119 W. Boyd St., Norman
Are you running around campus in Norman and only have time for a quick meal? This restaurant should be at the top of your list. It’s a casual Thai house that consistently serves up tasty food. Try the red curry chicken, spicy basil noodles and, of course, the authentic-style pad thai.
768 Jenkins Ave., Norman
Not much can top a Greek feast. Right near the University of Oklahoma campus, it’s an ideal location for students on the go or for a quick stop between classes. The Greek plate is a local favorite and comes with fries. Don’t pass up the house-made tzatziki.
3401 SW 29thSt.
Studying for exams and need a quick bite? This southside taqueria has everything and is near Oklahoma City Community College. Order a stone bowl filled with grilled veggies, and add in some meat for protein. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the cactus.
Samurai sushi & Grill
1630 NW 23rd St.
If you’re working toward a bachelor’s at Oklahoma City University, at some point you’ll need nourishment. Samurai is the perfect stop. Try The Hulk or Pink Lady rolls. For lunch, the bento box comes with soup, a dumpling, a snow crab roll and an entree.
Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs
1400 NW 23rd St.
Sometimes school stress leads to odd cravings — like for a bacon-wrapped hot dog with chipotle ketchup, cheese, avocado and pinto beans. Stop into Mutts and order the S’noran Dog. Get a side of deviled eggs to complete the meal. Feel free to substitute a falafel for beef to keep it veggie-friendly.
318 E. Ayers St., Edmond
Flatire makes good burgers. The capable staff keeps those tables turning, pleasing Edmond students and fans at this restaurant situated on the edge of The University of Central Oklahoma campus. Even if you don’t want a whole meal, stop in and enjoy some table-made s’mores.
230 S. Knoblock St., Stillwater
Hideaway is more than a haven for hippies. The original location at the south end of the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater is a popular stop for students and alumni. Chow down on pizza and perfectly cooked fried mushrooms.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock