10 Best Hidden Gem Restaurants in Oklahoma

Discover the cuisine that makes Oklahoma so great. The restaurants that are tucked away, beloved by locals, and flying under the radar. From Cajun food in Tulsa to cafes in Vinita, Oklahoma has a variety of hidden gem restaurants serving up some of the best food in the state. Here are our favorites.  

The Rusty Knot, Purcell, OK

Live music, great cocktails, and delicious food can be found at this restaurant just south of Norman. It’s a casual atmosphere with unpretentious entrees, burgers, and tacos. 

Massey’s Barbeque, Okmulgee, OK

You’ll smell the barbecue when you pull into the parking lot. It’s mouthwatering ribs, brisket and more with classic sides that are just as delicious as the meats. Try the corn nuggets for a special treat. 

El Fogon, Owasso, OK

The Tulsa World recommends this Mexican restaurant in the German Corner area. It’s a delicious secret that you may have to search for, because it’s not in plain view. The owners are a local family that makes fresh, authentic recipes. 

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Herbert’s Specialty Meats, Tulsa, OK

If you want authentic Cajun cuisine, you can’t go wrong at this little place in Tulsa. The lunch menu features etouffee, po'boys, and gumbo, but the time to go is on the weekend. Saturday mornings feature fresh, hot beignets with Café au Lait from 10 a.m. to noon. 

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Pho and More, Ardmore, OK

This restaurant gets good reviews and comes highly recommended by locals. It’s just a nice place to enjoy Asian cuisine with your friends and family.

Hi-Way Café, Vinita, OK

Home-cooked meals made from scratch in-house daily. Everything on the menu is good, but the chicken and noodles, Indian taco, and rib eye steak special are local favorites. Make sure to save room for dessert and take some of the homemade cinnamon rolls home with you. 

The Stuffed Olive, Oklahoma City, OK

The menu changes seasonally at this amazing spot. The chef-owner makes everything in-house from scratch. It sits in a remote business plaza and is off the beaten path. But it’s a path you’ll want to remember so you can go back again and again. 

Nosh, Moore, OK

Nosh is a hidden gem where you can get home-cooked meals that are unique and interesting. The pot roast pot pie is delicious and comforting. The best part is that they offer take and bake meals, perfect for a night when you want to eat at home, but don’t want to mess up the kitchen. 

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Prague Bakery, Prague, OK

This bakery offers some delicious baked goods, like kolache, thumbprint cookies and donuts, but it also has wonderful sandwiches for lunch and some breakfast goodies. It’s worth a stop. 

Sauced, Oklahoma City, OK

The Paseo isn’t just for art and artists, it has some really good restaurants. Sauced features Italian fare. The pizzas are sublime. Try the Green Lantern, which comes with spinach, capicola, Bartlett pear, feta, mozzarella and a garlic and oil sauce on a hand-tossed crust. 

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