I was around 7 yrs old when we started going and have therefore had a life-long love affair with their Drip Beef sandwiches. Back then I ate 1/2 of a sandwich and took the other half home or split it with my mom. I really can't remember if there was a kids menu or not. Just the sandwiches, the potato chips and the pickle. And the potato (or bean) salad, too. Yum.
In 1967 Diamond Jacks expanded and opened a second restaurant over in Southroads Mall. In 1989 it changed hands and in 1990 it was the only DJ in Tulsa when the one in the CCP closed. The restaurant was forced to move in 1994 to to the 51st location:
I've rarely strayed off the Drip Beef path. My mother was a fan of the Italian Rich Boy and the Diamond Lil. This is one of my hub's favorite, a Reuben
I'm not a big mustard person, but they have a "house mustard" that is just divine. It doesn't even taste like the American mustard we are used to. I now use copious amounts of that on my drip beef. There are squeeze bottles of it on the tables. Try it just once and let me know what you think.
I love that the owners have been able to keep the chandelier from the original restaurant in Country Club Plaza; it hangs in the main dining area. And the door pulls as well as the chandelier over the bar are from the Southroads location. Speaking of bars, it's too bad they couldn't bring that great bar that was also from the Southroads location, but I can see why. There was just no place to put it and the bar that's there now is very functional.
I'm just glad to see they -and their delicious sandwiches- are still around.