A favorite local haunt of OSU fans and alumni, Eskimo Joe's is nationally recognized for its fun T-shirt designs and presidentially-endorsed cheese fries. Play a game of pool, watch the big game or enjoy live entertainment while enjoying the tasty fare. A visit to Eskimo Joe's isn't complete without an order of Joe's Famous Cheese Fries, a favorite of President George H. W. Bush. The fresh-cut fries are generously smothered with Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, and topped with your choice of bacon, chicken and bleu cheese crumbles. For your entree, try the pecan-smoked pork dinner, which is 9 ounces of smoked pulled pork with a side of Joe's homemade barbecue sauce.
Eskimo Joe's has been voted "Best College Post-Game Hangout" by the Sporting News and ranked No. 3 in "The Perfect 10 College Sports Bars" by Sports Illustrated. Eskimo Joe's has also been featured in Southern Living, USA Today and on the Food Network. This modest little Stillwater tavern was started by Stan Clark and his pal Steve File on a lark one afternoon in 1975 and has evolved into a restaurant and clothing empire fronted by a distinctive, timeless logo recognized the world over. Clark, who became sole owner in 1978, has built a business that is synonymous with fun. And he's done it by keeping things simple. The fare is tasty and satisfying, the atmosphere is always lively and the beer is ice cold. The Jumpin' Little Juke Joint may be nearing middle age, but it shows no sign of losing its rhythm.