Comfort Suites Airport on Meridian
4220 West I-40 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 943-2700
Fax: (405) 606-4041
You will feel like you have just finished a day of fishing on the bayou when you step into this lodge-like restaurant. The bar is such a fun place, with the zydeco and Cajun music playing in the background, you might not want to go to your table. Stay or go, the menu is so unusual you will not want to miss it. Try alligator meat (blackened or fried) as an unusual appetizer. Then move on to the very popular Trapper Snapper. The patrons are often businesspeople staying at nearby hotels. The varied menu offers seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, prime rib and salads. The full bar offers a specialty drink of the house called a Rainbow Trout. A frozen concoction of different fruit juices and liquor, it is delicious and dangerous at the same time.
A visit to Oklahoma is not complete without enjoying a hearty meal at this popular steakhouse. This restaurant serves up huge portions for a moderate price. The menu offers steak, seafood and chicken dishes, with a house salad and sides of big French fries or a baked potato. The open kitchen area allows you to watch as your meal is cooked over a mesquite grill. Stop by on a Saturday night for live country music and dancing.
If you are staying near the airport, be sure to check out this casual Italian restaurant. The food is authentic Italian, with lots of pastas, wood-fired brick oven pizzas, salads, soups and appetizers. This is a family-friendly restaurant, so feel free to bring the kids along. At these prices you can afford to. During the week you will be dining with a lot of businesspeople staying in the surrounding hotels. On the weekends, you will see more locals.
This comfortable place is great for business meetings or just a fun evening out. Decorated with lots of brickwork and woodwork, you will enjoy the darker atmosphere for your lunch or dinner. The most popular menu item is the Baby Back Ribs, served with smokehouse-baked beans and French-fries. Another popular item, the Chicken Club Salad, contains fried chicken tenders atop mixed greens; served with avocados, bacon, eggs, tomatoes and onions with your choice of dressings, which are made in-house.
You do not have to be a country-western fan to enjoy this popular city nightclub. Guaranteed fun for all, Club Rodeo features an indoor bull riding arena. There are also some great nightly drink specials, and ladies night is every Wednesday. The decor is nothing spectacular - mainly wood furnishings and neon signs. The real draw is the atmosphere.
Absolutely the best chicken-fried steak you will ever taste can be found at a little out-of-the-way fast-food restaurant on 10th Street. They have other things on the menu, including fried chicken and burgers, but people go there for the chicken-fried steak. This restaurant has been under the same ownership since it opened in the late 1970s, and except for a new coat of paint now and then, it has not changed much. You will especially love the original wood paneling. You can get a sandwich with fries or a dinner, both with a drink, for less than $10.
Castle Falls restaurant is located in an old castle. There are several different rooms that have dining spaces, but can seat only limited people. These rooms are only open by reservation, so ensure you make your booking. The cuisine served here is European and the food is made to order. You have to ensure you place your order at least 2 hours prior.
Founded in 1910, Cattlemen's Steakhouse is one of the oldest restaurants in Oklahoma, and for more than 100 years it has served thousands of people. Diners will find roasted perfection on the menu, with options like brisket, burnt ends, full slabs of ribs, dry-aged steaks the list goes on-and-on. Besides the delicious beef, they are also famous for their lamb fries, a most unusual delicacy (be sure to ask your server to describe them to you). Additionally, if you are here for breakfast, Cattlemen's is the spot because the kitchen heaps generous portions onto plates perfect for sharing at super reasonable prices.
This large restaurant offers specialties from northern India as well as southern India, and the wonderful menu has a lot more than just the expected curry dishes. There is a buffet, or you can dine a la carte. You can order halal meat, vegetarian meals or a plethora of other authentic dishes from the wonderful and friendly wait staff. On the weekends, enjoy sitar music to put you in the Indian frame of mind.
Although this restaurant may not look like much on the outside, once inside you'll find upscale decor and mouth-watering Ethiopian cuisine. If you're not sure what to order try the Queen of Sheba Messob which has a bit of everything, including chicken and lamb. In true Ethiopian fashion, this food is supposed to be shared. Bring your friends and make sure to eat with your hands as you eat. You won't be disappointed!
Ask a handful of Oklahoma City residents where to get the best burger in town and chances are at least one of them will tell you Nic's. If you don't believe them, just take a look at the line snaking around the block. It may look daunting, but don't worry, the wait will be worth it. The burgers are huge and made-to order with a variety of your own topping combinations. To eat like a local, get the OKC favorite onion burger, a mass of beef mixed with onion. However, burgers aren't all Nic's has to offer, the menu also features a host of classic American dishes like meatloaf (Friday's only) and hearty breakfasts. Don't forget to bring cash as Nic's does not accept credit cards, just another truly old-school fashion.
Chow's has been an Oklahoma City staple and generally regarded as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city since the 1980's. The family-style dishes are all prepared in the Westernized style that is so popular in San Francisco and New York City, but without losing its feel of authentic Cantonese cuisine. Favorite dishes include their all their salt and pepper dishes and crispy beef chow mein. Chow's does not serve alcohol but diners are welcome to bring their own.