Nic’s Grill

Nic's Grill. Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Originally published in the May 2011 issue.

The race is on at lunchtime during the week in Oklahoma City. Businessmen and women head to Nic’s Grill to claim one of a dozen or so seats in the small café. Those who aren’t so lucky to grab a place will still wait patiently in a line that sometimes wraps around the building outside to order one of Nic’s super juicy,   fried onion burgers. The legendary half-pounders are cooked on a griddle behind the counter by owner Justin Nicholas. Each burger is served with a heaping helping of curly fries cooked to order. Daily specials offered include meatloaf, pork chops and fried chicken, liberally seasoned, pan-fried and served with mashed potatoes and gravy. 1201 N. Penn, Oklahoma City. 405.524.0999