The Edmond Sun


May 13, 2013

Steve’s Ribs grabs the silver ring

New menu, extended hours greet hungry residents

EDMOND — Steve’s Ribs owners just celebrated their silver anniversary with a new menu and extended summer hours.

Steve Seikel and his wife, Karen, saw an opportunity in a Homeland parking lot 25 years ago in 1988 when a man who owned a barbecue business was selling out.

“We saw the potential to keep it open and focus on quality food,” Karen said, and that is what they have been doing ever since.

Steve, who has a degree in architecture, had been involved in food service and other restaurants and Karen was an oil and gas accountant.

The parking lot at Santa Fe and Second Street was the home to Steve’s Ribs for eight years before they moved it to a strip mall where they opened business for the next nine years.

“In May of 2005, we built the building we are now in and then opened another restaurant in north Oklahoma City at Hefner and Rockwell,” Karen said. With plans to still expand, Karen said they have been looking for buildings with a drive through on their wish list.

Steve designed the building on Second Street and after taking up oil painting in 2010, Steve, Karen and their daughter all paint together each week. The restaurant’s walls are covered with their artwork.

Steve’s Ribs offers daily lunch specials and slab rib specials all day on Monday and Tuesdays.

“We also have happy hour specials daily from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday with a special bar and patio menu that will include half-price appetizers and beer specials,” Karen said.

In addition there will be new items added to the full menu, including catfish, hush puppies, a rib-eye steak and macaroni and cheese.

Steve’s wants to bring a new twist to their restaurant to showcase that they have more to offer to the people of Edmond. Margarita May will consist of house frozen, strawberry, raspberry, mango margaritas and specialty key lime and cucumber margaritas. House and frozen margaritas are $4, flavored margaritas are $6 and specialty margaritas are $6.50.

Their catering menu includes bulk meats by the pound, a slab of ribs, pulled pork, turkey breast, polish sausage and hot links. Half chickens are available as well as super spuds. Their to go order menu includes family packs that will feed four or six and buttermilk biscuit cobblers or fudge brownies.

Summer hours are extended from: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

On big game nights for Thunder, University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, Karen said the sports bar side will stay open until the game is over.  

“We appreciate Edmond’s business,” Steve said. “We have done very well in the Edmond community.”

Steve’s Ribs is at 1801 W. Edmond Road in Edmond, 340-7427. The new Hefner location is at 7202 W. Hefner Road. For more information, visit the Steve’s Rib Facebook page at


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