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6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
14058439922
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: 100% locally owned and operated. 6 locations in Oklahoma City metro area...
100% locally owned and operated. 6 locations in Oklahoma City metro area for 19 years strong! Barbecue, ribs, smoked chicken and meats, holiday hams and turkeys, carryout, catering and game day meals! We love BBQ and we love Oklahoma--come on in and see why we have been voted best BBQ restaurant for over 16 years! We provide counter service during lunch and table service during dinner with the exception of our Bricktown location which is always counter service. Our Memorial and Moore locations have a private room for parties, meetings and events. All our locations support local school and community organizations. Contact the store manager for information on fund raising events. We strive to provide the best service with the highest quality food products. If we are not meeting your expectations please let a manager know during your visit. We want happy and satisfied customers and are proud to consistently be voted Oklahoma City's Best BBQ for 16 consecutive years.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great ribs, awesome sauce, boysenberry cobbler... yummy

This is a very comfortable place and very friendly. Everyone has an opinion on what makes great ribs and I'm certainly not an expert, but I love theirs. If you like ribs with sauce, they're great. They offer different levels of spicy and I like to mix them to get just what I want. If you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
ffandw
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Oklahoma City
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Cushing, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Earl's! They have some of the best BBQ in okc. Their ribs are unbeatable. Perfect texture and super tasty. Big Earl sandwich is also very good. It is basically 2 meats on a sandwich with purple onion. I recommend sliced brisket and hot links. They also have a great selection of sides. We are always happy with our dining... More 

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Thank William R
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I usually go to the location on N Western. The brisket, hot links and turkey are all great and the fried okra and loaded potato are good sides. My favorite part is the mild BBQ sauce. Really good stuff.

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Thank barrywmurphy2
Oklahoma City
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a very comfortable place and very friendly. Everyone has an opinion on what makes great ribs and I'm certainly not an expert, but I love theirs. If you like ribs with sauce, they're great. They offer different levels of spicy and I like to mix them to get just what I want. If you have room, try the... More 

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Thank ffandw
Portland, Oregon
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Actually, I only had take-out -- their chopped brisket sandwich. Very nice, nothing spectacular. I was working, so didn't dare try the ribs (as they are likely to be messy), which would probably have wowed me.

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Thank DeHypnotist
Earl_says, Owner at Earl's Rib Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you will be able to "eat in" on your next visit so that you can experience the ribs. More 

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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

At a motel's suggestion we were told this was the best BBQ arouns, according to their guests. We were seated right away, waiter was perfectly pleasant - told me they had no wine...only normal beers..Corona, corona light, Miller & Bud. We ordered the sandwhiches with vaked beans. The beans were delicious. The smoked pulled pork & the smoked chicken were... More 

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Thank Pam B
Earl_says, Owner at Earl's Rib Palace, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Glad you liked our sauce so much that you wanted to take some home! We make if fresh daily and stealthily keep it to serve only in our restaurants. Apologies for "no wine"...take that up with Trip Advisor. They group wine/beer together in the profile section. Would love it... More 

Dodge City, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a very good restaurant!! I recently ate here for the first time. The food was great. I had the four meat order, sorry forgot the name. It came with two sides, and the okra was very good. The portions are very big so go hungry. The staff was very friendly. It did not take long to get the... More 

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Thank Michaelks74
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Ekeller115
Greenville, North Carolina
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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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Thank Black0ut1983
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank doctorrich
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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: 14058439922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

100% locally owned and operated. 6 locations in Oklahoma City metro area for 19 years strong! Barbecue, ribs, smoked chicken and meats, holiday hams and turkeys, carryout, catering and game day meals! We love BBQ and we love Oklahoma--come on in and see why we have been voted best BBQ restaurant for over 16 years! We provide counter service during lunch and table service during dinner with the exception of our Bricktown location which is always counter service. Our Memorial and Moore locations have a private room for parties, meetings and events. All our locations support local school and community organizations. Contact the store manager for information on fund raising events. We strive to provide the best service with the highest quality food products. If we are not meeting your expectations please let a manager know during your visit. We want happy and satisfied customers and are proud to consistently be voted Oklahoma City's Best BBQ for 16 consecutive years.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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