There's A Reason There's Always A Line At This One BBQ Joint In Oklahoma
Oklahomans will argue till their death who has the best barbecue in the state, and there’s one place that seems to be at the top of most bbq connoisseur’s lists – Burn Co Barbecue in Tulsa. Regardless of whether you agree that they have the best bbq in the state, there’s a reason they always have a line at their restaurants. Take a look at why people will stand in long lines to get their hands on their mouthwatering meat.
Burn Co Barbecue's original location is at 1738 South Boston Avenue in Tulsa. When the doors open at 10:30 a.m. there's already a line forming outside the building. This location is only open for lunch, Monday - Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or until sold out).
Once you get inside the doors, the line keeps forming until you reach the back of the restaurant. Menus are posted along the walls so take a look at the delicious items and order at the counter before taking your seat.
The interior offers rustic picnic benches, lots and lots of paper towels, great Oklahoma decor and a fast-pace environment. It's just a cool, all-around fun place to eat.
So why do people consistently wait in the line, day after day to get their hands on their perfectly smoked meat? Take one look below and you'll start to get an idea.
The meat is smoked on charcoal, hickory chunks on a Hasty-Bake grill in the back. "Every piece of meat here touches the fire," says owner Adam Myers. They say it makes a huge difference in the taste of the meat.
The menu offers several options. You'll find all your standard "barbecue" offerings plus some daily specials. They do run out of certain items on a daily basis (like the ribs), so it's a good idea to eat earlier than later.
There's also a to-go counter where you can pick your cut of meat and take it home to cook on the grill in the backyard.
Just look at this delicious bbq chicken and side of mac and cheese. The chicken is also cooked on the Hasty Bake grill, so its flavor is just as good as the meat.
In 2017 Burn Co opened up a second location in Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks. This location is open for lunch and dinner, and during busy hours you can find the same long lines as the original location (although not quite as long).
Have you ever stood in the long line to get your hands on their delicious bbq? If so, how long did you have to wait?
If you’re traveling on the Turner Turnpike between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, there’s an incredible bbq stand off the Wellston exit. Get more information about it
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