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Best Bets

Food. Shopping. Nightlife. And More.

Perfect picks for that night out, dinner date, family fun or just whatever.

Enjoy Our Favorite Finds

We're all busy, right? So little time and so many options.

And it seems like every time we step outside there's a new restaurant to try, new business to visit or new boutique to browse. So we've opted to help get you to the right destination.

Let this be your guide to the best of everything in Green Country including selections for dining, entertainment, places to take a date, stuff to do with children and more. Every year, these lists help visitors and residents alike identify the many wonderful things to see, do, eat and drink in the 918.

Our lists give props to everything from established favorites and buzz-worthy newbies to where to find a solid cocktail and where to dress up your wardrobe. For foodies, we’ve found the delectable best in bites and beverages, from brunch spots and burgers to steak and sushi.

The top picks are based on reader feedback and a lot of time tasting, debating, browsing, discussing, sipping and sampling. We hope you agree.

September 2018

Appetite for Seduction

From funky, seasonal and casual to international, intimate and comfort-food classics, there are plenty of dining options in the vibrant and flourishing downtown area of Tulsa.

August 2018

Meat Your Match

From the whole-hog tradition of North Carolina to the trendy Texas brisket, many Green Country joints have their signature sauce or custom cut that puts them in the ‘cue crown discussion.

July 2018

What’s at Steak

As much as Green Country loves barbecue and comfort food, this is a steak state. The history of our steakhouses runs deep, and the genre continues to grow and evolve with varied takes on prep and presentation.

June 2018

Dog Days of Summer

Between baseball games, backyard grilling and stops at QuikTrip, our affinity for hot dogs, cheese coneys, artisan wieners, sausages, and wursts has us relishing summertime.

May 2018

Sun’s Out, Buns Out

The beauty of the burger is that it can take many forms within a certain template. And what’s great and worth celebrating about this burger-besotted area of ours is the 70 variations we found.

April 2018

Think Globally, Eat Locally

Tulsa’s cuisine culture has diversified over the years with diners embracing restaurants and dishes representing international identities on a grander scale than ever before.

March 2018

Game Changers

If you can't make it to the NCAA tournament, one of the best places to watch the games is in a sports bar or restaurant with multiple television screens, good food and drink, and a lively crowd supporting different teams.

February 2018

Comfort Zone

Comfort foods generally epitomize home cooking and are not likely to win any accolades from nutritionists and dietitians. But sometimes a salad just won’t cut it when you need to satisfy your belly in the winter months.

January 2018

Super Bowls

Cold, sick, or just in need of some heart-warming goodness? There are few better remedies for the body and soul than a steaming bowl of soup, stew, bisque, chili, goulash, pho or noodles.

December 2017

Whole Latte Love

The world is obsessed with the coffee bean, and those in the 918 are no different. From hand-roasted beans and scene-stealing décor to comfy seating and a plethora of power outlets, these 25 destinations are in a class of their own.

November 2017

Pie Oh My!

More than just a delicious dessert, the perfect pie is worth saving room for this holiday season. From nostalgic classics to fresh takes, we’ve picked the 26 best that should be gracing your table.

October 2017

Breadwinners

Ranging from traditional basics to the truly unique, we’ve found 48 of the best things to happen to the 918 since sliced bread. Are you ready to revisit that most classic of American food groups — the sandwich?

September 2017

A Wing Thing

Whether fried, battered, smoked, naked or slathered in sauce, chicken wings are the perfect food staple for the big game or a quick bite. We’ve found the 30 worthiest wings joints in the 918. Stock up on wet wipes.

August 2017

What’s for Breakfast?

Forget the cheap coffee and cold cereal. It’s time to check out our 21 sunrise suggestions to nurture your appetites before tackling the day.

July 2017

Scoop Dreams

With inventive selections, fruity flavors, and old-school favorites, we’ve journeyed outside the freezer and found the 918’s best gelatos, malts, shakes, cones, shaved ice, pints and sundaes. And our list is anything but vanilla.

June 2017

Off the Hook

From grilled nearly naked to fried in batter, we’ve found 18 special spots where you can bone up on your love for the catfish dinner.

May 2017

Hot Potatoes

In all their crunchy, salty, starchy greatness, our 20 favorite french fry offerings are served in a variety of presentations from curly, thin, thick and sweet to primed for dipping or dressed up with rosemary, sage and truffle oil.

April 2017

Chill Out

With things heating up outside, it’s time to start enjoying food and drinks on Green Country’s many patio spots. Enjoy this list of beautiful, hip and casual outside spots where you can people watch, catch a great view, visit with pals or spend time with that special someone.

March 2017

All-American Eats

Settle into a booth at one of our 28 favorite Fonz-approved places that pour unlimited cups of coffee, serve sumptuous comfort-food staples, dish out a relaxing vibe and provide a square meal for a fair dollar.

March 2017

Where to Wed

Choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting task. You want it to be perfect. But where do you start? How about with our 14 options for top-tier locations to celebrate your big day.

February 2017

Macaroni Masterpieces

Put down that Kraft box and check out the 918’s best spots for tantalizing (and powder-free) mac and cheese dishes, with nuances ranging from pork belly and bits of bacon to crunchy breadcrumb toppings and fitting as many gooey cheese as possible into a single batch.

January 2017

Roll Call

Whether you’re craving a melt-in-your-mouth morsel of traditionally prepared tuna sashimi or over-the-top fusion fun at a hip izakaya, you can find some of the most exciting (and delicious) sushi available without a passport right here in the 918.

December 2016

Dinner to Remember

Leave your jeans at home and splurge in style. Here are the 36 best places for when you want to dress up for a romantic dinner or drop a few extra dollars on a celebratory meal.