Classen Grill

Review by: Michael Stern

How To Start The Day In Oklahoma City

Classen Grill has been a favorite breakfast stop in Oklahoma City since the earliest editions of Roadfood. We love to start the day with fresh O.J. and taquitas (tortilla-wrapped packets of eggs, cheese, and vegetables) or chinook eggs (salmon patties topped with poached eggs) accompanied by a block of cheese grits.

Those who arrive with insatiable appetites should consider “biscuits debris” – two big ones split open and mounded with gravy choc-a-bloc with ham and sausage chunks, cloaked with melted cheddar cheese.

Zooming through town a while back on a quick trip from Tulsa to Albuquerque, I stopped for a plate of migas — a felicitous mix of eggs, tortilla strips, veggies and (if requested) sausage, too.

Pay Attention to Potatoes

On the side of breakfast, enjoy some serious potatoes – hash browns with or without chili or cheddar, or a specialty known as Classen potatoes. They get mashed, seasoned with garlic and rolled into little balls, then deep fried until brittle gold on the outside. The result reminds me of a prairie knish.

The place has an ultra-casual cafe vibe. Paintings of fruit and other gastronomical items decorate its pink stucco walls. During Sunday breakfast in Oklahoma City, nearly half the customers sit at tables reading the morning paper while leisurely enjoying their meals.

What To Eat


Orange Juice

Chicken Fried Steak


Classen Grill Recipes

Oklahoma City Cheese Grits



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