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Earl's Rib Palace

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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    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
Bland

Per the recommendation of the server, I had the ribs which is supposed to be their signature item. They were very bland by themselves and had to be generously sauced to have any flavor. Good barbecue doesn't need a lot of sauce. This is not good barbecue. On a positive note, the portion size is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
doctorrich
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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Families with children
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Got the turkey sandwich and corn for a great lunch. The brisket is the best anywhere in OKC and the ribs are to die for. The only thing I haven't eaten here are the wings but I would bet they are great as well. I eat here often as possible and have never been disappointed. Even my Kansas City friends... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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163 reviews 163 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Oklahoma is trying its best to establish its own identity in the BBQ world. It can be a challenge, especially when it is surrounded with BBQ Meccas such as Texas (Beef BBQ) and Missouri (Dry-Rub Pork BBQ). Even though this state is trying its best to showcase its own style, this restaurant DOESN'T help its cause. When I stopped here,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Per the recommendation of the server, I had the ribs which is supposed to be their signature item. They were very bland by themselves and had to be generously sauced to have any flavor. Good barbecue doesn't need a lot of sauce. This is not good barbecue. On a positive note, the portion size is very generous and the prices... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Classic BBQ, that tastes great. Sides and appetizers were also good. Service was friendly and efficient. Also, it did not break the bank. Zero atmosphere unless you like the old license plate look.

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Oklahoma City
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235 reviews 235 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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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 8
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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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