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Nelson's Ranch House

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1547 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120-2805
+1 918-551-7601
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Always a great place to eat. Awesome good home cooking. Chicken fried steak. Friendly service. Worth the trip!

Thank Keelty K
Norton, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

This dirty little restaurant proudly proclaims that it's been in business since 1926. No doubt that's the last time it was cleaned. You can order from the menu or go through the buffet. When I went through the food server scooped up fried okra with his bare hands. Later I saw him at the cash register and when he was... More 

Thank Jack G
Skiatook, Oklahoma
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Nelson's Ranch House is an easy three minute drive for me to grab lunch at during my work day. Simply put: THIS is how you do chicken fried steak. Ample meat (cubed steak), tasty breading, and your choice of either cream gravy (very good) or brown gravy (my favorite). I don't care for their mashed potatoes, although many people do;... More 

Thank WadeFromOklahoma
Muenster, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

My wife and I had breakfast here twice while we were in Tulsa last week Excellent food excellent service the owner was nice and staff were on there toes great coffee to And they are OPEN so go on down and have some good home cooking Thanks Larkin

Thank Larkin O
Eden, Utah
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Come on chicken fried! Simply the best chicken fried steak to be found, but then if you've lived in Tulsa for more than a week, you ought to already know this. The atmosphere is spartan and very old-school diner, but the food is quintissential comfort home-cooking fare. Be sure to get the Mac n Cheese.

Thank Michael J
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Nelson's is a classic old-school restaurant that has one of the best chicken fried steaks around. They do it the traditional way with a cream pepper gravy (not with sausage in it - save that for breakfast!). I am sure the other menu items are good, but when I'm in Tulsa, I'm getting the chicken fried steak every time. The... More 

Thank Ram4472
Union, New Jersey
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605 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I visited Tulsa for an "all class reunion" for the old Holy Family High School and decided to vist some restaurants that I enjoyed before I moved away n 1962 . . . Yes! 60 years ago. The old Nelson's Buffeteria on South Boston was long gone but the original owner's grandson has opened Nelson's Ranch House on E. 3rd... More 

Thank ilivennj
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

My husband treated me to this restaurant. It looked like something from Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Unique, family owned with amazing food. They tout world famous chicken fried steak and they aren't kidding...the best I have ever tasted. The chicken gravy was out of this world as well. It's quite heavy so I wouldn't eat it every day... More 

Thank gjmomof3

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: +1 918-551-7601

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