Big Chef Coffee Shop
The Big Chef ranks up there at the top of the list of my favorite places to eat and not just because of the food. The whole atmosphere is down-home and friendly. This diner has been around for a very long time and its character shows.
The waitresses know the regulars by name and what they want to eat before they even order. This is the local lunch stop for law enforcement for the entire county. One day the sheriff came in and joined his deputies quite some time after we had arrived and ordered our food. I looked up a short time later and said, “Dang, Kenny Stradley is eating my hamburger.” That’s one of our ongoing jokes now; to see who gets served first, me or the sheriff.
The location is close to work for a quick lunch of burgers and fries, an Indian taco, catfish, or another one of their daily specials.
On the weekends, it is on the complete opposite side of town; as far from our house as you can get. Still is it about the best breakfast in the whole town, so it is worth the journey. My favorite is ham, two eggs, home-style potatoes, a pancake, fruit and lots of coffee.
It is open 24/7. Hey, it’s up for sale too if you are looking to get into the food service business, but you must keep the gals that work there.
Big Chef Restaurant
130 SE Lee Blvd.
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501