If you like to dine out or if you’re here to visit, you’re in luck. Some say that Oklahoma’s capital is one of the most underrated food cities in the country. You’ll find a wide range of delicious eats. Our picks for the best restaurants in Oklahoma City will help you narrow down the list.
Top 8 Restaurants in OKC
If you’re looking for amazing farm-to-table comfort fare, it’s hard to beat this fabulous little cafe. Breakfast and brunch are to-die-for, with dishes like fried green tomato Benedict and delectable baked goods paired with curated coffees. But the most popular item on the menu here is the fried chicken pot pie loaded with gravy.
Set within a historic building that dates back to 1889, Cheever’s Cafe has become an anchor on the OKC food scene as an Art Deco culinary outpost. It serves everything from shrimp and grits to roast quail tostado and their famous bleu cheese potato chips, a must-try.
While Oklahoma is all about steak, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any vegan or vegetarian options. The first vegan food truck to come onto the scene quickly made waves as the place to go for healthy but decadent fare like the loaded nachos with sour cream, guac, shredded cabbage, cashew queso, refried black beans, and fresh pico.
This locally owned deli/grilled cheese shop is often found atop the list of the best restaurants in Oklahoma City, located in the Plaza District. If you’re craving an upscale grilled cheese or some other comfort food like the macaroni pony, an indulgent mac and cheese with pork and cornbread concoction, along with a local brew, The Mule is the only place to go.
This food truck turned restaurant in Midtown is not your average pizza joint. Enjoy insane starters like the Quinn’s Burrata and bacon jam to famously delicious wood-fired pies and heavenly desserts like the salted caramel chocolate chip cookie or strawberry shortcake.
Tucker’s is often named the best place to get a burger in town. It’s a casual diner offering cheap, delicious and filling eats, with the onion burger considered the best you’ll find in the Sooner State. Don’t go if you’re on a diet – even the “salad” is going to throw you off track here, made with only a few iceberg lettuce leaves, Fritos corn chips, cheddar cheese, and pinto beans.
With Oklahoma smack dab in the middle of the country, far from any ocean, you probably wouldn’t think OKC would have any decent seafood, but there are a surprising number of options, including The Drake. It even has a raw bar with a rotating daily selection of oysters alongside the menu based on sustainable seafood. Your non-seafood loving friends will find plenty of delights too, including French toast baked in coconut and hush puppies decadently dipped in honey butter and hot sauce.
Stone Sister’s offers tasty healthy pizzas that you can watch as they’re built and baked right in front of you. They even have an outstanding gluten-free sprouted spelt crust that was developed by one of the owners who is a certified nutritionist. Toppings include everything from grass-fed beef to a wealth of vegan options.
There you have it – our picks for the best restaurants in Oklahoma City. Whichever one you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
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