When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare at Miss Addie’s Café & Pub in Muskogee.
Nestled in the historic Smith’s Drug Store, Miss Addie’s began as a modest soda fountain in the early 1900s, waiting nearly a century to expand its menu and reemerge as a classic American café and pub. Lunch fare tends toward salads drizzled with house-made dressings and sandwiches such as the honey-mustard chicken club ($7.95). Dinner entrees tip their collective beret to the saucy influences of French cuisine with an onion- and cognac-blanketed breast of chicken chaperoned by Miss Addie’s special-recipe potatoes ($14.95). Other toothsome dishes, such as the smoked pork tenderloin with apple barbecue sauce ($14.95), pay homage to time-honored amalgamations the same way a Mike Tyson wall mural acts as a tribute to unblockable combinations. Desserts offer sweet interludes of daily cobblers and cakes ($3.99/slice), and a tall glass of raspberry iced tea ($2.25) washes away any lingering evidence.
Downstairs in the café, the two-story restaurant’s split personality betrays its civilized side with white linens, and upstairs in the pub, casual surroundings entreat all who enter to belly up to the fully stocked English-style bar (this Groupon is not valid for alcohol). Retreat to a chair by the fireplace during cooler weather, or sidle up to one of the zebra-patterned cocktail tables to decode secret messages spelled out in stripes.
Miss Addie's Cafe and Pub
The two-story Victorian that holds Miss Addie’s Cafe and Pub has plied visitors with victuals since its inception as a soda fountain and drugstore in 1915. Carrying on the tradition of hospitality started by the druggist and his wife, the eponymous Addie, today’s owners welcome guests with an extensive menu of hearty pub fare. Plated pasta, beef, and seafood entrees adorn white linen tablecloths inside a sunlit dining room, and dark wood wine racks and a brick fireplace imbue a second space with an English pub atmosphere. Private parties mix and mingle amid the upstairs dining room’s rose-colored walls and bookcases. Patrons can also bring Miss Addie’s homestyle cooking home in the form of a cookbook, bottle of salad dressing, or realistic wax effigy of the head chef.