This Train In Oklahoma Is Actually A Restaurant And You Need To Visit
If you’re ever looking for a train car restaurant in Oklahoma, we found one that is sitting in the little town of Heavener. It is also a one-of-a-kind experience and one that train buffs will want to hop aboard. Originally built in 1905, the Southern Belle railroad car was known as the “Sweetheart of American Trains,” and was a passenger train of the Kansas City Southern Railway. This car had an established route from 1940 to 1969 from Kansas City to New Orleans – an 868-mile journey and transported WWII troops.
Although many were saddened when the Southern Belle stopped its journey, a few local train buffs decided to refurbish one of its cars and opened a restaurant called Southern Belle in Heavener. Today it is arguably one of the best places to eat in Oklahoma.
Southern Belle is not only a nostalgic, unique place to dine, but the food is heavenly. You’ll find some of the best chicken dinners in the state, along with the most delicious homemade desserts. If you’re looking for things to do in Oklahoma, take a drive out to Heavener and hop onboard the Southern Belle for a dining experience to remember.
Doesn’t this train car restaurant look incredible? If you’ve been to this train car restaurant in Oklahoma before, we would love to hear about your experience and what you ordered in the comments! For more information on the Southern Belle Restaurant, one of the most unique restaurants in Oklahoma, check out their Facebook Page.
And if you’re looking for more one-of-a-kind dining options in Oklahoma to add to your dining bucket list, check out 9 Themed Restaurants That Will Transform Your Oklahoma Dining Experience.
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Are there any train museums I can visit in Oklahoma?
Yes, there are train museums in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Railway Museum is a place where you can view restored train cars and even take a 40-minute ride along the tracks (rides are offered seasonally). In Oklahoma City, you can find the Oklahoma Model Railroad Museum and view HO and O scale model trains. And then there’s the Bristow Train Depot and Museum where you can learn about the history of the area’s railroad industry.
What are some of the best places to eat in Oklahoma?
If you’re putting together a dining bucket list, you should read our article, 18 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Oklahoma Before You Die. On this list are some of the best eateries in the state like Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City where you can order a mouthwatering aged steak like no other you’ve had before! Clantons Cafe in Vinita has become famous for its television appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives as well as the subject of numerous magazine articles. Located on Route 66, it’s an iconic eatery that serves some of the best chicken fried steak.
What are some hidden gem restaurants in Oklahoma?
Why eat at all the popular places when there are numerous restaurants that only locals seem to know about? Try Flo’s Burger Diner in Catoosa if you’re in the mood for juicy burgers served in fresh-baked buns or Hi-Way Cafe in Vinita for amazing Southern food and the best cinnamon rolls in the state. You can find more hidden gem restaurants in this article.