When I heard that the major north-south Tulsa streets were going to be featured in the latest issue of Tulsa World Magazine, my first thought was: What are the oldest restaurants on each of those streets?

I did not mean the oldest physically on a particular street. That would have been interesting but a little tricky. I was more interested in the restaurants with the longest histories in Tulsa that happen to be on one of the featured streets today.

I fudged a little on the addresses, too, as a couple I ran across sit a smidgen off the main streets. Details.

No matter how you look at it, if you like Tulsa history and like to eat, visits to these restaurants are a must. — Written by Scene Writer Scott Cherry / Photos by Staff Photographers Matt Barnard and Stephen Pingry