Attractions May 25, 2019
These 9 Small Town Oklahoma Restaurants Will Serve You The Best Meal Of Your Life
In Oklahoma, we’re lucky to have many delicious restaurants to choose from. Sure, we have many fabulous ones in the big cities, but it’s in the small towns where you’ll find the hidden dining gems. If you want to discover these small town restaurants that will serve you the best meal of your life, keep scrolling below and we’ll introduce you to 9 of them.
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1. White Dog Hill, Address: 22901 Route 66, Clinton, OK 73601
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.
2. Jincy's Kitchen, Address: 31392 South Qualls Road, Qualls, OK, 74451
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.
3. The Vintage House, Address: 402 Main South, Burlington, OK, 73722
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.
Unfortunately, since the time of publication, this restaurant has permanently closed.
4. Country Cottage Restaurant, Address: 6570 South Highway 82, Locust Grove, OK, 74352
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.
5. Clanton's Cafe, Address: 319 East Illinois Avenue, Vinita, OK, 74301
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.
6. Tacos N Taters, Address: 112 West Floral Avenue, Frederick, OK, 73542
This small town restaurant offers a unique combination of Mexican food and potatoes. You wouldn’t think the two go together like bread and butter, but they know how to mix things up so they complement each other just right. They bring unique flavors from Mexico to the Sooner State and offer some of the best Mexican food around.
7. Mugsy's Grubhouse, Address: 215 West Chicago Avenue, Yale, OK 74085
Looking for a new dining spot to enjoy a delicious meal in a great atmosphere? This small town grub house in Yale serves up the most delicious food that’s worth the extra drive to experience it. It's a Western-themed steakhouse that will take you back in time to the late 1800's but with a beautiful modern twist.
8. Hatfield's Grill, Address: 11223 East Admiral Boulevard, Tulsa, OK, 74116
Hatfield’s Grill will never let you down with their excellent service and tasty food. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week. It's located inside Garrett's Country Store & Grill, so you can pick up some snacks, gifts, and drinks to take home. One of the top recommendations from patrons is the fried chicken. It's breaded just right and seasoned with the perfect amount of spices.
9. The Butcher BBQ Stand, Address: 3402 Route 66, Wellston, OK 74881
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. Check them out and get ready to be blown away at this Oklahoma bbq destination spot.
Have you visited any of these places before? If so, which one do you recommend?
Another great hidden dining gem to check out is Fireside Dining – a cozy little steakhouse located in a rustic setting among the trees near Lake Murray.
Click here to read more about this restaurant that’s worth a visit.