Mr. Spriggs BBQ Compliment - Smoked pig and the American dream.
MIDWEST CITY, OK -- The sign out front says "We're not fast food – We're good food". This is not a marketing slogan but rather a very honest warning. They have awesome food but you'd be well advised to bring a magazine cause it might be awhile.
Mr. Spriggs is a family owned BBQ joint in Midwest City Oklahoma. A favorite of the service men and woman of Tinker AFB. The epitome of the American dream. A retired fireman sinking his entire retirement into what has become a very successful business. A few years ago the Midwest City council used the powers of eminent domain to forcibly remove Spriggs from his primo location outside the gates of the AFB to an old vacant Burger King in order to make way for a Semi-Super Target and Lowes. Great commentary on the state of the American dream but why digress.
The service at Spriggs is legendarily bad. If you have a complaint you'll probably be asked to leave. The hours posted on the door are 11 to 9 but this place will close at the drop of a hat; snow, rain, humidity or heck if they just feel like it. Many a time I've stopped by at around 7PM only to find locked doors. The entire staff is mostly family and friends. Although attitude isn't on the menu it is served up daily. They're the best and they know it. You may not find smiley faces or a thank you at Spriggs but you will find absolutely the best BBQ in the world.
I am BBQ lover. I've eaten at all the great legends of BBQ. Author Bryants in Kansas City, the rendezvous in Memphis, Sonny Bryants in Texas and the so called BBQ in the Carolinas. I must say Spriggers is absolutely the best! The ribs are good beyond description. The pulled pork is to die for. The BBQ beans are very unique and de-lish. As with all great BBQ the secret is in the sauce and Spriggs sauces never disappoint. Mild, hot and the uneatable 9-11 which has become a right to passage for the blow hard braggarts who think there's nothing in the world too hot to eat - they quickly learn they were wrong!
I always get the same thing – A slab of ribs, a pound of pulled pork, BBQ beans and fried Okra which comes in at around 25 bucks which is pretty reasonable. So if you ever find your self in the slums of Midwest City Oklahoma lock the doors, hide your valuables and keep you mouth shut but also stop by Mr. Spriggs - you'll be glad you did!
In the modern day corporate world of plastic food and dispensable people it's nice to see the American dream in full bloom.