People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with truly comforting eats: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-style café fare and drinks at Checkerboard Café and Bakery in Midwest City.
After 13 years of treating the taste buds of Harrah, Checkerboard Café and Bakery made its move to Midwest City where it was subsequently kinged. The neighborhood nosh spot serves up a tasty array of lunch and dinner bites, complemented with fresh-baked goodies and homey charm. Start your table with an order of southwest spinach queso dip ($5.99) to share, or grab a baked snorkel and dive into a bowl of baked potato soup ($4.49). The midday menu tempts carnivores and carny voyeurs alike with juicy burgers, toasty pressed sandwiches, and blue plate specials such as chicken fried steak ($8.99), and dinner options add to said delights with an extended list of entrees. Enjoy a personalized portion of hickory smoked prime rib, served by the ounce and cooked to temperature ($1.49 per ounce), or entrust the custom-sized cranny in your belly to a plate of potato-encrusted salmon with rice pilaf ($13.99). All entrees are served with two side orders and customer-acclaimed yeast rolls.
For an after-feast feast, indulge in a slice of homemade pie or decadent cake. Classic circular sweets feature favorite flavors such as pumpkin, cherry, chocolate peanut butter, and butter pecan crunch apple ($3.99 per slice), as well as sugar-free lemon meringue and berry cherry concoctions ($4.29 per slice). Cakes come in German chocolate, carrot, and Italian cream varieties ($4.29 per slice). Short-sighted sweet tooths who traded their sweetened teeth for magic beans can enjoy a bowl of bread pudding with bourbon sauce ($4.99) instead. Stop into Checkerboard Café and share some sweets with your sweetie—or pick up your bakery bites to go and surprise your boss by thoughtfully leaving a warm Kentucky Derby pie on his chair.
Checkerboard Café and Bakery was featured by Distinctly Oklahoma and was reviewed positively by Gastronomy Blog. Ninety-four percent of over 50 Urbanspooners recommend it, and three Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- Wow, the dinner rolls and the pies are divine! – JAD, Urbanspoon
- Awesome grandma's cookin. If you love home cookin this place is it. Huge portions that taste great. Great desserts. A feather in the cap of Midwest City. – Rob Freyman, Urbanspoon
- These were, without a doubt, some of the best pork chops I've ever had. I could write a paragraph about them. – Shane D., Yelp
116 N Air Depot Blvd.
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110Get Directions