Take a Bite Out of Oklahoma


Huevos Rancheros

The Diner

This staple on Norman’s Campus Corner has fed hungry students, gameday-goers and the city’s residents for more than 100 years, as the space has served as a restaurant in one form or another since before statehood. At The Diner, breakfast is served hot and often. The Diner’s Tex Mex breakfasts are popular on the menu, and the huevos rancheros has to be the winner. Two eggs cooked to order are topped with ranchero sauce and served with pinto beans, corn tortillas and cheese. It will cure whatever ails you. 213 E. Main St., Norman. www.normandiner.com

Macaroni Pony from The Mule.

Macaroni Pony

The Mule

It’s a child’s dream recognized: An entire restaurant devoted to grilled cheese. That’s the idea behind The Mule, and the inventive sandwiches are just as likely to delight kids as it is adults. The Macaroni Pony, a favorite, is jalapeno cornbread topped with barbecue pulled pork, mac and cheese and pickles. It’s a messy meal that is thoroughly enjoyable at this melt shack in the Plaza District. 1630 N. Blackwelder Ave., Oklahoma City. www.themuleokc.com

Pork Ribs and Baked Beans

Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que

If you grew up in Sequoyah County, the name Wild Horse Mountain Bar-B-Que is synonymous with some of the best hickory-smoked barbecue you’ve ever eaten. There’s variety, to be sure, but don’t pass up the pork ribs with a side of baked beans, and gobble them up on the premises of this legendary Sallisaw dive off of I-40. It’s the best way to take in all the photos of country music stars, who’ve waded in over its long years. South Highway 59, Sallisaw. 918.775.9960


Enjoy a pie, Okie style.

The Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Taproom

Southeast Oklahoma’s answer to inspired pies, The Grateful Head offers specialty pizzas as well as create-your-own. 10251 N. Highway 259, Broken Bow. www.gratefulhead.com

Andolini’s Pizza.

Andolini’s Pizza

This pizzeria has its roots in Owasso and has flourished in Tulsa. Creative recipes, such as the Portuguese and the Maccheroni, have made Andolini’s a family favorite. 12140 E. 96th St. N., #106, Owasso; 1552 E. 15th St., Tulsa. www.andopizza.com

Sam & Ella’s Chicken Palace

Despite the name, Sam & Ella’s serves delicious pizza, like the Florentine Chicken Pizza or the Big Sloppy. The impressive pies have put this place on the Oklahoma map. 419 N. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. 918.456.1411

The Wedge Pizzeria

Pies are cooked in a wood-fired oven and served crispy and hot, topped with everything from meatballs to pine nuts and ricotta. 4709 N. Western Ave.; 230 NE First St., Oklahoma City. www.thewedgeokc.com