Let’s face it: You can’t come to Oklahoma and not eat steak. So if you’re going to order up a filet, you might as well go to the source. Cattlemen’s is the oldest continually-operating restaurant in Oklahoma City, serving up steaks since 1910. In 1945, then-owner Hank Fry lost the restaurant in a dice game. Fry put Cattlemen’s up as collateral, betting local rancher Gene Wade that he couldn’t roll a “hard six,” or two threes. Wade rolled two threes and walked away with the restaurant; to this day, the Hereford Room retains a “33” brand on the wall, in memory of the game. The brand is in keeping with Cattlemen’s rustic decor, which includes cowboy murals and drawings of famous customers (including former President George H. W. Bush). While you can’t go wrong ordering a steak at Cattlemen’s, we would also like to suggest the lamb fries, although consider yourself warned: lamb fries are testicles rolled in batter and fried. They are something of a local delicacy, and Cattlemen’s is the place to go if you want to try them.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 06:00 AM to 12:00 AM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station - OKC