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Swadley's Bar-B-Q

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8317 S Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a partial wait on yourself restaurant. Order at the counter then choose a table. Waitstaff will bring your order and drink. Barbecue is very good and so are the sides. Locally owned, closed on Sunday.

Thank Sanddollar37
Oakville, Canada
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried it because it was close to our hotel and hit the jackpot for taste/location/price. Food is delicious, portions are generous without being ridiculous and the staff was great. Had the Catfish Dinner and Smoked Chicken and would love to try the other items next time around.

Thank kdt2010
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was impeccable and all staff members treated us like family. This is always one of our favorite places to go for bbq and friendly faces!

Thank CB M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

swadley's has the best BBQ in town for the money and convenience. This was a topical Tuesday night but I needed something that was filling yet low carb. My wife and I are on a low carb diet so what fits within this diet regimen than BBQ, without the bread. We both had the chopped beef with a side of... More 

Thank david b
Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in Oklahoma City nearly 10 years I've finally tried swadley's and I see I've been missing out! The menu can be a bit pricey but my husband and I usually share the Okie platter and get ice cream at the end and we are plenty full. I enjoy their different sauces and their service. Definitely try the smoky... More 

Thank Katrina S
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs were tender and all the meat didn't completely fall off the bone with the first bite...'cause its not supposed to. These ribs are dry rubbed and served that way, if you want sauce, you put it on. I found the rub to be a bit flavorless but when I sauced the ribs they were really good. The brisket... More 

Thank FedAgent1896
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I always try to stop by a Swadley's when I'm driving through OKC. The prices have increased, but the sliced brisket is always juicy and tender and the sweet sauce can't be beat.

Thank Jay_Johnson_101
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

At this Swadley's location you order and pay at the front counter, then carry a number to your choice of table. The wait staff brings drinks, bbq sauce, pickles and onions and your selection. I had the ultimate combo (appx. $17) which included brisket, ham, sausage, chicken and 1 large pork rib. Their ribs vary in quality some but my... More 

Thank DonnieTheB
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This place serves awesome barbeque and has many delicious sides. I especially like the creamed corn. The atmosphere is nice and its family friendly.

Thank juliedan2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

One of the best BBQ places in OKC, great food and good service They serve lunch and dinner. Very clean place and clean restrooms. Servers are very friendly. And you also get a free ice cream cone at the end of your meal.

Thank Patti D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8317 S Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: 14054137333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?