The Sooner State is home to an array of delicious restaurants, some of which are off the beaten path. Sometimes it’s in these lesser-known places that you’ll find the best burger, the best steak or even the best home cooked meals in the state. Here are 10 hidden gems in Oklahoma that might be hard to find but are worth the search:
1. Flo's Burger Diner, Catoosa
With a 4.5 star rating on Yelp and a 4.8 star rating on Facebook reviews, it's no secret that Flo's has one of the best burgers around. At Flo's you'll get fresh baked buns, hand cut fries and big, juicy burgers. Located at: 19322 E Admiral Pl, Catoosa, OK 74015.
2. The Rusty Knot, Purcell
Burgers, daily specials, tacos, pastas, salads and steaks are just a few of the delicious items you can expect to find on the menu at Rusty Knot. The patio also features live music on select nights and is a great stop to get a bite to eat in Purcell. The Rusty Knot also has high ratings on Yelp and Facebook, with 5 stars on both. Located at: 400 W Washington St, Purcell, OK 73080.
3. Tacoville, Oklahoma City
Since 1967 Tacoville has been serving no-nonsense Mexican food. From tacos to burritos, Tacoville makes it fresh daily. Located at: 3502 Newcastle Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73119.
4. Hamburger Inn, Mangum
Hamburger Inn serves one of the best burgers in southwest Oklahoma. The smell alone will draw you in, and since they've been frying up burgers since 1928, you know it's going to be amazing! But burgers aren't the only thing you'll find on the menu...look for the yummy catfish also. Located at: 126 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mangum, OK 73554.
5. Massey's Bar-B-Que, Okmulgee
Locals know Massey's Bar-B-Que is the place to go in town for mouthwatering barbecue. Since 1994, it's been "no brag - just fact" barbecue at Massey's. Located at: 200 N Wood Dr, Okmulgee, OK 74447.
6. Hi-Way Cafe, Vinita
For delicious southern food that serves breakfast all day, check out Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita. Tasty cinnamon rolls, daily specials and a hearty breakfast keep the locals coming back to this Route 66 cafe. Located at: 437918 US-60, Vinita, OK 74301.
7. Smokin' Joes Rib Ranch, Davis
Smokin' Joes is not just an RV park, but a rib ranch that is amazing. Any barbecue connoisseur will give Smokin' Joes a big thumbs up for the amazing food served. Located at: 3165 Jollyville Rd, Davis, OK 73030.
8. Eischen's Bar, Okarche
The oldest bar in Oklahoma, Eischen's, has some of the best fried chicken in the state. You get a great mix of history and fabulous fare at Eischen's Bar. Located at: 109 N 2nd St, Okarche, OK 73762.
9. The Greek House, Norman
Ave, Norman, OK 73069.
Established in 1979, The Greek House quickly became a staple near the University of Oklahoma. The gyros served have the perfect balance of beef and lamb and are absolutely delicious! Located at: 768 Jenkins Ave, Norman, OK 73069.
10. Shad's Catfish Hole, Sallisaw
Shad's Catfish Corner is the perfect place for catfish lovers to dine. Enjoy all-you-can-eat catfish, along with shrimp, fried chicken and steak. And to top it off, coleslaw, brown beans, hushpuppies, pickles and onions come with every meal. Located at: 462700 E 1140 Rd, Sallisaw, OK 74955.