The heart of downtown Tulsa, also known as the Deco district, is a haven for architecture lovers.

Running through the center of the Deco district is Fifth Street, a two-way brick street featuring one of Tulsa’s only roundabouts. Lining this narrow Deco district corridor are restaurants galore, making it a must-visit for anyone looking to get to know Tulsa.

Read on below to discover some of Fifth Street’s hidden gems, home to some of Tulsa’s best eats and drinks from Denver to Cincinnati.

 

Kai: Vietnamese CuisinePhoto courtesy of Kai: Vietnamese Cuisine.

Kai: Vietnamese Cuisine

201 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103

This Vietnamese dining spot brings something new to Downtown Tulsa. Try the barbeque pork bao with a steamed bun, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, jalapeño, and house sauce. The menu also has plenty of vegetarian options that will make your mouth water. Just up the road from the BOK Center, Kai is in a great spot and offers dine-in and carry-out options daily for lunch and dinner.

 

Cherry Street Kitchen
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Cherry Street Kitchen

111 W 5th St, Tulsa OK, 74103

Carrying its name from their original location on Tulsa’s 15th Street (nicknamed “Cherry Street”), Cherry Street Kitchen recently moved their home-style cooking operation downtown. Breakfast is served on weekdays through 10:30 a.m., with brunch on weekends until 2 p.m. Saturday and all-day Sunday. Lunch options are available daily, including their mouthwatering chicken pot pie. Cherry Street Kitchen is open Tuesday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Carrying its name from their original location on Tulsa’s 15th Street (nicknamed “Cherry Street”), Cherry Street Kitchen recently moved their home-style cooking operation downtown. Breakfast is served on weekdays through 10:30 a.m., with brunch on weekends until 2 p.m. Saturday and all-day Sunday. Lunch options are available daily, including their mouthwatering chicken pot pie. Cherry Street Kitchen is open Tuesday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Oklahoma Joe's BBQPhoto courtesy of Oklahoma Joe's BBQ.

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

25 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103

If you’re in the mood for some meat, make your way to Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ downtown Tulsa location. Prepared with special seasoning, wood smoked every day, and topped with Joe’s homemade sauce, these meats are no joke. With locations in Oklahoma and Nebraska, Oklahoma Joes is a crowd-pleaser like no other. You’ll have to see for yourself why Tulsans are so proud of Oklahoma Joes.

 

Shiloh's Downtown
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Shiloh's Downtown

424 S Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Find fine country cooking at Shiloh’s new downtown location! Shiloh’s serves breakfast all day long made with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of love. The restaurant began in Broken Arrow but recently expanded to bring their family recipes downtown. Open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Shiloh’s is an excellent stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

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Eerie Abbey Ales

507 South Main St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

Eerie Abbey Ales is a unique new addition to the downtown brewery scene located in the heart of the Deco district. Whether you live, work, or are visiting downtown Tulsa, Eerie Abbey Ales invites you to come grab a beer and hang out. They are known for their Belgian style beers and can't wait to share them with you.

 

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Topeca Coffee

507 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

One of Tulsa’s favorite coffee roasters, Topeca has several locations throughout downtown. From 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can depend on Topeca to fuel you up with their incredible brew and sweet treats. Coffee-lovers will be glad to hear if you enjoy your cup of joe, you can purchase their roasted coffee beans pre-ground or whole to brew at home.


Anchored with an array of foodie spots, the streets are adorned with soaring, ornate works of art like the Mid Continental tower and the Mincks-Adams Hotel, making the city center a larger-than-life art gallery for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. Tours operate weekly throughout the district by several local organizations, including Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s Thursday and Saturday tiny tours, so grab a meal and book a tour to make the most of your time on Fifth Street!