This dilapidated but very friendly barbecue parlor on the outskirts of Oklahoma City serves first-rate Southwestern style barbecue, including fiery hot links, beef brisket, pit-cooked bologna, and magnificent spare ribs.
Linda-Mar's Westsider – two burger patties, double cheese, and all the fixin's piled between grilled-crisp slabs of Texas toast – is one of many excellent hamburgers that puts Tulsa up there among America's top burger cities.
The fried onion burger capital of Oklahoma, therefore the world, is in the tiny town of El Reno. But onion burgers are a popular item throughout this burger crazy state. The best we have been able to find is at J & W Grill in Chickasha.
Whichever soup-and-sandwich combination is ordered at the Country Dove, be sure to ask for a lemon jello square and a slice of their delightful French silk pie. This tea room is a perfect lunch for through-drivers on Route 66.
There are a handful of these cheap chili-dog restaurants in Tulsa and environs, all based on the formula of a small hot dog in a steamed bun topped with mustard, raw onions, and no-bean chili. Shredded cheese is a popular option; and some folks get theirs with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
One of the first restaurants to open along the Oklahoma stretch of "America's Main Street," Clanton's is a town cafe where locals gather. Lunch specials include ham & beans on Wednesday and catfish every Friday. You'll be wowed by the chicken fried steak: beefy, crisp-crusted luxury.
It is a welcoming little place with a handful of tables. Try a super burrito stuffed with carnitas (shredded pork), rice and beans, smothered with shredded cheese and warm salsa and decorated with dabs of sour cream and guacamole. It's a fine burrito, the savory roast pork packing heaps of flavor.