6 Favorite Off the Beaten Path Restaurants | In + Around OKC

One of my favorite things to do is trying off-the-beaten-path restaurants in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Since my job is to haul animals and visit feed mills, I get around the outer-reaches of the Metro area. Below are some of the places I have found and enjoyed!

Old Fashioned Burger & Fries

Brown Derby is located in Shawnee. This is a really cool, old drive in with a really fun intercom system. The burgers and fries were good old fashion hamburgers.

Dairy Hutt in Yale OK was quite possibly one of the best hamburgers I’ve had, and of course milk shake and fries. It’s a walk up window spot, and the burgers and fries are made fresh!


BBQ Butcher is located in Wellston,OK. I may be a bit biased on this one because this restaurant is in my town. My tips are to arrive early and order the burnt ends. They have recently extended their hours and have expanded quite a bit. If you are traveling between OKC and Tulsa, this is a great pit stop. It’s an experience for sure, and it’s been great to see this local business grow from such humble beginnings.

Traditional Irish Pub

The Black Raven in Harrah, OK is awesome! The bread pudding is amazing, the bangers and mash are delicious, and the fish and chips are awesome. The owner and bartender is an absolute gem of a guy. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and the food is great. I am always floored by the delicious meals we get there.   

Small Town Stops

Here are few other fun places to try that are in smaller towns. The Farmstead Cafe, go there for brunch or lunch, and I love their club sandwich. The Chicken Shack this is a whole experience, formerly located in Luther but they moved to Arcadia, and the new set up is great. It is incredibly family friendly. 

 What are some of your favorite restaurants off the beaten path?

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Julia Wells
Julia is a Jersey girl turned Okie! She graduated from MICA with a BFA. She moved to Oklahoma, her husband's home state, almost ten years ago. Seven years ago, her family moved to the country and bought a farm. She runs the day to day operations of the farm, The Humble Hive Homestead, where they raise poultry, pork and beef for the community. Julia also home schools their two boys. When not wrangling 2 and 4 legged critters, she enjoys quilting, reading, and creating custom art. She has a big garden, loves food preservation and cooking. She loves coffee with way too much cream and sugar.



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