Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ollie's Station Restaurant

4070 Southwest Boulevard, Tulsa, Oklahoma, "Red Fork"

Ollie's Station is a old fashioned diner in a part of West Tulsa known as Red Fork. This is one of a number of small communities that have been absorbed as part of the city of Tulsa. The famous Route 66 ran through east Tulsa on 11th Street and on to the west on what is now Southwest Boulevard.

Ollie's Station is owned by Joe Gilling who collects model railroads. His large collection is on display in the restaurant. Tracks for several gauges of model train are laid out on shelves on several levels around the restaurant. Different trains run around for the entertainment of diners.

Molly and Willy were fascinated by all the trains as we were. We also really enjoyed the food. I had the chicken fried steak and it was perfect. We came because of the trains, but we will return for the food!

According to Ollie's web site:

Our food is cooked and seasoned like Mom and Grandma would prepare it. We have a comfortable "mom and pop" atmosphere. The old cafe style is enhanced by the railroad motif. Ten running trains, from G-scale to Z-scale, run the length of the dining room and through scale model cities and towns. Our walls and shelves abound with railroad memorabilia. Ollies is located in old downtown Redfork on a corner that's been here since 1894. Railroads, oil wells, and the famous Route 66 all merge at Redfork Corner to give young and old a touch of history and some of the best food in Oklahoma.


Oakie Grandfather said... [Reply to comment]

This is one of my grand daughter's favorite restaurants. We have been there many times.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great post. I have never heard of it but the family will be trying it out.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I like these traditional diners... I like anything that is not a franchise actually.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You should check out other reviews on different sites before eating here. Food is bland and overpriced. Service is the absolute worst. Owner, Joe is very insensitive to valid criticism.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I was here a few months ago for the nostalgia. When I was a teenager we'd visit relatives in Tulsa and our in-law would take us here. I have fond memories.

Hotels Ayia Napa said... [Reply to comment]

The restaurant looks great, it would be interesting to visit it