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Eischen's Bar — an Oklahoma landmark that is bare-bones at best

By Greg Elwell Modified: July 12, 2010 at 11:57 am •  Published: September 14, 2009

“They’ve tried to get me to open up a second store in Oklahoma City plenty of times,” he said. “When they were building Remington Park, they wanted us in there. But we’re 30 minutes from anywhere and we have lines out the door — who is to say it would be the same with a second store, or even if we might lose customers here? Why mess with a good thing?”

Those who don’t like chicken can still find great food to fill them up. Eischen’s sells roast beef sandwiches and barbecue beef sandwiches ($5.50 a piece) as well as homemade chili and big baskets of fried okra ($5.50) — giving a little variety to customers.

Of course, there are some things you can’t get at Eischen’s. Don’t bother asking for iced tea or French fries — they don’t have them and they’re not planning on changing. Drink choices range from beer (on tap or in the bottle) and cans of soda. Styrofoam cups of water are also available, on request.

Started in 1896 by Peter Eischen, the bar has seen generations come through its doors because the workers do what they do well and they do it consistently. Why fix what ain’t broke?

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