The Bottom Line
- 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
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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