Chicken fried steak can be found at almost any diner across the Sooner State. From iconic Route 66 stops to upscale cafes, chicken fried steak is a staple meal at Oklahoma restaurants. The next time you’re in the mood for Oklahoma’s official state meal, check out these 11 restaurants for the best chicken fried steaks in the state.
1. Cheever's Cafe, Oklahoma City
Cheever's Cafe is located in an old flower shop in a historic OKC building. It offers an upscale version chicken fried steak that is sure to please any diner. The chicken fried steak is served over garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes with a savory jalapeno cream gravy on top.
2. Tally's Good Food Cafe, Tulsa
Tally's Cafe is a historic diner located along Route 66 in Tulsa. When tasting the perfectly breaded chicken fried steak, you'll see why they have the "Best chicken fried steak on Route 66."
3. Clanton's Cafe, Vinita
This Vinita landmark was featured on Guy Fieri’s popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and in Gourmet Magazine for their famous chicken fried steak. It is cooked to perfection with just the right amount of crispiness and topped with creamy gravy. The 80-year-old recipe is still a favorite for Oklahomans today.
4. Kendall's Restaurant, Noble
You'll want to come with an appetite when you come to Kendall's. The full portion size of the chicken fried steak is enormous and paired with the homemade biscuits, it is a delicious comfort food meal.
5. Rock Cafe, Stroud
Rock Cafe not only serves a scrumptious chicken fried steak, but its signature dish is jaegerschnitzel - a German dish that is chicken fried steak's European cousin. It is a hand-breaded pork cutlet doused in a creamy bacon-and-mushroom sauce and served with small, buttery dumplings.
6. Noble House, Watonga
Another favorite spot in the state for chicken fried steak is Noble House in Watonga. This bed and breakfast features a diner with a chicken fried steak eating challenge. If you're not up for the hour-long challenge, order the regular size portion for a perfect, tender steak.
7. Ann's Chicken Fry House, Oklahoma City
For true down home cooking, visit Ann's Chicken Fry House for some of the best chicken fried steak around. The crunchy batter and peppery gravy are favorites at this iconic Route 66 restaurant.
8. The Bros. Houligan, Tulsa
The Bros. Houligan is the perfect family restaurant to enjoy a mouthwatering chicken fried steak. You'll love the portion size and unlimited green beans.
9. Cafe Alley, Ardmore
The next time you're in southern Oklahoma, stop into Cafe Alley for a tender hand-breaded sirloin, golden fried and topped with jalapeno gravy.
10. The Old Plantation Inn, Medicine Park
Tucked away near the base of the Wichita Mountains in the quaint town of Medicine Park, you'll find a tasty serving of chicken fried steak. The sirloin is topped with a delicious gravy and comes with a side of green beans.
11. The Red B, Idabel
This southeastern Oklahoma gem serves a tender, crispy chicken fried steak, seasoned and cooked just right. Take a drive to Idabel for some fantastic, southern food.
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