Campus Corner Breakfast Deli
6240 S.E. 15th, Midwest City
Rise and dine at this Midwest City cafe, open until 3:30 p.m. every day but Sunday, for such eats such as omelets, chicken salad on a croissant or tempting crêpes. Its standout smoothie is the Mango Madness. In the mood for something savory? Opt for the barbecue brisket, chicken pot pie or Italian meatball sandwich. At times, it can be a little crowded, but the food is worth the wait.
$$ Breakfast and lunch
8121 N. Classen Blvd.
People eat soup year-round, no matter the weather. Soup Soup is getting ready for spring and summer with gazpacho, avocado-cucumber soup and a curried artichoke soup. Its biggest seller is the potato soup. Make sure to grab a slice of pie for dessert, all made in-house. For catering needs on the horizon, you might want to check this place out.
$$ Soup and more
Timber Lodge Steakhouse
13100 Colony Pointe Blvd., Piedmont
This steakhouse just began serving pizza. No delivery available at present, but make it easy with a call-ahead if you don’t plan to dine in. Of course, the deeply satisfying steaks are still featured, with daily specials offered at the family-run lodge. Among the best dishes are Friday and Saturday nights’ prime rib specials, and a great sirloin special on Tuesdays.
$$ Steaks and more
Spoon Restaurant Fine Thai Cuisine
1428 W. Britton 286-9179
Spoon is open again after a short vacation. The Nichols Hills restaurant is going strong for those who want a pleasant meal of pad thai, noodles or curry in red, green or yellow variations — all cooked when you order. Don’t let the small place fool you; it’s packed with flavor. Make sure to specify if you want some heat in your meal.
Beef & Buns – Mr. Catfish
2741 N.E. 23rd
Owner Frank Henderson said his hickory-smoked brisket is so tender, “you don’t need any teeth to eat it.” Mr. Catfish isn’t kidding! Lots of folks like his old-school butter cookies, too, with some homemade banana pudding. For dinner, try the homestyle ribs and catfish, which has become a genuine Oklahoma City specialty.
$$ Catfish, ribs and more
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
5701 N. Western
Bet you didn’t realize that this Oklahoma-based chain has 84 cafes in 27 states, and it continues to grow. At this Western Avenue location, Camille’s stays open until 3 p.m., so plan for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The spot is known for its wraps and a kickin’ barbecue chicken flatbread pizza. In addition, Camille’s offers a soup of the day and tasty smoothies.
$$ Sandwiches and more
1636 24th Ave. N.W., Norman
The perfect ending to any meal is a cuppie. Gigi’s is known for its wedding cake, which tastes like — go figure — actual wedding cake with vanilla buttercream frosting; its Night Magic, created with chocolate chips, devil’s food cake and a chocolate buttercream; and the strawberry shortcake with fresh berries baked into the batter.
—Carol Smaglinski photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman
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