The Best Restaurants In Edmond, Oklahoma

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Marcelina Morfin

Located outside of Oklahoma City in the heart of Oklahoma, Edmond is a lovely city full of attractions: it’s on the historic Route 66 and boasts art and tasty cuisine. From American to European to African fare, we take a look at some of the deliciousness found in Edmond.

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Boulevard Steakhouse

Boulevard Steakhouse is a fine-dining establishment which serves succulent steaks — hand-cut and custom-aged — side dishes and seafood. Try dishes such as filet tips and wild mushrooms with a veal demi-glace plus garlic mashed potatoes, or the steak Diane with a mushroom-burgundy sauce and potatoes. Luscious desserts, including fresh baked puff pastry with brandy-caramelized bananas and dulce de leche ice cream, plus an award-winning wine list.

Cafe 501 is a cozy eatery specializing in New American cuisine with European flavors. Inspired by their world travels, the owners have a created a menu peppered with recipes and influences from places such as France, Italy and South America. Guests can try tasty choices such as the wild mushroom brick oven pizza topped with roasted garlic cream, fresh arugula, goat cheese and balsamic drizzle and the tequila-lime shrimp and grits with cilantro cream sauce. The cafe also features a bakery where delicious artisan breads plus an array of sweet treats, including cookies and cupcakes, are available.

Haiget’s Restaurant

Haiget’s Restaurant and Catering specializes in savory Ethiopian and Kenyan cuisine. The menu will satisfy a wide range of tastes from carnivorous eaters to vegetarians to vegan diners who are looking for dishes full of exotic notes. Try the spicy Ethiopian specialty known as siga wot, which combines slow cooked beef with berbere (chili powder), onions, ginger, garlic, kibe (clarified butter) and korermia (spice), or the Kenyan beef stew served with chapati (sweet flat bread).


Othello’s is an Italian restaurant located downtown in a historic building — Edmond’s first hospital. A satisfying meal at Othello’s might begin with eggplant fries followed by fettuccini with mushroom sauce, artichoke parmigiana, or linguini with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes. Popular desserts include tiramisu or cannoli.

Signature Grill

Signature Grill is an independently owned eatery showcasing New American cuisine. Try the pan-fried jumbo blue lump crab cake with horseradish Dijon mustard to start, followed by the grilled 8 oz. beef tenderloin with smoked bleu cheese and a Cabernet Sauvignon wine reduction sauce accompanied by scalloped potatoes and grilled broccolini with tomato and olives. There’s also a great selection of wines.

Simply Falafel

Simply Falafel serves Mediterranean food and offers a menu full of tasty dishes all made with the freshest ingredients available. Notable dishes include falafel patties served with cucumber yogurt sauce and hot sauce; the lamb burger with lamb and beef on a ciabatta bun; and the gyro platter accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and pita points. They also have a host of sweet treats, including baklava, cakes and pastries.

Zarate’s Latin & Mexican Grill

Zarate’s Latin and Mexican Grill serves a host of specialties from several countries, including Brazil, Jamaica, and Peru. Making everything from scratch, the owner, Jorge Zarate, strives to serve diners authentic dishes, which means importing spices and other items, including soft drinks, from various countries. The Peruvian lomo saltado, which is a choice of steak, chicken, or seafood sautéed over an open flame with tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cilantro, aji pepper and red wine served with cilantro rice, white rice, yucca and sweet plantains, is highly recommended. Vegetarian options are available as well.

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