Guidebook for Norman

Sarah & Nate

Guidebook for Norman

Food Scene
the sesame ginger beef rice bowl is our favorite! They also have tofu for those who don't eat meat.
Coriander Café
323 White Street
the sesame ginger beef rice bowl is our favorite! They also have tofu for those who don't eat meat.
Another favorite of ours, featuring delicious, homemade pasta. Try the shrimp lasagna rolls and chicken parmesan.
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Victoria's Pasta Shop
327 White Street
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Another favorite of ours, featuring delicious, homemade pasta. Try the shrimp lasagna rolls and chicken parmesan.
delicious chocolate treats made locally!
Apple Tree Chocolate
754 Asp Ave
delicious chocolate treats made locally!
If you're after more authentic Mexican food, try Pepe's
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Pepe Delgados
786 Asp Avenue
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If you're after more authentic Mexican food, try Pepe's
This is probably our favorite restaurant in Norman. Not fancy, but great Mexican food , good service, and a delicious brunch!
Juan Del Fuego Mexi Diner
223 34th Ave S W
This is probably our favorite restaurant in Norman. Not fancy, but great Mexican food , good service, and a delicious brunch!
Small family-run Korean / Japanese restaurant with delicious hot pot soups and wings! Try the garlic soy wings!
Wing It
760 W Main St
Small family-run Korean / Japanese restaurant with delicious hot pot soups and wings! Try the garlic soy wings!
Good, healthy food, cool vibes. Vegetarian options and a small market to boot. Pretty much everything we've had here is delicious. Try their Southwest Salad!
Earth Natural Foods
309 S Flood Ave
Good, healthy food, cool vibes. Vegetarian options and a small market to boot. Pretty much everything we've had here is delicious. Try their Southwest Salad!
One of the nicest restaurants in OKC. Pricey, but worth every penny!
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Ludivine
805 North Hudson Avenue
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One of the nicest restaurants in OKC. Pricey, but worth every penny!
delicious ramen with a modern twist
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Tamashii Ramen House
321 NW 8th St
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delicious ramen with a modern twist
Some of the best pizza in OKC! Cool place
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Empire Slice House
1734 Northwest 16th Street
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Some of the best pizza in OKC! Cool place
Another fun place in OKC's Plaza District with delicious ice cream and sodas. Fun, bright atmosphere.
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Roxy's Ice Cream Social
1732 NW 16th St
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Another fun place in OKC's Plaza District with delicious ice cream and sodas. Fun, bright atmosphere.
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Pizzeria Gusto
2415 North Walker Avenue
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delicious coffee, great desserts, cool vibes
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Gray Owl Coffee
223 E Gray St
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delicious coffee, great desserts, cool vibes
Good coffee and delicious baked goods
Crimson & Whipped Cream
331 White St
Good coffee and delicious baked goods
Good coffee, Italian sodas, and amazing cupcakes!
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Cuppies & Joe
727 Northwest 23rd Street
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Good coffee, Italian sodas, and amazing cupcakes!
A Norman classic! Old-fashioned deli with a hip vibe and great sandwiches.
Midway Grocery & Market
601 W Eufaula St
A Norman classic! Old-fashioned deli with a hip vibe and great sandwiches.
Modest setting offering some really tasty modern and traditional Chinese fare.
Mr Hui
1522 W Lindsey St
Modest setting offering some really tasty modern and traditional Chinese fare.
Tasty tacos, delicious elotes, and to die for chocolate ganache churros!
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Revolución
916 NW 6th St
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Tasty tacos, delicious elotes, and to die for chocolate ganache churros!
"Elevated street food" made with local ingredients
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Guyutes
730 Northwest 23rd Street
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"Elevated street food" made with local ingredients
Great burgers, fries, and drinks in a fun setting. Good for lunch or late night.
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The Garage Burgers & Beer
307 E Main St
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Great burgers, fries, and drinks in a fun setting. Good for lunch or late night.
Norman landmark serving up some tasty breakfast and lunch. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives", the Diner has been serving classic American and Tex-Mex fare in Norman for more than a hundred years! We're fans of the chili and the skinny omelet. Seating is limited, so get there early!
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The Diner
213 E Main St
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Norman landmark serving up some tasty breakfast and lunch. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives", the Diner has been serving classic American and Tex-Mex fare in Norman for more than a hundred years! We're fans of the chili and the skinny omelet. Seating is limited, so get there early!
Michelangelo's Coffee & Wine Bar
207 E Main St
Local and family owned. Good if you want to go somewhere close and easy with a quiet atmosphere.
Taste of India
1000 Alameda St
Local and family owned. Good if you want to go somewhere close and easy with a quiet atmosphere.
Great Indian food buffet with a nice atmosphere
Himalayas Restaurant
709 N Moore Ave
Great Indian food buffet with a nice atmosphere
Good, local sushi joint in downtown Norman
The Moon Sushi and Asian Bistro
326 E Main St
Good, local sushi joint in downtown Norman
Good for drinks and light bites. Good happy hour special!
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Blu
201 S Crawford Ave
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Good for drinks and light bites. Good happy hour special!
One of the nicest restaurants in Norman, cool owners, and some of the best cocktails we've ever tasted. Try the Durango!
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Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
132 W Main St
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One of the nicest restaurants in Norman, cool owners, and some of the best cocktails we've ever tasted. Try the Durango!
Another plaza district venue. This one is for you if you like hearty food! Great sandwiches, beers, and mules.
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The Mule
1630 North Blackwelder Avenue
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Another plaza district venue. This one is for you if you like hearty food! Great sandwiches, beers, and mules.
Arts & Culture
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
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Free museum within walking distance with some great pieces of art - both classic and modern. On the OU campus.
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Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
555 Elm Avenue
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Free museum within walking distance with some great pieces of art - both classic and modern. On the OU campus.
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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Avenue
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Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
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Museum of Osteology
10301 South Sunnylane Road
Parks & Nature
Great little park within a 2min walk from the Loft!
Eastwood Park
1001 S Ponca Ave
Great little park within a 2min walk from the Loft!
Good place to walk around with kids to see the ducks and geese. There are usually plenty! People often feed them bread, but we do not recommend this as this can lead to malnourishment and disrupt the balance for other animals in the pond.
Duck Pond
Good place to walk around with kids to see the ducks and geese. There are usually plenty! People often feed them bread, but we do not recommend this as this can lead to malnourishment and disrupt the balance for other animals in the pond.
George M. Sutton Wilderness Park
1920 12th Ave NE
Nice park for kids and good toddler area
Lions Park
450 S Flood Ave
Nice park for kids and good toddler area
Park with a large wooden play structure. Good for kids ages 4 & up
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Park with a large wooden play structure. Good for kids ages 4 & up
Nice indoor botanical gardens open year round. Great little kids park nearby with a fun splash zone in the summer!
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Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno Avenue
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Nice indoor botanical gardens open year round. Great little kids park nearby with a fun splash zone in the summer!
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Martin Park Nature Center
5000 West Memorial Road
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Shopping
Several clothing, jewelry, and boutique shops located around Campus Corner, within a 5-10min walk. Many of the shops are targeted at women, but there are some good ones for guys, too. Check out Threads for the guys and Antique Garden for the gals and gifts.
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Campus Corner
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Several clothing, jewelry, and boutique shops located around Campus Corner, within a 5-10min walk. Many of the shops are targeted at women, but there are some good ones for guys, too. Check out Threads for the guys and Antique Garden for the gals and gifts.
If you're looking for a shopping mall, this would be the one recommended. Sooner Fashion Mall has a very limited number of shops.
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Penn Square Mall
1901 Northwest Expressway
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If you're looking for a shopping mall, this would be the one recommended. Sooner Fashion Mall has a very limited number of shops.
Boutique women's clothing, shoes, jewelry, and fun stuff for the house
Antique Garden
323 W Boyd St
Boutique women's clothing, shoes, jewelry, and fun stuff for the house
Fun boutique store with accessories, gifts, and housewares
Tulips
570 Buchanan Ave
Fun boutique store with accessories, gifts, and housewares
High end boutique store with locally made gifts
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STASH
412 E Main St
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High end boutique store with locally made gifts
Essentials
Good produce section, hormone & antibiotic free meats available, bulk goods, and earth-friendly products. Good beauty and vitamin section.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
559 West Main Street
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Good produce section, hormone & antibiotic free meats available, bulk goods, and earth-friendly products. Good beauty and vitamin section.
Standard grocery store with a great cheese section!
Homeland
1251 Alameda St
Standard grocery store with a great cheese section!
Good place for organic foods and natural products
Natural Grocers
1918 W Main St
Good place for organic foods and natural products
Entertainment & Activities
Nice, clean movie theater with comfy seating and a good range of films. IMAX available. If you're looking for more of an experience, try "The Director's Suite": ultra-luxurious recliners and the latest digital cinema technology with at-your-seat service.
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Moore Warren Theatre
1000 South Telephone Road
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Nice, clean movie theater with comfy seating and a good range of films. IMAX available. If you're looking for more of an experience, try "The Director's Suite": ultra-luxurious recliners and the latest digital cinema technology with at-your-seat service.
Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park
3300 Market Place
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Frontier City Theme Park
11501 North I- 35 Service Road
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Oklahoma City Zoo
2000 Remington Place
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Great science museum for all ages. Check out the latest exhibits for adults and CurioCity for younger kiddos!
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Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd St
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Great science museum for all ages. Check out the latest exhibits for adults and CurioCity for younger kiddos!
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Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City
3908 W Reno Ave
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Drinks & Nightlife
Cool museum with some wonderful, thought provoking art. Mary Eddy's restaurant is also quite good. We'd recommend to go for drinks and appetizers, a walk around the museum, and grab dinner at some of the other great restaurants in the area.
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21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
900 W Main St
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Cool museum with some wonderful, thought provoking art. Mary Eddy's restaurant is also quite good. We'd recommend to go for drinks and appetizers, a walk around the museum, and grab dinner at some of the other great restaurants in the area.
Nice bar on Campus Corner with an imported pizza over, delicious pizzas, and overall good food. Rooftop patio overlooking Norman.
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Volare
315 White St
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Nice bar on Campus Corner with an imported pizza over, delicious pizzas, and overall good food. Rooftop patio overlooking Norman.
Wheeler is home to the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. Great place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over OKC. Good for an OKC photo op :) Monday – Closed Tuesday – Thursday 4:00PM to 9:00PM Friday 11:00AM to 10:00PM Saturday 8:00AM to 10:00PM Sunday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Single ride: $6 Day pass: $10 Season pass: $20 Kids 3 & under ride for free! 42" & under must ride with an adult http://www.wheelerdistrict.com/ferris-wheel/
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Wheeler Ferris Wheel
1701 S Western Ave
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Wheeler is home to the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. Great place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over OKC. Good for an OKC photo op :) Monday – Closed Tuesday – Thursday 4:00PM to 9:00PM Friday 11:00AM to 10:00PM Saturday 8:00AM to 10:00PM Sunday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Single ride: $6 Day pass: $10 Season pass: $20 Kids 3 & under ride for free! 42" & under must ride with an adult http://www.wheelerdistrict.com/ferris-wheel/
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Rockford Cocktail Den
317 NW 23rd St
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Good beer, good bar food, and a patio to enjoy the evenings
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Library Bar & Grill
607 W Boyd St
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Good beer, good bar food, and a patio to enjoy the evenings
A Norman establishment. Great for patio weather and a chat with friends. Within a very close walk! If you like sweet frozen drinks, 'The Swirl" is their signature drink
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The Mont
1300 Classen Blvd
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A Norman establishment. Great for patio weather and a chat with friends. Within a very close walk! If you like sweet frozen drinks, 'The Swirl" is their signature drink
Nice campus corner bar
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Blackbird Gastropub
575 S University Blvd
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Nice campus corner bar
Good beer selection
McNellie's Abner Ale House
121 East Main Street
Good beer selection