Mary Van Meter
10 Best Places To Eat In Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Do you love authentic, locally-sourced food? How about an amazing atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve left the city behind? If so, then we have just the place for you. Let us introduce you to Broken Bow, Oklahoma. This small town about two hours east of Tulsa and one hour north of Stillwater is home to some of the best restaurants in the state. Whether you’re visiting or live there permanently, putting these 10 places on your dinner bucket list will help your trip (or stay) be as delicious as possible. So put on your eating pants and get ready to dig in.
Abendigo's Grill & Patio
Abendigo’s Grill & Patio is a small, but mighty, upscale restaurant in Broken Bow. Though the menu is full of classic American food, it’s the attention to detail in the preparation and presentation that makes it stand out. The steaks are aged, then grilled, and the service is impeccable. If you’re looking for a place to impress a date, Abendigo’s is the perfect spot. What to order: The New York Strip for two. Trust us. Alternative option: If you and your date are super hungry, you can order it for four. What you’ll need to bring: Your appetite. How much it’ll set you back: $60-$100 per person (but totally worth it). What it’s rated: Abendigo’s has a 4 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Steven's Gap Restaurant
Located in the heart of the Beaver’s Bend State Park, Steven’s Gap Restaurant is a good place to grab a bite if you’re camping or staying in the park. The restaurant is in a large open-air log cabin with a spectacular view of the lake and the mountains beyond. There is a menu to order off of, but you can also get a snack basket or just a plain old basket of french fries. The food is nothing fancy, but it’s cheap and will fill you up. What to order: A basket of fries with ketchup and maybe a fried pickle. Alternative option: A sandwich or a hot dog. They’re all less than $10. What you’ll need to bring: Your wallet and maybe a jacket (it can get chilly at night). How much it’ll set you back: Everything is less than $10. What it’s rated: Steven’s Gap has a 4.4 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Foggy Bottom Kitchen - Beavers Bend
Foggy Bottom Kitchen is Broken Bow’s most upscale restaurant. It’s located near the riverwalk in the lodge at Beavers Bend State Park. The food is upscale Southern and Cajun, but the setting is more like you’re at a swanky cabin than a place of fine dining. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but you shouldn’t miss the chance to try their hushpuppies. They’re some of the best in the state. What to order: Anything, really. Alternative option: The gumbo and hushpuppies. What you’ll need to bring: Your appetite. How much it’ll set you back: $15-$40. What it’s rated: Foggy Bottom Kitchen has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Mountain Fork Brewery & Restaurant
Mountain Fork Brewery & Restaurant is one of the first things you see when you drive into Broken Bow. The building is large and the parking lot is full. It’s the go-to spot for tourists and locals alike. The brewery part of the title is misleading. Mountain Fork has been making beer for a while, but they don’t make it there anymore. Now the place is mostly used for the restaurant. The food is big and hearty with a Southern twist. You can get everything from burgers to steak and seafood. What to order: Steak and potatoes or a burger. Alternative option: Shrimp and grits or Cajun chicken pasta. What you’ll need to bring: Cash and your appetite. How much it’ll set you back: $10-$30. What it’s rated: Mountain Fork Brewery & Restaurant has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
The Eat Out
The Eat Out is a bright, new restaurant that sits on the main drag in Broken Bow. It’s a good place to start your culinary tour of the town. The menu is full of American classics that are thoroughly infused with the flavors of the south. If you’re not sure what to order, just pick something that sounds the most interesting to you. You can’t go wrong. What to order: Anything on the menu. Alternative option: Any of their burgers. What you’ll need to bring: Cash. How much it’ll set you back: $10-$25. What it’s rated: The Eat Out has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room
Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room is a great place to grab a beer and some food after a day of exploring Broken Bow’s natural wonders. The pizza is pretty good (though we’re not sure how authentic it is), and the beer selection is wide and varied. You can also get some appetizers if you’re hungry. Overall, it’s a good, casual place to hang out with friends. What to order: A slice of pizza and a beer. Alternative option: A sandwich or a salad. What you’ll need to bring: Cash or a credit card. How much it’ll set you back: $10-$25. What it’s rated: Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room has a 4 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Pine Lake Restaurant
Pine Lake Restaurant is a craft restaurant with a fun sports bar interior. It’s a good place to stop if you’re hungry and don’t have time to sit and eat (or if you just don’t want to sit and eat). They have a menu of classics, so it’s good for people who like to order the same thing every time they go out. If you’re looking for a good, quick bite, Pine Lake Restaurant is your place. What to order: A sandwich or an omelet. Alternative option: A pot pie or a chicken fried steak. What you’ll need to bring: Cash or Credit. How much it’ll set you back: $10-$25. What it’s rated: Pine Lake Restaurant has a 4 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. For an added bonus, if you're staying in a Pike Lake Cabin, they will deliver to your door!
Bamboo Express Japanese Steakhouse
Bamboo Express Japanese Steakhouse is a good place to take a date if she likes sushi. It’s also a good place to take a date if she doesn’t like sushi because they have other options, too. Bamboo Express is a buffet-style restaurant where they bring you food on a conveyor belt. The food is cooked in front of you by very skilled chefs who do a show while they’re at it. It’s a unique experience that you can only find in Broken Bow. What to order: Sushi and steak. Alternative option: Crab legs and salmon. What you’ll need to bring: Lots of money and an adventurous palate. How much it’ll set you back: $30-$60 per person.