Dilly Deli Restaurant in Blue Dome District, downtown Tulsa
One recent Saturday morning, Deme and I decided to go for brunch, and we wound up at Dilly Deli in the Bluedome District in downtown Tulsa. I LOVE this restaurant on so many levels! I had eaten lunch there previously with girlfriend Sharon, But Deme had not been there before.
It’s a locally-owned business. That alone makes the food taste better and makes me want to spend my money there.
The bread: Dilly Deli’s rye and Tuscan breads come from the Farrell family organic bakery right here in Tulsa. My husband is a bread lover and his heart was completely won over.
The coffee: I’m a serious coffee drinker but have never liked the snooty stuff. The Dilly Deli house coffee is a special blend prepared for them locally by Topeca Coffee Company. Topeca is a family-owned seed-to-cup company, and their beans are roasted right here in Tulsa. You’ll love it.
The meat: Dilly Deli’s turkey and chicken are all natural – no funny ingredients you can’t pronounce, no preservatives, artificial ingredients or MSG – no nitrates and gluten free.
The decor is welcoming and comfortable – you can go dressed up or down. There is an upper and lower level of inside dining featuring mismatched chairs, and there is a lovely dining area outside that we’ll enjoy in the spring months.
When I had lunch with Sharon, I had a pumpkin soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Sharon had tomato basil soup. When Deme and I went for brunch, we split a “Tina” which included lox, cream cheese, tomato and red onion on an everything bagel. I had an omelet and Deme had a “Glenn & Joan” which was corned beef, pastrami, Muenster & Swiss cheeses served on rye. Yep, we ate it all.
Their sandwich menu is set up like a “mix and match.” Although they have many preset items from which to choose, you have the option to choose your bread, your meats, cheese, veggies and condiments.
Check out their web site for specials and get on their mailing list. I am making note that Reuben sandwiches are only $3 on Monday nights and their house Bloody Mary is calling my name! Oh, and kids eat free on Thursday nights.
In addition to soup and sandwiches, they offer breakfast, salads, sides, a kid’s menu and a variety of beverages including beer and wine. They also offer catering and homemade pastries.
Hours are Monday through Thursday 7aam-8pm; Friday and Saturday 8am-8pm; and Sunday 8am-4pm.
Great spot to go after work or on the weekends – I know we will be visiting more often. And you can follow them on Twitter @DillyDeli or friend them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dillydelitulsa. Phone is 918-938-6382.
If you are as supportive as me of the revitalization of downtown Tulsa, please support the locally-owned businesses that are making this possible. For those that don’t often drive downtown, 2nd and Elgin is EASY-PEASY to get to, and you will love the Bluedome District!
And when you go to Dilly Deli, please tell them Lori Cain sent you. They don’t know me yet, but I’m hoping to have a regular table and discount soon!