According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic down-home eats at Elmer's BBQ.
Elmer's BBQ appeases appetites with slow-smoked meats, sandwiches, and hearty sides. The gracious grillers barbecue top-quality, fresh cuts of meat over hickory wood in a seasoned pit. The menu features a variety of gullet gratifiers, such as the four-rib dinner, a center cut of slow-smoked ribs ($11.99). Each meat entree comes with texas toast and a choice of two homemade sides, such as baked beans with beef, potato salad, or corn on the cob ($1.50 each). Customers may enjoy ham ($10.99) or smoked-sausage dinners ($9.99) in the newly remodeled restaurant or take sapid sandwiches, such as the famous badwich, piled high with smoked ribs, chopped beef, bologna, and hot links ($8.89), to go for picnicking in a nearby cabbage patch or nebulous cloud.
Tasty Tulsa and Urban Tulsa Weekly reviewed Elmer's BBQ. Fifteen Yelpers give it a four-star average and seven TripAdvisors give it a four-owl-eye average. Citysearchers and five Google Mappers give it a 4.5-star average, and 85% of more than 200 Urbanspooners like the restaurant.
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.