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Earl's Rib Palace

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
User Rating 2 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


The Bottom Line

OKC loves BBQ, and not many do it as well as Earl's Rib Palace. With 5 locations in the metro including one in lower Bricktown, Earl's features some of the best hickory smoked meat in the state, homemade sides, chicken sandwiches and outstanding hamburgers. All locations are open lunch and dinner, and the Edmond and Bricktown locations are now open Sundays as well.


  • Fantastic hickory-smoked meats
  • Hamburgers are almost as good as the barbecue
  • Several convenient OKC locations
  • Friendly, fast service
  • Professional catering options available


  • Not going to find many health-conscious options
  • Occasionally a wait, depending on the time/location
  • Not exactly upscale dining - more for lunch and casual family meals


  • Location: 5 OKC locations, including lower Bricktown at 216 Johnny Bench Dr.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
  • Directions: The lower Bricktown location is just south of the Bricktown Ballpark. See this this Bricktown Ballpark map.
  • Phone: (405) 272-9898

Guide Review - Earl's Rib Palace

Earl's ranks as one of my favorites in OKC and is my pick for great barbecue. That's saying something considering that there are several good barbecue places in the metro.

At Earl's, nearly everything I've tried on the menu is done well. The ribs are fantastic as are other meats such as brisket, pulled pork and sausages, but so are the sandwiches, hamburgers and sides. Try the "smokestack" sandwich of chopped brisket and a hot link with cole slaw, or go for one of the dinners with baked beans, fried okra and homemade cobbler for dessert. If you want lighter fare, you may not find a lot of variety, but Earl's has grilled chicken and a couple of salad options.

It's a casual and cozy atmosphere at Earl's, the character of a roadside diner with Elvis Presley memorabilia and the like, and I find the service to be consistently wonderful, friendly and fast.

The prices are also in line with barbecue, well worth it for the quality of the meats. Dinners are in the $10-12 range, including two sides and toast, and you can get meats by the pound anywhere from $8-11 (Ribs a bit higher).

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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Credit card ripoff, Member john23155

February 08, 2010 - Doesn't like it - Went to the restaurant in Bricktown. The RIBS were about a 7 - 8. Then the bill came for $12.24 . I added $3.00 for the tip. So my total came out to $15.24. When I got home to NYC I found they had conveniently rounded it up to $16.00 on my credit card. So I guess a 20% plus tip wasn't good enough for them. I dont need the 76 cents, its just the point. P.S. My server was TRISTAN.

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