Clinton, (580) 323-6922: Dinner Wednesday through Saturday, reservations preferred, closed Sunday through Tuesday. State Highway 281 North in Anadarko, (405) 247-6340: Dinner Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday through Thursday. Tired of the same franchise Italian eateries? Nicoli’s is a small-town, second-generation Italian restaurant that also specializes in steaks, pork chops and prime rib. Owner Nicholas Scaffetta has a lifetime of experience in the restaurant business, and it shows in the way he runs Nicoli’s. The prices are very affordable, and the service is terrific, but reservations are recommended, as its limited hours make it a popular destination when it is open. The spectacular sunsets alone are enough to enjoy a meal at the White Dog, positioned as it is atop a rising plain with an unimpeded view that stretches for miles. But owner Nelson King has also put together a first-class eatery in the native redstone clubhouse of the former Clinton Country Club, complete with a sprawling deck from which to view those sunsets. Succulent steaks, juicy fowl and imaginative salads made only from the freshest ingredients await you at the White Dog. Buffalo Bistro . Winery of Wichitas Medicine Park The wine business has boomed in Oklahoma in recent years, with the state now playing host to more than 50 wineries and vineyards – each of which makes for an intriguing stop. From the Winery of the Wichitas in Medicine Park in the southwest corner to Vinita’s Summerside Vineyards and Winery in the northeast, and from Broken Bow’s Girls Gone Wine in the southeast to Fairview’s Plymouth Valley Cellars in the northeast, the state is criss-crossed with wineries, each of which boasts a unique mix of offerings, surroundings and special events. Whether you want to make a weekend of winery tours or just need to pick up a bottle or two for a dinner party, chances are there’s one or more within easy driving distance. Visit the Agritourism link at www.TravelOK.com for a complete list. “If you have any room left after having one of the burgers at the Meers Store, be sure to try the cobbler and homemade ice cream. You won’t regret it.” Tommy Evans, Videographer/Editor DOK www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 . For full index see pg. 44 41 THIS ISN’T REALITY TV. THIS IS REALITY! Thrilling twists and turns. Excitement. Adventure. There’s never a dull moment in Oklahoma! Each week, you and Natural Falls State Park your family can discover new ways to experience our state in full color as hosts Jenifer and Ron lead you through the best of Oklahoma — giving you plenty of ways to Sam Noble Museum spend quality time with the family. Just tune in each week … then turn off the TV and get out there and discover! Oklahoma Aquarium You can also discover us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Watch INTEGRIS Discover Oklahoma on TravelOK.com or log on for local station listings and show times! Oklahoma’s Weekly Travel Show TravelOK.com It’s quite possible to take a fun-filled vacation without breaking the budget. In Oklahoma, variety abounds – and the value will astound you. Visit TravelOK.com for ideas on destinations, accommodations, restaurants and activities. And kick off the savings with downloadable coupons! Travel counselors are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 800.652.6552 or Info@travelok.com OKC Museum of Art T R AV E LO K .CO M POPS, Route 66 CITY INDEX Durant Ada 1301 N. First Ave., (580) 924-4198: Pg. 32 George’s Drive-In Blue Moon Café Roma Italian Restaurant 1104 N. Hills Center, (580) 332-4477: Pg. 31 Amber Ken’s Steaks and Ribs Nicoli’s Italian American State Highway 281 North, (405) 247-6340: Pg. 40 El Reno 9th & Comanche/Hwy 69 Bypass South in McAlester, (918) 423-2662: Pg. 35 Antlers Chickasha Georgeo’s Mediterranean 208 N. High, (580) 298-3338: Pg. 36 309 W. Missouri Ave., (405) 224-9843: Pg. 11 1218 Sunset Drive, (405) 262-3600: Pg. 8 Arcadia Choctaw Enid 660 W. State Highway 66, (405) 928-7677: Pg. 11 & Pg. 27 15920 S.E. 29th St., (405) 390-8647: Pg. 10 Ardmore Chouteau 1606 Mclish St., (580) 223-2272: Pg. 31 101 S. Chouteau Ave., (918) 476-4811: Pg. 17 Two Frogs Grill Claremore 109 W. Floral Ave., (580) 335-3180: Pg. 39 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., (918) 341-7333: Pg. 19 Guthrie Uhles-Halley Drug Co. & Fudge Station Roy’s Bar BQ Old Germany Restaurant POPS Amish Cheese House Budro’s Rib Joint 2646 W Broadway St, (580) 226-3764: Pg. 36 Avard Hammett House Restaurant The Pink House Vina Rae’s Grill and Graze 1026 Northern St., (580) 435-2451: Pg. 27 210 W. 4th St., (918) 342-2544: Pg. 20 Blair Clinton 400 Zinn St., (580) 563-2000: Pg. 39 22203 N. Frontage Road, (580) 323-5641: Pg. 39 Bristow White Dog Hill Restaurant Jigg’s Smokehouse Backdoor Steak House 4101 N.E. Service Road, (580) 323-6922: Pg. 41 Russ’ Ribs 223 S. Main St., (918) 367-5656: Pg. 21 Cookson Cookson Smokehouse Broken Bow 32087 State Highway 82, (918) 457-4134: Pg. 19 Abendigo’s Grill 259 N. Stephens Gap Road, (580) 494-7222: Pg. 35 Catoosa Davis Fulton’s Original Fried Pies Exit 51 off Interstate 35, (580) 369-7830: Pg. 31 Krebs Oklahoma’s Little Italy: GiaComo’s Italian Cuisine Sid’s, 300 S. Choctaw, (405) 262-7757: Pg. 7; Johnny’s, 301 S. Rock Island, (405) 262-4721: Pg. 7; Robert’s Grill, 300 S. Bickford, (405) 262-1262: Pg. 7 Anadarko 119 W. Admire Ave., (405) 375-3202: Pg. 26 121 W. Main St., (580) 931-9961 or (580) 931-9978: Pg. 32 El Reno Onion Burgers 408 E. Main, (405) 222-0786: Pg. 9 Tom’s Drug Store Isle of Capri 150 S.W. 7th St., (918) 423-3062: Pg. 35 Panevino Wine & Tapas Bar 124 W. Randolph, (580) 237-8488: Pg. 25 Frederick ID Café Blue Belle Restaurant and Saloon 224 W Harrison Ave, (405) 282-8111: Pg. 36 Granny Had One 113 W. Harrison, (405) 282-4482: Pg. 8 & Pg. 22 Guymon Marla’s Restaurant 205 E. U.S. 54, (580) 338-1820: Pg. 25 Heavener Southern Belle Restaurant 821 Old U.S. 59 North, (918) 653-4458: Pg. 36 Molly’s Landing Ingersoll 3700 State Highway 66, (918) 266-7853: Pg. 20 U.S. 64, (580) 596-3584: Pg. 26 Smok-Shak Bar-B-Que Restaurant Kingfisher VZDs . Oklahoma City . Pg. 36 Lovera’s Family Grocery 95 N.W. 6th St., (918) 423-2842: Pg. 35 Pete’s Place 120 S.W. 8th St., (918) 423-2042: Pg. 35 Roseanna’s Italian Food 205 E. Washington, (918) 423-2055: Pg. 35 Christian Cheese Factory “Click on DiscoverOK.com to view hundreds of videos from dining experiences that are uniquely Oklahoman.” Walt Cox, Videographer/Editor DOK 44 13th & Airport Rd, (888) 437-0018 or (405) 375-6711: Pg. 32 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 45 Moore Tower Café and Cinnamon Roll Bakery Yellow Rose Dinner Theater U.S. 81, (405) 263-7911: Pg. 27 1005 S.W. 4th St., (405) 793-7779: Pg. 13 Oklahoma City Adobe Grill Nichols Hills 5120 N. Shartel Ave., (405) 848-7250: Pg. 5 6432 Avondale Drive, (405) 843-7114: Pg. 11 Ann’s Chicken Fry House Saturn Grill 4106 N.W. 39th Expressway, (405) 943-8915: Pg. 5 Noble Kendall’s Restaurant 100 S. Main, (405) 872-0303: Pg. 9 Norman The Artichoke 35896 S. State Highway 82, (918) 782-9855: Pg. 17 Lawton Salas Mexican Restaurant 11 S.W. Lee Blvd., (580) 357-1600: Pg. 41 Wayne’s Drive Inn 7 S.W. Sheridan Road, (580) 353-7444: Pg. 41 6810 N.W. Cache Road, (580) 536-9000: Pg. 41 5915 J.P. Rhodes Road at Wiley Post Airport, (405) 787-7732: Pg. 5 Bricktown Brewery Forward Foods Langley Annie Okie’s Runway Café 123 E. Main St., (405) 321-1007: Pg. 13 1 N Oklahoma Ave., (405) 232-2739: Pg. 36 Othello’s Italian Restaurant Café Do Brasil 434 Buchanan Ave, (405) 360-2353: Pg. 36 440 N.W. 11th St., No. 100, (405) 525-9779: Pg. 5 The Mont Cattlemen’s Steakhouse 1300 Classen, (405) 329-3330: Pg. 9 1309 S. Agnew, (405) 236-0416: Pg. 6 The Earth Café and Deli Cheever’s Cafe 750 Asp Ave., (405) 573-5933: Pg. 12 2409 N. Hudson Ave., (405) 525-7007: Pg. 6 Mangum Okarche Haunted House Restaurant 126 S. Pennsylania Ave., (580) 782-5254: Pg. 39 108 S. 2nd St., (405) 263-9939: Pg. 25 Hamburger Inn 7101 Miramar Blvd., (405) 478-1417: Pg. 8 & Pg. 22 Eischen’s Bar Irma’s Burger Shacks Marlow 1035 N.W. 63rd St., (405) 840-4762: Pg. 13 1120 Classen Dr., (405) 235-4762: Pg. 13 203 W. Main St., (580) 658-2148: Pg. 39 Jamil’s Steakhouse Giuseppe’s Italian Dining 4910 N. Lincoln Blvd., (405) 525-8352: Pg. 9 McAlester Happy Days Hotel & Angel’s Diner Kha Zana Indian Restaurant 1400 S. George Nigh Expressway, (918) 429-0910: Pg. 35 4900 N. May Ave., (405) 948-6606: Pg. 9 Medicine Park Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar The Old Plantation Restaurant and Medicine Park Music Hall 1 Mickey Mantle Drive, (405) 235-4410: Pg. 10 & Pg. 13 Tower Café and Cinnamon Roll Bakery . Okarche . Pg. 27 130 Lake Dr, (580) 529-2525: Pg. 36 Oklahoma County Line Barbeque Meers 1226 N.E. 63rd St., (405) 478-4955: Pg. 10 State Highway 115 in Meers, 1.5 miles north of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, (580) 429-8051: Pg. 40 Prairie Thunder Baking Company Miami Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Meers Store and Restaurant Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger 1114 Classen Dr., (405) 602-2922: Pg. 13 310 Johnny Bench Drive in Bricktown, (405) 231-0254: Pg. 12 & Pg. 36 The Cellar and the Primrose at Castle Falls Trattoria il Centro 820 N. MacArthur Blvd., (405) 942-6133: Pg. 12 & Pg. 27 500 W. Main St., (405) 601-5858: Pg. 12 VZDs 915 N. Main St., (918) 542-1696: Pg. 21 & Pg. 22 The Wedge Pizzaria 4200 N Western Ave # D, (405) 524-4203: Pg. 36 4709 N. Western Ave, (405) 602-3477: Pg. 13 The Artichoke . Langley . Pg. 17 46 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 47 Pauls Valley Stillwater 100 Ballard Road, (405) 238-6456: Pg. 31 1223 S. Washington St., (405) 743-1262: Pg. 7 Bedré Chocolate Factory Eskimo Joe’s 2001 W Airline Rd, (800) 367-5390 or (405) 207-9320: Pg. 32 501 W Elm Ave., (405) 372-8896: Pg. 7 & Pg. 36 Pawnee Hideaway Pizza Ballard’s Drive-In Coney Island 230 S. Knoblock St., (405) 372-4777: Pg. 9 Click’s Steakhouse 409 Harrison St., (918) 762-2231: Pg. 18 Ranchers Club H103 Student Union, Oklahoma State University campus, (405) 744-2333: Pg. 11 Perry Kumback Café 625 Delaware St., (580) 336-4646: Pg. 22 Bama Pies 2727 E 11th St., (800) 756-2262 or (918) 732-2000: Pg. 32 Blue Dome Diner 311 E. 2nd St., (918) 382-7866: Pg. 17 BruHouse Bar & Grill 3421 S Peoria Ave., (918) 743-7200: Pg. 36 Chalkboard Restaurant 1324 S. Main St., (918) 582-1964: Pg. 17 Dena’s Ethnic Cuisine Two Frogs Grill . Ardmore . Pg. 36 Ponca City Tulsa 2615 E. 11th St., (918) 599-9623: Pg. 18 Elote Café & Catering Enrique’s Restaurant 2213 N. Waverly St., Suite 3, (580) 762-5507: Pg. 25 & Pg. 27 514 S. Boston Ave., (918) 582-1403: Pg. 13 Rusty Barrel Supper Club 8034 S. Yale Ave., (918) 477-7077: Pg. 13 Farrell Family Organic Bread 2005 N. 14th St., (580) 765-6689: Pg. 26 Hibiscus Caribbean Bar & Grill 3316 S. Peoria Ave, (918) 749-4700: Pg. 13 Poteau Warehouse Willy’s Ike’s Chili House 300 Dewey, (918) 649-3400: Pg. 36 5941 E. Admiral Place, (918) 838-9410: Pg. 20 Sallisaw James E. McNellie’s Public House Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que 409 East 1st St S, (918) 382-7468: Pg. 36 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40 on U.S. 59, (918) 775-9960: Pg. 22 Jamil’s Steakhouse 2833 E. 51st St., (918) 742-9097: Pg. 20 Sapulpa Seminole Stroud Rock Café 114 W. Main St., (918) 968-3990: Pg. 11 & Pg. 27 321 S. Main St., (580) 938-2599: Pg. 27 Tahlequah Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace 419 N. Muskogee Ave., (918) 456-1411: Pg. 21 & Pg. 22 Shawnee Benedict Street Market 613 N. Pottenger, (405) 273-2001: Pg. 5 Van’s Pig Stand 717 E. Highland, (405) 273-8704: Pg. 12 & Pg.22 18 locations across Oklahoma: Pg.21 The Local Table 4329 S. Peoria Ave, (918) 794-8013: Pg. 13 Thyme An American Bistro 3023 S. Harvard Ave, No. C, (918) 742-7013: Pg. 13 Weber’s Superior Root Beer Drive-In 3817 S. Peoria, (918) 742-1082: Pg. 22 White River Fish Market & Restaurant 1708 N. Sheridan Road (918) 835-1910: Pg. 22 Tuttle Vinita Catfish Round-up Restaurant Whistle Stop Café Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili 491 County Street 2880, (405) 478-1656 or (405) 381-4427: Pg. 32 1425 New Sapulpa Road, (918) 224-4301: Pg. 19 Shattuck 4070 Southwest Boulevard, (918) 446-0524: Pg. 20 Braum’s Family Farm Freddie’s Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse Interstate 40 and State Highway 99 near Seminole, (405) 382-7957: Pg. 6 Ollie’s Station Restaurant Tecumseh Chuck Wagon Restaurant 27544 S. 4380 Road, (918) 256-3180: Pg. 18 Clanton’s Café 319 E. Illinois, (918) 256-9053: Pg. 18 Wagoner Canebrake Kitchen and Resort 33241 E. 732nd Road, (918) 485-5791: Pg. 13 & Pg. 17 Gliori’s Italian Restaurant 105 N Broadway St., (405) 598-6815: Pg. 8 Meers Store and Restaurant . Meers . Pg. 40 Tishomingo Scotty’s One Stop Café & RV Park 4501 S. Bullard Chapel Rd., (580) 371-9288: Pg. 32 48 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 49 Bedré Chocolate Factory Cookson Smokehouse 2001 W Airline Rd, (800) 367-5390 or (405) 207-9320: Pg. 32 32087 State Highway 82, (918) 457-4134: Pg. 19 Benedict Street Market 613 N. Pottenger, (405) 273-2001: Pg. 5 Blue Belle Restaurant and Saloon 224 W Harrison Ave, (405) 282-8111: Pg. 36 Blue Dome Diner 311 E. 2nd St., (918) 382-7866: Pg. 17 Blue Moon Café 1104 N. Hills Center, (580) 332-4477: Pg. 31 Dena’s Ethnic Cuisine 2615 E. 11th St., (918) 599-9623: Pg. 18 Eischen’s Bar 108 S. 2nd St., (405) 263-9939: Pg. 25 Elote Café & Catering 514 S. Boston Ave., (918) 582-1403: Pg. 13 El Reno Onion Burgers Warr Acres 491 County Street 2880, (405) 478-1656 or (405) 381-4427: Pg. 32 Sid’s, 300 S. Choctaw, (405) 262-7757: Pg. 7; Johnny’s, 301 S. Rock Island, (405) 262-4721: Pg. 7; Robert’s Grill, 300 S. Bickford, (405) 262-1262: Pg. 7 3812 N. MacArthur Blvd., (405) 720-2765: Pg. 11 Bricktown Brewery Enrique’s Restaurant 1 N Oklahoma Ave., (405) 232-2739: Pg. 36 2213 N. Waverly St., Suite 3, (580) 762-5507: Pg. 25 & 27 Braum’s Family Farm A Spot for Tea Weatherford Lucille’s Roadhouse 1501 N. Airport Road, (580) 772-8808: Pg. 40 Woodward Wagg’s Bar-B-Q 1224 7th St., (580) 256-6721: Pg. 27 BruHouse Bar & Grill 3421 S Peoria Ave., (918) 743-7200: Pg. 36 Eskimo Joe’s Budro’s Rib Joint 501 W Elm Ave., (405) 372-8896: Pg. 7 & 36 1606 Mclish St., (580) 223-2272: Pg. 31 Café Do Brasil 440 N.W. 11th St., No. 100, (405) 525-9779: Pg. 5 RESTAURANT INDEX Abendigo’s Grill 259 N. Stephens Gap Road, (580) 494-7222: Pg. 35 Adobe Grill 5120 N. Shartel Ave., (405) 848-7250: Pg. 5 Amish Cheese House 101 S. Chouteau Ave., (918) 476-4811: Pg. 17 Ann’s Chicken Fry House 4106 N.W. 39th Expressway, (405) 943-8915: Pg. 5 Annie Okie’s Runway Café Canebrake Kitchen and Resort 33241 E. 732nd Road, (918) 485-5791: Pg. 13 & Pg. 17 Catfish Round-up Restaurant Amish Cheese House . Choteau . Pg. 17 Farrell Family Organic Bread 8034 S. Yale Ave., (918) 477-7077: Pg. 13 Forward Foods 123 E. Main St., (405) 321-1007: Pg. 13 Fulton’s Original Fried Pies 7101 Miramar Blvd., (405) 478-1417: Pg. 8 & Pg. 22 1309 S. Agnew, (405) 236-0416: Pg. 6 Chalkboard Restaurant 1324 S. Main St., (918) 582-1964: Pg. 17 Cheever’s Cafe 2409 N. Hudson Ave., (405) 525-7007: Pg. 6 Exit 51 off Interstate 35, (580) 369-7830: Pg. 31 George’s Drive-In 1301 N. First Ave., (580) 924-4198: Pg. 32 Georgeo’s Mediterranean 1218 Sunset Drive, (405) 262-3600: Pg. 8 Chuck Wagon Restaurant 9th & Comanche/Hwy 69 Bypass South in McAlester, (918) 423-2662: Pg. 35 Bama Pies 2727 E 11th St., (800) 756-2262 or (918) 732-2000: Pg. 32 50 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 1400 S. George Nigh Expressway, (918) 429-0910: Pg. 35 Cattlemen’s Steakhouse A Spot for Tea 100 Ballard Road, (405) 238-6456: Pg. 31 Happy Days Hotel & Angel’s Diner Haunted House Restaurant GiaComo’s Italian Cuisine Ballard’s Drive-In 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., (918) 341-7333: Pg. 19 1425 New Sapulpa Road, (918) 224-4301: Pg. 19 13th & Airport Rd, (888) 437-0018 or (405) 375-6711: Pg. 32 400 Zinn St., (580) 563-2000: Pg. 39 Hammett House Restaurant Freddie’s Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse Christian Cheese Factory Backdoor Steak House 126 S. Pennsylania Ave., (580) 782-5254: Pg. 39 Interstate 40 and State Highway 99 near Seminole, (405) 382-7957: Pg. 6 5915 J.P. Rhodes Road at Wiley Post Airport, (405) 787-7732: Pg. 5 3812 N. MacArthur Blvd., (405) 720-2765: Pg. 11 Hamburger Inn 27544 S. 4380 Road, (918) 256-3180: Pg. 18 Clanton’s Café 319 E. Illinois, (918) 256-9053: Pg. 18 Click’s Steakhouse 409 Harrison St., (918) 762-2231: Pg. 18 Coney Island 1223 S. Washington St., (405) 743-1262: Pg. 7 Giuseppe’s Italian Dining 203 W. Main St., (580) 658-2148: Pg. 39 Gliori’s Italian Restaurant 105 N Broadway St., (405) 598-6815: Pg. 8 Granny Had One 113 W. Harrison, (405) 282-4482: Pg. 8 & 22 Hibiscus Caribbean Bar & Grill 3316 S. Peoria Ave, (918) 749-4700: Pg. 13 Hideaway Pizza 230 S. Knoblock St., (405) 372-4777: Pg. 9 ID Café 109 W. Floral Ave., (580) 335-3180: Pg. 39 Ike’s Chili House 5941 E. Admiral Place, (918) 838-9410: Pg. 20 Irma’s Burger Shacks 1035 N.W. 63rd St., (405) 840-4762: Pg. 13 1120 Classen Dr., (405) 235-4762: Pg. 13 Isle of Capri 150 S.W. 7th St., (918) 423-3062: Pg. 35 James E. McNellie’s Public House 409 East 1st St S, (918) 382-7468: Pg. 36 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 51 Old Germany Restaurant Southern Belle Restaurant Warehouse Willy’s 5920 S.E. 29th St., (405) 390-8647: Pg. 10 821 Old U.S. 59 North, (918) 653-4458: Pg. 36 300 Dewey, (918) 649-3400: Pg. 36 Ollie’s Station Restaurant The Artichoke Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger 4070 Southwest Boulevard, (918) 446-0524: Pg. 20 35896 S. State Highway 82, (918) 782-9855: Pg. 17 915 N. Main St., (918) 542-1696: Pg. 21 & Pg. 22 Othello’s Italian Restaurant The Cellar and the Primrose at Castle Falls Wayne’s Drive Inn 434 Buchanan Ave, (405) 360-2353: Pg. 36 820 N. MacArthur Blvd., (405) 942-6133: Pg. 12 & Pg. 27 Panevino Wine & Tapas Bar The Earth Café and Deli 7 S.W. Sheridan Road, (580) 353-7444: Pg. 41 6810 N.W. Cache Road, (580) 536-9000: Pg. 41 124 W. Randolph, (580) 237-8488: Pg. 25 750 Asp Ave., (405) 573-5933: Pg. 12 Pete’s Place The Local Table 120 S.W. 8th St., (918) 423-2042: Pg. 35 4329 S. Peoria Ave, (918) 794-8013: Pg. 13 Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que POPS The Mont 2.5 miles south of Interstate 40 on U.S. 59, (918) 775-9960: Pg. 22 660 W. State Highway 66, (405) 928-7677: Pg. 11 & Pg. 27 1300 Classen, (405) 329-3330: Pg. 9 4910 N. Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City, (405) 525-8352: Pg. 9 2833 E. 51st St. in Tulsa, (918) 742-9097: Pg. 20 Prairie Thunder Baking Company The Old Plantation Restaurant and Medicine Park Music Hall Jigg’s Smokehouse Ranchers Club Jamil’s Steakhouse 22203 N. Frontage Road, (580) 323-5641: Pg. 39 Ken’s Steaks and Ribs 408 E. Main, (405) 222-0786: Pg. 9 Kendall’s Restaurant 100 S. Main, (405) 872-0303: Pg. 9 Kha Zana Indian Restaurant 4900 N. May Ave., (405) 948-6606: Pg. 9 Kumback Café 625 Delaware St., (580) 336-4646: Pg. 22 Lovera’s Family Grocery 95 N.W. 6th St., (918) 423-2842: Pg. 35 Lucille’s Roadhouse 1501 N. Airport Road, (580) 772-8808: Pg. 40 Marla’s Restaurant 205 E. U.S. 54, (580) 338-1820: Pg. 25 Meers Store and Restaurant State Highway 115 in Meers, 1.5 miles north of the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, (580) 429-8051: Pg. 40 Molly’s Landing 1114 Classen Dr., (405) 602-2922: Pg. 13 The Pink House Rock Café The Wedge Pizzaria 114 W. Main St., (918) 968-3990: Pg. 11 & 27 4709 N. Western Ave, (405) 602-3477: Pg. 13 Roma Italian Restaurant Thyme An American Bistro 121 W. Main St., (580) 931-9961 or (580) 931-9978: Pg. 32 3023 S. Harvard Ave, No. C, (918) 742-7013: Pg. 13 210 W. 4th St., (918) 342-2544: Pg. 20 18 locations across Oklahoma: Pg.21 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Roseanna’s Italian Food 310 Johnny Bench Drive in Bricktown, (405) 231-0254: Pg. 12 & Pg. 36 205 E. Washington, (918) 423-2055: Pg. 35 Roy’s Bar BQ 309 W. Missouri Ave., (405) 224-9843: Pg. 11 Russ’ Ribs 223 S. Main St., (918) 367-5656: Pg. 21 Rusty Barrel Supper Club 2005 N. 14th St., (580) 765-6689: Pg. 26 Salas Mexican Restaurant 11 S.W. Lee Blvd., (580) 357-1600: Pg. 41 Sam and Ella’s Chicken Palace 3700 State Highway 66, (918) 266-7853: Pg. 20 419 N. Muskogee Ave., (918) 456-1411: Pg. 21 & Pg. 22 Nicoli’s Italian American Saturn Grill State Highway 281 North, (405) 247-6340: Pg. 40 6432 Avondale Drive, (405) 843-7114: Pg. 11 Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar Freddie’s Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse . Sapulpa . Pg.19 Tower Café and Cinnamon Roll Bakery U.S. 81, (405) 263-7911: Pg. 27 Trattoria il Centro 500 W. Main St., (405) 601-5858: Pg. 12 Two Frogs Grill 2646 W Broadway St, (580) 226-3764: Pg. 36 Uhles-Halley Drug Co. & Fudge Station 208 N. High, (580) 298-3338: Pg. 36 Van’s Pig Stand 717 E. Highland, (405) 273-8704: Pg. 12 & Pg. 22 Vina Rae’s Grill and Graze 4501 S. Bullard Chapel Rd., (580) 371-9288: Pg. 32 1026 Northern St., (580) 435-2451: Pg. 27 Oklahoma County Line Barbeque Smok-Shak Bar-B-Que Restaurant VZDs U.S. 64, (580) 596-3584: Pg. 26 4200 N Western Ave # D, (405) 524-4203: Pg. 36 www.TravelOK.com . 800.652.6552 1224 7th St., (580) 256-6721: Pg. 27 119 W. Admire Ave., (405) 375-3202: Pg. 26 Scotty’s One Stop Café & RV Park 52 Wagg’s Bar-B-Q Tom’s Drug Store 1 Mickey Mantle Drive, (405) 235-4410: Pg. 10 & Pg. 13 1226 N.E. 63rd St., (405) 478-4955: Pg. 10 321 S. Main St., (580) 938-2599: Pg. 27 130 Lake Dr, (580) 529-2525: Pg. 36 H103 Student Union, Oklahoma State University campus, (405) 744-2333: Pg. 11 Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili Whistle Stop Café Weber’s Superior Root Beer Drive-In 3817 S. Peoria, (918) 742-1082: Pg. 22 White Dog Hill Restaurant 4101 N.E. Service Road, (580) 323-6922: Pg. 41 White River Fish Market & Restaurant 1708 N. 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