Perfect for starting off a meal, serving as a quick bite, or sharing with friends, appetizers can be the most exciting part of any meal. Restaurants across Oklahoma are crafting up creative and delicious dishes for appetizers and here are some of the very best!
The Wedge has great pizza, but the appetizers are certainly a standout. The antipasto plate is a variety of local seasonal veggies roasted and seasoned, house-made cheeses and cured meats that can make a whole meal. The prosciutto-wrapped pears are an excellent way to kick off your dinner.
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This restaurant in the Paseo Art District calls their appetizers shared plates, but you won’t want to do that given out delicious their options are. The risotto croquettes are little balls of rice, deep fried and served with a marinara sauce. Yummy. The seared ahi tuna comes highly recommended too.
Flint is a contemporary American restaurant in the Colcord Hotel. It’s worth visiting for the ambience, but the food is wonderful. The appetizer selection is top-notch. Try the charcuterie and cheese board or the moonshine braised black mussels.
The Red Rock Canyon Grill mixes American cuisine with Southwest flavors. Try the Buffalo shrimp or the Cibolo Ranch calamari to start your meal.
This OKC favorite has been serving Lebanese food in Oklahoma City since 1964. Every entrée comes with an appetizer platter that includes tabouli, hummus, cabbage roll, relish, crackers and smoked bologna.
One of the best things about Wild Fork is the happy hour in the bar from 4-6 p.m. when you can get half-price appetizers with a drink purchase. The appetizer menu is pretty extensive, pizza, mac & cheese and black bean cassoulet. But the real stunner is the snow crab & corn cakes served with a jalapeno slaw.
This bistro and wine bar has one of the most extensive collections of scotch and whiskey in town, but the appetizer menu is also fairly unique. Try the lobster artichoke dip or the Norwegian smoked salmon plate as your starter.
For more than 10 years, this Italian restaurant has been one of Enid’s best. The appetizer menu is classic and delicious. The mozzarella caprese is an excellent starter.
Local chef Theron Jessup is making a name for himself in the Oklahoma culinary scene. The appetizers at the Springs are made with local and seasonal ingredients. The crab cakes are a favorite, but the lamb fries are an Oklahoma delicacy.
Molly’s Landing is a small place just east of Tulsa on Route 66. It’s an award-winning restaurant that serves some of the best seafood and steaks around. The starter menu has a lot of great Oklahoma flavors, crafted to complement your dinner. Share a plate of sautéed mushrooms or the fresh crab cakes.