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Charcoal Oven

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2701 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-7047
+1 405-842-8911
10:30 - 21:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's too late to tell you to eat there but I can still say if you never did you really missed out on a classic.

Thank afpdlacy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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600 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped going to Charcoal Oven some time ago because it was too pricey, even though the food was good. And it was a cool local and long time icon. But we had to have one more theta burger and chick a doodle do sandwich. So glad we did.

Thank lannyr
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place closed Sunday night and my daughter and I were one of their last customers. The Charcoal Oven has been a landmark on NW Expressway my entire life. It has amazing food but they have long struggled with quality and price. They have had issues with serving fresh food and still keep the line of cars moving. This along... More 

Thank Stephen S
Oklahoma City, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A cool memory spot going out of business in Sept 2016. It got a little pricey for the community and folks just started wanting more than meat and starch for lunch. There's large lines now for the last few days left; it is good but not for the price anymore. $15 for burger, rings and a drink is a bit... More 

Thank Fred I
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My son and I were passing by on the way to buy a few items for our hotel room. We just liked the looks of the place, and the long driveway/entrance. BEST decision on our entire trip! Food was so good! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Janelle G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

My wife and I ordered two cheese burgers. One with American, one with Cheddar. That's what was on it. A large patty of meat, crumbled cheese (both Cheddar) and tomato paste. Neither of us could finish it. And for 2 burgers and a medium coke the bill was $17 and change. The place has such potential. To the owner: You... More 

Thank Snorkelingslumlord
Tulsa, OK
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch, lured in by the cool sign and neat appearance of this drive-in restaurant. You drive through, give your order, then drive to the window to pick up, then you can park in the lot to eat, or there are several outside picnic tables to enjoy. Since it was raining, we decided against al fresco, and... More 

Thank yahoody
Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Food was way overpriced. Burgers are nothing special just average. Fries and onion rings were overcooked and very crunchy. Order taker could not speak English. $22 for two burgers and onion ring in France. Do yourself a favor and skip this place.

Thank Bob H
Halstead, Kansas
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413 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Their onion rings are the best! We always stop here when we're in OKC. The service is good and it's just a neat place to go.

Thank beth ann k
Ada, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The burger was very good, I won't say the best ever, but quite good. My friend said they have the best Theta burgers, but I just got a cheese burger. The onion rings... that is totally different story! Wow! I don't know where or how they do them, but they are amazing! It is just a drive through, so have... More 

Thank Tre L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2701 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112-7047
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-842-8911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?