BBQ Restaurants in Tulsa


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In 1961, J.B. Wilson founded his own barbecue eatery and populated the menu with recipes of his own design. These recipes remained unchanged throughout the years, as did his signature welcome—greeting customers in a top hat and cane. When he fell ill in 2004, he passed the business’s reins to his close friend Amos Adetula. Afraid that J.B’s recipes would otherwise be lost forever, Amos graciously agreed to lead the restaurant into the future. His legacy now secure, Mr. Wilson passed away three days later. Today, Amos still makes all the original sauces for the restaurant's ribs, brisket, and pork himself, including the sweet sauce that adorns the restaurant’s signature baked beans. Savory dishes complement sweet-potato or buttermilk pies, which the staff makes by hand from scratch each day. A number of longneck brews stands at the ready to cool diners’ tongues in the wake of smoked meats, hot baked potatoes, and periodic fire-breathing competitions. Inside the original location on Apache, large plasma televisions adorn the exposed log cabin–style walls, hanging above booths bedecked in the original black and red checkered style. Outside the eatery's confines, breezy outdoor seating around an original built-in concrete fire pit encourages frequent fresh-air feasts. When lovers of Wilson's require the food to come to them, culinary crews transport the eatery’s fare with full offsite catering services for events such as tailgate parties, where staffers set up and break down after the meal.
1522 E Apache St
Tulsa,
OK
US
Rather than masking the natural tastes of their fresh, never frozen, meats, the cooks at Elmer?s BBQ strive to enhance them with rubs of carefully blended, complementary spices. Flavors meld in the smoker, where ribs, sausages, and soon-to-be-pulled pork slowly tenderize over a hot hickory wood fire. As diners lick the sauce from their fingers after a hearty meal with home-style sides, they can admire the music memorabilia jazzing up the walls or use their toes to play their own tunes on the restaurant's piano.
4130 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa,
OK
US
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Chop House BBQ in Tulsa. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Chop House BBQ's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. The perfect place for a large party, Chop House BBQ will comfortably host your friends and family. No need to gussy up for a trip to Chop House BBQ, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Chop House BBQ offers catering. Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Chop House BBQ, so plan your budget accordingly.
7992 E 41st St
Tulsa,
OK
US
Visit Tulsa's Rib Crib for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Rib Crib has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. At Rib Crib, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Catering services are also available. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. null Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
8040 S Yale Ave
Tulsa,
OK
US
At Dickey's Barbecue Pit, cooks prepare a range of signature meats slow-smoked on-site and slathered with high-quality barbecue sauce. Guests can dig into Texas-style smoked beef brisket, lil' hoagie barbecue sandwiches, or a range of other hearty barbecued dishes. Family packs of meats and sides or full racks of ribs feed hungry crowds, and alternative dishes such as the smokehouse salad let diners mix savory brisket with fresh romaine lettuce.
6044 S Yale Ave
Tulsa,
OK
US
Big Anthony’s began in 2001 as one man’s creative outlet to bring exciting new culinary creations to the world. Affable dubbed “the meat man,” Anthony took his desire to run a family business and turned it into a near-instant success. You can do no wrong by getting classics like the ribs, beef, brisket, chicken, hot links, and pulled pork at Big Anthony’s, although don’t let those items steal the spotlight. Some of the side-items here are practically meals of their own, with favorites being the bacon cabbage, brown sugar baked beans and deliciously creamy mac n’ cheese. Finish off with a heavenly dessert like their caramel-apple bread pudding or their old-fashioned buttermilk pie.
8151 E 21st St
Tulsa,
OK
US
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