Downtown Deli Serves More Than Just Great Food

By on June 27, 2013

It’s noon, you’re downtown and you’re hungry.  Walking past a neon sign that simply says “Deli” might not inspire you to walk through the door. But once you do, you’ll want to come back often.

Greens menu

The Green’s on Boulder is a diamond in the rough in downtown Tulsa. Owned by Ron and Susan Green, it is located just a few blocks from the courthouse and is a favorite among jurors, lawyers and courthouse employees, not to mention the casual passer-by, who just happens to be lucky enough to stumble upon it.

The idea that this is just an ordinary downtown eatery is debunked as soon as you take your first bite of food.

Everything is made fresh – from the wonderful tabouleh to the various salads, daily specials and desserts. The owners take great pride in feeding their guests the best food possible.

On a recent visit, we tried the stuffed bell pepper, lasagna and pinto beans, complete with the mandatory chunk of tender cornbread.

Stuffed Pepper

The sweet, yellow bell pepper was filled with a well-seasoned beef mixture and capped with a tangy tomato topping. Lasagna was rich and cheesy and the beans were perfectly seasoned.
A large brownie was rich, fudgy and sinfully decadent.

Greens menu

Each day, the deli offers three specials and two soups as well as the regular menu that includes a nice selection of sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts.

The wonderful food is matched by the whimsical mural and colorful pictures on the wall as well as the friendliness and genuineness of the owners.

Greens Wall

Once the lunch crowd dies down, it’s certainly not unusual to see Ron and Susan mingling with their patrons. They love getting to know their customers – so much so that once you become a regular, Susan remembers what you like to eat as soon as you walk in. So, she suggests telling her immediately if you plan on ordering something different, otherwise, your usual may be waiting for you by the time you reach the counter.


The deli is opened for lunch Monday-Thursday from 10:45-1:45. Each day, it’s not uncommon for them to serve an average of 150-175 customers. Everyone is served a smile, a big helping of Tulsa hospitality and mouth-watering food.

Located at 419 South Boulder, the Green’s on Boulder also offers catering. Call the deli at (918) 587-0123 for more information.

Green’s on Boulder
419 S Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 587-0123

Jill Meredith – Author

Jill is a foodie and freelance writer who lives in Broken Arrow with her husband, their daughter and some furry family members. She loves spending time in the kitchen developing new recipes and reading cookbooks like novels. Besides writing for, Jill also writes monthly food related columns for Oklahoma Magazine and several weekly articles for She loves sharing her knowledge and has even taught cooking classes.

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