Muskogee Local Flavor

Here are a few Muskogee eateries you’ll want to try.

By
Laura Hill
On Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 01:58
Muskogee, OK: Pecan Creek Winery

There’s an awful lot of fun to be had in Muskogee, but at some point you’ll need to sit down and eat something. Something good, that is. Here are a few Muskogee eateries you’ll want to try.

Jim and Em’s Coffee caters to lovers of the grind, whether it’s plain old American coffee or more elegant and exotic blends, such as Vietnamese Iced Coffee. The family-owned shop on Okmulgee Street also serves teas of various kinds, Italian sodas and a changing menu that can include such items as artisan tomato and green onion quiche, sausage and sweet pepper quiche and Orange Cranberry bread.

As you might expect from a place whose motto is “Fish, fish, fish, what’s your dish?” the Fish Hut serves, well, fish, but also on the menu are chicken, shrimp and sides. Take a crisply fried order of one of these, slap a little ranch dressing on it, nestle it in a taco or on a sandwich, add a side of creamy cole slaw, hush puppies or skillet fried potatoes and you’re done. Take a family pack home for a crowd.

Pecan Creek Winery on West Fern Mountain Road produces Oklahoma wines from its own estate grapes and others. Its award-winning wines include dry, semi-dry and sweet fruit wines, which you can sample on site. The wine-tasting room is open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The winery hosts several fun events to make visits extra special, including parties featuring wine-and-cigar pairings, painting canvases, yoga and even watching lunar eclipses. 

Let Da’Sawyers Eats & Sweets make your day with a memorable lunch. Daily menu specialties might include chicken Alfredo pasta, a patty melt, smoked sausage links with mashed potatoes and fried cabbage, or a bounteous spinach salad. A changing menu of sandwiches, salads and soups keeps it interesting. And then there are sweets and a world of amazing cakes that can be custom ordered to suit your event.

Serving plentiful breakfast and lunch dishes, Anna’s Coffee Cup has been a local, see-everyone-you-know favorite for years. Is it the pancakes? The omelets? The biscuits and gravy? Too hard to choose, so just have them all — at once. Anna’s Big A Breakfast includes three eggs, ham, two pieces of bacon, two sausage patties, biscuits or toast with gravy and home fries or grits. If you can still think about lunch, a full menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads and sides is yours. Try the beef stew or the chili.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Hill is a former reporter/columnist for the Tennessean and a contributor to Journal Communications publications since 1996.