Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Jiggs Smoke House

22203 N. Frontage Rd., Clinton, OK - (580) 323-5641
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/14/2015 1:47:00 PM
Jiggs is a shack by the side of the old Mother Road through Oklahoma. It has a front porch for settin’ a spell, and interior accommodations that include construction spools transformed into eating surfaces, as well as some kitchenette tables in a small annex near the meat counter. Wood-paneled walls are decorated with patrons’ business cards, a jackalope head, and odes to meat-eaters heroes John Wayne, Bob Wills, and Marty Robbins. Washrooms are labeled “Toms” and “Hens.” The whole restaurant is perfumed by the tantalizing smell of smoke and meat.

The beef jerky made here is outstanding -- a tough and delicious chaw. Slices of loin as big as a handkerchief are desiccated in a dry mix of brown sugar, garlic, and cayenne pepper, then slow-smoked over coarse-ground hickory sawdust for up to 24 hours. The result? Gnarled burnt-sienna-colored patches that pack a resounding harmony of beef, pepper, and smoke.

Unlike the mighty jerky, Jigg's barbecue is tenderness incarnate, although some of the specialty sandwiches are a real challenge to eat. The Wooly Burger, for example: thirty-one ounces of smoked ham and seven slices of summer sausage plus cheddar cheese, chow chow relish, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce. The menu calls it "2 lbs of fun!!!" Jiggs' pigsickles, which are slabs of rib meat (no bones) with cheddar cheese and sauce, come in as doubles and triples. Normal-size sandwiches also are available; sausage and beef brisket are exemplary. No vegetables are available other than beans, potato salad and potato chips.

11 out of 11 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
jerky
Triple Pig Sickle
pigsickle
Kitchen Sink
pork sandwich
Wooly Burger
BBQ Beef Sandwich
Rate this place

Reviewers Photos [Upload Your Photos]

Plenty of napkins are needed for the boneless rib sandwich known as the pigsickle!
"Plenty of napkins are needed for the boneless rib sandwich known as the pigsickle!"
Cliff Strutz





The meat on the BBQ beef sandwich comes in large, well-sauced chunks.
"The meat on the BBQ beef sandwich comes in large, well-sauced chunks."
Cliff Strutz


Loaded with Jiggs' lip-smacking sauce, these are some first-rate BBQ beans.
"Loaded with Jiggs' lip-smacking sauce, these are some first-rate BBQ beans."
Cliff Strutz


Among the items you will find for sale are bbq sauce, tomato relish, chow chow, corn relish and picante sauce, all made here on premises.
"Among the items you will find for sale are bbq sauce, tomato relish, chow chow, corn relish and picante sauce, all made here on premises."
Cliff Strutz


The powerful aroma from this piece of jerky filled the car for days.
"The powerful aroma from this piece of jerky filled the car for days."
Cliff Strutz


When we pulled up in our rented sedan, we were the only non-pickup truck in the parking lot.
"When we pulled up in our rented sedan, we were the only non-pickup truck in the parking lot."
Michael Stern


Decor at Jiggs includes antlers, cowboy pictures, and a saddle.
"Decor at Jiggs includes antlers, cowboy pictures, and a saddle."
Cliff Strutz


Good reading, good eating
"Good reading, good eating"
Michael Stern


Interior decor at Jiggs includes an outdoorsman's Christmas wreath made of red and green shotgun shells.
"Interior decor at Jiggs includes an outdoorsman's Christmas wreath made of red and green shotgun shells."
Michael Stern


Miscellaneous seating is available, although it would be difficult to eat a jumbo Jiggs sandwich from that saddle in the background.
"Miscellaneous seating is available, although it would be difficult to eat a jumbo Jiggs sandwich from that saddle in the background."
Michael Stern


Décor in one of the small, two-table, side dining rooms.
"Décor in one of the small, two-table, side dining rooms."
Cliff Strutz


Jiggs' rugged exterior.
"Jiggs' rugged exterior."
Cliff Strutz


On the other side of the 'open' sign, it says 'Fishin'.
"On the other side of the 'open' sign, it says 'Fishin'."
Cliff Strutz



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com