White River Fish Market

Review by: Michael Stern

A grateful tip of the hat to Roadfooders Tiki and Howard Baratz, who many years ago each separately recommended a stop at the White River Fish Market while traveling through Oklahoma along Interstate 44.  Howard described it at an “old-time Tulsa classic,” in business since 1932. This well-worn combination raw fish market and semi-cafeteria style restaurant northeast of downtown is indeed a Roadfood gem.

When you enter, step up to a counter where raw fish are displayed. Place your order based not only on a posted menu, but on what you see in the case. Pay the person behind the cash register and find a seat at booth or table in the big, open dining room. Soon, your meal will be brought to the table by a member of the staff.

Fried seafood is what the kitchen is best known for: gorgeous whole flounders, catfish, perch, etc. The menu also lists broiled seafood, grilled seafood, smoked seafood, a couple of seafood salads and a fish sandwich, boiled shrimp by the pound and raw oysters by the dozen. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, lobster tails join the menu. All dinners include a couple of crusty, pepper-laced hushpuppies and a choice of such side dishes as onion rings (excellent!), pinto beans, cole slaw (sparkling!), spiced rice, and baked potato.

Many regulars start their meal with a cup of gumbo and a bowl of red beans and rice, the latter actually two dishes, one with pinto beans, the other with sausage, beef, onions, and rice in a spicy Cajun sauce — practically a meal unto itself.

The White River Fish Market is a place where Tulsa citizens from all walks of life feel right at home. Prices are reasonable, the fish is lovely, and side dishes are soulful. That’s a combination that adds up to a necessary stop for any seafood lover passing through.

Note: There is a 2nd location in Broken Arrow, at 1105 E. Kenosha St., 918-449-0347.

Directions & Hours

10am - 8pm
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

What To Eat

Catfish Filets

DISH
Lobster Tail

DISH
Hush Puppies

DISH
Red Beans & Rice

DISH
Whole Fried Flounder

DISH
Pinto Beans

DISH
Shrimp Cocktail

DISH
Gumbo

DISH
Grilled Sea Bass

DISH
Onion Rings

DISH
Ka-Bob

DISH
Fried Shrimp

DISH

White River Fish Market Recipes

Discuss

What do you think of White River Fish Market?

Nearby Restaurants

Ike’s Chili House

Tulsa, OK

Hank’s Hamburgers

Tulsa, OK

Cancun

Tulsa, OK

Freddie’s Hamburgers

Tulsa, OK

Wilson’s BBQ

Tulsa, OK

Hodges Bend

Tulsa, OK

Article’s & Guides Tagged Hodges Bend

×

Connect with us #Roadfood