Oddly enough, even though we have warm weather most of the year in Southwest Oklahoma, we don't have many outdoor patio spaces to sit and enjoy a meal. It's understandable since it's routinely hotter than hell six months each year, but there's a time and place for everything.

Due to our incredible heat, most places that used to or once had an outdoor patio space for entertaining has since covered them to condition that air. The wing joint that used to be in the Atlanta Bread building... The seafood place that used to be the old Back Porch West location... The list is longer than I have room for listing here.

All the same, because these patios are so rare, it only makes those still exist that much better.

Since today is Cinco de Mayo, here are a few places you can hit up to enjoy a meal on a cooler summer day on a patio.

Best Outdoor Patios In Lawton

While they're wonderful to enjoy when the weather allows, the outdoor patio at Southwest Oklahoma restaurants is curiously rare. If and when you feel the need for a meal in nature, here are your choices.

Lawton's Highest Rated Margarita's

If you're looking for a solid margarita in Lawton - Fort Sill, you might try all of SWOK's highest-rated margaritas. Here they are in no particular order (wink-wink).

Oklahoma's Most Legendary Food Challenges

While you can certainly accept social trends in eating at chain restaurants for the rest of your life, you'd at least get a show with your dinner while watching the iron stomachs of Oklahoma tackle the biggest and most legendary food challenges at the various mom & pop restaurants spread all across the Sooner State.

15 More Amazing Southwest Oklahoma Hole-In-The-Wall Eats

It's far too easy to be lulled into thinking the same old chain restaurants are the "good" places to eat across Southwest Oklahoma. You won't find a single franchise on this list. It's all locally owned, locally run, sometimes a little run down, but you'll agree the meals are outstanding when you walk away with a belly full of the good stuff.

In no particular order, here are another fifteen amazing local Southwest Oklahoma eats, and be sure to check out the O.G. 15 Amazing SWOK Hole-In-The-Wall Eats right here when you're done...

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