Modern American in Oklahoma City

Picasso's Cafe

A hip fusion of bistro, bar and venue, Picasso has a full bar and is renowned for its Bloody Mary's at noon. It also has an artistic sensibility, with works by local artists on display. Live music leans to acoustic,…
Top Choice American in Tulsa


This beautiful pub is a top choice in the Brady Arts District and serves excellent fare. The hamburgers are legendary or you can opt for steaks, salads or seasonal specials. The bartenders are true mixologists and t…
Barbecue in Tulsa


A legendary barbecue joint where the star of the menu is the potentially deadly 'Badwich,' a bun-crushing combo of superbly smoked sausages, ham, beef, pork and more. The dining room is bright and has a house piano …
Top Choice Modern American in Oklahoma City

Cheever's Cafe

This former art-deco flower shop is now an upscale cafe with excellent Southern- and Mexican-influenced fare. The menu changes seasonally and is locally sourced. The ice-cream-ball dessert fills many a dream.
Burgers in Medicine Park

Meers Store & Restaurant

Meers Store & Restaurant is a ramshackle burger-and-beer joint hunkered at the end of a twisty, country-road junction north of the refuge. Its smashed-flat, 7in Meers burger – made from the beef of the restauran…
Diner in Tulsa

Ike's Chili House

Ike's has been serving chili for over 100 years and its classic version is much-loved. You can get it straight or over Fritos, a hot dog, beans or spaghetti. Top with red peppers, onions, jalapeños, saltines and che…
Steak in Oklahoma City

Cattlemen's Steakhouse

OKC's most storied restaurant, this Stockyards City institution has been feeding cowpokes and city slickers slabs of beef since 1910. Deals are still cut at the counter (where you can jump the wait for tables) and b…
Southern US in Oklahoma City

Ann's Chicken Fry House

Part real diner, part tourist attraction, Ann's is a Route 66 veteran renowned for its – you guessed it – chicken fried steak. Okra and cream gravy also star, and the fried chicken lives up to the rep. Get the black…
Burgers in Oklahoma City

Tucker's Onion Burgers

A new kind of burger joint with and old-time Route 66 vibe, Tucker's has high-quality food (locally sourced) that includes iconic OK onion burgers, fresh-cut fries, and shakes. They even have a green ethos and a fin…
American in Tulsa

Tally’s Good Food Cafe

Let the neon signs lure you into this diner at the corner with old Route 66, aka E 11th St. Huge omelets for breakfast segue to Tulsa's best chicken fried steaks and more classics.