Urban Johnnie is the newest restaurant to hit Deep Deuce (just north of Bricktown), and it definitely has made my list of top restaurants in OKC. From the convenient location, to the outside patio and inside ambiance, Urban Johnnie's does it right. And to top it all off, the food is wonderful.
If you've been to Oklahoma City before, you may be familiar with Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler, whose famous theta burger and onion rings (among other delicious offerings) have been an Oklahoma staple for more than 40 years. The same owners opened this updated concept in Deep Deuce in order to cater to a more urban crowd.
I was fortunate enough to dine in at Urban Johnnie with a group of friends in the midst of Happy Hour, which features $2 domestics and half-price select appetizers. The list of adult beverages is plentiful as well as the starters. We kicked off the night with their cheese fries and chips with salsa, queso and guacamole. Both were a hit among the five of us. We were also there during a Thunder game, which drew in quite the crowd. But with TVs just about everywhere you can think to hang one, it was a great place to watch the game.
Their menu is a mix of famous (and slightly updated) items from Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler and new additions like the Steve McQueen burger: A beef patty, bacon, blue cheese all drizzled with spicy honey. I opted for their UJ BLT, which is a twist on the traditional BLT with fried avocado and basil mayo on top of Texas toast with plenty of bacon, lettuce and tomato. I put my calorie counting aside for the night and chose the onion rings for my side- delish! Like any good Okie, I like mine with a side of ranch -- you must try it! My friends tried their burger bar, where you can build it yourself.
The service was fast, the food was hot and we all agreed we'd be back.
Urban Johnnie is open for lunch, dinner and brunch. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Their hours are Monday-Wednesday 11am-11pm, Thursday and Friday from 11am-12am, Saturday from 10am -12am and Sunday from 10am-9pm. If you're in town or even looking for a great place to do happy hour, go to Deep Deuce and eat at Urban Johnnie!