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Earl's Rib Palace

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American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
405-843-9922
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good

Earls offers very good BBQ meats and their sides seem to be better than most other BBQ places around. To me, without good side dishes and sauce choices, BBQ meal is not complete.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Richard S
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Oklahoma City
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  • Families with children
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Oklahoma City
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235 reviews 235 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Earls offers very good BBQ meats and their sides seem to be better than most other BBQ places around. To me, without good side dishes and sauce choices, BBQ meal is not complete.

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London, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had the beef brisket and ribs with baked beans and coleslaw. Overall experience was very good, the ribs are too big IMO. I wondered if it was off of a senior pig. Flavor was great, though and the baked beans were excellent. The beef brisket says sliced or chopped, we ordered chopped but both came basically chopped but they claim... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here off and on for the past three years and tonight's rib dinner was the end. I've never had ribs that needed salt and were this tough. Even the deviled eggs needed salt. How do you screw up a deviled egg? This place has really slipped with unreliable quality and tasteless food. But the service was really good.... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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184 reviews 184 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered Take Out - the family pack version of Ribs and Brisket, complete with fried okra and beans. Good smoke ring and flavor. Brisket was too lean... too dry... then a Swan-dive into the sauce helped. Lots of pickles and onion on the side. Good enough and close by.

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Cambria Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Probably one of my favorite places to eat in Oklahoma City. The atmosphere is great. The service is wonderful. The ribs are so tender they practically fall off the bone, and the hot links are probably the best I've ever had. I've had barbeque from all over the country, and Earl's is easily some of the best I've ever had.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food at Earl's is consistently excellent. The menu has all the basic items such as pulled pork, turkey, chicken, brisket and ribs. The pulled pork was delicious and tender. Side items of baked potato, potato salad, green beans, corn on the cob, fried okra, and deviled eggs to name a few. The blackberry cobbler and peach cobbler is very... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wow, excellent food and great staff....very large portions, well for me anyway....very tasty and love the decor, full of atmosphere....!!

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Chico, CA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The ribs were meaty and juicy, but the rub was virtually tasteless. Nevertheless, spiced up with the available BBQ sauce they were a good meal. The accompanying baked beans were outstanding.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The place smells awesome! But how can a place smell so yummy and their BBQ not taste at all like smoke? BBQ sauce is marginal at best. Baked beans are soupy and have some odd spice in them. Potato salad is mayonnaise based, not mustard based. We won't willingly eat here again. The fried okra wasn't bad. Service was friendly.

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Seville, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

During our stay in Oklahoma, we visited Earl's three times. Very reasonable prices, portion size was large. Food was hot and tasty. During our visits, we had the following: pulled pork, stuffed oversize baked potato, potato salad, coleslaw, fried okra, ribs and beans. SO finished his plate but then finished off mine. I would recommend this award-winning restaurant for everyone.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: 405-843-9922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?