Whether you’re familiar with Norman or traveling here for the first time, one truth unites everyone – you gotta eat. But what are the best restaurants in Norman? Where should your “can’t miss” place to eat be during your time in town?
We’ve got you covered with a list of the best restaurants in Norman, OK (based on their ratings on travel sites and guest preferences).
The 18 Best Restaurants in Norman OK
You’ll love the food and atmosphere at Charleston’s Restaurant. American classics are made from scratch daily and focuses on providing guests with the best value while selecting the highest quality ingredients. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and you’ll love catching a game as you enjoy the delicious food.
Hideaway Pizza specializes in build-your-own-pies. You can choose from 3 crust sizes, 3 crust options, 5 sauces, and over 40 toppings to choose from to build the pizza creation of your dreams. There’s also a standard menu including your favorite starters (fried mozzarella, garlic cheesy bread, fried ravioli, and more), salads, baked pastas, sandwiches, and even dessert (be sure to try a “Sweetza”!)
Full Moon Sushi and Bistro
Whether it’s sushi, sashimi, or maki, you’ll love Full Moon Sushi and Bistro. Here’s what one customer had to say:
Best Sushi in Cleveland County, and Lauren is the best server of all time. I love this place, we’ve been eating here for years and have never had a bad experience. Let me tell you, Lauren is the greatest, my wife and I always have her recommend a roll, and it’s always our favorite we get every time. Her customer service is amazing! The chefs are absolutely consistent, and their quality is ALWAYS on point. When they say they have fresh fish they mean it. Thanks for being my spot! – Chris, Google
Nothing beats amazing queso and a great burger. And you’ll get just that and more at Interurban in Norman. This a local family-owned restaurant that has been serving Norman for over 40 years. Be sure to try the pulled pork nachos and a Theta burger!
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Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ
A place that is packed at lunchtime is Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ. And shouldn’t that tell you all you need to know? Locals and tourists alike are drawn to the BBQ joint. In a highly competitive market where people are pretty picky about their brand of BBQ, you’ll definitely want to check out Ray’s and be sure to indulge in some of their sides.
This place was a little diamond in the rough that I found on the way back to Texas! It is a nice little place if you want some good BBQ without the wait or line. They fry food well, they have nice employees, and they have sweet tea!! – Julio, Yelp
A game day staple, Greek House has long been one of the best restaurants in Norman, OK. As many reviews state it is nothing fancy when it comes to appearance, but the delicious Greek food will have you coming back time and again. Expect to find a line at lunchtime and a large portion of the day on game days. But that just shows you how good this food is – definitely worth waiting for! Note – Greek House is closed Sunday and Monday.
Chips ‘N Ale
Located inside of the Riverwind Casino, you’ll find Chips ‘N Ale, a traditional English pub where you’ll find your food battered to perfection. Favorites include the Chicken Pot Pie and the Codfather.
Tarahumara’s Mexican Cafe
If you’re looking for ridiculously fast service and incredibly delicious food, then you’ll definitely want to check out Tarahumara’s Mexican Cafe – one of the best restaurants in Norman. Even during peak meal times, service is fast and friendly.
Another local chain, The Garage set out to offer the best burgers and fresh-cut fries. Gourmet combos and craft beers will leave you satisfied – and wanting more!
A Norman staple for over 40 years, Legend’s is a legend in the best restaurants in Norman, OK. Casually upscale family dining is just the tip of the dining iceberg at Legend’s.
Juan Del Fuego
Specializing in breakfast and lunch, Juan Del Fuego Mexican Diner has delicious Mexican favorites. Huevos Rancheros or Eggs and Tamales, coming right up! And if the difficulty getting seating on a Saturday is any indication, this is definitely one of the best restaurants in Norman, OK!
Das Boot Camp
Offering German pub fare, Das Boot Camp is wunderbar! From homemade sauerkraut to delicious craft beers, your hankering for all things German will be met at Das Boot Camp.
Superb dinner service. Our server, R* was just super. We started with the Nutella salad, and the mushroom rigatoni. Just excellent. Main courses were the chicken piccata and filet mignon. Again superb. By far our favorite Italian restaurant in Oklahoma. The ambiance is lovely and the service was great. – Deb G, Yelp
If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s true to its name, Scratch is the place you’ve been looking for. Every item on the kitchen and cocktail menu is made from scratch.
Mexican delicacies await you at The Mont. They not only have delicious food and unique twists on Mexican cuisine classics, but their patio is also legendary. This is your best choice for an outdoor dining experience.
Redrock Canyon Grill
Located on Legacy Park, you’ll find the newest Redrock Canyon Grill. With meatloaf better than your mama’s, you’ll want to brave the lines for a taste.
Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen
New to the restaurant scene in Norman, OK, Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen has been getting rave reviews from guests at the Montford Inn and Norman locals alike. While they are the first OKC area restaurant to serve coal-fired pizzas, their menu also includes appetizers, salads, and sandwiches.
The Meating Place
From food truck to sit down restaurant, The Meating Place is Norman’s only BBQ restaurant with a full bar. The two brothers-in-law that start TMP wanted a downtown location that served delicious, high-quality barbecue, local beer, craft cocktails, and a lively atmosphere, and they succeeded!
And while you’re enjoying the best restaurants in Norman, OK, we invite you to try one of the best hotels in Norman – the Montford Inn and Cottages. We’d love to treat you to a gourmet breakfast and show you the difference between a hotel and a bed and breakfast in Norman.