08/29/2012Nancy's 57th Street Lighthouse
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.
Excellent comfort food, but consistently dirty utensils. We went three times to this location. Each time we had to show our server dirty forks, knives and spoons. Knives had greasy fingerprints, several had FOOD stuck to them. You couldn't miss it. On our second visit, we spoke to the manager and recommended, at the very least, that those who roll their utensils should have clean hands and need better training to send them back for another wash.. The third visit, the manager never came to our table. That's enough for us. Dangerous bacterial infections are spread by dirty utensils. Beware. If the utensils are dirty, what else is, too?
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I love the BBQ here, the sauce it spicy but still flavorful, the ribs are fall off the bone sweet and tender, the huge baked potato with chopped brisket on top is amazing! I don't like very many BBQ places, I feel like everyone in OK decided to do BBQ and hardly anyone know how, but this is really great. I was impressed and that's hard to do.