Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bad Brad's Bar-B-Q

OKLAHOMA: Bad Brad's Bar-B-Q
700 W Main St

Yukon, OK 73099


Open M-Thur 11-8:30, F-Sat 11-9


Walking through the doors of this joint it smelled as if a campfire had just been doused out. The dining room was filled with the smell and it actually became a bit distracting. A three meat plate was offered, so we got some brisket, ribs and pulled pork once again. Fried green beans were offered as a side, so we had to order it along with the pumpkin cobbler advertised on the sign.

While the green beans made for a decent snack, and the pumpkin cobbler was a good ending, the rest of the meal was subpar. Oddly enough, with all the smoke in the air, none of it made it into the meat. Pulled pork was moist enough, but could have just as well been baked. The brisket was full of unrendered fat and trimmed beyond recognition. The flavor was simply of roast beef. Ribs had no bark and little flavor outside of the heavily applied rub. The meat was a bit tough and needed more time on the smoker. After the meal, a trip to the bathroom should have come with a warning sign. I had to plug my nose not for any sort of fecal smells but because the level of smoke in the room made it seem as if the smoker was vented directly into the bathroom. It made me wonder even more how so little of this smoke was evident in the meat.

Rating *
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Anonymous said...

How can you say none of the meat was smoked. You obviously don't see the smoke ring in that rib that's on your plate. Trust me this place is the only place around that truly "smokes" their BBQ. Best place around!!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the OWNER has posted a comment here. LOL.


Anonymous said...

Benn to the Bad Brad's in Pawhuska and Stillwater and I thought it was seriously credible Q. Don't know if this location is an exception.

Christi said...

I'm not the owner, and I don't eat there very often. However, I can see from the picture that the rib has been smoked. If anything, I find that their food is almost too smoked, if there is such a thing.

(PS - I didn't post the other comment, either...)

Steve said...

Love Bad Brad's and I'm not the owner either. You should be ashamed even talking about some of the stuff you talk about in this review. Reviews can ruin a business and you should think carefully before trying to ruin someones reputation. People need to be more positive!!


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.