A long day of shopping at the Woodland Hills Mall or wandering through the Philbrook Museum of Art can make one work up an appetite. Thankfully, Tulsa offers a large number of restaurants that range from simple to swanky. Tulsa restaurants serve a wide variety of food as well, including Mexican cuisine, standard American fare, and even seafood.

One good place to staunch those hunger pains is the Burger House Drive-In on West Edison Street. Serving up classics like hamburgers, cheeseburgers, milkshakes, curly fries, and onion rings from its building with a walk-up window for the truly hungry, the Burger House Drive-In is a Tulsa food institution.

Dining in Tulsa at the Polo Grill in Utica Square means eating in a restaurant owned and run by a James Beard Foundation Rising Stars of American Cuisine honoree. This steakhouse features crisp white tablecloths offset by dark orange and trompe l’oeil walls with painted brick accents. The Polo Grill has a Four-Diamond rating from the AAA Travel Guide and has won honors from Wine Spectator magazine and Distinguished Restaurants of North America.

For more casual fare, wander over to the Cancun International Restaurant. While both the interior and most of the menu of this restaurant in Tulsa reflect classic Mexican décor and cuisine, it also features a few surprises. Chef’s specials like Brocheta de Camarones—skewered shrimp wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese—also appear on the menu.

Another Tulsa food must is the Stonehorse Café & Market in the heart of Utica Square. This off-white plaster structure adorned with a multi-sloped roof and paned windows would look just as at home in cosmopolitan Europe. The dishes served at the Stonehorse Café & Market are a fusion of southwest classics and seafood. Featured dishes include Dungeness crab cakes served with mango ketchup, Santa Fe steak salad with avocado salad and a corn tamale, and west coast black mussels with parsley and garlic.

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