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BBQ Joint

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601 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-2663
+1 360-679-3500
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue 11:00 - 19:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 12:00 - 19:00
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Oak Harbor, Washington
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing pulled pork, chicken, sausage, cole slaw, baked beans the best in oak harbor highly recommended

Thank Allen B
Oak Harbor, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food as always. Enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich. The people are friendly and go out of their way to help.

Thank Ernest F
Anacortes, Washington
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ordered a three meat plate: brisket, ribs and sausage. Being from Texas, and having judged my fair share of BBQ, this was disappointing. Let's start with the brisket; it was dry and overcooked. Decent smoke ring. Did not pull apart like properly prepared brisket should. Ribs were overcooked and pulled away from the bone far too easily and the less... More 

Thank Kristeena M
Oak Harbor, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

For some unknown reason it took us awhile to discover the phenomenal ribs and sides at The BBQ Joint, but now that we have, we are totally hooked. We have been seeking and loving ribs in all the places we have lived (Illinois, Kentucky and Washington) and these are most definitely the best. They are tender, flavorful and perfect in... More 

Thank Cathy H
Lacey WA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have searched for real Texas BBQ in Washington for a long time. This is the best I have found here. The big surprise to me was that it was in Oak Harbor. The owner put his sweat equity into the simple and clean environment when he built it from a building shell. Then the BBQ came out with real... More 

Thank travelswithbicycle
Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Found this place while snooping around town, very friendly staff and good portions. I had the three meat and was not disappointed

Thank Bob B
Seattle, Washington
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Having spent a lot of years in the South, I know what good southern bbq is all about and this ain't it. The pork was shredded to a pulp; the brisket was cold and dry; the beans were overly sweet; the cornbread was dry; the mac-n-cheese stuck to the roof of my mouth; and the collards didn't have enough ham... More 

Thank TravelPaul2015
Lake Stevens, Washington
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent brisket! Really enjoyed the meal with sides of beans,coleslaw, and cornbread. If we are in Oak Harbor we definitely stop here for a meal. Relaxed environment and frequented by locals too.

Thank pdbrown4
Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been all over the U.S. in my Navy career and was hooked on BBQ in Florida at Sonny's. Many places across America (Louie's-TX, Public Eye-Memphis, Joe's-KC, Hi BBQ-Hawaii etc). So far I haven't found any BBQ in WA that matches.

Thank Paul A
Oak Harbor, Washington
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent BBQ, in a quaint little restaurant with that home town feel. Family owned & they make everything in house. So good. All workers are so friendly! Don't miss out on this.

Thank serenasun32

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Barbecue
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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?