Some of the Best Loved Locally-Owned Oklahoma City Restaurants
March 10, 2020
Oklahoma City is home to an assortment of well-known and much-loved eateries. Some are national chains. But these are among the most highly touted locally owned restaurants in the city. NONESUCH 803 N Hudson Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405-601-9131 HOURS: Wed.-Sat. 5-9 p.m. Named the nation’s Best New Restaurant of 2018 by Bon Appetit magazine, Nonesuch is a 20-seat tasting-menu restaurant that creates dishes inspired by the prairie, woodlands and regional farming. Owned and operated by three non-traditionally trained chefs, it offers a 10-course experience that typically changes on a nightly basis. Reservations are highly recommended. CATTLEMEN’S STEAKHOUSE 1309 S. Agnew Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108 405-236-0416 HOURS: Opens daily at 6 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. open until 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. open until midnight. Located in the middle of OKC’s historic Stockyards City, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse has been in operation since 1910, making it the longest continually operating restaurant in Oklahoma City. Won by a local rancher in 1945 during a dice game in an OKC Hotel, it has served a wide assortment of celebrities, politicians and average hungry folks everything from breakfast to lunch and dinner in the years since. NIC’S GRILL 1201 N. Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73107 405-524-0999 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, on the Food Network, Nic’s Grill is a bustling destination for breakfast, lunch and hefty burgers in a tiny, down-home American diner. Collin Farrell told Jimmy Kimmel while on his show once that he ate the best burger of his life here. There’s often a line outside the door of this diner comprised of people who feel the same. LEO’S BBQ 3631 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 405-424-5367 HOURS: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Also featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Leo’s BBQ first opened in 1974 and has remained in the same humble venue—a former gas station—ever since. It serves hickory-smoked meat and home style sides, along with a much-loved and ballyhooed dessert: strawberry-banana cake, a light and airy yellow confection covered with a sugar glaze that holds the fresh fruit slices in place on top and between its double layers.