Goldie’s has the best hamburgers. Go to the original location at 5200 South Lewis. I recommend the original hamburger — the seasoning is incredible! And, of course, there’s the pickle bar to nosh on before your order arrives!
A Thai restaurant that my mother really enjoys is Lanna Thai at 3535 East 51st Street (just east of 51st & Harvard). They have an extensive menu, and the servings are big-be sure to arrive hungry. Live entertainment, too — Rebecca Ungerman and Jon Glazer sometimes appear here.
I, too, enjoy Ri-Le. Their reputation is well-deserved!
Good home cooking at Savoy, 6033 South Sheridan Road. The chicken fried steak literally takes up a whole plate — not to mention those big, fluffy rolls.
I live in East Tulsa, which has some good ethnic restaurants. Costa Azul at 10801 East 31st Street (just off the U.S. 169 ramp) has excellent authentic Mexcian food at reasonable prices. Servings are huge! The margaritas are good, too.
Another place for good, cheap, authentic Mexican food is La Fiesta at 1744 South Garnett. It’s easy to miss (it’s in an old Wendy’s), but well worth searching out.
The Plaza Santa Cecilia, located off the southwest corner of 21st & Garnett in what used to be the Tiffany Bowl, has some good Mexican eateries. Good browsing. My mother told me a about a good lunch she had at one of the restaurants in the mall (she couldn’t remember the name). Some of the proprietors aren’t exactly fluent in English, so be prepared to be patient.
Thai Chef, 9720 East 31st Street (in a strip mall on the southeast corner of 31st & Mingo) offers good Thai food at reasonable prices.
In addition to Elmer’s (whose reputation for great barbecue is well-deserved), I like Billy Ray’s, 3524 Southwest Boulevard. Just follow the smell of smoking meats! I recommend a mixed-meat platter of ribs, brisket, bologna & sausage. (The sausage will grow hair on your chest!) Be prepared for a wait (it’s worth it) — and Billy Ray himself will give you a draught beer to help pass the time. Make sure you’re good & hungry, ’cause you’ll get LOTS of food!
has anyone eaten at claud’s hamburgers (peoria)(we grind our own meat) recently?
i used to eat at hank’s (on lewis?) but it doesn’t seem to be there anymore.
you never knew what you were gonna get with takeout, it was never what you
what’s the coney joint on harvard (near 21st?) that also serves greek food?
i always drag my parents there on our way to the airport where they ship me
back to alaska…………
In July we were taken to The Spudder on 50th just off of S Sheridan Ave. It is an oilfield theme steak house. Our hosts told us that it had been around for at least forty years. They had ribeye steaks, I had bbq beef ribs and my wife had fish. The entrees, salads, vegetables and blackberry cobbler a la mode were all very good.
My wife and I went to Elmer’s on Peoria Ave. recently and really liked it — and we’re hard to please with barbecue. The sweet potato pie was excellent, too. I will go to Wilson’s, though.
We also went to Savastano’s last night. It’s good Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, and the beer on tap was just $1 a glass. You get outside of Chicago, it’s hard to find good deep-dish anywhere, so I was grateful to find it in Tulsa.
wilson’s bbq on apache in north tulsa.
this place has atmosphere.
"you can eat our beef without your teeth"
elmer’s on peoria has taken a death sprial
since elmer died. place is now filled with
more attitude than needed.
halim and mimi’s deli on 11th. mediterranean food.
still visiting family in tulsa.
I am confident this forum will stay alive.
Over 42,000 women from the Women’s International Bowling Congress will descend upon Tulsa,OK for their national tournament between April 9 and June 24, 2005.
Of which my wife, Heather will be one.
Thanks for the previous suggestions, and look forward to more.
If you dig Savastano’s (I do, too) I must alert you to another Chicago-style foodie’s dream which is new to the area. Palombo’s Italian Beef at 71st Street and 161 E. Ave. in Broken Arrow serves up incredible Italian Beef (I get mine with a combo of sweet and hot peppers), Italian Sausage and Pepper, and Meatball sandwiches along with great Chicago-style Hot Dogs. These are all the real deal. Huge portions and reasonable prices are the extra added attractions. Like Savastano’s, this is a family-run business and the owners couldn’t be nicer or more helpful.
No problem. We’ve found a lot of really pretty good places around town lately. One of my recent favorites – Savastano’s at 111th and Memorial – Chicago style pizza that’s well worth the drive, though Rigoberto’s Mexican food at 11th and Garnett is just off I-44 if you’re just passing through.
Thank’s Baj–I will check this the next time I am in Tulsa[:D]
If you have time and a sweet tooth, you may want to stop by a place called "The Chicken King". Ignore the name, they have the best mexican pasteries. East 11th street
I would suggest Tally’s at 11th and Yale. I was recently there and the food was excellent. It is a blue collar type restaurant and may fool you. I had both breakfast and lunch there. For lunch I would recommend the chile.
If your going to be by the airport, I gotta go with the White River Fish market and resterauunt—its really close to the airport and the foods great.
Visit Webers Root Beer for the old fashioned homemade creamy taste.
Here are a few of my Tulsa favorites. I posted these a couple of weeks ago in the Central OK forum. These are real Roadfood-y places. If you are looking for something more upscale just let me know and I can review a few of those.
Mario’s NY Style Pizza – Being an ex-New Yorker, a good pizza place is a must. I like Hideaway (which receives much praise on this site) but to me Mario’s is the real deal. Pizza, Calzones, and Sausage, Onion and Pepper and Meatball Parm Heroes that bring me back to that taste of NY. Now how about Katz’ Deli opening an outpost in Tulsa?
Ron’s Burgers and Chili – A unique approach to burgers that is 180 degrees away from my usual love of thick, medium rare burgers. These 1/3 lb. patties are smashed down and cooked until their edges are crunchy and they are somehow delicious. A side order of Spanish Fries (fries with fried (not breaded) onions and jalapenos mixed in) are a special Ron’s treat. Ron’s also serves fine chili in their very tasty 3-ways.
Ri-Le Vietnamese – Ri Le came to Tulsa in the early ’80’s and opened his first restaurant in a converted donut shop. He’s now in fancier digs but is still serving truly fresh and interesting Vietnamese cuisine. Lots of vegeterian choices and tofu dishes that will satisfy even the meat lovers (like me) out there.
Big Daddy’s BBQ – Big Daddy comes by his nickname honestly. He’s a big man with a big personality and a big talent for smoking meat. All of the que is good but you’ve got to try a Big Big Daddy Potato (that’s the dish’s name, not a typo). Huge potatoes are smoked (not baked) until cooked all the way through, split open and topped with a mixture of butter, ranch dressing, Big Daddy’s homemade barbeque sauce, and 4 or 5 types of smoked meat. Devastating!
Cancun Mexican – Huge, delicious burritos (my favorite is the Chili Verde), along with numerous tasty Mexican platters and soups. Tulsa has many very good Mexican restaurants but this is the one to which I always return.
White River Fish Market – White River is a retail fish market on one side and a seafood restaurant on the other. Although primarily known for their fried fish platters, the White River does great grilled fish, wonderful Red Beans and Rice (uniquely served with a dollop of Chili on top) and my favorite Gumbo this side of New Orleans. I rarely have enough room (more a testament to the large portions than my small appetite) but White River also has fine NY Cheesecake and very tasty Sweet Potato Pie.
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