There are donut shops all over the OKC metro, one of my favorites is Route 66 Donuts, between Council Road and Lake Overholser. Located at the end of a small strip mall right on Route 66, it’s quick and easy to get in and out.
I’m not lying when I tell you that they have the best apple fritters in the Oklahoma City metro, I have never had an apple fritter with so much apple. Has to be at least half an apple in each one. Not too much cinnamon or glaze, these are seriously the best fritters in town. I also love their donuts, just regular light fluffy donuts with different toppings. The chocolate and maple are always favorites. And not to leave out their sausage rolls. The small ones are breakfast sausage sized with dough wrapped around them. The larger ones are sausage patties with cheese and the dough wrapped around it all. I like both but feel there is just too much dough for my liking in a breakfast food.
Service is always great and the employees are always friendly. I recommend stopping by and trying those apple fritters. I will give them 5 strips of bacon.
Bethany doesn’t seem like a big town even though it’s surrounded by Oklahoma City. On old Route 66 you can still find a small downtown area that is thriving with small shops and local businesses. You can also find the Stray Dog Café, a great place to enjoy breakfast or lunch.
This is a small café- not much room, so it gets full quickly. We try to visit on off days, tried once to go on a Saturday- no, too many people. Usually we seat ourselves and the wait staff is quick to bring menus and a dog dish filled with fresh popcorn. Seems a bit odd but it follows the theme. I’m always too late for breakfast (can’t get up that early) but the menu items look good. All I’ve had is their lunch menu- burgers and hot dogs. I’ve tried several of the burgers and liked them all. The fries are good as are the onion rings. My favorites are the hot dogs- Mae always gets the mac and cheese dog. Yes it is smothered in extra cheesy mac and cheese and just for fun you can get it with a side of mac and cheese (yes Mae did that one visit). I had a bite, it was good I really liked the extra cheese melted on top. My go-to hot dog is wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. Really is as good as it sounds.
The staff is always friendly and attentive. I’ve never had a long wait for food. The only problem is the location on Route 66 (or NW 39th St, which ever you want to use) is hard to get in and out of if you park in front. So just go around the block and you’ll find a huge parking lot with an entrance on the back of the café as well. Also check their Facebook page, the hours change with them closing early some nights and staying open later on others.
For a few years now I had driven past the cute little blue and yellow building on the southwest corner of NW 39th Expressway and Council Road. If you went by there during the summer, you couldn’t help but notice all the cars in the parking lot and families eating shaved ice. It took me a while to finally work up the nerve to stop, I picked a nice hot day this past summer and we got to enjoy some of the best shaved ice I’ve ever eaten.
They have over 50 single flavors and at least that many custom mixes. But the real treat is to have the shaved ice made “Hawaiian Style”, this is where they add cream to the shaved ice. All is served in a flower shaped cup, with the ice in a huge mound on top. We were totally addicted to them after the first visit and now go back as often as possible, trying different flavors every time.
My Bethany Broncos shaved ice.
In late August, they were closed for a few weeks to move into a new permanent building at the same location. And with that move they have introduced not only coffee but real breakfast and lunch options. It is a nice building with a cozy interior and much better parking. They don’t have a big menu for the food but they do serve breakfast all day, which is a big plus for me. A few weeks ago I tried the breakfast sandwich; egg, with your choice of cheese and meats on a warm croissant. Truthfully, it was the best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had from a restaurant. Mae had her favorite, mac and cheese, served extra cheesy so she gave it her approval.
As good as the food is the main reason to go is the shaved ice, and spend the extra money to get it “Hawaiian Style”. I give Aloha five strips of bacon.