Food and memories go hand in hand. Whether made by your grandmother or by the hands of a local chef, a great meal draws people together in a way that nothing else can.
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure no slight pleasure. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
If the way to your heart is through your stomach, then get ready to fall in love. From the Red River to Oklahoma City, see (and taste) how down-home cooking meets the simply divine and how modern techniques converge with southern-style favorites.
Take time enough for your meals, and eat them in company whenever you can. There’s no need for hurry in life – least of all when we’re eating. – Edward Everett Hale
Devour an English muffin topped with green eggs and ham at Kitchen No. 324.
Cut into a juicy piece of meat at the historic Cattlemen’s Steakhouse.
Chow down on a homemade Indian taco at the Aaimpa' Café.
Peruse both the menu and the art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Café.
Enjoy a meal with ballpark views at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse.
Dig into the biggest onion burger you’ve ever seen at Tucker’s, licking your lips as toppings and condiments fall by the wayside.
It’s okay for your eyes to be bigger than your stomach. We won’t tell.
If you're traveling on Adventure Road through Davis, Oklahoma, you've got to make a stop at beloved local establishment Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. The shop whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies every day, whether you're in the mood for something sweet or are craving a rich and savory snack.
There's no way you'll be leaving hungry after a trip to Smokin' Joe's Rib Ranch, where the massive lunch and dinner platters stocked with smoked meats and fresh sides are big enough for two or even more.
Visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Aaimpa' Café to sample an abundance of traditional dishes. Pashofa, known as the Chickasaw national dish, is made with cracked hominy corn. Indian tacos are a meal in themselves, made fresh in the kitchen, and grape dumplings are a favorite dessert.
Bedré Café, situated in The Artesian Hotel in downtown Sulphur, is a 1950s-style diner that serves made-to-order sandwiches, baked goods, cakes, pies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate. Bedré Café is a great place to bring the family for a delicious American meal in a fun environment.
Cattlemen's Steakhouse has been an Oklahoma City institution for over 100 years. Established in 1910 as Cattlemen's Café, the restaurant served as a hitching post for hungry cowboys and ranchers traveling through Stockyards City. Today, it continues to feed patrons from all walks of life, serving up some of the freshest steaks around.
Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, situated in historic Bricktown in downtown Oklahoma City, is widely recognized as one of the best steak joints around. With a menu featuring a wide variety of contemporary American fare, Mickey Mantle's delivers the epitome of a fine dining experience featuring awesome views overlooking Bricktown.
If you're taking in a show or are craving high-class Sunday brunch, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Café has just what you're looking for. Located on the ground floor of the museum, the café combines fine cuisine with a metropolitan atmosphere for the quintessential OKC experience.
Kitchen No. 324 draws you in with its shiny white interior and street level views, but it keeps you with its fresh food, homemade baked goods and gourmet roasted coffee. Situated in the historic Braniff building in downtown Oklahoma City, Kitchen No. 324 has become a favorite hot-spot for many local foodies.
With three locations across the metro area, Tucker's Onion Burgers is an Oklahoma City favorite serving up premium ground beef burgers, hand-cut french fries and thick, old-fashioned shakes. All high-quality ingredients at Tucker's are sourced within a 300-mile radius in order to reduce the restaurants' environmental impact.
For sixty years, the stylish art deco building at the corner of 23rd Street and Hudson Avenue housed a flower shop owned by the Cheever family. The original flower case still serves as the main centerpiece, but today, rather than holding daisies and daffodils, it displays the house selection of fine desserts and wines. Known for serving up unique takes on classic American dishes, Cheever's Café continues to be a local favorite for foodies across the metro area.
Named for Belle Starr, a notorious Oklahoma outlaw, Iron Star Urban Barbeque in Oklahoma City combines rustic charm with a unique, upscale take on classic Southern comfort food.
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