When it comes to dining, there are plenty of choices to please every palate and budget, from fine dining to casual in more than 120 local restaurants.
Local favorites, like the world-famous Eskimo Joe’s and The Hideaway, are complemented by national chains and specialty restaurants. Eskimo Joe’s was opened in 1975 by college roommates who decided it would be fun to open a bar. It is now a full-service restaurant and home to an anniversary celebration that attracts about 65,000 patrons.
Eskimo Joe’s continues with the good service and atmosphere philosophy that has made them one of the nation’s most successful restaurant clothing lines and a Stillwater staple.
Lodging options are varied. The Atherton Hotel on the OSU campus opened its doors in 1950 and a recent makeover has made it one of the region’s finest boutique hotels. Best Western, Days Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn and the Fairfield Inn are among the other choices for visitors looking to make Stillwater their home away from home.
Several bed and breakfasts in Stillwater offer visitors a homelike atmosphere while in town. The bed & breakfast at the Oakes, Country Chateau, Dancing Deer Lodge and the Magnolia Gardens Hospitality Inn and Corporate Suites welcome guests who want to experience a more intimate setting.
Families will be delighted with the various children’s activities available in town. Frontier Lanes features 16 bowling lanes. The Kid’s Fitness Zone has indoor rock climbing, in-ground trampolines, balance beams and more for the physically active child. Pistol Pete’s Pursuit is a self-guided scavenger hunt that takes the adventurer through Oklahoma State University’s, campus seeking treasures. The Stillwater Hobby Shop is stocked with remote control hobby supplies and features an outdoor racing track.
Families will also find plenty of fun in the sun at the Stillwater Municipal Pool and its multiple slides. Due to the temperate climate, Stillwater is able to provide outdoor family activities for most of the year. The Stillwater Skate Park has restrooms and a playground. For young golfers, be sure to visit Swick’s Pizza and Mini Glow Golf or the White Barn Estates Miniature Golf course.