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Title: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: patric on January 18, 2018, 05:18:28 pm
When did it close?
I admit I hadnt been to that one in a while, but damn.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: AngieB on January 24, 2018, 03:49:31 pm
I didn't realize it was closed either. Usually there's a line in the paper when a restaurant closes.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 24, 2018, 04:50:37 pm
We went to Goldies in BA just after Thanksgiving last year.  First time we had been to one in about 4 years or so.  Pretty good burgers, but we just never think of them when there is Bill's and Lot-A-Burger to go to....


And we tried Arnold's not too long after that.  Seems like I have heard good things about them, and since I hadn't been there in at least 20 years, decided to give it a try.  Will be AT LEAST another 20  years before that memory wears off and I go again....



Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: rebound on January 24, 2018, 07:53:48 pm
We went to Goldies in BA just after Thanksgiving last year.  First time we had been to one in about 4 years or so.  Pretty good burgers, but we just never think of them when there is Bill's and Lot-A-Burger to go to....


And we tried Arnold's not too long after that.  Seems like I have heard good things about them, and since I hadn't been there in at least 20 years, decided to give it a try.  Will be AT LEAST another 20  years before that memory wears off and I go again....

Yeah,  I did Arnold's not long ago with my son.  It was "OK", but it's checked-off now and I don't seem myself going back anytime soon.



Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: swake on January 24, 2018, 10:47:11 pm
Yeah,  I did Arnold's not long ago with my son.  It was "OK", but it's checked-off now and I don't seem myself going back anytime soon.



Linda Mar nest door is better.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 25, 2018, 11:03:36 am
Linda Mar nest door is better.


It is on our list - I drive by on I-44 several times a week and keep telling myself I gotta go there.  Seems like I have been before, but cannot really remember...if have, it was in the 70's.  If they were there then....?


Arnold's was actually seriously gross.  Both the burgers were rare, fries cold, greasy, and sucky, water for drinks so don't know how they are.   The Old guy came by and asked how everything was.  We told him.  He gave the boss a coupon for $3 off the next time we go in.   Lol...like that is gonna happen.



Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: rebound on January 25, 2018, 11:34:52 am

It is on our list - I drive by on I-44 several times a week and keep telling myself I gotta go there.  Seems like I have been before, but cannot really remember...if have, it was in the 70's.  If they were there then....?

Arnold's was actually seriously gross.  Both the burgers were rare, fries cold, greasy, and sucky, water for drinks so don't know how they are.   The Old guy came by and asked how everything was.  We told him.  He gave the boss a coupon for $3 off the next time we go in.   Lol...like that is gonna happen.

Arnold's wasn't gross when I was there.  Overall I really don't have anything majorly negative to say about the place, I just found the burgers rather run-of-the-mill.   

I agree with Swake,  Linda Marr is much better.   Have been there a few times and always solid.




Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 25, 2018, 11:42:41 am
Arnold's wasn't gross when I was there.  Overall I really don't have anything majorly negative to say about the place, I just found the burgers rather run-of-the-mill.   

I agree with Swake,  Linda Marr is much better.   Have been there a few times and always solid.





May have just caught them on a bad day.   Will try the other place first, though.  If they mess up that bad for the first time in decades, I got too many other good places to go to bother them again.  Chinese buffet in the Farm was like that - horrible when we went but others seem to like it - won't be back there either.




Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on January 25, 2018, 12:24:01 pm
Linda Marr is good, and being in the same spot for 50+ years they must be doing something right.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Conan71 on January 25, 2018, 06:58:34 pm
I've never had an issue with Arnold's but Linda Mar was always our "go-to" place for a burger lunch mainly because my boss and I knew the McCutchen brothers.  Since Mike took it over though, they got a bit stingy with the tater tots- that's my only gripe.  They do make one hell of a cherry lime-ade.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: RecycleMichael on January 25, 2018, 08:14:30 pm
They do make one hell of a cherry lime-ade.

They make real cherry shakes. I repeat, real cherry shakes.

Everybody makes strawberry. Linda Mar make real cherry shakes.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Conan71 on January 25, 2018, 10:17:05 pm
They make real cherry shakes. I repeat, real cherry shakes.

Everybody makes strawberry. Linda Mar make real cherry shakes.


Will be back in Tulsa end of Feb.  I think we need a forum lunch there.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 26, 2018, 09:35:29 am
They make real cherry shakes. I repeat, real cherry shakes.

Everybody makes strawberry. Linda Mar make real cherry shakes.



That settles it - going to LM this weekend!!


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Tulsa Zephyr on January 27, 2018, 10:36:19 am
Linda-Mar's = Best place to get a burger AND watch old Andy Griffith reruns.  Got the theme song in my head just thinking about it...


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on January 27, 2018, 11:09:09 am
Linda-Mar's = Best place to get a burger AND watch old Andy Griffith reruns.  Got the theme song in my head just thinking about it...


Yeah, but if you're referring to the old Ike's Chili location they moved yet again, to the old Taco Mayo about a mile east over by Guitar House of Tulsa.  I haven't tried that location yet but did the old Ike's Chili location.

If you're not talking about that location....well....nevermind.  :)


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Tulsa Zephyr on January 27, 2018, 12:18:10 pm
The thread kinda drifted to the Linda-Mar Drive In on West 51st and that is the only place I know of that plays a continuous loop of Andy Griffith in the dining room.  As far as Ike's Chili, the only one I've been to is the one on 11th Street just west of El Rancho Grande.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: patric on January 27, 2018, 12:35:06 pm
Yeah, but if you're referring to the old Ike's Chili location they moved yet again, to the old Taco Mayo about a mile east over by Guitar House of Tulsa.  I haven't tried that location yet but did the old Ike's Chili location.

If you're not talking about that location....well....nevermind.  :)

I thought Ikes left Admiral in 2013.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on January 27, 2018, 01:53:03 pm
The thread kinda drifted to the Linda-Mar Drive In on West 51st and that is the only place I know of that plays a continuous loop of Andy Griffith in the dining room.  As far as Ike's Chili, the only one I've been to is the one on 11th Street just west of El Rancho Grande.

That's their new location (moved from Admiral).


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on January 27, 2018, 01:53:31 pm
I thought Ikes left Admiral in 2013.

It did.  Linda Mar moved into that space and then moved again last year.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: patric on February 07, 2018, 03:45:15 pm
The Utica Square-area Goldies / IHOP location was assimilated by The John, my spies tell me.  It will join the vacant lot behind it.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Conan71 on February 07, 2018, 06:40:29 pm
The Utica Square-area Goldies / IHOP location was assimilated by The John, my spies tell me.  It will join the vacant lot behind it.

Perhaps that is where the rumor started about SJMC purchasing Utica Square.  Someone overheard "Goldie's Utica Square" and ran with it.  To my knowledge that is the first closing of a Goldie's I can remember and they've been around for at least 50 years.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on February 07, 2018, 07:46:30 pm
Perhaps that is where the rumor started about SJMC purchasing Utica Square.  Someone overheard "Goldie's Utica Square" and ran with it.  To my knowledge that is the first closing of a Goldie's I can remember and they've been around for at least 50 years.

Nah, there was a Goldie's at 41st and Memorial just across from the Caravan that closed.  I know because I frequented that location when I was the opener at Cost Warehouse in the early 90s.  Not sure when it closed but it was sometime in the late 90s.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Conan71 on February 07, 2018, 08:35:27 pm
Nah, there was a Goldie's at 41st and Memorial just across from the Caravan that closed.  I know because I frequented that location when I was the opener at Cost Warehouse in the early 90s.  Not sure when it closed but it was sometime in the late 90s.

No idea that even existed.  I suppose I did know at some point but...you know...age.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on February 07, 2018, 10:38:12 pm
No idea that even existed.  I suppose I did know at some point but...you know...age.

It was a lot smaller than the typical Goldie's.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on February 07, 2018, 11:53:56 pm
I found this in a FB group dedicated to old Tulsa relics.  A matchbook from Goldie's.

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18425530_10211161212378111_3868808974584656737_n.jpg?oh=ffefec3f68543fac6f3dee84ffa04067&oe=5B15D3EC)


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Conan71 on February 08, 2018, 08:59:39 am
I found this in a FB group dedicated to old Tulsa relics.  A matchbook from Goldie's.

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18425530_10211161212378111_3868808974584656737_n.jpg?oh=ffefec3f68543fac6f3dee84ffa04067&oe=5B15D3EC)

Interesting.  I don't remember one being further out on 31st out near Mingo.  The one between Harvard and Yale is still around, at least it was last time we were in Tulsa.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Oil Capital on February 08, 2018, 09:39:09 am
Perhaps that is where the rumor started about SJMC purchasing Utica Square.  Someone overheard "Goldie's Utica Square" and ran with it.  To my knowledge that is the first closing of a Goldie's I can remember and they've been around for at least 50 years.

In addition to the 41st and Memorial location mentioned by Hoss, Goldie's has also closed locations in Claremore, Oklahoma City (franchise) and downtown Tulsa (5th street).


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: Hoss on February 08, 2018, 10:01:48 am
Interesting.  I don't remember one being further out on 31st out near Mingo.  The one between Harvard and Yale is still around, at least it was last time we were in Tulsa.

I remember one being at 21st and Garnett (just south of the BK) for a while as I went to that one a couple of times.  I remember meeting one of the forum regulars there (might have been GH).


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: dbacksfan 2.0 on February 08, 2018, 10:47:55 am
I now remember the one at Briar Village, both my mom and I worked at the Froug's store there in the late 70's. 21st & Garnett I remember more than the one on 41st and Memorial.


Title: Re: Goldies Patio Grill Utica Square
Post by: TulsaGoldenHurriCAN on February 08, 2018, 01:38:19 pm
We have a partial answer on why it closed. It is turning into a mixed-use development:

http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=21653.0 (http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=21653.0)

I now wonder if it will reopen or if that is that.