Nancy's is a cozy bar/restaurant whose patrons run the gamut with respect to age and musical tastes. Karaoke begins around 8pm, and is fun and entertaining, whether you are a spectator or participant. The DJ has over 100,000 songs in his library and he does a good job of making sure there's a decent mix offered throughout the evening. Some of the regulars have pretty good voices. Occasionally someone will get on stage after they've enjoyed a bit too much liquid bravado, but they're just as fun to cheer on as the others. We arrived early on a Sunday night with a friend visiting from Australia. At first we weren't quite sure what to think of the place but as the evening went on, we found ourselves among a lively and friendly crowd. About the food -- the apricot chicken was a little overcooked and lacked flavor but the pork tenderloin was wonderful. Important notes: 1-the a/c is extremely efficient, so bring a wrap or sweater if you tend to chill easily. 2-don't pick a song with swear words, or if you do, make sure you don't actually sing them. The owner WILL make the DJ turn it off. (not a bad thing, IMHO)
I have been going to Anns for 28 years. We went there once a week for years. In all that time their food has been consistently wonderful. It is a very small place, but the service is quick and the food is always fresh and hot. We have ordered other things occasionally and it was always very good but we are addicted to that chicken fry!! The house dressing, garlic ranch is made fresh, it's creamy, mild and delish. I could say the same about the cream gravy, made fresh, creamy, mild, and delish. There are other places we like to go with great food but what keeps us coming around so often to Ann's is great food at a low price. In 28 years the only problem we had was the chicken fry getting a little bit too done. That has happened 3 or 4 times. We miss the original waitresses now. The ones that watched us become a family and watched our kids grow up. They were there so long, they felt like family to us. They still have great service and a lot of memorabilia mostly from the 50's, 60's. Oh Yummm, now I think I'm fixin' ta git me som'a that chick'n fry.
After waiting what seems like an eternity for the 44 Diner to open, it finally has -- AND IT HAS BEEN WORTH THE WAIT!!!! A very well-done renovation of an old Sonic at the corner of Kelley and NE 63rd, the 44 Diner has the nicest wait staff and really great food. I am a breakfast-at-lunch lover, and their pancakes are delicious. Their club and blt sandwiches are classic and tasty. The french fries are good, but the onion rings don't appeal to me -- too much breading, which is a preference for some. Friends had the catfish and told me it was the best they have had in OKC. I haven't tried their burgers yet, but listening to diners around me who ordered them, it sounds like they will be worth trying. Oh, and best of all, the prices are very modest for the high quality you receive. I have eaten there about 20 times, and even if it weren't convenient and close to my work, I would still be a regular. I encourage you to try it -- I know you will like it, and I want the 44 Diner to be successful for a long time!