TLO Restaurant Review: Tally’s Café

Tulsa is home to a great many restaurants that I hope to someday try, with a few written on a list that keep in my wallet for whenever I make a trip up there. But, sometimes, that list is pretty useless when you drive by a place that immediately attracts you, filling your body and soul with a carnal (carne?) lust that can’t be contained until you’re finally seated there and that plate is mercifully delivered, front and center.


Or something like that.


That’s how Tally’s Café, 1102 S Yale Ave. on Route 66, was for me. With neon signage that proudly proclaims its streetwise history, at first glance, it seems like one of those tired cafes that desperately tries to hold on to an imagined era for as long as possible. And while there is a part of Tally’s that probably does try to do that, at least here, the perfectly made food really does most of the flavorful talking...


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