When thinking of dining in Muskogee, a few words come to mind: barbecue and comfort food. There are a number of barbecue joints in Muskogee, and while the sauces and preparation of meat change from place to place, you can always expect to find staples like ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken on the menu. There are a few local cafes and coffee shops that serve up American breakfast food alongside fresh coffee. Upscale dining options include Japanese hibachi and sushi, Italian, and American bistros. These menus often incorporate farm-raised or locally sourced meats. For a quality yet casual dining experience, there are a number of Mexican and Italian restaurants open for lunch and dinner as well as some American gastropubs serving elevated bar food favorites.