Celebrities Dine at Cattlemen's Steakhouse

on March 30, 2003

Gene Autry, John Wayne, and Ronald Reagan are some of the steak eaters who’ve stopped in at the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, opened in 1910 in Oklahoma City at the world’s largest stock and feeder cattle market. Colorful stories abound about the state’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. In 1945, owner Hank Fry got down on his luck in a dice game against wealthy rancher Gene Wade and wagered the Cattlemen’s if Wade could roll a “hard six” or two 3’s. One lucky roll later, Wade was in the restaurant business. A “33” brand on the Hereford Room wall commemorates his good luck.

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