There are many great things to do in Oklahoma City. From delicious fish, oysters and steaks to pizza, amazing pie and other must-try favorites, Oklahoma City is a great destination for foodies.
Stop at one of the casual cafes and bakeries on our list for a tasty breakfast or lunch, and plan a romantic dinner at one of the stylish restaurants. Here are the best restaurants in OKC.
1. Cheever's Cafe
© Cheever's Cafe
Cheever’s Cafe, part of the Good Egg Dining Group, is an upscale restaurant serving Southwestern & Southern cuisine, open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Heather and Keith Paul founded the establishment in 2000 when they purchased the Cheever family residence, a historic building on Hudson Avenue. In its earlier years, the building was not only used for residential purposes, but it also served as the headquarters of Cheever’s flower business. Today, the decor is just as charming as it was in the past. The current owners even kept the flower display cooler, which is now used to showcase desserts, wines, and, of course, flowers. If you are looking for romantic restaurants in OKC, this is a great place to try. If you are interested in trying something particularly delicious, order their famous chicken fried steak and, for dessert, the roasted pecan ice cream ball.
2409 N. Hudson, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-525-7007
2. Pearl's Oyster Bar, Oklahoma City
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Pearl’s Restaurant Group specializes in high quality seafood with a unique dining experience in each of its restaurants including Pearl's Oyster Bar, Trapper’s Fishcamp and Grill, and Pearl’s Crabtown. Considered one of the best OKC restaurants, Pearl’s Oyster Bar offers innovative seafood recipes influenced by the Creole, Southwest, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. The bar’s patio is a preferred place for an afternoon margarita. Check out our best places to visit in Oklahoma guide for more ideas nearby.
5641 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-848-8008
3. Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse
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Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse in Bricktown is a traditional Northern American steakhouse named after the local baseball legend. Resident steak and seafood lovers flock to the 10,000 square foot fine dining venue for its fresh food and diverse menu offering a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free selection. The restaurant dazzles with an impressive wine list of over 500 high quality selections from all over the world. It is a preferred meeting place of prominent locals, business people, celebrities and athletes. 7 Lounge offers its clients premium cigars and spirits in a unique art deco atmosphere with live entertainment every weekend. Equipped with high definition LCD screens in every direction, it is a great place to watch sporting events. Check out our weekend getaways in Oklahoma guide for unique places to stay.
7 Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-272-0777
4. The Crabtown
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The Crabtown, located in historic Bricktown, is famous for its unique Cajun Crab Boil poured straight onto the butcher paper on your table. Other delicious items include steaks, pasta and chicken. The restaurant is housed in a renovated warehouse and should not be missed by serious seafood lovers. Another must-try item is the specialty cocktail the Hurricane. The restaurant is close to Hampton Inn and the Ballpark on Sheridan.
303 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-232-7227
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5. Edna's, Oklahoma City
Edna’s club and restaurant in Oklahoma City is a popular neighborhood bar with dollar bills stapled to the restaurant walls. The club has sold well over a million of its famous “Lunchbox” cocktails made from fresh orange juice, light beer and amaretto served in a frosty mug.
In addition to great cocktails and beer, you will also find appetizers, nachos and basket dinners. While the eatery has been renovated several times, it has managed to preserve its original casual style.
5137 N Classen, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-840-3339
6. Hideaway Pizza
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Hideaway Pizza’s skyrocketing popularity led to an expansion into 15 branches since opening its doors in Stillwater, OK in 1957. Hideaway offers baked pastas, starters, sandwiches, desserts and a wide variety of pizzas. The Hideaway team creates most of the specialties on the menu and allows customers to create a “custom-made” pizza for their dietary needs. The pizza joint caters to families with their kids’ menu, coloring sheets, children’s games and their big annual pizza contest.
901 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-796-7777, See the Map
7. Pie Junkie
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Pie Junkie found its start in the friendship of two mothers who decided to take advantage of their baking talents after meeting at a Mother’s Day out program with their daughters. After opening their doors in 2013, the bakery has grown into one of the most popular pie places in the area and produces over 275 pies a week. Their plentiful menu includes around 20 different types of pies, featuring favorites such as a baked fudge pie topped with chopped pecans and salted bourbon caramel, a macadamia key lime pie, a peach blueberry and lemon cream pie and many others. Pie Junkie is located in the Plaza District.
1711 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-605-8767
Ludivine is a small restaurant located in the heart of the city. The menu changes on a daily basis, depending on availability from the local ranches and farms who deliver fresh meat, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. The daily menu dazzles with a handmade linguini puttanesca, wagyu culotte sorghum, and a glazed ponderosa farm duck breast. The farm-to-fork concept has brought Ludivine a huge recognition in 2012 when chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson were nominated as 2012 People’s Best New Chefs. Day trips in Oklahoma offer a great way to extend your stay.
320 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, 405-778-6800
9. Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill
© Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill
Located in the outskirts of the city, diners at the Trapper’s Fishcamp & Grill find themselves greeted by a giant Kodiak bear. Decorated with game trophies, authentic Indian canoes, and even a live alligator, the grill promises a unique dining experience of grilled seafood, quail, pork chops, and other savory dishes.
4300 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-943-9111
10. Shartel Cafe
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Shartel Café is a popular neighborhood cafe for family breakfast or lunch. Along with the daily specials, it offers a wide variety of quiches, soups, sandwiches, desserts and omelets designed by customers. Healthy breakfast options include oatmeal with brown sugar and cream as well as yogurt and granola. For lunch, enjoy the famous Shartel Mac & Cheese or an Italian Chicken Focaccia. The little ones may like comfort foods such as pancakes and chicken strips with fries.
5116 North Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-843-0900
11. Jimmy's Egg, Oklahoma City
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Jimmy’s Egg is one of the fastest-growing small chains in the USA. Mr. Loc Le, a Vietnamese refugee working as a railroad inspector, frequented Jimmy’s egg with his wife who owned a wig store. Leaving their jobs in 1980, the husband and wife purchased the restaurant and since have spread their franchise out into Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Jimmy’s Egg is famous for their specialty breakfast menu, featuring Country Benedict, Angry Burrito, and Jimmy’s Garbage Breakfast. The kids’ menu, called “Little Jimmy”, includes Silver Dollar Pancakes, Chicken Tenders and Waffle’n’more.
5012 N Classen Blvd, 405-843-1144; 3741 NW 39th St, 405-949-5522
12. Paseo Grill
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Paseo Grill is named after the Paseo Arts District, where it is located. Open for lunch and dinner, this casual restaurant has an expansive menu that offers guests a taste of classic American cuisine complemented by international influences. The sophisticated venue has a carefully designed elevated patio from where you can admire the surrounding Spanish art galleries. Wine aficionados who choose to join The Vintages program will enjoy Paseo Grill even more. The program gives guests access to premium, exotic wines from vineyards around the world. Try their mushroom cream soup, beef fillet served with sautéed mushrooms and carrots and finished with beurre marchand de vin. Don’t forget the chocolate pyramid for dessert.
2909 Paseo Suite A, 405-601-1079
13. Packard's New American Kitchen
© Packard's New American Kitchen
Packard’s New American Kitchen was founded by Robert Ross and Rusty Roeffler. The restaurant maintains its original location in the elegant industrial space of a renovated historic building. Their seasonal menu changes every few months but always includes homemade breads, seafood, pork, and vegetarian dishes. A kids menu is available as well. Packard’s rooftop terrace can accommodate up to 220 people and can be reserved for special occasions.
201 NW 10th Street, Robinson & NW 10th, 405-605-3771
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14. Kitchen No. 324
© Kitchen No. 324
Located in downtown Oklahoma City, Kitchen no. 324 is a café that serves traditional American cuisine, and craft baked goods. The café is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Kitchen No. 324 is known for its seasonal menus and for sourcing local produce. Guests are sure to enjoy fresh, organic food that is both tasty and healthy. Start your day with a hot cup of coffee and a morning pastry such as banana nut muffins or cinnamon rolls, topped with any one of their homemade syrups. For lunch, try their fried chicken pot pie, potato chips, or eggs Benedict.
324 N. Robinson, 405-763-5911
15. The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro
© The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro
The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro, located in Oklahoma’s Nichols Hill Neighborhood and open since 1988, is a cozy establishment, known for its French inspired cuisine and extensive wine list, which features over 400 choices of carefully selected vintages. The venue is open for lunch on weekdays and for dinner seven days a week. If you are looking for a casual experience, have a seat at the bar when you come in. If, on the other hand, you want your evening to be more formal and elegant, the dining area is an excellent choice. Try the mushroom ravioli, crab cakes, chicken fricassee, and bread pudding or cheesecake for dessert.
6418 N. Western, 405-840-9463
16. Flint, Oklahoma City
Located in downtown Oklahoma City on the corner of Robinson & Sheridan, Flint has become famous for its take on new American cuisine. The venue serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the lovely restaurant patio accommodates those guests who come for the evening lounge program or the weekend jazz brunch. The spectacular location of the restaurant and the picturesque environment provide diners with an authentic taste of Oklahoma City. Order something from the special cocktail menu that will go nicely with the FLINT burger (available for lunch). If you’re there for dinner, try the seafood linguini and, for dessert, ask for either the warm chocolate stout brownie served with ice cream or the banana cream pie.
Corner of Robinson & Sheridan, 405-605-0657
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