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Smag 7: The Brunch Club


Carol Smaglinski December 7th, 2011

Whether you’re staving off a hangover or just enjoy breakfast later in the day, the city has choices aplenty for your first-meal fix.

Classen Grill
5124 N. Classen Blvd. 842-0428

On the roster at this local favorite are grits, pancakes, eggs Benedict and tasty salmon patties. Ask for its delightful taquita, created with sausage, potatoes, onions and tomatoes, wrapped in a cheddar-jalapeno tortilla shell. You won’t want to miss the fresh-squeezed orange juice to wash it all down. On Sundays, it stays open until 3 p.m., but other days, it closes at 2 p.m.

$$ Breakfast and Lunch


Dining on Persimmon Hill
1700 N.E. 63rd 478-2250

Inside the well-established National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, this eatery draws loyal locals just for its buffet. For under $11, the buffet features three entrees, two soups, no less than eight garden salads, a choice of three sides and a wide-ranging list of sweet stuff for dessert.

$$ Buffet


Fat ElvUs Diner
4 E. Main, Yukon 354-9702

Named after The King, this joint serves a comfortable, but unconventional breakfast. With seats for about 40, the meal is served from 8 a.m. until noon on Sundays. Sarah’s Famous French Toast, named after co-owner Sarah Thrasher, is a crowd-pleaser. The old-school biscuits and gravy, ultimate omelets, oatmeal and grits are also available, along with typical egg dishes.

$$ Diner


Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson 525-7007

People are drawn to Cheever’s for more than lunch or dinner. They stop by often for its brunch, where there’s a real food-o-rama. Try the Construction Omelet — just choose three items from a list of 14, and that comes with skillet potatoes. Or, try its Sharolynn’s Salad with a pure maple vinaigrette. Swift and friendly service adds to the appeal. Call ahead for reservations.

$$$ Contemporary Comfort Food


Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
5801 N. Western 843-1527

Head baker Mike Phelps makes homemade cinnamon rolls at Flip’s every Sunday, and the drink specials include 99-cent mimosas. You will find excellent quality in its eggs Benedict Italiano, where they incorporate house-cured capocollo (second only to prosciutto) with a topping of a creamy and spicy hollandaise. Flip’s always has two quiche variations, one for vegetarians. Sweet-potato hash was a recent special.

$$$ Italian


Holliday Donuts
7040 E. Reno, Midwest City 869-9488

Business has been good for Holliday Donuts, owned by Seth and Darny Nun, since opening three and a half years ago. With just 10 seats and a noon closing, people stop by for kolaches, but mostly for daily fresh-baked doughnuts. The favorites: vanilla, old-fashioned cake and yeast-raised. Try the blueberry cake doughnut, the chocolate frosted or the apple spice variety.

$$ Doughnuts and More


Cafe Nova
4308 N. Western 525-6682

Here’s the scoop: Go to the omelet bar, fill out a sheet to build your own creation, and they whip it right up. Take part in mimosas, as well. Other recommended dishes include its popular steak and eggs Benedict, crab cake Benedict, and the shrimp and grits.

$$$ American

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

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