By Will Borger


Oklahoma has a rich food heritage built on a love of the land and the food grown on it. Local favorites include chicken-fried steak, Indian Tacos, chili, fried-onion burgers, fried pies, and most famously, barbecue. Of course, that’s just a taste of the options you’ll have in nearby Oklahoma City. There are many well-known chains, mom-and-pop shops, and ethnic eateries to choose from. So, as you orient yourself to your new community, you may wonder: where are the best places to eat in and around Tinker (AFB) Air Force Base? Know what you’re hungry for? Click the link to go straight to the information. (1-8) Food Court Restaurants on Tinker AFB (9-13) Tripadvisor’s Top 5 List Near Tinker AFB (14-18) Yelp’s Top 5 List Near Tinker AFB

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1. Burger King
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 473 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 732-1652
2. Charleys
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 685 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 610-1001
3. Navy Grill
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 820 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 739-7420
4. Popeyes
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 685 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 610-1001
5. Starbucks
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 685 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 610-1001
6. Taco Bell
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 686 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 610-1001
7. Domino’s
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 1107 Tinker AFB, OK 73145
8. Subway
3360 N Avenue Bldg. 686 Tinker AFB, OK 73145


: 1 (405) 610-1001

Restaurants Near Tinker AFB

The Oklahoma restaurant scene has it all, from prime top sirloin to local hall-in-the-wall favorites. Whether you’re looking for down-home cooking, Japanese, Lebanese, farm-to-table Vietnamese cuisine, or trying the best of the city’s local food trucks, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll like. Discerning diners can learn more about the city’s vibrant and varied food scene by clicking here. With so many great choices, which restaurants near Oklahoma City are truly the best? That depends on who you ask. Tripadvisor’s Top 5 Restaurants in Oklahoma City, OK

Tripadvisor’s Top 5 Restaurants in Oklahoma City, OK

9. Metro Wine and Bar Bistro

6418 N Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73116


: 1 (405) 840-9463 Metro Wine and Bar Bistro is an Oklahoma City gem known for being charming and elegant without being pretentious. It has a varied menu for both lunch and dinner that is praised for its specials and sports a beautiful but relaxed atmosphere.

10. Cheever’s Cafe

2409 N Hudson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73103


: 1 (405) 525-7007 A local favorite, Cheever’s Cafe offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s often praised for its atmosphere, service, and several of its menu items, including the chicken-fried steaks and a variety of desserts.

11. Paseo Grill

2909 Paseo Oklahoma City, OK 73103


: 1 (405) 601-1079 Located in the historic Paseo Arts District, Paseo Grill melds classic American cuisine with an international flair. They’re known for their signature steaks, seafood, and salads, and have an expert staff that’s happy to recommend an entree and a top-shelf wine to go with it.

12. Nic’s Grill

1201 N Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73107


r: 1 (405) 524-0999 Nic’s Grill is a local institution that’s so popular it’s sometimes hard to find a place to sit. It was featured in Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and is considered one of the best places to get a burger in Oklahoma City.

13. Flint

15 N Robinson Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102


: 1 (405) 605-0657 Flint has a small menu, but its food is excellent and it has a comprehensive wine list. Reviews also point out the excellent presentation and impeccable service. Yelp’s Top 5 Restaurants in Oklahoma City, OK

Yelp’s Top 5 Restaurants in Oklahoma City, OK

14. The Press

1610 N Gatewood Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106


: 1 (405) 208-7739 The Press mixes comfort food from the deep south and the southwest and then adds in some of the Oklahoma culinary tradition. They’re often praised for their spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas and their brunch menu, particularly their breakfast bombs.

15. Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails

605 NW 28th St. Ste. B Oklahoma City, OK 73103


: 1 (405) 602-2302 Scratch is praised for almost everything, but it is best known for its excellent and inexpensive craft cocktails, appetizers, and the service of its staff. They also have blankets and a fire pit to help you keep warm if you decide to sit outside.

16. The Mule

630 N Blackwelder Ave. Ste. 1 Oklahoma City, OK 73106


: 1 (405) 601-1400 The Mule is located in the heart of the Plaza District and offers indoor and outdoor seating. It's known for its hot melts and cold beer, and reviewers rave about the service. It’s intensely popular, often busy, and fairly small, so if you decide to check them out, you might want to call ahead.

17. Social Deck + Dining

1933 NW 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73016


: 1 (405) 602-8705 Social Deck + Dining serves up American Fusion inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Many of their ingredients are locally sourced, and while their food isn’t complex, it’s often done incredibly well. Reviewers also rave about the service and staff.

18. Black Walnut

100 NE 4th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73104


: 1 (405) 445-6273 Black Walnut blends the American cuisine with the neighborhood's rich cultural history to create a widely acclaimed restaurant where each food on the menu is defined by its flavor profile. Black Walnut is also known for its inviting atmosphere and exceptional service. 18 of the Best Restaurants Near Tinker AFB


Hungry for more? Check out Visit OKC for dozens of food and beverage listings to explore. Remember, any recommendations you see here are just a taste of what food options are available near Tinker AFB. Keep exploring, and as you settle into your new community, you will find your own particular favorites.  

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