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Fat Okie’s Best of 2022

I got out and tried a lot of new restaurants last year, here are some of my favorites from last year. Get out and support local businesses. Happy eating!!!!

Best Pizza-

Hideaway Pizza

Falcone’s Pizzeria

Empire Slice House

405 Pizza Company

Rendezvous Pizza

Best Chinese Food-

Hunan Wok

Best Hamburgers-

Patty Wagon

Tucker’s Onion Burger

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler

HD’s Onion Burger

Sid’s Diner

405 Burger Bar

Spark

Best Cajun Food-

Cajun Corner

Best Chicken Fry Steak-

The Lokal

Del Rancho

Cheever’s Café

Kendall’s Restaurant

Best Mexican Food-

San Marcos Mexican Restaurant

Casa Perico

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Big Truck Tacos

Best Mediterranean Food-

Gyro City

Baba G’s

Simply Falafel

Jerusalem Mediterranean Cuisine

Haydeh’s Bistro

Best Italian Food-

Venezia Italian Ristorante

Best Sushi-

Nhinja Sushi & Wok

Volcano Sushi Bar & Hibachi

The Sushi Bar

Ichiban Sushi Bar & Poke

Creek Sushi & Poke

Best Desserts-

Roxy’s Ice Cream Social

Freezing Cow

Aloha Shave Ice and Coffee Shoppe

Dolci Paradiso

Not Cho Cheesecake

Best American Food-

Café 7

Stray Dog Café

Pub W

Rock Café

BlueJ’s Rockin’ Grill

Cal’s Chicago Style Eatery

Chalk

Bricktown Brewery

Neptune Submarine Sandwiches

Backporch Drafthouse

Birdie’s Fried Chicken

Interurban

Eskimo Joe’s

Spirals

Taste of Soul Giant Egg Rolls

The Mont

Lucille’s Roadhouse

Best Chicken Sandwich-

Nashbird

Chicken Foot

Best Indian Food (from the country of India)-

Taj Cuisine of India

Gopuram Taste of India

Mt. Everest Cuisines

Best Breakfast-

Sunnyside Diner

Hunny Bunny Biscuit Company

Polar Donuts

Route 66 Donuts

Hatch Early Mood Food

Eggceptional Cafe

Coffee Jerks

Donut Man

Stella Nova

Best Barbeque-

Smoked Out Barbeque

JoBawb’s BBQ

Clark Crew BBQ

The Butcher BBQ Stand

Food Friday: Eskimo Joe’s

There are a lot of places I’ve gone that are tourist traps, many fall flat and don’t live up to the hype. Being the good Sooner, I always felt that way about Eskimo Joe’s. Just a place for OSU fans to go, and it can’t be that good or it wouldn’t be in Stillwater. I started to change my mind about it in 2018, when Mae’s band stopped there for lunch before contest. Since we were both nervous, we just got Little Joe burgers with no sides. No, we didn’t try the cheese fries or anything else but we did come home with a couple cups to remind us of the trip. For the years since that trip I think about making a real visit but never had the chance. Last weekend I had research to do in Stillwater, so lunch at Eskimo Joe’s became a priority.

I’m lucky we decided to go earlier than noon, at 11:22a that place was already packed with a 40-minute wait time. This is probably why they have a store next door, so you can shop while waiting for a table. So while we wandered through the colorful shirts, we patiently waited for a text telling me they were ready. After a little over 30 minutes, I got the text and upstairs to our table we went. This time I was getting the world-famous cheese fries, topped with sweet peppered bacon of course. I now understand why this is one of their most popular items, they were so good. The fries were perfect, covered with a generous amount of cheese, topped with a mound of bacon. This is a must order if you go. I might try them other ways on a next visit but even if you get just the plain, it’s worth it.

Next up were our burgers, I chose to order the sweet peppered bacon and cheddar while my husband got a fire burger. This burger was one of the best I’ve eaten in many years. Juicy, well flavored meat, soft bun, and that bacon. If you are a bacon connoisseur like me, I highly recommend the sweet peppered bacon. It is the true definition of meat candy. Cooked perfectly, not too crisp or limp, covered in brown sugar with just a touch of pepper. This was true culinary heaven. My husband loved his fire burger, said it had good heat to it without being overpowered. He did add the sweet peppered bacon to his burger as well and totally agreed that this was the best bacon. We were too stuffed for dessert, so back down to the store to actually buy some shirts (once again being the good Sooner I couldn’t have one that said Stillwater or OSU, so I got one with the dog).

Eskimo Joe’s really lived up to the hype and then some. Even though it’s in Stillwater (and I could see the campus for little brother), I’m ready to go again. Full warning, give yourself plenty of time since there will be a wait. The service was excellent, even with me in my finest crimson and cream, everyone was nice and friendly. Didn’t wait long for any of the food to come out, so that’s a big plus. Overall I will definitely give them 5 strips of bacon, especially if its the sweet peppered bacon. Their food is worth the drive and wait, trust me.

A bit of the history, Eskimo Joe’s opened in 1975 as a bar. That’s the old stone building at the east end of the complex. They added food to the menu in 1984 when the drinking age was raised in Oklahoma, including the famous cheese fries, which got an endorsement from President George Bush, Sr. The building has been added onto and remodeled several times, adding a huge store to the west end.

Address: 507 W. Elm St., Stillwater.

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