Photo by Rachel Dillin
As students and their parents make their way to Stillwater to begin the spring 2021 semester, they will need places to eat. While there are plenty of good places to eat within driving distance, here are the six best places to eat within walking distance of Oklahoma State University.
Recommended by two former United States presidents, Eskimo Joe's at 501 W Elm Ave. is a must-visit. While you're there, be sure to try the cheese fries, made famous by President George H.W. Bush. They also offer tasty burgers, fresh-cut fries, and delicious ice cream shakes for desserts. Take a moment to stop by the attached gift shop to pick up a world-famous T-shirt, and don't forget to take home your plastic Joe's cup. It might start a brand new tradition for tumblers at your house.
Take a break from moving in and head to 405 S Washington on The Strip for some Nooki. The menu offers poke bowls, fresh sushi rolls, and unique burritos. Another thing this delicious eatery is known for is its signature Nooki fries. One trip is all it will take to make this one of your favorite stops in Stillwater.
Since 1957, the original Hideaway Pizza has served Stillwater and the OSU campus. Although many Oklahomans have eaten at the pizzerias that have licensed the name in larger cities around the state, newcomers will quickly find that the original is far different than those located in Oklahoma City and Edmond.
Enjoy some fried mushrooms as an appetizer, and then grab a Paradise Pie for an entree. Don't forget to look at the unique wall decor, especially in the restaurant's older part. Check out a specialty coffee at The Daily Grind, located inside the eatery.
Old School Bagel Cafe
Another tasty offering on The Strip is Old School Bagel Cafe at 403 S Washington. They bill their bagels as New York style, and there is no doubt they offer the best bagels in the city. Grab a simple bagel and cream cheese or lox for breakfast. Lunch offerings include more elaborate and interesting sandwiches or salads. Don't forget to try one of their cookies, which are generously sized and tasty. Muffins and cinnamon rolls are also a solid choice any time of day.
Proving The Strip is an excellent destination for food in Stillwater near OSU, Fuzzy's at 305 S Washington is a great place to grab a bite to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their nachos are huge and perfect for sharing. They also have delicious margaritas and a fishbowl drink. The portions are large, and the atmosphere is comfortable.
The final place also hails from The Strip. Coney Island at 223 S Washington recently opened a fabulous rooftop bar that is excellent for outdoor dining. Not surprisingly, based on their name, they serve tasty hotdogs from Nathan's Famous brand. That's not the only thing they have, though. Their delicious options include hamburgers, wings, chicken tenders, and wraps. They also offer two interesting salads.