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Live Like a Local in Tulsa

Many people might be surprised to hear that Tulsa has a rich history of art and architecture. During your first visit, you might go to the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Center of the Universe, or the Gilcrease Museum. Once you’ve seen the tourist sites, you might be interested in going where the locals visit. From the local watering hole to the latest in hair fashion to country shopping venues, Tulsa has a lot to offer its visitors and residents.

Where Tulsa Locals Go to Eat

Traveling down historic Route 66 and need some grub? Stop in at Tally’s Café. This traditional 1950’s style diner has been in Tulsa since 1987 and serves the same meals you would expect to get at any other American diner. They have burgers, melts, salads, sandwiches, a full breakfast menu and of course ice cream sundaes.

You can get a meal and pick up a fresh fish to go at White River Fish Market & Restaurant. This market serves a wide array of fish including catfish, Mahi Mahi, Orange Roughy, and Perch. You can also stock up on frozen fish if you’re only in town for a little bit. Their menu includes all the fish and seafood they sell in their market, grilled, broiled, or fried. They also have appetizers, desserts, and homemade gumbo.

You’re going to need to try some BBQ while you’re in Tulsa and Burn is one of the best places to get it. They have an assortment of smoked meats ranging from brisket to ribs to chicken to pork. You can also get smoked sausage, slaw, potato salad, and mac and cheese to complete your dinner.

Tulsa Shopping

Shopping in Tulsa spans from the high end to the traditional to unique. You can find everything your teenage heart would want at the Woodland Hills Mall. The mall has two floors full of over 160 stores including 80 stores that are exclusive to Tulsa. You can also enjoy traditional mall food like Dippin Dots and Auntie Anne’s.

Tulsa Promenade is another mall that features favorite department stores like Dillard’s, Macy’s, and JCPenney. There are hundreds of stores and restaurants, and the mall offers wheelchair and stroller rentals.

The Farm Shopping Center is a unique way to explore local shops in Tulsa. Many of the stores are in refurbished barns and feature shops and boutiques that are exclusive to Tulsa like Black Sheep Boutique, Lovetts Gallery, and Stitches of Tulsa. You can also find eateries like Katy’s Pantry, Margaret’s German Restaurant & Deli, and STG Gelateria.

Tulsa Hair Salons

In Tulsa, you’ll have no trouble finding salons that offer the latest in hair trends. Ihloff Salon & Day Spa has four different locations around Tulsa, and they provide both hair services and spa treatments. You can get a cut and color followed by a facial, waxing, or body scrub.

Z Studio will make sure your hair is perfect with their full range of hair services. You can get a cut, color, style, perm, or scalp treatment. They also have waxing services. One unique feature of the Z Studio salon is they offer cancer treatment for chemotherapy patients. They will work with you to make sure that no matter what happens to your hair during your treatment, you feel and look your best.

Tulsa is a friendly and welcoming city so once you visit where the locals go, you’ll feel right at home.

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