Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Moore Restaurant Recommendations

First, if you have wondered what has happened to my blog posts, I've been working hard on a fundraiser for the Moore Public Schools.  It has taken quite a bit of time over the past few days, so my posts have temporarily slowed down.  I will post more about the fundraiser when I have more details I can share.

Second, I have spoken to a number of people who have been in Moore to help out - whether it's those who are there to clean, those who are working to make things safer, or those reporting on what's happening.  I have been giving them restaurant recommendations one at a time.  In an effort to be helpful, I'm going to post all my recommendations here.

If you have a place you'd like me to add, send me a note or leave a comment.  Or, if one of these places is no longer in business for whatever reason, please let me know.

Keep in mind that these are places that I ate at when I was still in high school.  The food is simple, but it's tasty and local.
  • Del Rancho - Go to the one in Moore. Get the chicken fried steak sandwich supreme and the cherry limeade.
  • Grandy's - This is a good alternative to something like McDonald's if you need fast food. I always enjoyed the chicken nuggets and the rolls. If you eat inside, they bring you unlimited rolls.  I also seem to remember them having an amazing sweet tea.
  • Braum's - I really enjoy the ice-cream here - especially a caramel pecan sundae.  Be sure to get nuts and whipped cream too. They also have a decent breakfast - my favorite is the breakfast yogurt or the biscuits and gravy. 
  • Sonic Drive In - This place exists everywhere, but I'm putting it on the list because it's based out of Oklahoma City. Most kids who grow up in OK are hooked at a young age.  We will also travel long distances to find one when we're living far away from home.
  • Harry Bears - They are a sports pub of sorts. It's very casuel - like a Chilli's. I recommend one of the burgers with shredded cheddar cheese on it - and definitely try the fried peaches for dessert.
  • Cattleman's - If you enjoy steak and you want to check out the stockyards in OKC, go here.
  • Irma's Burger Shack - A diner with great burgers in downtown OKC.
  • Kaiser's - A little ice cream place in downtown OKC.
  • Van's Pig Stand - Wow. I can no longer recommend this one as I see from the Van's website that the Moore location was destroyed. Sad!  If you make it to Shawnee, there's another location where you can try the barbecue and rum ice-cream pie.
My friend Jamie also recommended a number of other places that I haven't had a chance to try.
  • Nic's - They're famous for their burgers.  They were on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • S&B Burgers - More great burgers! 
  • Iguana Mexican Grill - Jamie says this Mexican place is awesome. 
  • Salt Grass Steakhouse - Jamie also highly recommends Salt Grass for steaks. 

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