There’s something primal about eating ribs. Digging into a rack, using your fingers to pry the last chunks of tender meat from the bone, dabbing at sauces and all the while giving absolutely zero thought to how much of the sauce is on your face. You’re in heaven, and it’s about to get better with four of Brisbane’s best ribs spots uncovered for you.
NoHo NYC Bar & Grill | Wilston
Taking cues from the NYC suburb North of Houston, NoHo serves up some of the juiciest and most tender ribs this side of the Big Apple. More than just ribs, they also have all your favourite American style eats including Philly cheesesteaks, poutine, chilli dogs, and a bangin’ Rueben sandwich. Get. There. NOW.
Big Roddy’s Ribs | South Brisbane
Gather up your mates and head down to Roddy’s in Fish Lane for a feast of epic proportions. You can choose a full or half rack of pork or beef, select your basting sauce, and then load up on the sides to share. Jalapeno poppers are always a good idea and if you’re a poutine fan you’ll be delighted with their offering.
Ribs and Burgers | Fortitude Valley and Woolloongabba
Their ribs are cooked ‘slow ‘n low’ and are tender and mouth-meltingly divine. Choose pork, beef, boneless beef or lamb ribs in regular or large, and select a range of sides to share with your table. If you want ribs and your mate wants a burger this is pretty much your ideal go-to. Need further confirmation as to how good they are? Get down there and see for yourself.
The Smoke BBQ | New Farm
This all-American BBQ joint boasts house-made BBQ sauce, house smoked meats and a whole lotta flavour from their authentic Kentucky smoker. Enjoy Texas beef short ribs in a half or full rack, thick cut pork ribs, or bourbon lamb ribs, and each meal comes with a side of your choice - perhaps a mac and cheese or a serve of fries. Dining with a friend? A Big Rib combo might be just up your alley.
Twelve Boar American BBQ | Cleveland
You don’t have to be in the city to enjoy saucy ribs, as the good folk at Twelve Boar know only too well. This eastside favourite boasts pork and beef ribs, in a half or full for the pork racks, and the option or one or two beef ribs. The meats are tender and flavoursome, and each come with chips and slaw. If you need more to eat there are plenty of sides or combos to choose from.