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“Great BBQ in the Northwest!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of BBQ Joint

BBQ Joint
Ranked #7 of 85 Restaurants in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Transplanted Texans serving real Hickory Smoked BBQ and real Southern Sweet Tea. Our side dishes and desserts are made from scratch. Memphis Baby Back Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and Spicy or Mild Sausage. Come try our award winning BBQ and warm hospitality.
Stanwood, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in the Northwest!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a quality, quality BBQ place. From the ribs, to the pulled pork to the coconut cream pie, this place has amazing food. Whatever they do, they do well. Which, along with the food, the service is top notch. We arrived close to closing on a Saturday night and everyone was still so full of smiles and so very friendly. We drove an hour to get to this place, and it was worth every bit of our time! Highly recommend!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Wade S
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Wade S., thank you so much for the excellent review. Those are all the things we strive for, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the food and our wonderful staff. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it really is very good to hear.
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Omaha
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165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“YOU CAN SMELL IT!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Knew it was genuine BBQ by the smell when i walked into this "joint". We stopped here on our drive from Anacortes to Freeland after a day of whale watching. We were hungry! We found a nice variety of smoked meats and a nice selection of side items. A very helpful staff. The BBQ Joint may not be as good as the BBQ in Kansas City, but they are pretty darn close. A great find on a great island.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank tivmamtv
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We are very happy you gave us a try. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It means a lot to us and brings us new customers. We think the smell is one of our best advertisements:-)
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Mmmmm, good BBQ”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

My family and I stopped here on our way to Deception Pass park. We picked up a little bit of everything! It was so good. The sausage was delicious. As were the corn bread muffins. I'd definitely go back if I was in the area. A thumbs up from the kids, too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BethanneU4
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We appreciate the good review and are glad we got to play a small part in your visit to Deception Pass. We love when you bring the kids! Hope you come again.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I need another napkin”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love the BBQ joint. They stick to what they know and have the bet BBQ around! The desserts are pretty good too, but with all the food I usually have to take that home.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank For_The_Hope_Chest
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BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
We love the title of your review! Thank you for recognizing we don't try to do everything - just a few things very well. Your compliments mean a lot to us, we are grateful that you told us (and everyone:-))
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Tracy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Southern Cooking”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

GO!! It may look like a little hole in the wall from the outside...but don't let appearances keep you from such fabulous food. Step inside to the very quaint and clean restaurant and step up to the counter...don't waste your time with the sandwiches just get the 3 or 4 meat plate pick your sides...be sure to have some REAL sweet tea, and enjoy!! Love, love this place. We have never gone to a place 3 out of our 4 days in a town to eat...it was that good. Who knew you could find such authentic southern cooking in Oak Harbor WA!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Heather K
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