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Papa's Backyard Bar-B-Que

2 W Broadway St, Okemah, OK 74859-2615
+1 918-720-6848
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2 W Broadway St, Okemah, OK 74859-2615
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

It was really good. We liked how an old gas station was transformed into a BBQ diner. Nothing fancy but we were disappointed to find out it has closed due to owners health.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Somi Y
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

First u don’t get waited on u order as u walk in and pay so if u need any thing else we’ll u go pay again there’s no cold Beer Really BBQ with out beer in heard of but once u get it you’ll realize...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 303billyh
Reviewed May 25, 2018

I have eaten most of the great (and most of the bad) burgers to be had the length of I-40 and for my money the best burger between Little Rock and Oklahoma City is easily the smoked cheese burger served at this locally-owned gem in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Keith M
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I will be adding Papa's as a for sure stop when I am traveling on I-40. Made a lunch stop on our way back from Broken Bow and was pleasantly surprised. Good good and a great staff.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank shelleybraniff
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Traveling back from Branson to OKC, we pulled off I40W at Okemah because we were hungry and there were 4 restaurants listed on the blue sign. Three were familiar fast food places and then there was Papa's. I asked my wife to pick one and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CaptRon L
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Papa's BBQ is delicious. We've tried several different dishes and all have been wonderful. The staff is courteous and helpful. Their brisket is cooked to perfection and extremely tender. Free ice cream and the end of the meal is appreciated. Highly recommend Papa's. Easily accessed...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Pam E
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Good food and service is ok. Can be hard to find a seat sometimes. Breakfast burrito is really good. They have added a drive up window too.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank virginias305
Reviewed November 13, 2017

this little place in okemah is cranking out some world class BBQ. they have wings that are actually smoked before they're fried,, unreal! the ribs are heavily smoked and amazing. the sauce is homemade and incredible. we will now make trips to okemah just to...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Honest R
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This was our first time there. The staff was very courteous. The catfish was pretty good. Barbecue was pretty good. Not a very big place. Close to interstate.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Nancy V
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Had to go thru Okemah for business and decided to try this place.. did not expect much but was very suprised.. the restaurant is very clean and it has all the new bells and whistles . top notch electronics.. ordered the rib dinner with sweet...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank GARY C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 W Broadway St, Okemah, OK 74859-2615
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Okemah
  • Phone Number: +1 918-720-6848
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