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Mystery Restaurant in Tulsa

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shopgirl26 Aug 17, 2007 02:46 PM

Several years back I was in Tulsa for work and we ate at a restaurant close to our hotel, which was the Hawthorne Suites, there were tons of extended stay hotels there and it was close to a sleep deprivation clinic. The restaurant looked really unassuming, like a family breakfast joint, although I remember it was dark and kind of nice inside. I remember being shocked that the food was kind of upscale, and I had the best sesame crusted tuna ever. Does anyone know what this place is called? Or if it still exists?

Oh and the desserts were ridiculously sized. Like 1 dessert for 4 people sized.

  1. jvergara Aug 20, 2007 04:54 PM

    I think I can help . . .can you be a little more specific about the restaurant? Was it an upscale restaurant or casual? What kind of restaurant? Steakhouse? Was is located in a shopping center or was it stand alone? Was it close to your hotel or far away? What did the rest of your party have to eat? What made you think it looked like a family breakfast joint? Do you remember anything about the name of the place? Any other clues and I think I could narrow this down for you.

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      shopgirl26 Aug 23, 2007 03:28 PM

      It looked casual, but the food was upscale, it didn't seem expensive. I don't remember what everyone else had, except for dessert. We had carrot cake and bread pudding. The cake was the seriously a quarter of a cake. I don't think it was a steakhouse. I think it was on a stand alone off a main street but inside a strip mall parking lot.
      The exterior and location made me think it was a breakfast place. Are you familiar with Tippin's or Spears? It looked like that. I think it was a one word name and the name Grady's keeps popping in my head for some reason. Thanks for your help!

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        jvergara Aug 24, 2007 05:12 AM

        So, I think you already guessed it. Could it be:

        Grady's American Grill:
        http://www.openlist.com/restaurants-view-9182547733-grady_s_american_grill-tulsa-ok.htm

        I believe this is a chain owned by Brinker International, several of these are located across the US, so there might be one close to where you are.

        Here's a photo of the one in Detroit to jog your memory:
        http://www.planet99.com/detroit/resta...

        Did we guess it right?

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          shopgirl26 Aug 24, 2007 10:23 AM

          As I was typing it popped into my head, but I really didn't think that was it.
          It has to be it, our hotel was off Memorial Drive. Thanks! Now if I can just figure out a way to get a Coney Islander to open up next to my house I'd be set!

          1. re: shopgirl26
            jvergara Aug 30, 2007 03:06 PM

            I hear you on Coney Islander! I grew up in Claremore, OK and we had our very own Coney Islander in my little town and it was and still is THE BEST!

            Hope this helped. If you are in Tulsa again and need some other restaurant recommendations let me know . . .I'd be happy to help! Enjoy!

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