3631 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK | Directions 7311135.507400 -97.494601
ooooh sweet lord.......... – Ive had barbecue from just about everywhere. Leo's BBQ at 3631 north Kelley ave is hands down the best Ive ever had from a restaurant. The staff are super friendly, they went out of their way to make me feel welcome.The BBQ is prepared the old school way in a well seasoned brick pit that was built within the main room of the restaurant. So, when you walk into the place, the smell of smoked meat is heavenly.
I ordered the biggest Leo's special on the menu. This is a ton of food!!! Ribs, hot links, brisket, balogna, beans, potato salad and bread. The sauce is outa this world!!! A big pink lemonade was the perfect drink to go with this awesome mountain of BBQ....I devoured everything. I was stuffed to the limit, then they bring me this huge piece of cake!!! WOW!!!!!!!
I LOVE LEO'S BBQ!!!!!!!!
Not all I thought it'd be – I seen this on Guy Fieri's Diner's Drive-in's and Dive's. I thought, wow, that's close I'll go try it. It was disappointing. The BBQ sauce was hot but no flavor to it. It was a very dark atmosphere, not the way Guy made it look. It wasn't on Kelley Ave anymore. My grandma, 79, squished a big insect, said something to us about it being slippery under her foot, that was when she got a closer look and it was a big insect. Understandable because they bring in real firewood from outside for the stoves. Regardless it still made us lose our appetites a bit.
Confirms that the ribs are "off the hook" and "money" – I saw this on Guy Fieri's show on Food Network and can attest that the pork ribs are excellent. Meaty and not too much fat. The beans have a spice in the sauce that I cannot quite place but are outstanding. The banana/strawberry cake is great! Note that the original location is not open. This restaurant was on 4th and Harrison (near Broadway) downtown. Worth the hunt! Way better than the rib place on the touristy canal.
A Good Thing Gone Bad – Since I was young Leo's always had great BBQ, and I mean the best in OKC. The smell of the BBQ smoking wafted through the place and you smelled it on your clothes for the rest of the day. The hot sauce was hot and tasty not just spicy tingling on your tongue like some others. You would also get their famous cake with every meal.
Unfortunately, the last couple of times I went to eat there, I was sorely disappointed. The food quality was nowhere near what it had been. Both times, the meat was tough, and did not taste as good as it had in the past. The nice smoky aroma was replaced with a kind of house fire type of odor. And I had to buy the cake separately from my lunch special; which used to come with it. Needless to say, I was very disappointed.
Barbe Rahma!! – Man this is by far the best dang smoked BBQ North of the Red River. If your in town and want some good old BBQ Leo's is the best! They have great service and the atmosphere is really old school. When my in-laws come in town from Denver they say, "Take me to the BBQ place with the utensils in the mayo jar."
whoooee! – Man this place is historical and the food is outta sight. old family recipies make it the best darn barbQ in okc. make sure to top it off with some of their strawberry cake. It is awesome as well. Prices are reasonable enough to make it a frequent treat. two thumbs up.
Saucy – Of all the BBQ establishments ive ever eaten at,Leo's was the first to offer a truly HOT spicey sauce.And i do mean HOT!!! Not the sickley sweet stuff most others pawn off as bbq sauce.I live 10 miles away and when it comes to a craving for BBQ the first and last thought is Leo's.
OKC's best BBQ – This is a great BBQ restaurant. It reminds me of Slick's ribs in Muskogee, which renowed food critic Calvin Trillin described as the best ribs in the world. The food is served as BBQ should be, simply, with white bread and no cutesy appetizers.
This restaurant is about food. There are tables and chairs and things are very clean, but I cannot say there is any decor. Service is efficient and business friendly without the annoyingly perky "Enjoy!"
If you like superb BBQ served quickly at very fair prices, then Leo's is for you. If you want good BBQ with faux 1940's or semi-western decor there are plenty of places in OKC that offer both.
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