Main Street Tavern Brings Flavor to Downtown Broken Arrow

By on August 19, 2011

Located on main street in downtown Broken Arrow, Main Street Tavern sits on a busy corner inviting patrons in for a relaxing break. The restaurant/bar is a new fixture to the area, but feels like it has been there for decades. The owners, Jason and Kat Scarpa planned it that way. They renovated the 1904 former drug store with all the latest technology, big screen TV’s, and kitchen equipment. However, they were careful to maintain the essence of its former glory days by installing a rich, dark brown tin ceiling, industrial light fixtures and duct work, custom bar, and restoring the statuesque windows and concrete floor.

The Food

The menu is upscale American pub food. There are the usual suspects, such as burgers and fries, meatloaf, mac and cheese, steak, fish and chips, sandwiches and soups. But the executive chef, Trevor Tack, explains that sometimes the best thing you can do for food is to do less to it.

Take the meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. The meatloaf tastes like a smoky, grilled sirloin steak. It’s dense but not heavy, incredibly flavorful but not greasy. It has a crispy, almost caramel edge around it and a beautiful tomato glaze. The potatoes are packed with garlic (the way I like it) and has little chunks in it. There is nothing worse than getting overworked, gummy mashed potatoes. It’s topped with a fresh mushroom brown sauce and a side of perfectly cooked zucchini and yellow squash. My dining companion made this comment, “This will make you throw rocks at your grandma’s meatloaf.” Gee, I hope not, but he is right…it’s that good.

The avocado burger with sweet potato fries was also very good. It was a large burger, obviously made with quality meat. It was juicy without being greasy and had lettuce, tomato, bacon, and a load of guacamole. The guacamole had a kick of heat to it, but the fresh lime juice helped kick the heat down a notch. The bun was chewy and really fresh. I admit I’m not much of a bun person and typically pull off everything inside and eat my burgers with a fork (sorry guys). But I actually ate this bun. I chose the sweet potato fries over the traditional and I am so glad I did. I hesitated because it seems sweet potato fries are either too wobbly and undercooked, or black from overcooking. These were right in the middle and delicious.

Special note: Main Street Tavern is getting quite a reputation for it’s mac and cheese, and fish and chips. We overheard a lady at the table next to us say she couldn’t see how they could charge $10 for a serving of mac and cheese. She ordered it anyway out of curiosity. Later, not only did we hear loud yummy-noises coming her table, we again overheard her say that not only would she pay $10 for the mac and cheese, she would pay $20! Guess what I am having next time?

Drinks and Music

Of course, this is a tavern and has a huge selection of beer, wine, and spirits. They have over 65 beers and seem to be adding more, including local craft beers such as Marshall’s and COOP. They have a popular “Tuesday Pint Night” and 11am-7pm daily happy hour drink specials so check their Facebook page @ Main Street Tavern BA for the latest announcements. The bar is huge and has plenty of seating to enjoy the sport of your choice on one of their six big screen TV’s. As far as music, I was there on a Tuesday evening and enjoyed a very talented jazz band playing up front. They also have a list of scheduled bands on each dining table to promote their Live Music Saturdays.

Our server, Samantha, was sweet and very attentive, so our dining experience was simply wonderful. You’ll want to give this one a try…

Main Street Tavern
200 South Main Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Phone: 918-872-1414

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Online: www.facebook.com/MainStreetTavernBA
Open 7 days a week, 11:00am – 2:00am

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8 Comments

  1. Brian Schwartz

    August 19, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for this well-written review. It might actually induce me to make the trip to Broken Arrow.

  2. Jennifer Beard

    August 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love Main Street Tavern! Awesome food awesome drinks and awesome atmosphere! We have gone to dinner there at least once a week since they opened :) So glad this article was published, let’s get more people to find out about this great tavern!!

  3. Mark B

    August 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    yes the mac and cheese is really really good.. It rivals The Brook..

  4. Jill

    August 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Went there last week and I agree, this place is fantastic. Excellent beer selection on tap and the food is excellent. It is worth the short trip to BA!

  5. Lynn

    August 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    This too was Brady Tavern not Main Street Tavern!!

  6. Lynn

    August 25, 2011 at 9:50 am

    It was Brady Tavern and waitress never returned after food arrived to tell her until the check was presented!

  7. Steve

    August 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Lynn, put down the weed. This review is about MAIN STREET TAVERN in Broken Arrow. Not Brady Tavern in downton Tulsa.

    /facepalm

    Anyway, the Exec Chef at Main Street Tavern is Very good and consistent with his quality. Never disappointed

  8. christina

    January 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    absolutely incredible. entertained business associates from Washington state and they were blown away by the service, flavor and presentation not to mention the amount of food you receive for the cost. the business associates are making a another trip to the tavern this evening to try something else! the beer i was told was amazing as well. the chef did an excellent job. the balsamic vinaigrette was fresh made and so delicious along with the homemade bbq sauce. the meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes are stellar. atmosphere + food = many many repeat visits. worth the drive if you are not from BA! can not say enough about the quality of this food and atmosphere.

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