Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Considered by many, including myself, to be one of the best in Oklahoma City, the historic Cattlemen's Steakhouse was featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" in October of 2009. On the show, Guy Fieri sampled and enjoyed the famous steak but couldn't quite stomach the calf brains and eggs. Not that anyone can blame him, of course.
View the You Tube video of the Cattlemen's Steakhouse segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
The Diner213 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Norman, Oklahoma's 110-year old, popular and simply-named "The Diner" was visited by the Food Network's Guy Fieri in 2009, with an early November air date. The show centered on The Diner's award winning-chili fries, burgers and hot dogs as well as green chili on burritos.
View the You Tube video of The Diner segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Okarche, OK 73762
It's a bit of a drive from Oklahoma City, a half hour or so northwest to Okarche, but Eischen's Bar has long been a favorite of metro residents for its relaxed atmosphere and excellent fried chicken, a whole bird served on a square of parchment paper, the simplicity and magnificence of which was explored on a September 2009 episode of "Triple D."
View the You Tube video of the Eischen's segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Ingrid's Kitchen, known by OKC residents as the place to go in the metro for authentic and delicious German cuisine, appeared on the Food Network program in February of 2010. Featured were the fresh baked bread, Reuben sandwich and schnitzel.
View the You Tube video of the Ingrid's Kitchen segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Leo's BBQ3631 North Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
You can't make the Food Network rounds through the Oklahoma City area without featuring some barbecue, and the honor goes to Leo's BBQ, a metro favorite since the mid 1970's. Leo's ribs and sauce were the stars of the summer 2007 episode.
View the You Tube video of the Leo's BBQ segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Mama E's Wings and Waffles3838 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
If there's a more well-defined and interesting restaurant name in the metro, I'm not sure what it is. The southern "soul food" style of Mama E's Wings and Waffles highlighted a July 2009 episode of the Food Network series, with Guy Fieri trying the powdered sugar-dusted wings and the butter-covered waffles.
View the You Tube video of the Mama E's segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
I was not the one who recommended Nic's Grill to "Diner's, Drive-ins and Dives," but I certainly could have been. Long before the show aired, I was singing Nic's praises, particularly for the best burger in OKC, something host Guy Fieri found out for himself when visiting the tiny metro diner on an August 2009 episode.
View the You Tube video of the Nic's Grill segment on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."