Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Oklahoma City

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Oklahoma City

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Oklahoma City on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#23. RibCrib BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 W I 240 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-7702
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#22. Parlor

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11 NE 6th St Automobile Alley, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-1801
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#21. Smokey's BBQ & Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 2410 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107-1502
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#20. The Collective

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 308 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3908
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#19. Billy Sims BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Fast Food
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1701 S Air Depot Blvd Apt S, Oklahoma City, OK 73110-5128
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#18. Jack's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4418 NW 39th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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#17. Billy Sims BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1029 S Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108-1701
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#16. Cornish Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 801 SW 119th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73170-6005
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#15. Earl's Rib Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4414 W Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107-6528
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#14. Swadley's BBQ - Quail Springs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2233 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134-8009
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#13. Earl's Rib Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5508 W Memorial Rd East of MacArthur & Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2023
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#12. George's Happy Hog Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 712 Culbertson Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-8412
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#11. Pappy's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 201 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108-1222
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#10. Earl's Rib Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6816 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7214
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#9. Back Door Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 315 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103-3207
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#8. Clark Crew BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3510 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4422
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#7. Swadley's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8317 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9213
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#6. Rudy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3437 W Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
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#5. Earl's Rib Palace

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (280 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 Johnny Bench Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2463
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#4. Blu's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 612 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6214
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#3. Leo's Bar-B-Q The Original

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3631 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4505
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#2. Bedlam BAR-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 610 NE 50th St near Lincoln and Interstate-44, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-6608
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#1. Iron Star Urban Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3700 N Shartel Ave Corner of NW 36th Street and Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73118-7103
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