CATOOSA — The unique atmosphere and décor of Molly's Landing never allow for a dull moment or for the conversation to wane.
A refurbished log cabin that opened in 1984, Molly’s Landing’s eclectic furnishings include many animal mounts such as deer, caribou, moose and fish along with the artwork by co-owner Linda Powell.
In addition to the animal mounts, some of the décor is from customers who have contributed their hunting treasures to the restaurant’s collection.
The grounds have a Hawaiian-style pit for large cookouts under a canopy of trees beside the Verdigris River and a man-size chess board for enjoyment.
Molly’s Landing is a favorite for marriage proposals and anniversary dinners, said restaurant manager Jerry Lewellen.
The out-of-the-way rustic romantic setting is what attracts people, Lewellen said.
The restaurant also grows their own herbs and makes fresh-prepared spices, he said.
Menu prices range from $14 to $35 for meat, seafood, game and vegetarian dishes.
The most popular meal is the 1872 Rib eye, which is a 14-ounce rib eye steak with 13 seasonings. Other favorites include the Smoked Salmon and sautéed mushrooms.
Other entrées range from quail, grilled pork chops, grilled chicken breast to a peppered New York Strip with brandy sauce. Seafood dishes include deep fried shrimp, blackened tilapia filet and North Australian lobster tail — grilled Rosa Rita style.