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Best of Tulsa 2015

Presenting the 100 winners of The Tulsa Voice's first ever Best of Tulsa awards.

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We asked and you answered. The name says it all. Thousands of ballots and tens of thousands of individual votes were cast in The Tulsa Voice’s first-ever Best of Tulsa awards, and the results are here. Let the hand-wringing arguments and satisfied I-told-you-so’s begin. And let the champions revel upon their exalted perches, until next year when we do it all over again.

We threw a party at Cain's Ballroom to honor all the winners, and if you missed it you can see how it went in this photo gallery.

Now, without further ado, your choices for the Best of Tulsa 2015:



Best Asian

Winner: Yokozuna

Finalists: Lanna Thai, P.F. Chang’s


Best Bakery

Winner: Merritt’s Bakery

Finalists: Antoinette Baking Co., Ann’s Bakery


Best Bar Food

Winner: McNellie’s

Finalists: Kilkenny’s, The Brook


Best Barbecue

Winner: Burn Co. 

Finalists: Albert G’s, Billy Sims BBQ


Best Bartender

Winner: Noah Bush, Hodges Bend

Finalists: Timothy Coody-Rosamond, Andolini’s; Beth Mosier, Mercury Lounge


Best Beer Selection

Winner: McNellie’s

Finalists: Kilkenny’s, Fassler Hall


Best Bloody Mary

Winner: SMOKE. On Cherry Street

Finalists: McNellie’s, Cosmo Café


Best Brunch

Winner: Brookside By Day

Finalists: Lucky’s, SMOKE. On Cherry Street


Best Burger

Winner: Fat Guy’s Burger Bar

Finalists: The Tavern, Ron’s


Best Chef

Winner: Justin Thompson (Justin Thompson Restaurant Group)

Finalists: Michelle Donaldson (Tallgrass Prairie Table), Trevor Tack (McNellie’s Group)


Best Coffee House

Winner: The Coffee House on Cherry Street

Finalists: The Phoenix, Chimera


Best Craft Cocktail

Winner: Valkyrie

Finalists: Hodges Bend, The Vault


Best Deli/Sandwich

Winner: Dilly Deli

Finalists: Lambrusco’z to Go, Trencher’s Delicatessen


Best Delivery

Winner: Jimmy John’s

Finalists: Mazzio’s, Papa John’s


Best Dive Bar

Winner: Soundpony

Finalists: Arnie’s, Mercury Lounge


Best Food Truck

Winner: Lone Wolf

Finalists: Andolini’s, Mr. Nice Guys


Best Hangover Breakfast

Winner: Brookside By Day

Finalists: Tally’s Café, Dilly Deli


Best Indian

Winner: India Palace

Finalists: Desi Wok, Cumin


Best Italian

Winner: Dalesandro’s

Finalists: Ti Amo, Mondo’s


Best Japanese/Sushi

Winner: Yokozuna

Finalists: In the Raw, Osaka


Best Late-Night Dining

Winner: Joe Momma’s

Finalists: Phat Philly’s, Andolini’s


Best Local Beer

Winner: Marshall Brewing Company

Finalists: Prairie Artisan Ales, COOP Ale Works


Best Mexican

Winner: El Rio Verde

Finalists: El Guapo’s, Elote Café and Catering


Best New Restaurant

Winner: Tallgrass Prairie Table

Finalists: STG Pizzeria & Gelateria, Calaveras Mexican Grill


Best Patio

Winner: Blue Rose Café

Finalists: El Guapo’s, The Rusty Crane


Best Pizza

Winner: Andolini’s

Finalists: Hideaway, Joe Momma’s


Best Place to Watch the Big Game

Winner: Fassler Hall

Finalists: Buffalo Wild Wings, Leon’s


Best Restaurant for Locally Sourced Ingredients

Winner: Tallgrass Prairie Table

Finalists: Elote Café and Catering, SMOKE. On Cherry Street


Best Seafood

Winner: White River Fish Market

Finalists: Bodean, Bonefish Grill


Best Service

Winner: Kilkenny’s

Finalists: Tallgrass Prairie Table, Charleston’s


Best Spot for Day Drinking

Winner: Blue Rose Café

Finalists:  McNellie’s, R Bar


Best Steak

Winner: Mahogany

Finalists: Prhyme, Fleming’s


Best Vegetarian/Healthy

Winner: Zoes Kitchen

Finalists: Elote Café and Catering, Chimera


Best View

Winner: The Penthouse at the Mayo Hotel

Finalists: El Guapo’s, In the Raw on the Hill