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John and Cooks BBQ

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1310 SW 21st Street, Lawton, OK 73501
+1 630-688-2355
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent trip to Ft Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK, I decided to check out a local Q' joint in Lawton. I typed in "best barbecue in Lawton, OK", and I immediately knew that my Q' taste buds would be challenged when Billy Sims BBQ was consistently the first choice. So, I decided to go to the first listed... More 

Thank Chili56
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Some of the best bar-b-que we have had. A unique sauce, wonderful smoked meats, and delicious sides. We had the potato salad and baked beans. It's off on a side road, an easy jaunt from motels off the interstate though. They had good specials, all u can eat ribs when we were there and an end sandwich. Two of us... More 

Thank 4fromkansas
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

excellent bbq, really good home made sauces, really nice employees that have worked there for decades. ribs and pulled pork are some of the best ive had. not a fancy restaurant so come for the food not the settings.

Thank Honest R
Lawton, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

John & Cooks has been a family owned business for years that has been serving up down home BBQ dishes and fixins that are just outstanding. Monday nights offers an all the ribs you can eat special.

Thank Biff G
Wichita, Kansas
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327 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

My wife had the "kid's sandwich", which was well over a quarter pound of well cooked, well seasoned pulled pork. It was only $4.00 and came with a small bag of Lay's chips. Excellent value. I had the tips-one meat meal. The meat was tasty, but not a good enough sized portion for the price paid. The three sauces were... More 

Thank Leon67203
Torrington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

During a 3 day visit to Lawton, OK, my family chose to eat here TWICE; once just wasn't enough to get our fill of the best ribs and potato salad we've ever had! We found this gem based on a recommendation from the staff at the hotel we stayed at and they did not steer us wrong. The waitress was... More 

Thank CGHayward
Frisco, Texas
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Awesome little barbecue place in Lawton. Great barbecue and awesome service, great for a lunch drop-in. Same old decor, could use an update. Definitely recommend the beef brisket!

Thank TCooper4653
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

John & Cooks has been a staple in Lawton for many generations. Their ribs are always fall-off-the-bone tender, and the brisket never needs a knife and the rub is always seasoned just right. It's a traditional type bbq restaurant, so you won't find any of the latest fad foods like a mountain of curly fries and such. The sides are... More 

Thank Greg H
Edmond, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Ribs & Brisket some of the best ever!!!! Great fast & friendly service. Lot local people coming in for carry out. Must be good all the time!!!

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Truly the best BBQ,sides, pie, cake, the whole traditional BBQ joint experience. Not a chain. Owners always there ensuring quality, consistent food and service. Carry out or squeeze in. Nevermind it being located on a little side street by a trucking yard, if you are new to town, trust your GPS and just go. Pay attention to the parking lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 SW 21st Street, Lawton, OK 73501
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Lawton
  • Phone Number: +1 630-688-2355

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