Grandad’s Platter is a hearty favorite at Back Door Barbecue. Photo by J. Christopher Little.
Visitors to uptown Oklahoma City have no shortage of dining choices available. The area around OKC’s historic Tower Theater has seen a flood of new eateries, mostly local endeavors, over the past several years. Now visitors have something else to smack their lips over: barbecue the likes of which OKC has never tasted.
Back Door Barbecue, the latest endeavor from the proprietors of popular uptown establishments Big Truck Tacos and Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs, is giving OKC classic barbecue joints a run for residents’ taste buds. Back Door puts its own spin on barbecue classics, offering such unique selections as smoked pork belly, deviled eggs and the Q-Ban sandwich with house-made pickles. Ever-changing is the Daily Beast, which gives mystery meat a whole new image. Need proof? The recent DB special was smoked quail stuffed with cornbread and sausage. Vegetarians need not feel left out, though; Back Door also smokes a mean portabello mushroom.
As a bonus, the eponymous back door opens to a lot that shares another favorite local back door — the one to Grandad’s Bar. As a nod to its neighbor, Back Door offers the Grandad’s Platter: brisket, pulled pork, sausage, ribs, and bologna with three sides for $25. Wash down dinner with a drink next door and a stroll Uptown, where delicious things are happening.