Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is home to a number of fantastic lakes that are uniquely connected to their urban surroundings. Here you can explore Oklahoma’s capitol city at lunchtime and be on the water by the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for water sport adventures, leisurely swimming opportunities or excellent fishing spots, you’ll find it at a lake in central Oklahoma. You learned more about beautiful Lake Thunderbird in our "Big Six" lake overview, now read about a few of the region’s top lakes and make plans to come see what makes central Oklahoma a great place to hit the water.Learn More
Eskimo Joe's Restaurant
A favorite local haunt of OSU fans and alumni, Eskimo Joe's is nationally recognized for its fun T-shirt designs and presidentially-endorsed cheese fries. Play a game of pool, watch the big game or enjoy live entertainment while enjoying the tasty fare. A visit to Eskimo Joe's isn't complete without an order of Joe's Famous Cheese Fries, a favorite of President George H. W. Bush. The fresh-cut fries are generously smothered with Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, and topped with your choice of bacon, chicken and bleu cheese crumbles. For your entree, try the pecan-smoked pork dinner, which is 9 ounces of smoked pulled pork with a side of Joe's homemade barbecue sauce.
Eskimo Joe's has been voted "Best College Post-Game Hangout" by the Sporting News and ranked No. 3 in "The Perfect 10 College Sports Bars" by Sports Illustrated. Eskimo Joe's has also been featured in Southern Living, USA Today and on the Food Network. This modest little Stillwater tavern was started by Stan Clark and his pal Steve File on a lark one afternoon in 1975 and has evolved into a restaurant and clothing empire fronted by a distinctive, timeless logo recognized the world over. Clark, who became sole owner in 1978, has built a business that is synonymous with fun. And he's done it by keeping things simple. The fare is tasty and satisfying, the atmosphere is always lively and the beer is ice cold. The Jumpin' Little Juke Joint may be nearing middle age, but it shows no sign of losing its rhythm.