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John and Cooks BBQ

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1310 SW 21st Street, Lawton, OK 73501
(630) 688-2355
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Historic Barbecue Place

Awesome little barbecue place in Lawton. Great barbecue and awesome service, great for a lunch drop-in. Same old decor, could use an update. Definitely recommend the beef brisket!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Awesome little barbecue place in Lawton. Great barbecue and awesome service, great for a lunch drop-in. Same old decor, could use an update. Definitely recommend the beef brisket!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

John & Cooks has been a staple in Lawton for many generations. Their ribs are always fall-off-the-bone tender, and the brisket never needs a knife and the rub is always seasoned just right. It's a traditional type bbq restaurant, so you won't find any of the latest fad foods like a mountain of curly fries and such. The sides are... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Ribs & Brisket some of the best ever!!!! Great fast & friendly service. Lot local people coming in for carry out. Must be good all the time!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Truly the best BBQ,sides, pie, cake, the whole traditional BBQ joint experience. Not a chain. Owners always there ensuring quality, consistent food and service. Carry out or squeeze in. Nevermind it being located on a little side street by a trucking yard, if you are new to town, trust your GPS and just go. Pay attention to the parking lot... More 

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Newport News VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beef brisket lean and on the well done side not easily found in Virginia so whenever my wife/I visit her family, we always go at least once. Texas BBQ better but for proximity, this is our next choice. Always prepared to our taste and reasonably priced.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We missed the exit for jakes rib coming from ok city . I had heard of this place so we tried it. Friendly enough but the food was not good . Meat was dry , cold, tasteless, potatoe salad was ? Sweet ? Baked beans were mustard tasting . I asked for a tea to go . Waitress never brought... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

While visiting our family in Fort Sill, we saw the John and Cooks trailer in a gas station parking lot and decided to take a chance. I was pleasantly surprised! The ribs were fall off the bone tender, and the Brisket was super tender, and both were delicious. The sauces were a wonderfull addition to the meat as well. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Some of the best brisket ever, and very nice people. We only tried the brisket sandwich, but it was very tasty. Location hidden off road, park sideways in the lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Delicious! I got the smoked chicken and it was tender, extremely flavorful and just plain good. They have a sweet, hot BBQ Sauce that is awesome. The baked beans were good, but need to be enhanced to meet the quality of the meat's flavor. My thought on the potato salad is it is too creamy and too sweet. I am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Basic no frills but great barbecue. Among us we tried the pulled pork, brisket and ribs. Sides were a bit disappointing - particularly the cole slaw. But meat was cooked to perfection. Was recommended to us by someone at Ft Sill who said it was the best barbecue in Lawton - we didn't try the others but this was indeed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 SW 21st Street, Lawton, OK 73501
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Lawton
  • Phone Number: (630) 688-2355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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