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Billy Boy Bar-B-Que

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120 W Macarthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804-2007
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Arkie in the mtns.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Billy Boy BBQ based on a recommendation and we were delighted. We had Combos and each had a fine selection of BBQ. The ribs tonight we're just right.

Thank lspar
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I've gone to Billy Boys for 40 years. It used to be across the street and was a small burger and ice cream joint. Paul started serving BBQ and the place has become a staple of Shawnee. They had to build a bigger place so moved across the street. I recommend anything on the menu, but personally love their sliced... More 

Thank Scubagregory
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

So glad we made the drive from OKC! Had been a few years since we had eaten there and we have been missing out. Love the BBQ sandwiches... meat is very ground up and sauce is good! The guys had hot links and brisket, only negative comment was on how thinly it was sliced, but favor was good. Hands down... More 

Thank jralcorn1979
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Came for the fried okra and it was great! Oklahoma Today magazine recommended it. I had the rib basket. The ribs were very good as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Pricey but good sandwiches and salads ribs are ok but I get the baby bbq beef and it's plenty and not too expensive they have wonderful ice tea and fountain drinks. Family owned business real nice folks. Clean and great atmosphere!! Try it you will not be disappointed!

Thank Jaxmimi2u
Crown Point, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

We went here for dinner last night. They have really good coleslaw. They have pretty good ribs, too. This isn't my favorite but it is my second. I thought the staff was great. I had a half order of ribs and could not finish it.

Thank Gallivanting_Gypsy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

We don't easily give a place a bad review, but in this case - it's more than deserved. The service was terrible and the very cold food we finally received wasn't completely edible. We tried to get another order or at least get it warmed back up, but that wasn't received well by the smart-mouthed staff. HORRIBLE experience and terrible... More 

Thank TJ-277
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Lunch here is a local favorite. We had three meat salads, the small size, and it was plenty of food. You may want to skip the dressings and add a little barbecue sauce. It's sweet and tangy.

Thank Chuck L
Bonsall, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Top notch BBQ at an affordable price for over 40 years. Amazingly fresh buns. Smiling counter help. Sandwiches are always on the freshest possible buns. I like the beef brisket, my wife likes the turkey. It's all great! They offer daily specials as well.

Thank R H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

The dinner was just okay or average. The sliced brisket & turkey was similar to lunch meat, and I did not care for it. My husband did not like the pulled pork either. The sides were not that good either. The ribs were quite tasty and definitely the only thing we really liked. Overall it was not terrible, but we... More 

Thank Theresa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Macarthur St, Shawnee, OK 74804-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Shawnee
  • Phone Number: 405-275-2040

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