Charlotte ribs

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Charlotte

Smokin’ hot – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when you experience the grill’n’thrill of the best Charlotte ribs. From crispy to crackling, the ribs here are plate-heavy, yet the sauces are so darned light and tasty that having just one more makes perfect sense.

Our advice? Check out some of our top places to eat the best Charlotte ribs… And more advice? Git starvin’ and git goin’!

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1. Bobbee O’s BBQ

One might argue that North Carolina, as a state, is Rib Country, USA. So it makes sense that you’ll find some incredible ribs in Charlotte, and Bobbee O’s is a top shout. Owner Bob has perfected a signature sauce that adds extra flavour to the rack of either baby back or St Louis ribs.

For a real feast, get the ribs in a Texas toast sandwich!

2. Midwood Smokehouse

With three locations in Charlotte, you won’t be too far away from Midwood Smokehouse’s tasty bbq. Their St Louis ribs come served dry or sauced, so you can order exactly the sort of rib you prefer. The meat is super succulent and literally will drop off the bone as you pick them up. You can’t beat it.

3. Original Chicken & Ribs

This family owned and operated restaurant in the historical Washington Heights neighbourhood of Charlotte has been serving up their famous BBQ grub since 1952.  Ask any local where you’ll find the best ribs in town and they’ll point you towards the pork spare ribs here – and then stop to wipe the drool off their faces as they think about them!

Charlotte ribs

4. McKoy’s Smokehouse and Saloon

McKoy’s Smokehouse has plenty of tempting dishes on the menu, but none more so than their award-winning St Louis ribs. The juicy ribs are smoked all day over pecan wood, finished over the grill and smothered with a succulent BBQ sauce.

They’re the real deal: a hearty slab slathered in sauce with just the right amount of char.

Charlotte ribs

5. Sauceman’s

Sauceman’s authentic Lexington-style award-winning BBQ has put this place on the map of some of the best barbecue restaurants in America. This barbecue restaurant is known for some seriously delicious dishes, but the ribs come out on top.

Their recipe for success? The way in which they marinate, roast, and cool their St Louis ribs.

Charlotte ribs

6. Mac’s Speed Shop

Stop by any of the Charlotte locations of Mac’s Speed Shop for a rib feast the likes of which you’ll be dreaming about for weeks. Dig into St Louis ribs that have been slow cooked for six hours and finished with a BBQ sauce, or order the Kansas beef ribs. You’ll be licking the bones clean for both.

Charlotte ribs

7. Sweet Lew’s BBQ

Flavourful and tantalising are just two words to describe the glaze and rub that Sweet Lew’s BBQ uses to make their ribs. If you like BBQ but love ribs, then head here to taste the delicious ribs… The meat is so tender that it practically falls off the bone, making it a lot easier for you to chew through more ribs in less time.

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