If you have ever watched Ree Drummond on Food Network’s Pioneer Woman cooking show and wanted to taste her delicious food for yourself, now you have the chance. In her hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Ree and her family have opened up The Mercantile: Deli, Bakery and General Store.
They have converted the abandoned building that used to be the Osage County Mercantile in the downtown area into a shopping and dining destination.
Visiting the Pioneer Woman Mercantile
When you first get to The Mercantile, get in line for the dine-in deli. The wait for the can be over two hours. The good news is only one person from your party needs to be in line, so feel free to take turns shopping and looking around.
Breakfast menu is served from 7 AM to 11 AM and dinner menu is from 11 AM until close at 7 PM. If you are not feeling up to waiting to dine-in, there is a much quicker grab-and-go line.
You can go through a buffet of pre-made items and make your to-go box to take with you. The lines for the to-go deli average around 20 min, so much more reasonable if you don’t want to wait very long.
While you are waiting to eat, shop the General Store where Ree has her line of cookware, dinnerware and linens on display to look at and buy. There are so many cute items for your home.
She even has an area of women’s clothing and lots of children’s toys. I thought most of it was really reasonably priced and also really cute too!
Upstairs is a sitting area and the bakery. The bakery is another place to grab a quick bite to eat and get desserts!
Once it’s your turn to eat in the dine-in line you will not be disappointed! The portions are huge and everything is delicious! I recommend the Chicken Fried Steak and the Best Grilled Cheese Ever!
Visiting The Lodge
If you are lucky, Ree will have opened their family’s Lodge for tours. The Lodge is a guest house on the Drummond property where Ree films the Pioneer Woman cooking show. Since there are actually very few hotels near the ranch, the crew will stay in the Lodge when they are filming the show.
You can get tickets to the Lodge at the Mercantile, and the best thing is they are free! The Lodge is about 15 min from the Mercantile, and I totally recommend checking it out if you can. On the way to the Lodge you will pass beautiful wild horses that roam on the Drummond land.
The view was fantastic from the kitchen. I could cook here all day long! There is a ton of storage and all of Ree’s line of cookware and dinnerware throughout.
Down the hall there are four bedrooms with bathrooms all looking out on the great view.
Then there is the fabulous prep kitchen. This is where a lot of the recipes are tested and the food is cooked before the show. I was mainly in awe of their pantry!
Walter was even there as a greeting party, although he didn’t seem to care what was going on at all.
We loved our trip to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and can’t wait to go again. We are really looking forward to trying out the breakfast menu sometime! You should definitely make a trip to the small town of Pawhuska. I can guarantee you won’t leave hungry!
You can find more information on visiting the Pioneer Woman Mercantile here.
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Originally published August 11, 2017