One of the best

Surrounded by the largest livestock trading center on earth, Cattlemen’s is the consummate western steak house. The original dining area maintains its old lunch counter, where brokers, haulers, and buyers come for breakfast of steak or brains and eggs starting at six a.m. In the South Dining Room, which was added in the 1950s, there are spacious upholstered booths; one entire wall features an immense, illuminated panoramic transparency of a herd of black angus cattle with two men on horseback watching over them. Curiously, the mounted cowherds are not dressed in buckaroo attire. They wear suits and ties, apparently to distinguish them from common cowboys who work for wages. These gents are cattle ranchers who can afford a blue-ribbon steak.

Top-of-the-line on Cattlemen’s menu is a sirloin steak as fancy as anything served on the white-clothed tables of New York’s steak row or in the premier beef houses of Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City. You hardly need the steak knife provided — a butter knife would do the job — but it sure is mouth-watering to feel the keen steel glide through beef that, although tender, has real substance. This is beef with character.

Steak soup is wonderful: lusty mahogany brown and crowded with vegetables, beef, and lamb fries. Lamb fries are gonads, a highly-regarded delicacy in much of the West. When young livestock is castrated on the range, it is traditional for cowboys to fry their harvest as a treat at the end of the day. Like much deep-fried food, it’s breading that’s the keynote flavor. The organ meat inside is moist and slightly sweet.

What to Eat
Cattlemen’s, Presidential Cut Steak
Presidential Cut Steak
The Presidential Choice T-bone
Cattlemen’s, Lamb Fries
Lamb Fries
Lamb fries, a.k.a. tendergroin
Cattlemen’s, Steak Soup
Steak Soup
Steak soup is forkworthy.
Cattlemen’s, Steak Burger
Steak Burger
Hefty steakburger, garnishes on the side
Cattlemen’s, Strip Sirloin
Strip Sirloin
Strip sirloin, oozing juice
Cattlemen’s, House Salad
House Salad
Would you like a few greens with your salad dressing?
Cattlemen’s, Baked Potato
Baked Potato
The loaded baked potato is pretty good, although I much prefer crisper French fries, cottage fries, or home fries.
Cattlemen’s, Pepper Steak
Pepper Steak
The pepper steak is a small filet covered in a peppercorn sauce, with additional peppercorns on top.
Cattlemen’s, Dinner Roll
Dinner Roll
The dinner roll is freshly baked -- an ideal tool for sopping up steak gravy from the plate.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday6 am - 10 pm
Monday6 am - 10 pm
Tuesday6 am - 10 pm
Wednesday6 am - 10 pm
Thursday6 am - 10 pm
Friday6 am - 12 am
Saturday6 am - 12 am
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
12 stops | 334 MILES | 5 hr 46 min

There are good and interesting eats all along Route 66, from Chicago to San Berdoo. Oklahoma is especially well-endowed with restaurants that deliver good southwestern meals along with Mother Road flavor to the max. Here you find superb chicken-fried steak, some of America's finest hamburgers, awe-inspiring beef jerky, and a shockingly polite tea room.

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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