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New kids on the block

Tulsa’s emerging restaurants of 2019


Greg Bollinger

July 2 marked 183 days of 2019, meaning we are officially halfway through the year. Since January, many creative and delicious menus have popped up all over town. From fresh takes on brunch to authentic Cuban fare, Tulsa’s new kids on the block are serving up first-rate cuisine for all tastes and occasions. If you haven’t paid a visit to these new hotspots, what are you waiting for?

Neighborhood JAM
4830 E. 61st St. S, Suite 300
6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. daily

An extensive brunch menu makes Neighborhood JAM a morning must. With breakfast staples and creative specialties—we’re looking at you, Hot Jam Biscuit—there’s something for everyone.

Swamp House
1529 E. 3rd St.
11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily, closed Mondays

Across the street from Leon Russel’s iconic Church Studio, Swamp House creates a great environment for drinking, dining and live music. Their patio pairs well with a number of house cocktails, as well as the “Bayou Bites” appetizers.

Prospect Local Bar and Kitchen
Located in Hotel Indigo, 121 S. Elgin Ave.
6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 4:30–10 p.m. daily

Prospect Local Bar and Kitchen serves elevated comfort food in style. You’ll find down-home, stick-to-your-ribs staples inspired by the appetites of oil field workers in the 1920s. Prospect offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mangos Cuban Cafe
317 S. Trenton Ave., Suite A
11 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday–Saturday

Authentic Cuban cuisine is the star at this this vibrant new cafe. For those whose hearts are in Havana, Mangos makes a top-notch Cubano, and they’re working on a vegan picadillo recipe that should be available soon. 

Pub W
4830 E. 61st St., Suite 100
11 a.m.–midnight Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday

Made in house and from scratch, Pub W features tons of irresistible signature menu items, including Squashpuppies, a southern delicacy served with honey butter and jalapeño jam.

Bobby O’s Slices & Pies
1502 E. 11th St.
11 a.m.–8 p.m. Tuesday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, closed Sunday and Monda
Bobby O’s serves “Tulsa-style” pizza by the slice, half-slice or whole pie on historic Route 66. Choose from one of their signature topping combos, or build your own creation. Bobby O’s also offers vegan and gluten free pizzas.

New location coming soon
“Food and fellowship” is the name of the game at Society. Select from burgers, sandwiches and salads paired with one of their 16 local brews on tap. Their Cherry Street location has been going strong for a year, but a sister restaurant at 101st Street and Mingo Road is set to open this summer.

You can never go wrong with one of these classic Tulsa restaurants, from the first McNellie’s Pub to the one and only Jane’s Delicatessen. Where should you eat tonight? This list is a good start. No hidden gems here, just solid Tulsa standbys that never disappoint. 

Andolini’s Pizzeria
1552 E. 15th St.
222 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
500 Riverwalk Terrace #100, Jenks

Andolini’s Sliced
114 S. Detroit Ave.
1124 S. Lewis Ave., Mother Road Market

Blue Rose Cafe
1924 Riverside Dr.

Bramble Breakfast and Bar
1302 E. 6th St.
400 Riverwalk Ter., #100

Caz’s Chowhouse
18 E. Brady St.

Chalkboard Restaurant
1324 S. Main St.

Cosmo Cafe
3334 S. Peoria Ave.

Dilly Diner
402 E. 2nd St.

108 N. Detroit Ave. 

Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge
211 S. Elgin Ave.

El Guapo’s
332 E. 1st St.
8161 S. Harvard Ave.

Elgin Park
325 E. M.B. Brady St.

514 S. Boston Ave.

Fassler Hall
304 S. Elgin Ave.

Fat Guy’s Burger Bar
140 N. Greenwood Ave.
7945 S. Memorial Dr.

1419 E. 15th St.
7877 E. 51st St.
5966 S. Yale Ave.
7549 S. Olympia Ave.
10461 S. Memorial Dr.

Jane’s Delicatessen
2626 E. 11th St.

324 E. 3rd St.

111 N. Main St.

Lone Wolf Banh Mi
3136 E. 11th St.
203 E. Archer St.

McNellie’s Pub
409 E. 1st St.

McNellie’s South City
7031 S. Zurich Ave.

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
313 E. 2nd St.

SMOKE. On Cherry Street
1542 E. 15th St.

Smoke Woodfire Grill
201 S. Main St., Owasso

The Tavern
201 N. Main St.

309 E. 2nd St.
9146 S. Yale, Suite 100

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