Restaurant: Redrock Canyon Grill
Would you believe that the first time I ate at Redrock Canyon Grill was, like, a year ago? It’s one of those popular lakeside places that I’ve always heard about but just never tried for whatever reason. Long story short…big mistake. Huge.
Redrock has a super fun, bustling atmosphere, great drinks and plenty of signature, made-from-scratch dishes. At first glance, their menu might not seem super vegetarian friendly, but they’re incredibly accommodating of modifications and you’ll end up with more than enough from which to choose. Below, some of my top options!
Dip Duo. I have dreams about this Dip Duo, people. When it arrives, you might be like, “where are all the chips??” but I promise you this starter is so much more filling than it might appear. The chips are all hand-cut and made fresh daily, and they’re the perfect golden scoops for delectable jalapeño pimento cheese + guacamole. Any meal at Redrock without this starter is hardly a meal at all.
Little House Salad. I could eat this Little House Salad all day every day. Love the interesting toppings here, including candied nuts, goat cheese, carrots and cornbread croutons. The house dressing is the perfect combo of tangy + creamy, too. Sometimes I’ll even order this as my meal with a side of their incredible redskin mashed potatoes. Pro tip: if you want to double up on the salad, Redrock will make this for you in a bigger size!
Chop Salad. If ordered straight off the menu, Redrock’s Rotisserie Chicken Chop Salad comes with chicken (duh), black beans, corn, tomatoes, tortilla chips, jack cheese, chipotle bleu cheese dressing, avocado and BBQ sauce. Order it without chicken, and with extra black beans if desired, and you’re all set. All of Redrock’s salads come with a piece of their sweet homemade cornbread, which I highly recommend crumbling up into your salad (trust me). You might even order a side of their glazed carrots to dump on top (again, trust me).
Migas. Redrock’s migas brunch dish is really simple but certainly on point. I order my eggs without sausage or tomatoes but add red onions and bell peppers. This dish is also served with sides of guacamole, pico, black beans and tortillas, along with shredded lettuce and sour cream for topping. It’s like a build-your-own brunch extravaganza, and it’s awesome.
Huevos Rancheros. Redrock Canyon Grill offers a super basic, classic version of huevos rancheros—and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. Their ranchero sauce contains chorizo, which is a bummer, but you can still enjoy crispy corn tortillas, black beans, avocado, queso fresco and sunny-side up eggs; go ahead and add peppers and onions, too, and ask for a side of salsa verde. After you doctor it up a bit, you won’t even miss the typical sauce. Maybe the end result isn't really huevos rancheros, but it's still super fresh and tasty!
9221 Lake Hefner Parkway. @redrockcanyongrill