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11-01-2017, 09:34 AM
Ned Shadid of Ned's Catering (an OKC institution) has leased the former Nomad's space and will be opening a restaurant and full bar at 7301 N. May.

Jacob Simon of Emersons Commercial Real Estate brokered the lease.

Should be open in about 6 months.

Roger S
11-01-2017, 09:41 AM
Nice.... I drove by that building a few days ago and was wondering how long it would set empty.

11-01-2017, 09:53 AM
I assume the younger Ned? (not the father?)

11-01-2017, 07:53 PM
Ned's catered our wedding and everything was amazing! From the food to the service to the cleanup. We'll definitely be one of the first customers.

11-01-2017, 09:29 PM
Is this the "Ned's" that had a pizza place at about 30th and North May? I really used to enjoy the pizza there. It was greasy, but had a great flavor.
C. T.

08-03-2018, 03:57 PM
Sign's up, looks nice, will look pretty cool at night, I expect. Oh, and I think it's Starlite, not Starlight.

08-03-2018, 07:49 PM
I assume the younger Ned? (not the father?)

Theyre both involved but the younger Ned is running point on this.

08-04-2018, 11:32 AM
I drove by yesterday and saw the sign, very cool and retro. I’m a huge fan of neon. There’s a patio construction underway. I have no idea what the concept is but I’m glad to see the sussy’s building doing something after what feels like a decade of abandonment, all the furniture and window treatments still in place.

08-04-2018, 11:41 AM

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08-04-2018, 11:58 AM
That sign is awesome! Any estimate on opening?

08-04-2018, 12:03 PM
From the outside it looks like they are flying. But any place that’s one off or new vs a 40th garage burgers or a chain can take some time. This was an Italian restaurant for like? 30 years before it closed...and i think it burned down once before.

08-04-2018, 12:54 PM
Showing some good looking dishes....House salad with Angus has my name on it. :)

08-04-2018, 01:12 PM
Ned is a good friend of mine; we went all the way through PC schools together and most know he's been a fantastic caterer.

They are still about 3 weeks out. Hope to have a full story with a bunch of interior photos soon.

08-05-2018, 06:55 AM

08-05-2018, 08:41 AM
....and most know he's been a fantastic caterer..
And even better person.

08-05-2018, 10:19 AM
and most know he's been a fantastic caterer.

We hired Ned several years ago to cater our wedding. Canít recall exactly what was going on but Ned got sick or something, but he was mia a lot during the planning. Ned Jr was practically running the show. Then comes our big day and Ned Sr was in the hospital for whatever his ailment was and my wife was a wreck, knowing that Ned Jr was in charge. The reception went off without a hitch and Ned Jr absolutely blew us away. 450 guests and Ned Jr wasnít the least bit concerned that his dad wasnít there to run things.

Ever since, we recommend Neds Catering to everyone we know. I think I actually told this story on here a few years back when Nedís was brought up, but I canít help it. They truly made our night one that weíll never forget. Food was wonderful and we have some pretty high standards in our large family. Service and follow-through from Ned Jr was impeccable. When their restaurant opens, weíll definitely be regulars. I hope they knock it out of the park!

09-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Wife and I drove by and saw people inside yesterday, but not sure if it was open to the public yet.

09-18-2018, 12:38 PM
Opens next Monday for lunch, dinner and late night.

Disclaimer: Ned is a friend of mine who I've known since we both were kids. However, I can objectively say this place has me very excited.

First of all, it's very cool with lots of retro details. But more important, the food was very good and the service fantastic.

It reminds me a lot of R&J Supper Club but more food-forward, although the bar is large and prominently featured in the center of the room.

Here is a little glimpse with more images at the Gazette and we'll have a full write-up on the place next week:

09-18-2018, 01:27 PM
Did anyone ever reply about Ned's Restaurant on May? That was my favorite place ever. Many happy birthdays there with their pizza and chef salad, listening to the jukebox (selected the songs from your table). I wish someone could duplicate their pizza and salad dressing!!!

09-29-2018, 08:21 PM
We had a really good dinner here tonight. Fun place and it was hopping after the OU game. This has the makings of a great spot in my view.

10-17-2018, 07:42 AM
Stopped in last night around 6:30 and they were very busy, and on a Tuesday.

Had a fantastic poblano chicken fried steak. Their mashed potatoes may be the best I've ever had.

They are still struggling with beer supply. Zero beers on tap (about 10 taps) and only a few local beers. I think the new changes and supply network has been hard on the newer, smaller operations.