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About OSU & Stillwater


Oklahoma State University is an intricately woven piece of the Stillwater community. Describing one without mention of the other would not do justice to the unique combination that makes our town.

As a modern land-grant institution with more than 35,000 students across a five-campus system in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Okmulgee, Oklahoma State University has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Founded in 1890 as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, OSU's land-grant mission is to make a college education more accessible, educate the next generation, conduct cutting-edge research and provide service to communities. Our roots are set in a rich tradition, and our actions are guided by the Cowboy Code.

Across campus and the Stillwater community, you’ll see OSU’s signature bright orange color, along with the Cowboys’ mascot, Pistol Pete, proudly on display. The pride and passion that Stillwater residents feel for OSU are just two of the many things that make our community special.

Located in the middle of two Oklahoma metropolitan areas, Stillwater is a one-hour drive from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The proximity to the two cities invites Stillwater residents to explore the vastly different offerings of each. Repeatedly praised for being one of the best small towns in America and even dubbed “America's Friendliest College Town,” Stillwater is a great place to be.

From the performing arts to world-class athletics and agricultural activities, Stillwater has it all. The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU is a world-class epicenter for the arts that opened in 2019 and has hosted the likes of The New York Philharmonic, Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth and many other world-renowned performers. As a Big 12 Conference community, Stillwater also witnesses incredible athletes in competition throughout the year. As a result of a history rich in agriculture, Stillwater hosts state, regional and national livestock shows and sales throughout the year. The Payne County Expo Center is also the home of events including the Payne County Free Fair, Oklahoma State University Cowboy Stampede Rodeo, and arts and crafts shows.

During your visit we hope you soak up the vibrancy of our historic downtown, explore Oklahoma State University's stunning campus and dive into our Red Dirt music scene. With events such as America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration, Remember the Ten run and the Stillwater Arts Festival — there is always something happening in Stillwater.

For a full guide of local resources and information, visit: https://www.visitstillwater.org/


Monday Night Team Dinner Options

If you would like assistance scheduling your team dinners, we would be happy to help. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Bad Brad's

  • About: BBQ restaurant that also served sandwiches, platters and sides with a rustic atmosphere
  • Location: 5302 W 6th Ave Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Reservations available; private room for 60 people, no fee, set menu, $15 per person; entire restaurant for 150 people
  • How to book: Call Vernon at 580-209-2117 or 405-377-4141
  • Website: https://stillwater.badbrads.com/

EM

  • About: Eclectic and unique restaurant, coffee shop and bar
  • Location: 615 S Main St, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 7:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
  • Space available to reserve: 3 rental spaces — roof, private room (max 49 people), VIP room (max 25 people); catering available (taco bar, etc.) but not a full-service restaurant
  • How to book: Book by phone at 405-338-8068
  • Website: https://curatorsofcraft.co/

Eskimo Joe's

  • About: A Stillwater Treasure — Burgers, sandwiches, salads, entrees and the famous cheese fries
  • Location: 501 W Elm Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Max group size 80-90
  • How to book: 405-372-8896
  • Website: https://eskimojoes.com/

Freddie Paul’s

  • About: Great family-owned steakhouse with premium family recipes
  • Location: 1707 E 6th Ave Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Private room holds 42 guests, food minimum is $700, set menu options; public dining requires a set menu
  • How to book: Book by phone at 405-377-8777
  • Website: https://freddiepauls.com/

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

  • About: Classic and casual taco place
  • Location: 305 S Washington St, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Public seating; some bookings available but need to call far in advance
  • How to book: Book online or by calling 405-564-0433
  • Website: https://fuzzystacoshop.com/

Hatch - Early Mood Food

  • About: This trendy OKlahoma brunch spot is downtown Stillwater's newest go-to restaurant for next-level, made-from-scratch gourmet food. Hatch serves breakfast, brunch and lunch foods 7 days a week
  • Location: 923 S Main St, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): Hatch is closed Monday evenings but will open for large parties
  • Space available to reserve: Large, modern restaurant with several cozy spots available for dining
  • How to book: Call 405-937-3447 or email stillwater@my-hatch.com to inquire about availability
  • Website: https://hatchearlymoodfood.com

Hideaway Pizza

  • About: Delicious pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more
  • Location: 230 S Knoblock Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Private banquet room holds 40-50
  • How to book: Book online or by calling 405-372-4777
  • Website: https://www.thehideaway.net/

Iron Monk

  • About: Well-known local brewery with a tap room
  • Location: 519 S Husband St, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Space and catering available
  • How to book: Call Katie at 919-760-5375
  • Website: https://www.ironmonkbeer.com

Mariachi Mexican Grill

  • About: Mexican Restaurant
  • Location: 1717 E White Barn Dr, Stillwater, OK 74075
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: 3 private rooms with up to 25 people, $50 per room, restaurant holds 250
  • How to book: Call 405-742-1717 to reserve seating or private rooms
  • Website: https://mariachimexicangrill.business.site/

Meditations

  • About: Event venue with catering options
  • Location: 1205 N Country Club Rd, Stillwater, OK 74075
  • Contact hours: 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: The entire venue holds 260; split-room options for 50 or 120 people; food minimum is $500
  • How to book: Email info@meditationscatering.com or call 405-377-7771 to book
  • Website: https://www.meditationscatering.com/

Mexico Joe’s

  • About: Mexican Cantina with all of the Mexican cuisine classics
  • Location: 311 E Hall of Fame Stillwater, OK 74075
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: The private back room holds 50 people and a buffet line — buffet options include taco bar, fajita bar, etc. Room rental: $150
  • How to book: Call 405-372-1169 or email cristiel@mexicojoes.com
  • Website: https://mexicojoes.com/

Miso

  • About: Asian Bistro with ramen, sushi and grill
  • Location: 316 N Main St C, Stillwater, OK 74075
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Max seating 30 (split), no private spaces
  • How to book: Call 405-338-9700 to book
  • Website: https://misostillwater.com/

Social 174

  • About: Charcuterie catering option
  • Location: 607 South Main, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): Varies
  • Space available to reserve: Event space offers catering and catering could be brought in
  • How to book: Book online or call 580-327-7525
  • Website: https://www.social174stilly.com/

Stonecloud

  • About: Excellent local taproom with 27 beers on tap — they do not serve food, but food can be brought in from a caterer
  • Location: 917 South Husband, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Multiple options available
  • How to book: Call 405-338-9599 or email msullins@stonecloudbrewing.com
  • Website: https://stonecloudbrewing.com/

The Garage

  • About: Good place for burgers and beer with a sporty atmosphere
  • Location: 520 W Elm Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Public seating available for groups
  • How to book: Call 405-332-5560 to reserve seating
  • Website: https://eatatthegarage.com/locations/the-garage-stillwater/

Zannotti’s

  • About: In addition to the great wine selection, the menu offers flatbread pizzas, small plates and shareables
  • Location: 113 West 7th, Stillwater, OK 74074
  • Hours of operation (Mondays): 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Space available to reserve: Private event space for 25-40; public dining available
  • How to book: Book online or call 405-707-7037
  • Website: https://www.zannottiswinebar.com/