The Sooner State is home to many delicious restaurants in the big cities, but there’s something special about our small-town restaurants. From secret family recipes to southern hospitality to scrumptious meals, it’s hard to beat the charm and delicious food found in these small towns. Take a look at these 8 restaurants in the heartland that will serve you the best meal of your life.
The next time you’re craving biscuits just like grandma’s, head south from Oklahoma City, and you’ll find Tiffany’s Restaurant tucked away in the small town of Noble. The biscuits are the size of your fist, light and fluffy and fresh out of the oven. Location: 101 S. Main St., Noble, OK
2. The Boar's Nest
The Boar’s Nest Grill & Steakhouse is a small town restaurant in southwest Oklahoma that’s gaining the attention of Oklahomans (and Texans) for their delicious menu offerings. They serve quality food at a great price and the southern hospitality makes it an enjoyable place to dine. Location: 19001 US Highway 62, Duke, OK.
3. The Butcher BBQ Stand
Tucked away on Route 66, just off the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you’ll find insanely delicious bbq at The Butcher BBQ Stand in the small town of Wellston. After 30 years of running meat markets, and winning countless BBQ Grand championships, a father/son duo opened up an award-winning barbecue stand to bring their world-famous meat to you. Location: 3402 West Hwy. 66, Wellston, OK.
4. Jincy's Kitchen
Cooked from scratch meals are hard to come by these days when dining out, but that’s not the case at Jincy’s Kitchen in Qualls, Oklahoma. This small town restaurant might be way out in the countryside, but they have the best doggone (homemade) food you’ve tried in ages. Everything (except the fried okra) is homemade at Jincy's Kitchen. From the biscuits and gravy to the mashed potatoes and rolls, everything is fresh and delicious. Location: 31392 South Qualls Road, Qualls, OK.
5. Country Cottage Restaurant
If you travel to the small town of Locust Grove in eastern Oklahoma, you’ll find Country Cottage Restaurant – a dining establishment that serves comfort food made from family recipes in a friendly atmosphere. If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating their home-cooked buffet, you're missing out. Location: 6570 S. Highway 82, Locust Grove, OK.
6. The Vintage House
You would never guess the tiny town of Burlington serves one of Oklahoma’s best steaks in a charming old house. You seriously could blink and miss The Vintage House - a little gem with big flavor tucked away in northwestern Oklahoma. Not only do they serve delicious steaks, but they have an amazing surf 'n turf option, as well. Location: 402 Main S., Burlington, OK.
7. Clanton's Cafe
Clanton's Cafe is a little cafe in Vinita that serves up a chicken fried steak so good, it’s been featured on television and in magazines. The chicken fried steak is tender and juicy, perfectly seasoned and crispy on the outside. The creamy country gravy is the perfect side to make this dish heavenly. Location: 319 E. Illinois Ave., Vinita, OK.
8. White Dog Hill
White Dog Hill Restaurant in Clinton is the perfect place to go to take you a million miles away from the busyness of life. It’s situated on a hill and offers panoramic prairie views, amazing sunsets, incredible food, and a nostalgic atmosphere.
Don’t these restaurants all look so good? Another small town restaurant to check out is The Rock House in Talihina.
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