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Established 2016

From Truck to Table -- A Family Affair

They say you shouldn't go into business with your family...but "they" don't know our family! 

It all began with a second hand truck and the urge to serve great food, specifically barbecue . Brother-in-laws and next door neighbors Brad Nixon and PJ Taylor, married to sisters Erin and Amy, together started what became The Meating Place food truck which has operated since August 2016 in and around Norman, all with the help of their very supportive family.

The desire to open a rain or shine, stationary location grew. We wanted to expand our menu and provide Norman with a downtown location that served delicious, high-quality barbecue, local beer, craft cocktails, and a lively atmosphere. The perfect opportunity opened on Main Street when McNellies left town. For five months, the renovations were intense to capitalize on all that made this iconic downtown venue so attractive, while energetically bringing to 121 East Main our own ideas on the bar and restaurant scene.

So, at once you will find the same wonderful food that let us take it all to this next level and a place full of exciting new offerings for the town we love!

Please come join our growing group of family and friends when you can -- we will be right here!

Q Bar

Visit Q Bar brought to you by The Meating Place. Downtown Norman's only bar that overlooks Main Street. Come visit us on Friday, and Saturday evenings! 

The Q Bar offers all of the craft cocktails and beers from The Meating Place along with high-end liquors and wine by the bottle. The Q Bar has a limited food menu. 

The Q Bar is available to rent for rehearsal dinners, office parties, birthdays, meetings, etc. Please contact us for information on renting the space at



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David S. On Facebook

Ate at the brick and mortar for the first time today and it was delicious!!! The chopped brisket was on point, the brussel sprouts were great and the fries were tasty!! 5 stars!

Brenna G. On Google

If you love BBQ you have to try The Meating Place! The meat is perfectly smoked, the veggies are fresh, and the servings are generous. This (KC Chiefs loving) family owned business is quickly becoming my favorite spot in the area.

Zach M. On Yelp

Holy!!! That was absolutely amazing! ... Blows any other bbq spot of of the water. We ordered a pound of brisket to go as well to take home. There's about 20-25 beers on tap, TVs to watch the game and a full bar. Delicious!! 

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