Take a Bite Out of Oklahoma

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It’s meat-and-potatoes country, and there’s certainly plenty of that. But Oklahoma restaurants offer tasty bites representing a wide array of food. From gourmet to downright cheap, these 47 restaurants represent some of the best in Oklahoma cuisine. Grab a plate and fork along with your appetite for adventure. Saddle up!

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Big Country from Hideaway Pizza

Big Country

Hideaway Pizza

Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Polish sausage, hamburger, mozzarella and cheddar cheese top a red-sauced pie. It’s big meat and a big hit with Hideaway customers. In 2011, Big Country was voted the best pizza in Oklahoma by Food Network magazine. Locations throughout Oklahoma. www.hideawaypizza.com

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Cowboy Rib Eye from Polo Grill.

Cowboy Rib Eye

Polo Grill

Not for the faint of heart, this 22-ounce steak is cooked to order and served over stone-ground jalapeno-and-cheese grits with a side of asparagus. The steak is topped with buttermilk onion hay and demi-glace and butter. It’s a steak for a cowboy-sized appetite served at the chicest address in the city, and it’s one of Polo Grill Chef Omar Galban’s favorites. 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa. www.pologrill.com

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Cuppies & Joe

The grandfather of cupcakeries in the state, Cuppies & Joe offers tons of flavors and varieties of sweets, from cinnamon rolls to cookies and bars. But it’s hard to beat this chocolate cupcake topped with mocha icing. There’s no better way to start or end the day. 727 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City. www.cuppiesandjoe.com

Matzo Ball Soup

Hammett House

This Claremore comfort food café has served hungry patrons for 45 years. While most make the trip to Hammett’s for chicken fried steak or a piece of award-winning pie, on Saturdays and Sundays the diner fills up with people craving matzo ball soup, a traditional Jewish recipe featuring chicken, carrots, onions, celery and matzo balls – dumplings made from matzah meal, eggs, water and fat. It’s a delicious, unexpected and heart-warming bowl. 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore. www.hammetthouse.com

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Farmer’s Omelette with Cheese from Phill’s Diner.

Farmers Omelette with Cheese

Phill’s Diner

Phill’s is a typical diner: The coffee cup stays full, daily specials are spot-on and the wait staff knows the names and family history of regular customers. Breakfast is served all day at Phill’s, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The Farmers Omelette with Cheese is stuffed with onions, peppers and mushrooms, topped with a slice of melted American cheese and served with hash browns. It’s stick-to-your-ribs breakfast at its best. 3310 E. 32nd St., Tulsa. 918.742.4563

Fried Avocado

Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina

Since its first location opened doors nearly a decade ago, Los Cabos has been the place to go for filling Mexican food and great margaritas. Everyone who dines at Los Cabos has a menu favorite, but perhaps the restaurant’s most unique – and decadent – dish is the fried avocado. Two halves are lightly battered and fried, then filled with a choice of beef or chicken and covered in sauce. Listed on the starter menu, it’s easily a meal that will leave an impression. Locations in Jenks, Owasso and Broken Arrow. www.loscabosok.com

Better Burgers

A patty for your thoughts.


The World Famous Meersburger

Meers Store & Restaurant

Made with Longhorn beef, cooked and topped with American cheese, mustard, dill pickles, tomatoes, purple onions and lettuce, the burger is cut into quarters. It’s a big meal. Highway 115 and Northwest Meers Porter Hill Road, Meers. www.meersstore.com

Fat & Juicy

Fat Guy’s Burger Bar

Cheese and butter are stuffed between two patties, then cooked on a grilltop. It’s hot and rich and most definitely juicy. No need to bother with all the toppings, but do order fries. 140 N. Greenwood; 7945 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa. www.fatguysburgers.com

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Cheeseburger from Nic’s Grill.

Cheeseburger

Nic’s Grill

It’s pretty straightforward at Nic’s, and that’s by design. A burger patty is griddled with onions and served on a bun with all the fixings. There’s also a daily special, but why wouldn’t you go for the burger? 1201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City. 405.524.0999

The Fatty

S&B’s Burger Joint

The signature of S&B’s, American cheese, grilled onions and pickles make this an insta-classic. All burgers, including The Fatty, can be ordered as a slider or full size. Six locations in Oklahoma City, Norman and Lawton. www.sandbburgers.com

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