901 N. Broadway
Start with the famous fried mushrooms; they’re always served piping hot with ranch for dipping. The pesto bruschetta is a delicious blend of tomatoes, onions, fresh basil and olive oil. If you mean business, attempt The Mob Boss pizza loaded with sausage, pepperoni, salami and smoked bacon.
Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant
1331 Alameda, Norman
This is the perfect spot if the group is split between wanting Mexican cuisine and American food. Cheeseburgers and french fries or chicken strips will keep one side happy. Meanwhile, costillas de puerco and pork ribs served in a skillet with onions and peppers will more than satisfy lovers of Mexican fare.
Louie’s Grill & Bar
9401 Lake Hefner Parkway
friendly is the best way to describe much of the menu. Enjoy “a cool
dozen” boneless wings in your choice of house barbecue or spicy Buffalo.
Keep it light with the ultimate turkey burger, which comes complete
with chipotle ranch, veggies and cheese.
Earl’s Rib Palace
216 Johnny Bench Drive
Barbecue can be messy, so it’s always great when you don’t have to worry about cleaning up. The Smokestack sandwich boasts chopped brisket and a hot link topped with coleslaw, while the cheddar burger is out-of-this-world delicious. Oh, and save room for cobbler or a brownie.
Chequers Restaurant & Pub
1009 S. Air Depot Blvd., Midwest City
If you’re into potatoes (and how could you not be?), you’ll love this joint. Chequers’ baked potato is loaded with spinach dip, ham and cheese. Or try the best of both worlds: a Mexi-style baked potato, which is basically a taco in a baked potato. Craving something else? Opt for the steak and shrimp dinner.
Tucker’s Onion Burgers
324 N.W. 23rd
The menu is pretty straightforward. Burgers, onions and cheese abound. Try the tasty all-natural turkey burger if you’re looking to cut some red meat from your diet. Enjoy with a side of fresh-cut fries, and wash it all down with its delicious homemade lemonade or hand-dipped shakes.
Dot Wo Chinese Seafood Restaurant
64 E. 33rd, Edmond
Chinese food is always better when served family style. Try one of Dot Wo’s wonderful family dinners, which includes choices between favorites like lemon chicken and broccoli beef as well as Peking pork and pepper steak. For the picky kids, order chicken nuggets or corn dogs.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock