For 25 years, the state’s official television show, “Discover Oklahoma,” has been transporting viewers to some of the state’s tastiest restaurants, highlighting the colorful characters and delicious dishes that make each one special.

Even more culinary journeys await readers within the pages of the new Discover Oklahoma Destination Dining Guide, a free publication produced by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

The 80-page guide highlights some of the best-loved “Discover Oklahoma” restaurants, plus many more amazing eateries. There are legendary Oklahoma restaurants like Click’s Steakhouse in Pawnee and Kumback Café in Perry, along with modern standouts like The Mule in Oklahoma City and Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli in Tulsa. With 260 restaurants in nearly 100 cities and towns across the state, readers are sure to find something new to try. 

The guide also shares the stories behind some of Oklahoma’s culinary traditions, like the Depression-era rise of the onion burger and the 1870s coal boom that would eventually make southeastern Oklahoma a destination for hearty Italian cuisine.

The Destination Dining Guide, along with all of the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department’s publications, is available free online at, by phone at (800) 652-6552, and at Tourism Information Centers throughout the state.