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BBQ Joint

601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-2663
+1 360-679-3500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (31 reviews)
“baked beans” (8 reviews)
“meat plate” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-2663
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this restaurant! The ribs and brisket were fantastic as were the beans and sides. The owner and the guys serving the meals were super friendly and helpful. Clean establishment and excellent food.

Thank 478lizt
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not happy, expected to get a great BBQ but all we got was Buns, Meat and a lot of sauce. This sauce was too sweet and should not be called BBQ Sauce. Very unhappy with what we got. Do my own and love it a...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you love BBQ, don't miss this place. All menu items are fabulous, fall off the bone delicious. The sauce is smoky, southern Memphis style. Options are few and delicious. This place is simple because what it does offer is perfected. Portions are plentiful and...More

1  Thank LM C
Reviewed 16 December 2017

It is hard to find good brisket outside of Texas and deeper parts of the South. This restaurant does an incredible job smoking their brisket and keeping the quality of the food so well. I will buy a pound of brisket at a time. There...More

1  Thank fmol4
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I have eaten here several times in the past. At the time they really didn't understand the all the BBQ sauce in the world could not make up for overly dry brisket. But thankfully that is no longer the case, or maybe I caught it...More

2  Thank michaelwU5860VU
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I believe this is the only store front BBQ place, but there are a few trucks around from time to time. If you are looking for good quality consistent BBQ, this is the place. I have eat there a couple of times in the past...More

Thank T-P-Sunnyside
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We dropped in here on a whim and what a pleasant surprise! Everything was terrific. The staff were helpful and courteous and the portions generous.

1  Thank seaexplorer
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I live in the Southeast, and I find myself specifically craving The BBQ Joint's food. The quality of meat is something I cannot find in the state I reside in. It doesn't go unnoticed that this "mom and pop shop" takes pride in the items...More

Thank Candice B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Everything at this restaurant was very Bland. Even the barbecue sauce was very Bland. The macaroni salad was not very good and again very Bland. Overall not a very good place.More

1  Thank Dan K
BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

We are sorry you found our food bland. We make everything here from our family recipes. It is very hurtful for you to say we are disgusting. We regularly get perfect or near perfect inspections by the health department. We will do our best to...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Love this BBQ Joint!! Since I'm a local, it's my 'go to' place for take out, and if I have friends in town, an 'eat-in' place. The meats are smoked & BBQ'd, with sauce on the side. My favorite is the brisket, melt-in-your-mouth tender. But...More

2  Thank JJSCPA
BBQJ, Owner at BBQ Joint, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much. Your words mean a lot to us.

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Dave S
14 April 2017|
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Response from BBQJ | Property representative |
Monday is the only day we are closed. Sorry,I just saw this. Sonna
22 December 2016|
Response from BBQJ | Property representative |
Lovetravel, I answered your question from my phone, I hope you got it! It isn't showing on my PC, so just in case - Yes, we do sell gift certificates. We can take requests over the phone and mail it you want. Happy New... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-2663
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Oak Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-679-3500
  • E-mail
Transplanted Texans serving real Hickory Smoked BBQ and real Southern Sweet Tea. Our side dishes and desserts are made from scratch. Memphis Baby Back Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken and Spicy or Mild Sausage. Come try our award winning BBQ and warm hospitality.
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