15th St. Grill
15th St. Grill is a family-owned venue serving tasty American cuisine: sample a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and hotdogs. With an open grill, diners can watch everything being cooked in front of them, including the famous onion burger, piled high with caramelized onions, and the hotdog topped with chili, mustard, onions and slaw. Plenty of complementary side dishes are available as well, including onion rings and fries.
15th St. Grill, 1204 Lockhead Dr., Midwest City, OK, USA, +1 405 736 6575
Basil Mediterranean Cafe
Focusing on Mediterranean cuisine, including delicacies from Greece, Spain, Italy and Morocco, Basil Mediterranean Cafe appeals to a wide range of tastes. Must-try dishes include the gyro platter with pita bread, French fries, tzatziki sauce and vegetables; the veggie kabob served over a bed of basmati rice with pita bread and tzatziki; and linguini in a light cream sauce with pesto, diced tomatoes and fresh basil.
Chong Wah Asian Bistro
Chong Wah Asian Bistro serves Asian cuisine with an emphasis on Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes. Whether guests are craving fish, meat or vegetarian dishes, they will find it all at this bistro. Recommended dishes include the Chong Wah sushi roll with tempura shrimp, crab, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado, topped with eel sauce.
Creperie & European Cafe
The Creperie and European Cafe delights customers with its French and European edibles. The cafe features a selection of sweet and savory crêpes alongside soups and sandwiches. Tasty options include the crêpe filled with Spanish chorizo, egg, bell peppers, onions and jack cheese; the broccoli and cheese crêpe; and potato pirogi, potato-stuffed dumplings served with bacon, onions and sour cream.
GRUB serves classic American food. Located in Del City, their motto – ‘simple food, prepared well’ – is befitting, as their menu is small but packed full of delicious flavor. Seeking out the freshest, often organic ingredients, this casual restaurant’s highlights include the half-seasoned chicken with a honey-barbecue glaze, and the crispy chicken sandwich topped with bacon, provolone, honey and mustard on an onion bun.
GRUB, 5501 S. Main St. #102, Del City, OK, USA, +1 405 606 2542
Old Germany Restaurant
In 1976, with only US$300 left to their name, the Turek family, originally from Germany, opened the Old Germany Restaurant. Located in Choctaw, this casual, friendly eatery has grown over the years and has ample seating, where diners can feast upon delicious sausages, schnitzels and steaks. Entrees to note include the wiener schnitzel Black Forest-style, a tender cut of veal seasoned, breaded and pan-fried, then topped with a chanterelle sauce. A selection of German beers and wines is also available.
Old Germany Restaurant, 15920 SE 29th St., Choctaw, OK, USA, +1 405 390 8647
A locally owned venue, Pelican’s is a nautical-themed restaurant catering to guests who enjoy succulent steaks and seafood. This inviting restaurant makes everything from scratch and hand-cuts all the steaks served. Hungry diners can start off their meals with a cup of New England clam chowder followed by the 10 oz. ribeye steak, seasoned with house-made garlic steak butter or the blackened catfish. While the menu leans heavily towards steaks and seafood, there are a couple of pasta dishes for those seeking something vegetarian.
Pelican’s, 291 N. Air Depot Blvd., Midwest City, OK, USA, +1 405 732 4392
Red Raspberry Tea Room
Located in Nicoma Park, Red Raspberry Tea Room is a charming venue offering lunch and desserts. The tea room’s menu has a selection of sandwiches and salads, along with a daily soup and sweet treats. Try their excellent chicken salad, a combination of chicken, celery, walnuts and mandarin oranges served on a bed of greens. For those guests wanting something sweet, enjoy a croissant or piece of chocolate cake with a pot of tea.
Siam Noodles is a warm and inviting Thai restaurant. Diners can savor everything from traditional soups to a large selection of noodle dishes. Notable highlights include Siam pork noodles, a clear or spicy sour soup made with ground pork, BBQ pork, pork meatballs and fish cake; or sauteed noodles topped with Chinese broccoli, cabbage and carrots in gravy. There is also a variety of sweet treats, including green tea ice cream.
Siam Noodles, 7016 SE 15th St., Midwest City, OK, USA, +1 405 733 3552
The Underground is a relaxing coffee house. In addition to espresso drinks – try the caramel underground, a rich caramel mocha – the cafe also offers smoothies, hot chocolate and various teas, alongside sweet and savory items for breakfast and lunch. Baked goods are available from local bakeries while the lunch crowd can warm up with some soup during the colder months or build their own sandwich. The coffee shop also hosts various events throughout the year, including monthly art shows showcasing local talent and live entertainment.
The Underground, 1621 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK, USA, +1 405 733 7720