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Big Anthony's BBQ

#101 of 1,060 Restaurants in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8151 E 21st St, Suite C2, Tulsa, OK 74129-1426
+1 918-561-6227
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ribs fell off the bones! And the rub was perfect, savory and sweet. Their sauces were just the right amount of spice. The collard greens were cooked perfect, just a little crunch left, not soft and over cooked.

Thank Janell55
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had a two meat plate, brisket and ribs. Ribs were great. Had kind of a caramelized brown sugar on the outside. Their sauce is top notch. I usually like spicy, but I liked the mild better. Brisket was average in my opinion. For the sides, get the cabbage! The best I have ever had. Boiled cabbage with bacon and a... More 

Thank Darren63
Woodward, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I had the opportunity to go to Big Anthony's. Today I made the trip and took the family. I had talked the place up to them, but it still exceeded all of their expectations. Anthony came out to visit with everyone and make sure we were pleased with everything. Great place...great guy!

Thank mwilliams4905
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Big Anthony was a fierce competitor on the court, and he's brought that same competitive spirit to his BBQ restaurant. He aims to be the best - and I always respect a business owner who is happy to pitch in and do what needs to be done whether it's cooking food, serving food or clearing tables. We thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank michaelbA5326YI
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I are moving To Tulsa in a few weeks. Her family lives there. I am a BBQ fanatic. I was a little sad that we are leaving my favorite BBQ joint Fat Matt's Rib Shack in Atlanta. about two months ago we decided to find a replacement for Fat Matt's in Tulsa during our last visit. We... More 

1 Thank Edward S
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Had read some good reviews, so went in high hopes...things started out good, corn muffins on the table, sweet tea, what more could you ask for (really wanted some butter)... We ordered ribs, chopped brisket sandwich, potato salad, beans, mac & cheese... Food showed up promptly, looked decent enough...then the let down Ribs--- it's a matter of personal taste regarding... More 

Thank Okiecowboy67
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I know bbq... I had the ribs, they were moist, good smoke ring, good texture, great flavor. These are the caliber of ribs where it would be an insult to put sauce on them. Anthony's dry rub provided a slightly sweet and spicy flavor, along with just the right level of smoke. Service was fast and very friendly. Big Anthony... More 

Thank rboett
Salt Lake City, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I was in town for a couple days. Wanted to eat some good BBQ so I turned to Google. Found Big Anthonys and thought I would give it a try. The location seemed a little sketchy cause it was in a strip mall looking location. But WOW was I pleased with the food and service! It was delicious! The brisket... More 

Thank Eric V
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

WOW....is all I can say! Don't let the store front fool you. It may not be fancy and flashy but you are going here to have some great BBQ. It is very small inside but that doesn't matter, Big Anthony was in the kitchen area and greeted us. We ordered a 3 meat plate (ribs, brisket, sausage) with 3 sides... More 

Thank Jeff C
Franklinville, New Jersey
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Went for lunch. The pulled pork was perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was fantastic. Greeted warmly the second we entered. The young man who took care of us was very courteous and attentive. Big Anthony personally checked on us and made us feel very welcomed. I would highly recommend them.

Thank Curt3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8151 E 21st St, Suite C2, Tulsa, OK 74129-1426
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Tulsa
  • Phone Number: +1 918-561-6227
Family owned and operated, Tulsa's Best "little" BBQ Restaurant. We hard-wood smoke our "meat candy" ribs every day. Come early, when the ribs sell out the lights turn off. We offer a variety of smoked meats, BBQ dinners and Family pack options for dine in or to-go. We also offer corporate catering, party and event services and delivery for our business orders.

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