Dining with Dad

By on June 17, 2016

This Sunday is Father’s Day. It’s really not empty sentimentalism to set aside one day a year to focus in on what a big deal it is to be truly loved by a parent. In that spirit, TulsaFood has compiled a list of recommended places to take Dad, or the man in your life who has been a father to you, to eat this Fathers Day. But first, here are a few reasons to splurge this Sunday:

Dad has worked his ass off for you: Currently it costs a middle income family, on average, about $250,000 to raise a child from 0 to 18 years.

Dad is essential. You are who you are because of your Dad. In most cases, you are because of your Dad.

Dad has always been there. When you’ve been broke. When you’ve been flush. When it’s time to celebrate. When the pressure is on. Remember?

Dad loves you. Love at first sight actually exists in real life. Just ask him.

So – here it is: TulsaFood’s top 8 places to dine with Dad this Sunday.


PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse

Dad wants an unforgettable steak.

Dad will find it immeasurably cool when you take him to PRHYME to enjoy a tenderloin tasting dinner this Sunday. This is an experience in Tulsa only available at this fine dining restaurant in the Brady District. It’s an opportunity to taste different cuts of prime tenderloin that are raised (grass fed verses grain) and finished in a variety of ways. Also, this Sunday only PRHYME is offering a Prime Rib special for $34.95. Of course, Dad will try to pick up the check – but you won’t let him.

PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse
111 North Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103


Wild Fork

Dad wants Daughter time.
Wild Fork
Take Dad to brunch and grab a table on one of Tulsa’s absolute best patios. Wild Fork has recently started serving Brunch on Sundays from 10am-3pm, and this is good news for everyone – especially fathers and daughters.
They love to showcase their affinity for local art and food with their own unique flare. This relaxed setting beside the courtyard fountain is the perfect location to just hang out on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy dining at this Tulsa classic.
After brunch, take a walk with Dad around Utica Square. If you dare, take him into L’Occitane and buy him something he’ll both love and never admit to using.

The Wild Fork
1820 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114

L’Occitane en Provence
1844 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74120
This Sunday 12pm – 5pm

R Bar

Dad wants to watch game 7 and drink craft beer.

r bar inside

This Sunday is the climatic finish to the NBA finals.  Will it be Steph Curry and the Warriors or Lebron James and the Cavs? If dad is a ball fan there is arguably no better spot to drink quality beer and watch the game. R Bar is located on Brookside and is widely considered one of Tulsa’s absolute best gastro pubs, with cuisine by Chef Trey Winkle. Additionally, each Sunday features new and innovative brunch dishes by Chef Trey. All in all it is impossible to go wrong with a great atmosphere, quality affordable food, cold craft beer, and an exciting game.

624 Kitchen and Catering

Dad wants top-shelf options.
There are plenty of great restaurants to choose from for your father’s day brunch plans, but this year consider 624 Kitchen & Catering, a new brunch and event space that opened this month downtown. The newest concept by Justin Thompson Restaurants (Juniper, Tavolo, Prhyme) located in the historic ONG building features 20 ft. high ceilings, marble columns, terrazzo floor accents, intricate ceiling details, and a contemporary deco flavor through and through. But the experience doesn’t stop with a beautiful space.

624’s classic buffet brunch includes a chef attended carving station, an omelet station, and a waffle station as well as a selection of fresh fruits, salads, breakfast meats, and pastries. Oh – and of course, a variety of Mimosa flavors for your drinking pleasure. We were there for 624’s grand opening brunch last week and were blown away at the quality and variety of dishes available.

Father’s day can often be very hectic when it comes to eating out, and a buffet-style brunch just might be the most stress-free and enjoyable way to dine out with dad and the whole family this Sunday. $31.95 per adult.

624 Kitchen and Catering
624 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119
(918) 779-6333
Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm



Dad wants steak, the kids get a show.

If you are looking for a delightful family dining experience and your in the mood for Asian cuisine the Zanmai should be at the top of you list. It’s a roaring good time with fire and red meat at Zanmai. Families and groups love the hibachi and dad will enjoy the fact he can indulge in steak and shrimp while the kids enjoy the show.  Located just north of Cherry Street on Peoria, you will be stunned by the architecture of the building, view of downtown from their amazing patio, and of course the quality of the meal itself!

1402 S Peoria Ave #200,
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 556-0200


Corner Cafe

Dad wants comfort.
corner cafe
Sometimes the best way to honor your father is with a good old fashioned Route 66 diner experience. Corner Cafe has 3 locations in the Tulsa area and serves comfort food. It’s one of the few places in town that does gravy the right way. Our favorite dish is chicken fried steak with hash browns and eggs, with a side of biscuits and gravy to take it over the top.


5301 S Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74105

713 North Sheridan,
Tulsa, OK 74115

1103 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74120



SMOKE. on Cherry Street

Dad wants to light up.
smoke pork chop
Mother’s day is sweet, loving, and centered around showing someone you care. Father’s Day is primal. Red meat cooked rare over fire, whisky, tobacco — all the things Dad wants, the enjoyment of which often causes his doctor and/or well-meaning family members to tsk.

Take it easy on your pops this Father’s Day and let him have what he really wants at SMOKE on Cherry Street.

A Chef’s butcher block. A cigar with you. A Macallan 18yr on a Sunday in the cigar lounge for the love of all creation. A quality drink and smoke in a cigar lounge ventilated so thoroughly that non-smokers won’t suffer — These are all the things your dad doesn’t need, but that he deserves. Maybe he can even light his cigar with that tie you got him last year.

SMOKE. on Cherry Street
1542 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120


Your backyard grill and bar

Dad wants to hang.
Burn Co Meat
Here’s how it works:

1) Tell your Dad he’s coming over to your place this Sunday for a mid afternoon lunch.
2) Go to Burn Co meat market at 18th and Boston this Saturday at 2pm.
3) Buy a “fatty”. Buy some sausages. Buy some ribs. Buy some steaks.
4) Take them home and place them in your fridge.
5) Get back in your vehicle and go to the liquor store. Buy beer.
6) Drive back home. Put the beer in the fridge.
7) Wake up Sunday. Grateful.
8) Season the meat.
9) Fire up the grill.
10) Welcome dad with a beer and a hug.
12) Cook the meat. Let Dad do the grilling if he wants.
13) Eat the meat.

Burn Co
1738 South Boston
Tulsa OK
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-2:30pm

In the end, what Dad really wants is you. To enjoy conversation, stories, humor, and comfortable silence – with you. Make a decision and be yourself. You can’t go wrong.

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