You’re tasting fine, Oklahoma!

It's hard to argue our beautiful state doesn't have some of the most iconic and timeless comfort cuisines.

Although Oklahoma’s statehood wasn't until November of 1907, the state holiday Oklahoma Day's official date is celebrated April 22. While we may be the lowest-ranking state regarding some of the more important public matters, it's hard to argue our beautiful state doesn't have some of the most iconic and timeless comfort cuisines. Saddle up to pay homage to state classics from these Okie-owned joints.

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Cattlemen's

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
405-236-0416 • 1309 S. Agnew Ave.
cattlemensrestaurant.com

Cattlemen’s has been sizzling steak for the Oklahoma cowboy in all of us for over a century now. Located in the historic Stockyards City, this steakhouse will make you yell out “yee-haw” the moment the mouth-watering sirloin hits your tongue. The preserved interior of Cattlemen’s ensures a true Okie experience no matter where you sit, with paintings of cows roaming pastures in their main dining room and a laid-back diner approach in their adjacent room.

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Iron Star BBQ

Iron Star Urban Barbecue
405-768-3120 • 3700 N Shartel Ave.
ironstarokc.com

Taking their namesake from the infamous Queen of Oklahoma outlaws, Belle Starr, Iron Star’s menu is packed full of Oklahoma flavors. Featuring a menu of artisan smoked meats, ranging from half-smoked chicken to brown sugar-cured brisket, neither of which has a need for barbeque sauce. Iron Star also has some off the beaten path fare like bacon-wrapped quail breasts, a savory appetizer with jalapenos offset by a sweet apricot jam.

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Sun Cattle Co.

Sun Cattle Co.
405-768-3120 • 800 W Sheridan Ave.
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Despite Sun Cattle’s grand opening being only a mere two months ago, they’re quickly making a name for themselves by bringing nostalgia to Film Row. The classic approach to the diner will make you feel like you’re in your grandparent's burger shop. Sun Cattle doesn’t leave the nostalgia with the decor either. On their menu, you’ll find the infamous fried onion burger along with a theta burger smothered in the Okie famous Split-T theta sauce.

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Chuck House

Chuck House
405-942-0852 • 4430 NW 10th St.
chuckhouseok.com

Known comically as “the best chicken fry in the universe,” Chuck House has been slinging chicken fried chicken and steaks for Okies since 1978. This time capsule of a restaurant is hailed for its convenience of getting a fresh chicken fry through a drive-through and the iconic phones at the dining tables which were originally used to call in your order. Enjoy a crispy chicken fry as either a sandwich or as a dinner portion.

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McClintock Saloon & Chop House

McClintock Saloon & Chop House
405-232-0151 • 2227 Exchange Ave.
mcclintocksaloon.com

When people think of a western saloon, they probably imagine a swinging door, horses out front and maybe some gambling. Although McClintock’s door isn't swinging, the beautifully preserved saloon still doesn’t disappoint in bringing an old-timey Oklahoma experience to the stockyards. No spurs are necessary to savor these western dishes like crispy frog legs or the chicken-fried quail.

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Eastside Pizza House

Eastside Pizza House
405-900-6767 • 1734 NE 23rd St.
eastsidepizzahouse.com

While pizza isn’t necessarily native to Oklahoma, Eastside Pizza House has swiftly become an Oklahoma classic. Eastside’s unique pizzas are named after the most influential and important Okies and places and takes pride in being a place the community can gather. The Clara Luper pie, named after the Civil Rights pioneer, is a black crust margherita-style pizza with alfredo sauce, tomato, spinach and sprinkled with goat cheese. Eastside makes giving back to the community delicious.

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Boom Town Creamery

Boom Town Creamery
405-423-5419 • 605 NW 23rd St.
boomtowncreamery.com

While we all know Braum’s to be the state’s official ice cream spot, Boom Town is giving the iconic dairy store a run for its money. Named after the famous oil boom of 1901, this creamery specializes in making silky smooth ice cream with off-the-wall flavors. The mom-and-pop shop houses “classic flavors” like chocolate tornado — a double dark chocolate cold treat — along with seasonal flavors that they rotate out and also vegan options.