For those times when you want to break out of your box a little and try something new… each of these restaurants is locally owned and operated, and each one helps to make Tulsa the vibrant city it is. Presented in no order other than location and price, and certainly not a definitive list! We’ve got close to 100 places on this list, so there’s something for everyone here! Check back, we try to update as these eateries come and go.
$ Elote Try the puffy tacos! 514 S Boston Ave.
$ Caz’s Chowhouse Comfort food at it’s best. 18 E Brady Street.
$ White Flag Burgers, sandwiches and beer—low key goodness. 116 S. Elgin
$ Boston Ave Grill Open from 7-2, and great deli choices. 15 E 5th
$ Fat Guy’s The burgers are great, but the gourmet ketchups are the real showstoppers! 140 N Greenwood
$ Billy’s On The Square Lunch only, and a downtown favorite. 424 S Main
$ Lasalle’s Po’boys, mufaletta and red beans and rice?! Lunches only. 15 W 5th St.
$$ The Vault 1960’s style “Mad Men” inspired décor and cuisine! 620 S Cincinnati Ave
$$ Sisserou’s Caribbean flavors you don’t find everywhere. 107 N Boulder
$$ Dilly Diner Diner food with inventive upgrades. 402 E 2nd St
$$ McNellie’s Dozens of beers on tap, hundreds on the menu, and great pub food as well. 409 E 1st
$$ Rusty Crane Sophisticated food and cocktails served in artsy industrial space. 109 N Detroit
$$ East Village Bohemian Pizza Wood fired Neapolitan style pizzas. 818 E 3rd
$$ El Guapo Worth it for the view on the roof alone! 332 E 1st
$$ Laffa Mediterranean style dishes that encouraged to be enjoyed family style. Try the muhammara dip! 111 N Main
$$ Hey Mambo! Specialty gourmet pizzas. 114 N Boston Ave
$$ Prairie Brewpub Serving smoked meat from Burn Co! (Number on our list!) 223 N Main
$$$ Yokozuna Check out the sushi happy hour! 309 E 2nd
$$$ The Chalkboard Located in the Ambassador Hotel, a Tulsa favorite for ages. 1324 S Main
$$$ Peacemaker’s James Beard Award winning chef, seafood flown in daily and served at reasonable prices… great new addition! 313 E 2nd St
$$$ Amelia’s A newer addition to downtown, featuring wood fired food and chef’s counter so you can watch the magic happen. 122 N Boston
$$$ Juniper Rotating menu every week, along with a few standards. 324 E 3rd
$$$ The Tavern Upscale fare and signature cocktails. 201 N Main
$$$ Tavolo Spectacular Italian food, in great multilevel space. 427 S Boston
$$$ Prhyme A new interpretation of the American steakhouse, with over 225 wines on the wine list. 111 N Main
$$$ Bull in the Alley A sumptuous speakeasy style steakhouse with no signage. Look for the little bull over the green doors in the alley behind 201 N Main.
$ Old School Bagel Café Breakfast or lunch, you won’t be disappointed! 3723 S Peoria
$ Brookside By Day Known to locals as BBD, this is THE town’s diner! 3313 S Peoria
$ Senor Tequila Excellent margarita menu! 3358 S Peoria
$ Shades of Brown Coffee and art! 3302 S Peoria
$ Cosmo’s Café Eclectic menu, including gluten free items. 3334 S Peoria
$ Weber’s Root Beer Tulsa landmark! Outdoor seating at 3817 S Peoria
$ Mecca Coffee & Tea Excellent coffee and tea selections. 1330 E 41st St.
$$ The Brook Another Tulsa tradition, fashioned out of an old movie theater. 3401 S Peoria
$$ Keo Modern, hip, southeast Asian. Upscale meets casual! 3524 S Peoria
$$ Café Ole Updated Mexican favorites. 3509 S Peoria
$$ R Bar MC Team Favorites: Chicken & Waffles and Poutine Fries! 3421 S Peoria
$$ Bricktown Brewery Brookside’s newest addition—a transplant from OKC. 3301 S Peoria
$$$ Doc’s Creole style and seafood dishes. 3509 S Peoria
$$$ Mondo’s Traditional Italian fare 3410 S Peoria
$$$ In the Raw Quite possibly Tulsa’s most popular sushi restaurant. 3321 S Peoria
$$$ Oren A new addition to Brookside, this eatery is elevating the Tulsa food scene with their “locally sourced, regionally seasoned, and globally influenced” fare. 3509 S Peoria
$ Chimi’s A Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years! 1304 E 15th St
$ Society Rib Crib’s first experiment in burgers, with local food and drink providers. 1419 E 15th St.
$$ Hideaway Pizza You’ll find several locations around town, and all are fantastic. 1419 E 15th
$$ Roosevelt’s Cherry Street’s newest addition! Tons of beer on tap with an interactive menu. 1551 E 15th
$$ Andolini’s The wait is worth it—they serve fresh garlic knots to those in line! 1552 E 15th St
$$ Kilkenny’s Very traditional Irish dishes, in a fun and cozy atmosphere. 1413 E 15th
$$ Mi Cocina Fanciest Mexican food ever! 1342 E 15th
$$ Prairie Fire Pie Minimalist but delicious menu of flatbreads, appetizers and drinks. 1303 E 15th St.
$$ Mary’s Trattoria Fresh handmade Italian pasta dishes. May have to wait while they make it– but its well worth it! 1313 E 15th
$$ Tucci’s Great outdoor seating area! 1344 E 15th
$$$ Lucky’s Southern style and unpretentious. 1536 E 15th
$$$ The Palace Café Creative American dishes, with lots of vegetarian options. 1301 E 15th
$$$ Nola’s Swanky Creole and Cocktails, also offering private catering. 1334 E 15 St.
$$$ Smoke All of the proteins used in each dish are either slow smoked or cooked over a woodfire grill. 1542 E 15th St.
$ Trenchers Gourmet sandwiches with vegan and build-your-own options. 2602 S Harvard
$ Phill’s Diner Good ol’ inexpensive and tasty diner fare. 3310 E 32nd
$ Mario’s NY Style pizza sold by the pie or the slice! 3350 E 51st St
$ Ricardo’s Their slogan: Where The Locals Have Been Going Since 1975. 5629 E 41st St
$ Lone Wolf Banh Mi Kimchi fries for the win! You can still catch their food truck at plenty of events. 3136 E 11th
$ Big Al’s Healthy Foods Tulsa’s spot for fresh sandwiches and smoothies for decades 3303 E 15th St
$ Burn Co. BBQ The best of the best. Get in line early—it reaches out to the street! 1738 S Boston
$ Felini’s Great place to pick up sandwich trays for a party! 3533 S Harvard
$ Brownie’s Breakfast in the morning, burgers, fries, shakes and pies the rest of the day. 2130 S. Harvard
$ Big Al’s Healthy Foods Wraps, sandwiches and paninis, since the 70’s. 3303 E 15th
$ Coney I-Lander Don’t miss out, they’ve been operating since the 1920’s! 5219 E 41st St
$ Albert G’s Hopping little BBQ joint in an old gas station. 2748 S Harvard
$ Ty’s Hamburger’s Still going after more than 30 years! 1534 S Harvard
$ The Bros. Houligan If you dig fried comfort food, look no further at all! 2508 E 15th
$$ El Rancho Grande Repeatedly voted best margarita in town! 1629 E 11th
$$ Wild Fork Breakfast, lunch or dinner, served in an eclectic space with great outdoor seating. 1820 Utica Square
$$$ Bird and Bottle Elevated comfort food, with a $4 martini happy hour! 3324-A E 31st St.
$$$ Dalesandro’s Reservations recommended for this busy Italian bistro. 1742 S Boston
$$$ Celebrity Club Get the incredible Caesar salad made tableside! 3109 S Yale
$$$ Stone Horse Café Delicious cuisine, plus gourmet market. 1748 Utica Square
$$$ Bodean’s Fresh fish flown in twice daily! 3376 E 5st
$ La Roma Unique mix—Mediterranean and pizza: Both great! 6027 S Sheridan
$ Ri Li Korean dishes—the springrolls are fantastic! 4932 E 91st
$ BBD II—The Deuce An spin off of the original, this diner is still the bees knees. 8218 S Harvard
$ The Savoy Cinnamon rolls as big as your head! 6033 S Sheridan
$$ Lanna Thai Classic thai dishes and curries. 7227 S Memorial
$$ The Bramble Forward thinking cuisine, serving excellent brunch on the Riverwalk in Jenks. (There’s also a location in the Pearl District!) 400 Riverwalk Terrace #100
$$ Villa Ravenna Romantic Italian, with seafood specialties. 6526 E 51st
$$ Marley’s Deep dish style pizza. 6104 E 71st
$$ Kirin Asian cuisine and sushi. 6033 S. Sheridan
$$ Oliveto Casual Italian fare, family friendly. 8922 S Memorial
$$$ Shogun Hibachi style cooking. Be entertained and leave full! 6808 S Memorial
$$$ Ti Amo Originally established in West Berlin, the restaurant’s owners are brothers who brought it to Tulsa in 1989. 6024 S. Sheridan
$ El Rio Verde Consistently voted one of the best Mexican restaurants in Tulsa. Try the wet burrito! 38 N Trenton Ave
$ Blue Rose Café Located on the river, some of the best outdoor seating in town is right here. 1924 Riverside Dr.
$ Casa San Marcos Another hole in the wall Mexican joint on this list , because we can’t have too many! 2170 S Garnett
$$ The Bramble On the Riverwalk in Jenks, featuring locally sourced ingredients, serving breakfast and lunch. (They have a location in the Pearl district that does dinner too!) 400 Riverwalk Terrace
$$ Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ (Broken Arrow) Great ribs, and really great fried okra! 333 W Albany
$$ Main Street Tavern (Broken Arrow) Casual pub fare, with good variety. 200 S Main St.
$$ Savastano’s (Bixby) Plan for a long wait, it can take 45 minutes to cook one of their Chicago style pizzas! 8211 S Regal Blvd
$$ Los Cabos (Jenks) Fun and boisterous Mexican food, with great patio and often live music. 300 Riverwalk Terrace
$$$ Waterfront Grill (Jenks) American style surf and turf. 120 Aquarium Drive
$$$ Freddie’s Steakhouse (Sapulpa) Tabouli, hummus and cabbage rolls! 1425 New Sapulpa Road