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601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
+1 360-679-3500
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Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $25
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Description: We have much more room on the inside than it appears from the outside. Plenty of room for large groups and we are able to serve you quickly. We pride ourselves on great food, friendly service and a sparkling clean restaurant. Real southern BBQ made by real Texans.
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English first
Zion, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice portions for the price! Good taste! Place your order, get your food, pay and find a seat. You can order what you want, one, two or three meats...and you get two sides too. Service quick! Staff very friendly!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After working up an appetite at Deception Point this was the perfect place for lunch. It's not a fancy place but the food is well prepared & delicious! The ribs were cooked to perfection. I don't like too much sauce & these didn't have much. The Jambalaya side was excellent as well. My husband got the brisket & sang it's... More 

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

We are so glad you visited one of the most beautiful places around and then came to us for lunch. We truly are delighted you loved our ribs and brisket (and banana pudding, too). Thanks for taking the time to let us and TripAdvisor know, it means the world to us! More 

Oak Harbor, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Staff is friendly and efficient and the food is very good. Service was quick and the place was clean.

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five star review. That is exactly how we want our customers to feel about us. We so appreciate the compliments. Sonna & Tim Ryan Owners More 

Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best BBQ joint I've ever tasted. I have tried so many restaurants and always disappointed with my order of BBQ because it's dry and lost its quality. BBQ joint has the best thing to offer, aside from their reasonable price, the meat melts in your mouth, and meat is so juicy just perfect. Great customer service too.

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

"Melts in your mouth" and "best BBQ I ever tasted". Thank you so much! That is exactly what we want. We appreciate the great review and are so happy you loved our food. More 

British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've had BBQ in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas. This is the Real Deal. Not to be missed if you love BBQ. (e.g. If you are not comfortable using paper towels as napkins, you should maybe not come in ; ) Whenever we are back in this area we will enjoy again. The staff was really great too -- thanks!

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

What a joy to read your review of our restaurant. We are so glad you visited The BBQ Joint. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you liked it. Sonna & Tim More 

Blaine, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's hard to find great Southern BBQ in the Northwest, and we're still looking. We had the brisket and pulled pork. The brisket had a good smoke ring, good flavor and not much fat. The pulled pork was average. The sides were small and my husband did not like his coleslaw. The menu online said that the meals came with... More 

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. It helps us become better. First of all, I am glad your husband liked the brisket flavor. We regret he didn't get as much fat on the meat as he would have liked. We've have been trimming the fat off, unless someone asks to leave it on. We instructed our staff today to... More 

Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great food at a great price, if you love BBQ you will like this place. Very friendly staff and prices are very reasonable. Casual atmosphere.

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five star rating and compliments! Your experience is exactly what we want everyone to have. We really appreciate that you took the time to post a great review. It is people like you that have kept us in business 8 years. With gratitude, Sonna & Tim Ryan, Owners More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I lived in Oak Harbor throughout all of my high school years and when the BBQ Joint first opened, I was highly skeptical. As a native Oklahoman, and now Arkansan, I know good BBQ and good BBQ isn't plentiful around the PNW. Finally, after resisting for a few weeks, I visited and have made it a point to come back... More 

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We lived in Tulsa for many years and vacationed a lot in Arkansas, so your opinion counts even more with us. We know you know BBQ! We truly appreciate your making time to write this. Sonna & Tim Owners More 

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The flavor of the meats were excellent. My husband and I shared ribs, double brisket and pulled pork. Sooooo good. The homemade potato salad and corn bread was so yummy. If you like bbq this is your kind of place.

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

We are delighted that you liked our hickory smoked meat and our side dishes. Thank you so much for the five star review. It truly helps us bring in new customers. We appreciate you bragging on us:-) Sonna & Tim More 

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ethan my son and I made a special stop at the BBQ Joint on Friday during our motorcycle trip though the area. We are from Victoria, BC Canada and have been planning lunch here for weeks. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service from the staff was out of this world. My wife now wants me... More 

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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review

Firefighter Steve, thank you! This is one of the nicest reviews we have received. Thank you for sending the picture of your son Ethan. What a cute boy. We are delighted that you got to visit with some of our Navy customers. We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Sonna & Tim Ryan, Owners More 

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Additional Information about BBQ Joint

Address: 601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Phone Number: +1 360-679-3500
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Barbecue

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