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Classen Grill

5124 Classen Circle, Oklahoma City, OK - (405) 842-0428
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/19/2006 4:16:00 AM
Classen Grill has been our breakfast destination in Oklahoma City since the earliest editions of Roadfood. We love to start the day with taquitas (tortilla-wrapped packets of eggs, cheese, and vegetables) or chinook eggs (salmon patties topped with poached eggs) accompanied by a block of cheese grits. When we arrive with insatiable appetites, we go for "biscuits debris" – two big ones split open and mounded with gravy choc-a-bloc with ham and sausage chunks, cloaked with melted cheddar cheese. Zooming through town the other day on a quick trip from Tulsa to Albuquerque, I stopped for a plate of migas, which was superb.

On the side of breakfast, it is possible to enjoy some serious potatoes – either home fries or the specialty known as Classen potatoes, which are mashed, seasoned with garlic and rolled into little balls, then deep fried until brittle gold on the outside. The result is a kind of prairie knish.

The place is an ultra-casual, one-room cafe with paintings of fruit and other gastronomical items posted on its pink stucco walls. During Sunday breakfast, nearly half the customers sat at tables reading the morning paper while leisurely enjoying their meals.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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The earthy Mexican egg scramble known as migas here includes tender strips of corn tortilla, chunks of tomato, and nuggets of sausage.
"The earthy Mexican egg scramble known as migas here includes tender strips of corn tortilla, chunks of tomato, and nuggets of sausage."
Michael Stern





The orange juice at Classen Grill is freshly squeezed: a substantial drink with just a small amount of pulp.
"The orange juice at Classen Grill is freshly squeezed: a substantial drink with just a small amount of pulp."
Michael Stern


Chef 'Junior' demonstrates how he makes migas.
"Chef 'Junior' demonstrates how he makes migas."
Michael Stern


A house specialty, the chicken fried steak was tender enough that it cut easily with a fork.
"A house specialty, the chicken fried steak was tender enough that it cut easily with a fork."
Cliff Strutz


At breakfast early Sunday morning, customers do little talking and a lot of newspaper reading.
"At breakfast early Sunday morning, customers do little talking and a lot of newspaper reading."
Michael Stern


A comfy place for three meals a day in Oklahoma City.
"A comfy place for three meals a day in Oklahoma City."
Michael Stern


We killed time waiting for our food watching the automatic juice squeezer in action.
"We killed time waiting for our food watching the automatic juice squeezer in action."
Cliff Strutz


The early morning crowd at Classen Grill is a broad cross section of OK City citizenry.
"The early morning crowd at Classen Grill is a broad cross section of OK City citizenry."
Michael Stern



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