Pink House Restaurant in Claremore…Elegant, but Hearty Food

By on January 20, 2011

I must admit, the name threw me off a bit. I mean Pink, are you kidding. I guess I was assuming dainty tea cups, women in funny hats and portions that couldn’t choke a horsefly.
But, to my euphoria (I like that word), not only was the food incredible but the portions were hearty and left me pleasantly full. I guess you shouldn’t judge a restaurant by its name, particularly when you’re licking the plate by meal’s end.

The Pink House is in a historic Victorian house that has been a landmark restaurant in Claremore for years. Its current owner, Margo Stewart, bought the place in 2007 and gave it her own personal touch with a style that’s both elegant and down to earth.

The restaurant is known for its incredible quiches and casseroles, sandwiches with thick sliced bread, salads, soups, and yummy desserts. Oh yea…and they have more gourmet loose leaf teas than you can shake a tea strainer at.

The day I went, I ordered the Spinach Bacon Quiche, Chicken Enchilada Casserole, a side salad and baked fudge. And, can I just say, BOOYAH!
The meal was absolutely fantastic.

The Chicken Enchilada was a steaming enchantment of chicken and creamy sauce, topped with gooey, melted cheddar Jack cheese. The quiche was a hearty portion of fresh eggs, smoked bacon and spinach that was light but satisfying. All the ingredients were at the peak of freshness and blended together beautifully for a terrific composition of flavors.

By the time I’d finished the baked fudge, I was in chocolate nirvana. The dish is their signature dessert—full of hot, ooey-gooey rich chocolate and topped with whipped cream. Can’t ask for a better ending than that.

I highly recommend the Pink House for lunch. It’s well worth the trip to Claremore and not what you might expect. Hours are from 11am-2pm, Monday thru Saturday, and high tea time is by appointment only. Although you can enjoy any of their gourmet teas anytime during lunch. They also have a gift shop and terrific catering service.
If you go to their website, you can see their soups of the day and even buy gift certificates from their online store. Also, be sure to enter their recipe contest …you may just get your dish published in their upcoming Pink House cookbook.

The Pink House
210 W. 4th Street
Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 342-2544

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Brian McCullough

About Brian McCullough was founded 6 years ago by Brian McCullough because he had a love of food. What started as a blog where normal everyday people dined out and posted about their experiences has grown into a legitimate food publication with professional chefs and writers, each with a unique culinary and educational background to pull from. In 2009 the site won the Oklahoma Magazine award for “Best Food Blog” and continues to be #1 local food website.


  1. Carrisa

    January 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I bought a Groupon for the Pink House back in the summer and it was set to expire this month so I finally made my way there for the first time last Saturday. I had the salad plate because I was trying to be good and stick to my diet. That all went out the window when all 5 of us ordered dessert plus one extra to pass around. The baked fudge was so heavenly. I ended up eating mostly it instead of my own dessert (the chocolate layer dessert). I wish Claremore was closer, but I’m sure I’ll make it back again. If for no other reason than the baked fudge. I would like to try that casserole.

  2. Paul Ross

    January 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    oh my gosh…that baked fudged on a snowy day like today would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  3. joiei

    January 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Is this the same Pink House that is in Wagoner?

    • Paul Ross

      January 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

      joiei – no it’s not…this one is in Claremore.

  4. kellie

    January 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I love the Pink House.. I eat there at least once a week. The owners are wonderful! So, Of course the food is too… My kids also love it. My son says it’s the best corndog ever.. Which always cracks me up because it is just a corndog right? But, To him it is better.. But, I go for the salads and the club sandwich. But, The baked fudge is the bomb! P.S. They do great girls birthday party’s. My daughter had her’s there with small sandwiche’s and chocolate dipped strawberries and cupcakes. They make a beautiful table for the girls. Dresses for dress up because she was 5. They had so much fun. The adults loved it to because they did nothing but talked while the girls acted like adults! :o) Just Wonderful.

  5. Jerrie Barham

    January 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

    My family and I have been eating at Pink house since the 90′s. It was good back then and even better now with the new owner. I had my 50th (surprise) birthday party there and my daughter’s and niece’s bridesmaids luncheons there. Wonderful memories and great food! The baked fudge quiche and casseroles are some of our favorites.

  6. Becky Ward

    January 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I worked here for a few years such a wondErful place wish it was open longer.

  7. Melissa

    January 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I seriously live 5 minutes from the pink house… Why wasn’t I invited!!! I’ve only been there once or twice, but I’ve never been disappointed.

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