Best of OKC 2009


Best Coffeehouse – Java Dave’s

Best Breakfast – Jimmy’s Egg

Best Sunday Brunch – La Baguette Bistro

Best Sandwich Shop – City Bites

Best Burger Joint – Irma’s Burger Shack

Best Pizza – Hideaway Pizza

Best Barbecue – Earl’s Rib Palace

Best Steakhouse – Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Seafood – Pearl’s Oyster Bar

Best Sushi – Sushi Neko

Best Tastes-Like-Home-Cookin’ Restaurant –
Eischen’s Bar

Best Pub Grub – McNellie’s Public House

Best Appetizers – Louie’s Grill & Bar

Best Desserts – La Baguette

Best Mexican Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Latin Restaurant – Café do Brasil

Best Italian Restaurant – Zio’s Italian

Best European Restaurant – La Baguette Bistro

Best Mediterranean Restaurant – Zorba’s

Best Indian Restaurant – Gopuram Taste of India

Best Japanese Restaurant – Musahi’s

Best Chinese Restaurant – Golden Palace

Best Thai Restaurant – Sala Thai

Best Vietnamese Restaurant – Lido Restaurant

Best Restaurant for Dinner on a Budget – Sonic

Best Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners –
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Best Restaurant Outside City Limits – Eischen’s

Best Casual Dining Restaurant – Charleston’s

Best Upscale Restaurant – Boulevard Steakhouse

Best New Restaurant – Iguana Mexican Grill

Best Service in a Restaurant – Ted’s Café Escondido

Best Restaurant That’s Under the Radar –
Prohibition Room

Best Wine Selection in a Restaurant – Bin 73

Best Late-Night Dining – Flip’s Wine Bar &

Best Patio Dining – Redrock Canyon Grill

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant – Incredible Pizza

Best Restaurant in Edmond – Boulevard Steakhouse

Best Restaurant in Norman – The Mont Restaurant

Best Restaurant on the Northside – Redrock
Canyon Grill

Best Restaurant on the Southside – Cattlemen’s

Best Restaurant Downtown – Iguana Mexican Grill

Best Restaurant in Yukon/Mustang – Primo’s

Best Restaurant in Midwest City/Del City –
Primo’s d’Italia



Best Happy Hour – Sonic Drive-In

Best Sports Bar – Louie’s Grill & Bar

Best Fancy-Pants Bar – SkkyBar

Best Dive Bar – Edna’s Restaurant & Club

Best Local Live Music Club – UCO Jazz Lab

Best Place to See a Concert – Zoo Amphitheatre

Best Place for a First Date – Bricktown

Best Dance Club – CityWalk

Best Open Mic or Karaoke – Henry Hudson’s

Best Pool Hall or Dart Bar – Bricktown Brewery

Best New Bar – McNellie’s Public House

Best Signature Drink – The Lunchbox at Edna’s
Restaurant & Club



Best Yoga, Pilates or Fitness Center – YMCA

Best Hair Salon – Velvet Monkey Salons

Best Spa Services – Cotton Salon Spa

Best Place to Have Cosmetic Procedures Performed
– Dr. Tim Love

Best Tattoo Shop – Atomic Lotus Tattoo

Best Pet Services – Barking Dog Bakery &

Best Dry Cleaners or Laundry Service – Nichols
Hills Cleaners

Best Auto Mechanic – Beck’s Garage

Best Plumber – Hill & Company Services

Best Decorator – Bruno’s Home Furnishings

Best New Service Business – Café Evoke Catering



Best Resale Vintage or Thrift Store – Oklahoma
Goodwill Industries

Best Men’s Clothier – Mr. Ooley’s

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique – Blue 7

Best Fashion Accessories – Blue 7

Best Fine Jewelry – B.C. Clark Jewelers

Best Place to Find the Perfect Gift – On a Whim

Best Shopping Center or Mall – Penn Square Mall

Best Local Bookstore – Full Circle Bookstore

Best Sporting Goods or Bicycles – Al’s Bicycles

Best Furniture Store – Mathis Brothers Furniture

Best Florist – Trochta’s Flowers &

Best Local Winery or Brewery – Bricktown Brewery

Best Liquor Store – Byron’s Liquor Warehouse

Best Health Food Store or Gourmet Market –
Akin’s Natural Foods

Best New Retail Business – Broadway Wine



Best Politician – Sen. Andrew rice

Best Local TV Celebrity – Gary England

Best Radio Personality or Team – Jack & Ron,
KYIS 98.9 FM

Best Local Musician or Band – The Flaming Lips

Best Visual Artist – Greg Burns

Best Chef – Bruce Rinehart, Rococo Restaurant

Best Waiter/Waitress – Lindsay Harkness, Sara
Sara Cupcakes

Best Bartender – Shannon Barrow, Redprime Steak



Best Dance or Theater Company – Lyric Theatre

Best Local Nonprofit Organization – Central
Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

Best Festival – Festival of the Arts

Best Party of the Year – Opening Night

Best Museum – Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Best Art Gallery – IAO

Best Casino – Riverwind Casino

Best Hotel – Skirvin Hilton

Best Picnic Spot – Myriad Botanical Gardens

Best Day Trip within Oklahoma – Wichita
Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Best Cheap Entertainment – Oklahoma City Zoo

Best Book by a Local Author – “A Little Bit
Wicked” by Kristin Chenoweth

Best Blog – The Lost Ogle

Best Free Wi-Fi – The Red Cup

Best Place to Pick Up Your Weekly Gazette – City

Gazette staff

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