Queenie’s

Bakery | Eclectic | Sandwich Shop
excellent
Worth a detour
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Bake shop, casual cafe, and source of take-out meals, Queenie’s is a nice way to start the day before tackling Tulsa’s surfeit of glistening hamburgers, chili, and chili dogs. Lunch is served, too. One early-morning patron told me that the grilled cheese sandwich is the best she’s ever eaten – in particular, the “Santa Fe” version that includes green chiles; her dining companion recommended the BLT with excellent egg salad added to the traditional trio.

Breakfast is grand. While the blueberry almond pancakes are ok, if a little thick, what wows me is house-made granola: such an equanimous cereal, really more about seeds and grains than fluffier things – nut sweet, more than sugar-sweet. It is a real southwestern cereal, the Gary Cooper of breakfasts.

Pastries are not so taciturn. A cranberry ginger scone is nose-tickling gingery, floral-fruity, a compact little breakfast all by itself. While perhaps too intense to accompany that first cup of coffee, caramel banana cake is one of those sweet, dense hunks of food that’s nearly impossible to stop eating once you have a first bite.

As you might guess from the dishes served, Queenie’s is a polite sort of place, more tea room than diner. I had no problem finding a table first thing in the morning, but my tipsters told me that if I do return for lunch, the house seat-yourself policy means that I will vie with others for a place to eat.

What to Eat
Queenie’s, Granola
Granola
Must-Try
Queenie's granola is not extremely sweet, which means the flavors of the fruit on top sing loud and clear.
Queenie’s, Scone
Scone
There is enough ginger in the cranberry ginger scone to make this pastry a real eye opener.
Queenie’s, Caramel Banana Cake
Caramel Banana Cake
The piece of caramel banana cake I took for a dashboard snack after breakfast was yesterday's. It wasn't quite as soft and moist as a totally fresh slice, but I had no problem whatsoever devouring all of the spicy-sweet pastry.
Queenie’s, Pain Perdu
Pain Perdu
The pain perdu is ultra-soft, nicely grilled, with the right amount of butter.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday9am - 2pm
Monday7am - 7pm
Tuesday7am - 7pm
Wednesday7am - 7pm
Thursday7am - 7pm
Friday7am - 7pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
Roadtrips
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.

5 stops | 22 MILES | 39 min

Yes, Tulsa. While not a culinary lodestar on the level of New Orleans or Santa Fe, T-Town is a Roadfood bonanza. Breakfast on elegant pain perdu or house-made granola at Queenie's, then let out your belt and tackle a stupendous Big Okie burger at Hank's and/or a Frito Pie at Ike's Chili House. For barbecue,…

Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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