Pizza is a beloved dish that is enjoyed by people all around the world. While the traditional slice is always a crowd-pleaser, there are many other ways to enjoy the flavors and ingredients of pizza. From garlic knots and Caesar salad to mini meatballs and creamy tri-cheese dip, there are a variety of appetizers that are perfect for satisfying your cravings. These dishes offer a delicious and creative way to start your meal and are sure to be a hit with friends and family alike. Whether you’re in the mood for something simple or want to try something a little more elaborate, there’s an appetizer that’s perfect for every pizza lover.


The Best Appetizers At Empire Slice House

At Empire Slice House, we offer a good selection of delicious appetizers to compliment our custom pizza pies. Here are some of the best appetizers we are known for.


Garlic Knots: World Famous

Garlic knots are a popular appetizer that is loved by pizza enthusiasts everywhere. Made from pizza dough that is rolled into knots and then baked to a crispy perfection, these savory treats are covered in melted butter and minced garlic. The combination of the buttery garlic flavor and the comforting texture of the dough make garlic knots the perfect bite-sized snack to enjoy before your main meal. They can be served plain or with a side of marinara sauce for dipping, making them a versatile option that can be customized to suit your tastes. Empire’s Garlic Knots are a house favorite and we highly recommend you give them a try!


Empire’s Caesar salad is a great appetizer before a slice of pizza for several reasons. Firstly, the crisp and refreshing lettuce, combined with the creamy dressing, provides a delicious contrast to the warm, cheesy goodness of pizza. Secondly, the acidity of the salad’s dressing can help to cut through the richness of the pizza, making it easier to digest. Additionally, the salad’s crunchy croutons and savory Parmesan cheese can offer a satisfying contrast to the soft and chewy pizza crust. Finally, since Caesar salad is a lighter option compared to other appetizers, it can help to balance out the meal and leave room for more pizza or other indulgences. Our menu also offers a House Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Feta cheese, and a house Italian dressing. Lastly, if you’re a blue cheese fan, you’ll have to try the Spinach salad which comes with Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, pickled onion, and orange balsamic vinaigrette. Wanting some protein with your salad? You can add chicken  on top of your salad for a small upcharge.

Andre’s Mini Meatballs

One of the standout appetizers on Empire’s menu is Andre’s mini meatballs. These juicy meatballs are made with a blend of pork and beef, seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, and then baked to perfection. The meatballs are served in a rich tomato sauce, topped with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. These meatballs make for a perfect starter, as they are hearty, flavorful, and satisfying. They add an extra layer of texture and flavor to the meal, and the sauce is perfect for dipping your pizza crusts. Andre’s mini meatballs are a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in a hearty appetizer.

The Dip

Empire’s signature “Dip” consists of a creamy tri-cheese blend with roasted artichokes, spinach, and garlic served with lavish chips. This mouth-watering appetizer is perfectly complemented by the bold and robust flavors of roasted artichokes and garlic, as well as the vibrant freshness of spinach. The lavish chips deliver the savory, creamy goodness to your taste buds. This appetizer is a great choice for those who want to start their meal with something decadent and enjoy a contrast between creamy dip and crispy chips.


Best Appetizers In Downtown Tulsa 

When you are craving a delicious slice of pizza or irresistible appetizers, choose Empire Slice Shop in Downtown Tulsa! Regardless of your favorite pizza or appetizer, our fan favorite signature pizza pies and appetizers to keep you happy. If you come in wanting just a few slices, or need a slice to go, we have different daily slice specials, so you can always have a variety to choose from. 

Enjoy the chill atmosphere at our Tulsa pizza restaurant and allow us to serve you at one of our multiple pizza shops! If you have any questions, and would like to see what we’re all about give us a call, or stop by in person. Visit our website to view our full menus, to order pizza online, see our different pizza place locations, see our daily pizza slices, apply for a job, or just to keep up with us on Instagram. We’d love to hear from you, and hope to see you soon at one of our local OKC pizza places


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(918) 551-6669



417 N Main St,Tulsa, OK 74103



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