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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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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, 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
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! Barbeque, ribs, smoked chicken and meats, holiday hams and turkeys, carryout, catering, gift cards 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!
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  • 15
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  • 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
Easy drive from the Cowboy museum and great BBQ

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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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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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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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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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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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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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Oklahoma City
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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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 14
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

100% locally owned and operated. 6 locations in Oklahoma City metro area for 19 years strong! Barbeque, ribs, smoked chicken and meats, holiday hams and turkeys, carryout, catering, gift cards 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!
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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