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.
An original Route 66 cafe in Vinita, Oklahoma, Clanton's is where locals gather for chicken fried steak, catfish every Friday, and blue-ribbon pies.
A fish market and semi-cafeteria restaurant, White River is a Roadfood gem in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Have it your way: fried, broiled, grilled or raw (oysters).
Cafe, bakery, tea room: Queenie's is a charming little Tulsa, Oklahoma restaurant with fine pastries, hearty breakfast, and a roster of salads & sandwiches.
** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED **
"U Need No Teeth to Eat Our Beef" is a Wilson's motto. Tender BBQ with flavor that is hugely beefy, well-salted and fatty: a destination Tulsa restaurant.
Hank's hash-house hamburgers are good and greasy, a Tulsa best. Also on the menu: Frito chili pie, corn dogs and chocolate-covered peanut butter bon bons.
A Route 66 landmark known for a well-seasoned griddle that imparts deliciousness to everything that touches it, Rock Cafe is a best-stop in Oklahoma.
Surrounded by the Oklahoma stockyards, Cattlemen’s is the consummate western steak house. Steak is as good as it gets; steak soup is a surprise winner.
Dilapidated but very friendly, Leo's BBQ on the outskirts of Oklahoma City serves fiery hot links, beef brisket, pit-cooked bologna, and magnificent spare ribs.
Start a fine Oklahoma City day with Classen Grill's taquitas (tortilla-wrapped eggs, cheese & veggies) or migas (tortilla omelet) accompanied by cheese grits.
Sid's onion-fried burgers are cooked so onions mashed into the meat are charred from the grill, adding sweet & smoky zest. An Oklahoma specialty!
Jiggs is a Route 66 restaurant famous for beef jerky, but the smoked-meat BBQ sandwiches are some of Oklahoma's best.
Country Dove Tea Room serves lovely lunch for road-trippers along Route 66 in Elk City, Oklahoma. French silk pie is the best, ever!