Even though NE 23rd Street is one of the most historical streets in Oklahoma City, many locals tend to forget that it’s also home to some of the most grassroots and homegrown eateries in town, the best having a specific focus on soul food, barbecue and old-fashioned Southern cooking. NE 23rd Street restaurants are OKC’s culinary history all in a few blocks and really should be revered as such.
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Oklahoma City and the surrounding metro are replete with many a chain deli restaurant, but none of those places do it quite like The Stuffed Olive.
dinner specials — rib-eye steaks, lasagna, Alfredo pasta and pork
tenderloin can pop up on any given night — are starting to gain a
following of their own. They are sold until gone, and being that there
is no full dinner menu (other than the sandwiches, soups and salads),
they can go fast.
right, the pesto garden with blackened chicken
The homemade food is just a little better than what you can find at home and pairs well with the cozy, modest atmosphere that nods to bistro ambience: open, airy and nearly always filled with lively, talkative guests.
All in all, The Stuffed Olive seems to be successful in its endeavor to make food that makes one feel right at home.
“There aren’t many strangers in here.
People see their neighbors,” Durow said. “We have a lot of customers, but they all seem to be close-knit. It’s a good community over here.”
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Photos by Mark Hancock