Who doesn't love good food and a good photo?
Well, lucky for us Oklahoma City is home to some of the most photogenic restaurants around. From foodies who love snapping pics of their latest dish to travelers looking for that perfect shot to Instagram addicts with their IG game on point--this list has something in it for everyone!
I've compiled a tour of 9 spots in Oklahoma's capital city where you can snap your next profile picture and craft the perfect Instagram Story. So what are you waiting for? It's time to upgrade our Insta-game (and enjoy one heckuva meal) while we're at it.
You had me at tacos…
Located in the Plaza District, Mexican Radio has the stuff that Instagram photos are made for--a colorful exterior (check), old-school cassette tape covered walls (check), candy blue bar area (check) and a rainbow-striped patio perfect for enjoying colorful house cocktails and delicious food (check, check). The Ranch Water and Potato Crunch Wrap Taco are must-haves after taking the perfect shots for your Instagram feed. Trust me and just order them. You'll thank me later.
One of the most intriguing and immersive dining experiences in Oklahoma City, Red PrimeSteak is a one-of-a-kind steakhouse.
Located in the historic Buick building of Automobile Alley, the sleek lines inside make it unlike anything you'll find anywhere else. From the moment you walk into this restaurant, it feels like the inside of a super cool spaceship. Basically, it's like being teleported into your favorite sci-fi show adorned with red neon colors that will leave you feeling spellbound next to beautiful views from every angle - making this the perfect place for snapping some shots from your dining experience there. Think the Starship Enterprise but make it an elegant steakhouse. You'll find yourself exploring different zones such as womb-like booths nestled in a vast room makes for an intimate setting while the private tables in this futuristic vessel continue to give off vibes from outer space.
Originally built in 1912 by William Bradford, a businessman and elected county clerk, Bradford House has been re-imagined from a luxury apartment building into a modern restaurant, bar and boutique hotel while still retaining its historic charm.
With unique decor, hand-selected ornate furnishes and common areas that feel homey, there is never a lack of colorful inspiration for your next photo. Grab a crafted cocktail and snap a pic at the beautiful gold and green bar. Then create photographic FOMO with these not-to-be-missed areas: the pink room with Asian-inspired light fixtures and zodiac artwork, the black and white French-inspired kitchen cafe with lovely pink seating, the grand foyer and grand staircase in the perfect shade of Tiffany-like blue and their famous open-air wraparound front porch.
Nic's Place Diner & Lounge
It's the speakeasy vibes for me.
Find your way to the hidden bar downstairs and you'll be richly rewarded. The hush-hush vibe of Nic's speakeasy basement lounge provides the perfect setting for an Instagram-worthy photo. The richly detailed decor of the vaulted ceilings, dark wainscoted walls, sophisticated leather furnishings and law library books dress the shelves. Enjoy a famous Nic's burger, but don't forget to snap a photo of your classic cocktail as it comes straight from the archives of the Prohibition era.
Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
Known for having one of the best patios in town, Barrios is what delicious, fresh, lovingly-crafted Mexican food is all about. You can find Barrios in the vibrant trendy Midtown area of OKC dishing up good food and great times. Pull up a seat and you'll instantly feel at home in their cozy open-air courtyard. Who wouldn't want to spend time sitting next to its towering trees or sipping margaritas under the shade of an umbrella or kicking back by that beautiful pink stucco outdoor fireplace? The combination of funky, black-and-white cushioned seats mixed with concrete and the unexpected pop of pink really makes it a prime Instagram spot!
And don't sleep on the interior of Barrios restaurant either because inside you'll find plenty of Instagram-worthy spots as well. Call up your crew and have them meet you for happy hour at the intricately pink tiled bar. Or enjoy a sit-down meal with your nearest and dearest family while relaxing in a beautiful leather Equipale barrel chair.
Found in OKC's Film Row District, Flashback RetroPub is a step back in time to the 80's era of pinball machines, Pac-Man and Atari. Get ready to dust off your neon shirts and acid-washed jeans. Then feather-tease your hair, hop in your DeLorean and head to FlashBack RetroPub. From high school lockers turned liquor cabinets to Rubik's Cube tables and directional signs using Lite-Brite strips, there are so many amazing photo ops in this fun kitschy lounge. And for the ultimate #FBF photo vibes, try giving your iPhone camera the night off and go full retro and let your Polaroid Instant camera do all the heavy lifting.
You can't help but feel as if you're family at this quaint pizzeria in the bustling Uptown 23rd District of Oklahoma City. Not your typical pizza joint and you can tell as soon as you walk through the doors of Pizzeria Gusto. The classic detailed tin-tiled ceiling is reminiscent of someone's home dining room. And the magnificent crystal chandeliers make it seem as if their best seats were reserved just for you and your crew to enjoy an amazing meal together! With no expense for detail spared, Pizzeria Gusto is more than worthy of a great photo or two.
Although the building was remodeled in 2013, Pizzeria Gusto still holds steadfast to the traditions of Neapolitan pizza making. Shuffling pies in and out of their Stefano Ferrara pizza oven is a visual treat for visitors, making it perfect for a Boomerang or photo. Take a picture with your delicious fare outside under the beautifully lit flagstone-covered patio.
Located in the Deep Deuce District, the iconic Grey Sweater offers diners a sneak-peek into Chef Black’s newest creations and ideas. Providing an unconventional and polished dining experience with a three-tiered tasting menu that highlights exceptional flavors from around the globe and unparalleled service. The tasting menu changes daily featuring only the best ingredients that are imported from around the world. Dinner spots tend to fill up quickly so be sure to make a reservation before you visit!
Ramen and sake, what's not to like? The beauty of Goro is that Jeff Chanchaleune makes even their vegan ramen taste as good as Tonkatsu. How? No one knows, but we’re all glad he figured out the secret. If it’s hot out, go for the chilled ramen, it’s tossed in a sesame paste-based sauce and overflowing with delicious seafood.
There is so much to love here. And the ramens are very popular, including the vegan, but you should never leave without trying their out-of-this-world catfish kara-age or even a skewer of chicken hearts, Goro strives to offer its guests unique options than your typical ramen shop.
As you can see, Oklahoma City offers a variety of options for anyone looking to take their Instagram game up a notch. So grab your camera or phone and get ready to explore all of these deliciously eye-catching destinations.