Oklahoma might not seem like a likely place for a vacation getaway, but there are several charming and exciting experiences that await you in Sooner State. From the Wichita Mountains to Chickasaw Country, there's plenty to explore in Oklahoma. After all, the birthplace of Chuck Norris, Brad Pitt, Carrie Underwood, and Blake Shelton must have some type of down-home mystique, right?
Chickasaw Nation Artesian Hotel and Spa By duggar11, via Wikimedia Commons
Oklahoma hosts a whole countryside full of outdoor activities certain to work up an appetite, especially if you're exploring the highly popular Chickasaw country. When you're ready to sit down for a delicious meal, give these five local hot-spots a try. Of all the restaurants to choose from, these are some of the best.
Everyone loves pizza, that's a given, and what could be better than an extra-large slice of New York-style pizza in the heart of the Sooner State? Not much. Located in Thackerville in the Madrid Plaza of the famous WinStar Hotel and Casino, Matadors serves up mouth-watering pizza heaping with a host of diverse fresh toppings. The Urban Spoon gives this pizzeria five-out-of-five stars for price, variety, and flavor.
Also located in Thackerville at the WinStar Hotel and Casino, El Fenix restaurant serves up some of the most delicious Tex-Mex cuisines you'll ever eat. In fact, people travel all the way from Dallas, Texas to partake in the delectable delights at El Fenix. The restaurant has been voted the “Best in DFW” by both Dallas Morning News and D Magazine’s Reader’s Choice. Try their fajitas or a thirst-quenching margarita; they're both a must-have at El Fenix.
Yet another dining establishment located inside a casino, the Fork Café can be found inside the Salt Creek Casino in Pocasset, Oklahoma. The whole family can find some good home-cooked style vittles at this charming bistro. Fork Café offers a variety of soups, salads, burgers, dinner entrees, and desserts on the menu. Be sure to try the hand-battered chicken fried steak or ribeye on a hoagie roll. One thing is for certain; both your taste buds and appetite will be satisfied.
Newcastle Casino in Newcastle, Oklahoma hosts the Blackjack Grill. Serving up an all-American fare, guests can sink their teeth into a scrumptious burger and sip an ice-cold brew. What could be better after hitting the tables or slots at the casino?
Aces Sports Grill
Everything's coming up aces at this local favorite. At Aces Sports Grill you get the best home-cooking and wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from. The menu is full of delicious appetizers, satisfying salads and sandwiches, and specialty Angus burgers piled with mouth-watering toppings. Catch your favorite sporting event while enjoying a wholesome and plentiful meal in a casual dining atmosphere.
When visiting Oklahoma, there are a couple of things that you must do. First, you must explore the rugged and raw Sooner countryside and discover the local culture of the Chickasaw Country. Next, you will want to experience the fun and exciting gaming and casino attractions. Last, make sure you visit one of these local Oklahoma restaurants to get your fill of Americana cooking midwest style.