Dining February 19, 2016
11 Themed Restaurants That Will Transform Your Oklahoma Dining Experience
If you’re looking to dine someplace out of the ordinary, one of these themed restaurants might be just what you’re looking for. Oklahoma is home to many unique restaurants that not only offer delicious food, but an unforgettable atmosphere as well. Check out these 11 uniquely themed spots in the Sooner State the next time you’re ready to grab a bite to eat:
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1. Southern Belle, Heavener
Southern Belle is a restaurant located on an authentic 1905 train car in Heavener, OK. This lovely little restaurant serves amazing home cooking; the fried chicken strips are a house favorite.
2. J. Bruner's at the Haunted House, Oklahoma City
Enjoy your steak and seafood in this dimly lit 1930s stone mansion. The ambiance is a bit eerie as legend has it that the house has seen three murders. This haunted house restaurant will give you an unforgettable dining experience.
3. The Spudder, Tulsa
The Spudder has been a Tulsa landmark since 1976. It is a symbol of the oil industry as it is decked out with vintage oil memorabilia and signs everywhere. The old "spudder" will welcome you out front before entering the restaurant. Not only is the oil theme a memorable experience, but the steaks are superb and the casual atmosphere will make any diner comfortable.
4. The Parrot Steakhouse & Grill, Grove
If you're looking for tropical island ambiance, stop in at The Parrot overlooking Grand Lake. You'll be welcomed by JAKE, the colorful McCaw Parrot, before being seated. The menu is full of seafood, steaks, pasta, salads and much more.
5. Sherri's Diner, Oklahoma City
Sherri's Diner is a name known among locals. Enjoy the '50s decor, real jukebox and delicious menu of American favorites.
6. Pops, Arcadia
This iconic Route 66 gas station and diner is truly one-of-a-kind. The theme is soda pop and it surrounds you on all sides. From the 66-ft. tall soda bottle outside to the 700 flavors of soda on the inside, you'll be mesmerized with the soda theme that surrounds the diner.
7. Wild Country Meats, Hominy
Enjoy a unique dining experience...in The Bull Wagons! The converted cattle trailer gives diners an out-of-the-box setting, while a singing waiter provides the entertainment. Wild Country Meats is known for its superb cuts of meats and opened its restaurant in 2012, after serving the community custom cuts for over 20 years.
8. Ollies Station, Tulsa
The railroad motif in this "mom and pop" restaurant is a kid favorite. Ten trains, from G-scale to Z-scale, run the length of the dining area, navigating through the scale model cities and towns. Even the walls and shelves are adorned with railroad memorabilia.
9. KD's, Oklahoma City
If you're a basketball and Kevin Durant fan, then you'll want to visit this contemporary dining restaurant in OKC. From KD's basketball shoes to the southern-style food, KD's is a memorable dining experience for all patrons.
10. Angel's Diner, McAlester
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the '50s as Angel's Diner transports you back in time. This "neighborhood diner" serves up hearty American food in a fun, iconic atmosphere.
11. Margaret's German Restaurant & Deli, Tulsa
Have you ever wanted to visit Germany? Well, stop into Margaret's for a German and European experience. Find menu items such as: Weiner-schnitzel sandwiches, smoked bratwurst with sauerkraut and German wines and beers for a truly delightful meal.
Have you been to any of these themed restaurants? What others would you add to this list?