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Earl's Rib Palace

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6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
+1 405-843-9922
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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New Bern, North Carolina
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lots of fun to eat here -- this was either a 'late lunch' or a very early dinner -- about 3 p.m. and we were almost the only people in the place -- unassuming from the outside -but the fragrance caught our attention when we were at the stop light directly across from the place!! We knew if it SMELLED... More 

Thank Kathryn S
Ottawa, Canada
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove to Oklahoma City on a Saturday and went to earls that night. We liked the location; it was busy, but not so much that we had to wait. We received quickly and the service was friendly and efficient. My mother and father-in-law ordered ribs, my wife ordered chicken strips and I ordered Earl's Binge. I was quite pleased... More 

Thank Jason C
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Run don't walk to Earl's for the best ribs ever! We've have the ribs, chopped brisket & wings. And have never been disappointed. We go with the mild sauce, but they have spicy too. Ribs are just right, they aren't fall off the bone done. Easily come off when you bite into them. Really meaty too. Wings were a little... More 

Thank fulltimerver
Olalla, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of bones in those ribs, but the brisket was tasty. Line up to order and they bring your food to you. We sat outside (hot!) with dog.

Thank LynnetteMF
Hockessin, Delaware
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The meat was some of the best I have had: the ribs. Fell off the bone, nice and smokey. The deviled eggs were good as was the potato salad. However, the cole slaw was not so great. The sauce was way too runny and much too sweet. It was like candy syrup instead of BBQ sauce. I like a sweet... More 

Thank danieljamesgullo
Wichita Falls
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Ribs taste like they were boiled before they were smoked. It was close to the hotel, which helped. Had nice selection of often foods, didn't get to try them.

Thank Frances K
Brussels, Belgium
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142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I specially love their ribs and its special sauce. The restaurant is really genuine and the food is always outstanding!! Highly recommend it!

Thank Yen M
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This BBQ joint is one of my favorites. It is very cozy. The BBQ is YUMMY! 1/2 Sweet 1/2 unsweet Tea is perfect! The staff are extremely welcoming, efficient, and friendly. Earl's usually has 85% male customers with a few women. Panera bread is next door, which probably attracts most of the women eating lunch. There are TVs in Earls... More 

Thank Mary Brown B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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545 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I'm sure Earls has good barbecue. I don't know because every time I go to the BBQ restaurant I get the Cheddar Burger. Its pretty awesome. Huge patty with melted cheddar, red onion, lettuce and tomato. The basket comes with curly fries. Earls is celebrating its anniversary with special pricing and I had these three times in one week. Wish... More 

Thank lannyr
The Villages, Florida
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We had six people for a late lunch last week, The proprietor took our diverse orders and they came quickly with great taste and fantastic service after the orders were delivered. We'd eat here again when in town!!

Thank rc1078

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
American, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-843-9922
100% locally owned and operated. 6 locations in Oklahoma City metro area for 19 years strong! Barbecue, ribs, smoked chicken and meats, holiday hams and turkeys, carryout, catering and game day meals! We love BBQ and we love Oklahoma--come on in and see why we have been voted best BBQ restaurant for over 16 years! We provide counter service during lunch and table service during dinner with the exception of our Bricktown location which is always counter service. Our Memorial and Moore locations have a private room for parties, meetings and events. All our locations support local school and community organizations. Contact the store manager for information on fund raising events. We strive to provide the best service with the highest quality food products. If we are not meeting your expectations please let a manager know during your visit. We want happy and satisfied customers and are proud to consistently be voted Oklahoma City's Best BBQ for 16 consecutive years.

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