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Tally's Good Food and Cafe caters to everyone

By Sheila Stogsdill Modified: July 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm •  Published: April 20, 2009

TULSA — Known for its cinnamon rolls the size of a plate and chicken fried steaks, Tally’s Good Food Café caters to everyone.

Tally’s Café is pretty much like your grandmother’s house. You can get a chicken fry with a huge helping of mashed potatoes smothered in white chicken gravy, along with a side of green beans and a tall glass of ice tea.

“People love this place because you feel like you are at home,” said Talal Alame. “Customers love to come in and put feet up on a booth and listen to our music. It’s home.”

All the food is homemade, from the chicken fried steaks down to batter used to make the onion rings, he said.

“The difference between us and other restaurants is our chicken fried steak is homemade,” Alame said. “We don’t use frozen pieces of meat.”

Besides the chicken fry, the restaurant’s other popular dishes are boneless chicken and pork chops. All dinners come with any choice of three vegetable.

Another delicious aspect of Tally’s Café is breakfast is served all day long. And customers don’t have to wait in line to order the enormous cinnamon rolls. The gigantic creations are served all day.

Cinnamon rolls and peach cobblers are homemade, but Talley buys the pies from a local vender.

The average cost for a meal is $7.50.

Trimmed in red and white tile, with shiny chrome trim, Tally’s has the feel of an old Route 66 diner, from its 1950s memorabilia on the walls to the bright red covered barstools.

After receiving his degree in business and marketing, Alame had a chance to buy the business which he promptly did and opened the doors to Tally’s in 1987.

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