18435 S. Oklahoma 66, Claremore, 918-341-7505
Barbecue and baked goods might not seem like natural companions, but that’s what you get at Front Porch Bakery in Claremore.
For at least a couple of decades, Ol’ Dutchman’s Bakery operated out of a little building just south of Claremore. About five years ago, a friend of Melissa Holt purchased it, had misgivings about being a bakery owner, and three months later sold it to Holt.
Holt's husband, Matt, and his boss thought it would be fun to put a smoker out front, and that part of the business grew so fast that Matt quit his job as a welder and supervisor.
A week before Thanksgiving last year, the Holts opened a new large building on the property to house the bakery and three large smokers.
Almost everything is prepackaged for carryout, and the choices are extensive. Among items offered are a variety of breads, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, pies, cakes, strawberry shortcake, ribs, brisket, bratwurst, beans, corn on the cob, soups and salads, to name a few.