Food and Drink in McAlester, OK
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and McAlester is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in McAlester and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Oklahoma.
Adjacent to McAlester, tiny Krebs has earned a big reputation for Italian food, courtesy of the many Italian immigrants who came here to work in the coal mines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When not mining coal, these industrious new citizens mined their grandmothers’ recipes and found a deep vein of old world cuisine they shared with their new country. Today, eateries in Krebs and McAlester bring Italy to Oklahoma. Among the best: