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Restaurants in Oklahoma City

“Don’t sleep on Oklahoma City’s Dining Scene” reads a recent article from Food & Wine magazine. A day or two in the Panhandle State’s biggest city would tell you why. From traditional steakhouses to craft breweries, today’s Oklahoma City restaurants offer a delicious blend of old classics and adventurous creations. Scroll to see our picks for the some of the top Oklahoma City restaurants, plus a few deals to get you started.

The 4 Best Restaurants in OKC

 

Whether you live in Oklahoma City or are just visiting, you’ll want to dine at the top establishments, right? That in mind, here are our favorite spots, the 4 best restaurants in OKC (in no particular order):

 

  1. Cattleman’s Steakhouse: Perhaps the city’s most-famous restaurant, Cattleman’s opened in 1910 to feed real-life cowboys. The steaks here are world-renowned—Fodor’s called it “a vegetarian’s nightmare.
  2. Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe: Using Lebanese recipes, Nunu’s offers a huge selection of delicious Middle Eastern dishes, from kebabs to falafel. Diners consistently love the hashwa, a Lebanese rice staple. See our Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe deal.
  3. Cheever’s Cafe: Winner of Oklahoma Gazette’s “Best Overall Restaurant,” this is the spot you go to if you want to sample the closest thing to “regional food.” The chicken fried steak is practically an OKC institution all its own.
  4. Inaka Sushi & Bar: The most modest joint on our list, Inaka is worth visiting solely for its volcano roll, a gluttonous maki roll with tuna, spicy crab, and jalapeno ... plus cream cheese and mayo. If you're lucky, your sushi might be served in a tiny wooden boat. See our Inaka Sushi & Bar deal.

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Spotlight on: Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe

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If you want a taste of Lebanon in OKC, one place stands above the rest. Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe was lauded by the Oklahoma Gazette as having “the ultimate comfort food.” In this case, it was referring to Nunu’s signature hashwa, a rice dish teeming with ground beef and aromatic seasonings. But what customers talk about again and again with Nunu’s: the excellent, welcoming attitude of the staff. It’s the icing on the baklava.



See what actual customers have to say about Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe:

 

“I am always impressed when I visit Nunu’s. The beef tenderloin kabobs and Greek salad are always delicious and the service is excellent. I will definitely be going back!” - Amanda H.

 

“Everything about this experience was great. The food was so good it makes me want to visit Lebanon! We were welcomed, treated like friends. Service was very fast.” - Nick S.


”Very nice people working there, very accommodating with menu questions. The hummus is second to none, honestly. Their tea is super good and complements the food quite well. Very good experience, I will definitely go back!” - Brooke H.

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Top Italian Restaurants in Oklahoma City

 

If you’ve made it down this far, you might be scouring the internet looking for Italian restaurants. OKC might not be known as its Italian culinary capital, but it has a handful of excellent trattorias and lovable pizza joints that will get the job done when you’re craving stromboli and cannoli. Here are a few of our faves:

 

  • Fontana Italian Restaurant: A family owned eatery in nearby Moore, Fontana gives off that homey, old-fashioned vibe (think Rat Pack-themed decor) synonymous with Italian family joints. Predictably, the veal parmigiana is to die for. See our Fontana Italian deal here.

 

 

  • Othello’s Italian Restaurant: Voted OKC’s best Italian restaurant by readers of NewsOK.com, Othello’s pleases the masses with nine different types of dessert (including tiramisu and spumoni) and a patio that’s lovely on warm evenings.
  • Stars and Stripes PIzza: A venerable pizza joint with 20+ toppings, a patriotic theme, and a Norman location right down the street from the University of Oklahoma campus. And yep, you get a free cinnamon sticks or breadsticks if you have military ID. See our Stars and Stripes PIzza deal.

Spotlight on: Fancy Cakes

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Nothing cheers us up like a cupcake. If you feel similarly, you’ll love Fancy Cake’s, a locally owned and operated bakery specializing in cupcakes and other frosting-topped confections. In addition to a wide variety of cupcakes, you’ll find cake balls, pies, brownies, lemon bars, chocolate-covered pretzels–the entire gamut of treats.

 

See what actual customers say about Fancy Cakes:

 

“Amazing variety. The cupcakes were so delicious as well as gorgeous, and the smell in the store made me want to buy everything. Also, the cookies were so delectable. I will be buying again. Yummy in my tummy!” - Tami S.

 

“The cupcakes I got were amazing! Great frosting to cake ratio. I get sick from the ones that have more frosting than cake. These did not have that. The cake tasted great. I would definitely buy these again.” - Victoria R.


“Best bakery EVER! Love that it's locally owned and the owner is amazing. All of the treats are also delightful. Can't go wrong here!” - Mary B.

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Best OKC Restaurants for a Quick Bite

 

Maybe you’re in a rush. Maybe you’re looking to save some cash. Whatever the reason, it’s always nice to have a list of go-tos in OKC for a quick bite. Avoid the usual fast-food chains by trying these three spots:

  • FIrst Watch Cafe: In 2018, Oklahoma magazine named this one of OKC’s “Best of the Best” for breakfast. Dishes here trend a little healthier, with avocado toast and egg-white wraps, plus kale smoothies. See our First Watch Cafe deal.
  • Big Truck Tacos: This food truck is a local favorite, offering inventive tacos, like the hickory-smoked tongue taco named  “Flaming Lips” (named after OKC’s most-famous band).
  • Paw Paw’s Hamburgers: An old-fashioned-style burger joint, Paw Paw’s famous “fried onion burgers” have put Chickasha on the map since 1968. If you want a real challenge try to eat its 13-patty behemoth (roughly 7 pounds). See our Paw Paw’s deal.

 

 

Spotlight on: Canadian River Vineyards & Winery

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People don’t typically think of Oklahoma when they think of wine. But after being nearly destroyed by the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s, Oklahoma wine is making a comeback, with about 50 wineries now operating. One of the easiest ones to visit from Oklahoma City is Canadian River Vineyard, about 30 miles south of downtown OKC. Located on a bucolic spot along the Canadian River, this winery is a charming spot to sip on the vineyard’s signature Oklahoma Riesling.

 

See what actual customers say about Canadian River Vineyards:

 

“Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. The wine is fantastic! Our favorites were the Oklahoma Riesling, the Noble Blush, and Pink Moscato. Will definitely be buying wine here again!” - Sydney M.

 

“Humble, natural setting but oh the bang for your buck. Beautiful place, excellent info from people who know their wine ... and THE WINE IS SUPERB.” - Donna M.


“Super fun afternoon. Bill gave a tour that was interesting and made us laugh. We then enjoyed their wine in the tasting room and brought a picnic along. It's our family's new holiday tradition.” - Megan M.

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