The historic town of Norman, OK is known for having been the headquarters of the Santa Fe Railroad after the town expanded exponentially around both the passenger depot and freight station. Norman grew to be one of the largest cities in the entire state and was instrumental in the nationwide expansion of the railroad. The old depot is now a registered historic site and central in the Norman, OK experience. Being a large destination within the state, and home to the University of Oklahoma, and a great place to stop if driving through the state, there are also numerous restaurants in Norman, OK worth checking out. Here’s a list of some of the most upscale establishments around town:
- Legend's Restaurant has been a town staple since 1968, serving up the finest in satisfying comfort foods with a focus on creating healthy renditions of the finest cuisines. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner out, a place to catch up with an old friend or a special place for a gathering, you’ll find it right here.
- Benvenuti's Ristorante is Norman’s finest Italian restaurant. Known for an uncompromising quality of food, drink and service, this is truly one of the best restaurants in Norman, OK, and is perfect for special occasions. Though their menu isn’t long, everything on it is worth trying at least once.
- 180 Meridian Grill is the place to go in Norman if you’re in the mood for a non-American cuisine. This great spot fuses Asian flavors with European and American culinary styles to create a truly unique dining experience. For sushi lovers, this is certainly your spot. Monday through Friday happy hour sushi specials are unbeatable. They serve half off all sushi rolls in-house, alongside delicious and eclectic beverages.
- Gaberino’s Homestyle Italian is the best option for truly made-from-scratch Italian fare, just like your grandmother would have made for you. This family-run restaurant is owned and operated by a second-generation Italian family and features recipes and traditions from the motherland.
Montford Inn & Cottages
Yet another of the finest restaurants in Norman, OK is actually one of the town’s most well-known bed and breakfasts. Montford Inn is famous for its delicious home-cooked breakfasts served either in the beautiful dining room or in your private suite. Guests at the inn are always well rested between the luxury beds, private whirlpool tubs, property hot tubs, and a little rest and relaxation on the beautiful wraparound porch. Your own private fireplace ensures that your stay in Norman will be a cozy one as well. Be sure to book your room or private cottage at the Montford the next time you’re heading to Norman, OK for a football game or university lecture. Montford guests have been enjoying the wonderful restaurants in Norman, OK since the inn opened in 1994. There are many other options around town if you’re looking for a more casual option. The innkeepers will be overjoyed to point you in the right direction for a meal in this lovely Oklahoma town.
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