While Bartlesville is a small city, it offers an abundance of activities the entire family will enjoy. Voted as the most livable city in Oklahoma, Bartlesville features a delicious culinary landscape. These are the best restaurants in Bartlesville.
Located in historic downtown Bartlesville, Frank & Lola’s is a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving diners delicious, flavorful fare. Also attracting customers is the friendly, laid-back atmosphere and the eclectic environment adorned with hanging bikes and regional art. As for the cuisine, the culinary team procures the freshest ingredients available for its dishes. This includes homemade meatloaf served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. The menu also features appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, other entrees, plus desserts. Open Tuesday through Saturday, Frank & Lola’s hosts live music on Saturday nights adding to the already lively vibe.
Established in 1957 in Stillwater, Hideaway Pizza is a popular Oklahoma chain restaurant serving a variety of tasty food in addition to its creative pizzas. A family-friendly establishment, Hideaway offers something for everyone from meat eaters to vegetarians to those seeking to satisfy a sweet tooth. A must-try pizza is the classic margherita with a Hideaway spin (olive oil, garlic glaze, mozzarella, diced Roma tomatoes, basil and parmesan-herb topping). Another good option is the Little Kahuna with olive oil, garlic glaze, mozzarella, feta, chicken, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes. If one of Hideaway’s creations doesn’t strike your fancy, the menu also includes build-your-own pizzas. There are also sandwiches, baked pasta and more. Visit every day for lunch and dinner.
Voted the ‘Best Healthy Eating’ and ‘Best Health Foods Store’ in the ‘Best of Bartlesville’ awards in 2014, Jude’s Health and Java House is a relaxing venue. It not only offers coffee and espresso-based drinks, smoothies, and tea but also an array of food. Start your day off right with the healthy sunrise freshly squeezed juice (apple, beet, and carrot). If a jolt of energy is required, the caramel toffee truffle, which has caramel, toffee, and vanilla syrups, is one great choice. For a bit more sustenance, this coffee house also serves sweet treats, breakfast sandwiches, salads, paninis, soup, specials and more. Jude’s is open Monday through Saturday.
A staple on Bartlesville dining scene since 1946, Murphy’s Steak House is a no-frills diner offering tasty American cuisine. Not only does the food keep people coming back for more but so does the friendly waitstaff who serve meals fast and with a smile on their face. The menu is brimming with comfort foods that are sure to make mouths water, especially those with a craving for meat dishes. Murphy’s is known for their hot hamburger which is an eight-ounce patty and fries smothered in gravy. The menu additionally offers burgers, sandwiches, steaks, specialty items, plus a host of complementary side dishes. Open every day, this diner also serves breakfast all day.
From baked goods to sandwiches to quiches, The Rolling Pin is a delightful bakery and deli enticing customers again and again with its wonderful array of treats. Founded in 2006, The Rolling Pin is open weekdays for breakfast and lunch. Some of the sweet treats that can often be found include cinnamon rolls, scones (the pumpkin chip version is a favorite), and mango coffee cake, an exotic spin on the classic. As for savories, the menu includes hot stuffed sandwiches, quiche and soup. The menu does change often, but some of the highlights include the ham and cheese hot stuffed sandwich and the spinach mushroom quiche.
For zesty Mexican fare in a lively environment, Sabores Mexican Cuisine is the place to go. Recently winning the ‘Best Mexican Food’ award in Bartlesville, this welcoming spot features a menu brimming with bold flavors. They serve everything from appetizers to entrées with beef, chicken, pork, or seafood to several vegetarians recipes. For the entire table, order the patron gouda fondue — melted gouda and Mexican cheese with a choice of chorizo, poblano rajas, or mushrooms and served with tortillas. Also ask for a round of margaritas before moving on to the main dishes. Sabores is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Opened in January 2015, Samantha’s Restaurant is a relatively newer addition to Bartlesville’s culinary landscape. It is a great place to have a relaxing, casual lunch, a long conversation over a cup of coffee or tea, or dazzle that special someone with a fine dining experience for dinner. Serving lunch weekdays and dinner Thursday through Saturday, Samantha’s features a wonderful environment and a menu that will suit a variety of palates. Making everything from scratch, the culinary team creates mouthwatering dishes. These include roasted vegetable crostini with house pesto and mozzarella; house-made mushroom ravioli with pesto and parmesan; and the beef tenderloin filet with a choice of house butter.
Starting out as a food truck, Shorties Grille is now a brick-and-mortar shop serving up an array of eclectic eats from burgers to street tacos to sandwiches to Asian-inspired dishes. Tucked inside a space with an exposed brick wall, wood floors, and teal accent walls, the ambiance is lively and laid-back. Flavorful made-to-order options include the kimchi pork fries. These are fresh-cut French fries topped with kimchi, pulled pork and cheese. Other good picks are the mango habanero shrimp street taco topped with fresh cabbage and fresh pineapple salsa; and the fried chicken grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and Sriracha mayo. Also featuring a full bar, Shorties is open Monday through Friday.
If visitors are craving delicious sushi, then Sushi One is the place to go. Also offering an assortment of other Japanese delicacies, Sushi One is one of the more popular choices in Bartlesville and rightly so. Appetizers like the vegetable tempura and gyoza make a great start to any meal. Main dishes such as the hibachi dinner with vegetables, chicken, filet mignon, salmon, shrimp, scallop, and steak along with a variety of side dishes are hearty and satisfying. As for sushi, diners will find many specialty rolls, nigiri, sashimi, traditional rolls, and much more. You can visit this Japanese gem seven days a week.
Between the welcoming environment — their motto is ‘Where friends become family’ — and the tasty diner fare, Weeze’s Café is a winner. Serving breakfast and lunch every day of the week, this cafe offers breakfast lovers both sweet and savory options. The choices include waffles, pancakes, French toast, omelets, and skillets. Lunchtime guests will find hot hamburgers, regular hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, plus entrees such as chicken fried steak. Weeze’s also offers weekly specials, which can be found on their website.