Who would have thought that classic old-school, comfort food BBQ cooking could cosy up to fine dining? That’s exactly what you get with the best ribs in Oklahoma City.
There’s more, of course. From rib palaces and restaurants to diners and smokehouse eateries, there is something for everybody on our list of some of the greatest places to eat the finest Oklahoma City ribs… So – what are you waiting for?!
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Back Door BBQ is the result of a top chef’s experience in Texas Hill Country combined with classical training in fine dining restaurants. So, it’s the perfect mix of old school flavours with amazing skill. The spare ribs here are easily some of the best in the city: the smoky smell of their ribs wafts into the taste, creating an unforgettable explosion of flavours upon the first bite.
Born and bred right here in OKC, Earl’s Rib Palace has been a staple of the Oklahoma BBQ scene ever since 1996. They kick things off with quality meat, seasoned lightly with their proprietary dry rub, and slowly smoke it over Oklahoma’s finest hickory kindling. Choose your sauce – ‘hot’ or ‘not’ – to finish them to perfection.
Jo-Bawb’s BBQ has won awards for pretty much all of their meats, but locals seem to also really love their ribs, which have won national awards for their savoury taste. You’ll want to visit this place extremely hungry, as their pork is addictive no matter how you order it.
Iron Star Urban Barbecue offers a unique spin on classic comfort food – it’s fine dining but with true smokehouse flavour. Their famous ribs start with a 24-hour rub down in our secret dry spices before being slow-smoked for hours in an aged hickory-pecan wood blend. Keep an eye out for specials, such as Bourbon sticky ribs with charred broccoli.
Flavourful and tantalising are just two words to describe the glaze and rub that George’s uses to make their ribs. If you like BBQ but love ribs, then head here to taste the delicious ribs. The meat is so tender that it practically falls off the bone, making it a lot easier for you to chew through more ribs in less time.
Leo’s BBQ is what you’re looking for if you’re looking for a truly old-school barbecue taste with absolutely no pretence. The ribs come with a thick, sticky and wonderfully tasty sauce that glazes them to absolute perfection. Easily some of the best ribs in Oklahoma that you will ever eat. But look, don’t just take our word for it… Get down here ASAP.
You’ll find brisket, sausages, pulled pork and chicken at Bedlam BAR-B-Q, but trust us and make a play for the ribs. It’s a decision you will never regret. You can have a portion of the juicy ribs on their own with gorgeous side orders, or have them as part of a meat tasting platter. Superbly executed food.
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