Eat Like a Local in Southeastern Oklahoma

Dine like a local at these ten restaurants across southeastern Oklahoma.

Order a side of slaw, beans, potatoes or roasted corn at Phat Tabb's BBQ in Idabel.

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The culinary landscape of southeastern Oklahoma is filled with old-fashioned hamburgers, fried catfish and flame-grilled steaks. Whether you choose to order a supreme pizza from The Lookout Kitchen, the official restaurant partner of Oklahoma State Parks, or indulge in a unique dining experience at Gasquatch in Idabel, these local restaurants guarantee that you won't leave hungry.

Gasquatch - Idabel

Fuel up for your next adventure at Gasquatch in Idabel. Marked by a thirty-foot-tall Sasquatch sign, the combined gas station, museum and restaurant is hard to miss. Satisfy your appetite with a cheeseburger, pork chop sandwich or piping hot pile of pancakes at The Cave Café, the on-site restaurant. After eating your fill, stroll through the Philia Elite Car Collection Museum and admire classic cars and vintage neon signs on display. Complete your visit with a trip to the gift shop to pick up some fresh fudge or Bigfoot-themed merchandise.

Phat Tabb's BBQ - Idabel

Dig into some delicious Oklahoma 'cue at Phat Tabb's BBQ in Idabel. Phat Tabb's serves smoked favorites like brisket or spare ribs served with sides of pinto beans, potato salad or slaw. Don't be afraid to get your hands a little greasy with a brisket sandwich or daily special like a Nashville hot turkey or smoked chicken salad sandwich. Phat Tabb's opens for lunch and closes when sold out, so come hungry and arrive early.

The Red B Restaurant - Idabel

Located in downtown Idabel, the Red B Restaurant is known for delicious Southern-style entrees and an award-winning chicken fried steak. Whether you're craving a juicy burger or savory club sandwich, you'll find something satisfying on the menu. Choose from a selection of salads, club sandwiches or burgers for lunch or dig into a grilled salmon plate or chicken fried steak sandwich for dinner. Pair any entree with an appetizer of deep-fried jalapeños, also known as Texas Toothpicks, and a craft cocktail for the perfect meal.

JC's Country Store - Valliant

JC's Country Store in Valliant makes the perfect quick stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The dual convenience store and restaurant offers old-fashioned favorites like hamburgers and fries, chicken sandwiches and milkshakes all day.

Burger Barn - Antlers

Sink your teeth into one of the best burgers in southeastern Oklahoma at Burger Barn in Antlers. Visitors to the little red barn can choose from a variety of creative burgers like the Peanut Butter Barn Burger or Chicken Teriyaki Barn Burger. The sizable menu also includes everything from cheese enchiladas to loaded baked potatoes. If you can't decide, opt for the Big Buck Burger, a customer favorite packed with two beef patties, cheese, bacon, jalapenos and veggies.

Pam's Hateful Hussy Diner - Talihina

Known as a southeastern Oklahoma icon, Pam's Hateful Hussy Diner in Talihina is a must-visit spot for delicious, homestyle cooking. Stop in for a dinner of meatloaf, roast beef or pork chops or arrive early for breakfast favorites like omelets and pancakes. If you're craving a little bit of everything, visit on Friday or Sunday for the lunch buffet filled with comfort favorites and unique items like fry bread and fried chicken.

Warehouse Willy's - Poteau

Feast on everything from bacon cheeseburgers to stuffed mushrooms at Warehouse Willy's, an award-winning steakhouse tucked away in downtown Poteau. Whether you're craving a bacon-wrapped filet mignon or brisket sandwich, you'll find something delicious on the menu. Try the "mudbugs" - a unique house name for fried shrimp - stuffed mushrooms or house gumbo paired with a savory steak during your visit.

The Lookout Kitchen - Broken Bow

No Oklahoma getaway is complete without a visit to the official restaurant partner of Oklahoma State Parks, The Lookout Kitchen. Located within Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, The Lookout Kitchen serves up delicious entrees made with locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the perfect start to your day spent exploring Beavers Bend State Park, stop in early for breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy or pancakes. Return for lunch and order a hearty patty melt with a side of fried okra or dig into Italian favorites like a cheese pizza or ravioli for dinner.

Find a complete list of local dining options in Broken Bow here.

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