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The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Albuquerque

Would you risk it for a brisket? That’s the question you and thousands of others have to ask yourself when it comes to searching for the best Albuquerque ribs. From old-school to world-class, from sweet things to bad boys, the BBQ options in the city are superb.

So work up that appetite, scroll through our list of some of the top places to eat the best Albuquerque ribs, head on over there, and – in the best possible way, of course – bust a gut!


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1. Quarters BBQ

Locally owned since 1970, the folks at Quarters BBQ sure know what they’re doing. With years of experience under their belt, they finely craft, smoke, and smother some of the best ribs in Albuquerque. Their tender pork spare ribs are a must-order – you’ll be licking the last bit of flavour off of each bone for sure.

2. Whole Hog Cafe

Whole Hog Cafe has been satisfying local BBQ lovers for over 25 years with its tempting menu of pecan-smoked meats and traditional sides. Their ribs are just juicy enough so that, with each bite, flavour oozes off of the bone.

You can order a full or half-pound of ribs or a smaller ‘four bones’ portion, but honestly, you’re going to want to get seconds they’re just that good.

3. Vick’s Vittles

Vick’s Vittles Country Kitchen is well known across Albuquerque for its hearty dishes and authentic Southern cooking. They only serve ribs on Friday and Saturday nights, so make a note in your diary and hightail it here then.

They truly know how to cook their meat to perfection, and quality service just makes the BBQ-eating experience all the more enjoyable.

4. Mr Powdrell’s Barbeque House

Make your way to Mr Powdrell’s for proper old school BBQ food. They offer both beef and pork ribs and that does really pose you a huge problem as both of them are as good as each other. The good news is you can mix and match along with sides to create a world-class BBQ experience.

5. Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q

From pork spare ribs to savoury baby back ribs, Rudy’s is absolutely killing it when it comes to delivering top-notch barbecue to hungry New Mexico residents.  Ribs drip with flavour here, and they’re so well cooked that there’s no way you’ll be able to stop at just one rack.

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6. Nexus Blue Smokehouse

Nexus Blue Smokehouse has perfected the art of carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in the special Southern barbecue taste. Delicious is a serious understatement.  The smoky smell of their ribs wafts into the taste, creating an unforgettable explosion of flavours upon first bite.

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7. County Line Barbeque of Albuquerque

The County Line has been serving up award-winning, slow-smoked barbecue since 1975, and shows no sign of slowing down. This barbecue restaurant is known for some seriously delicious dishes, but the ribs come out on top.

Their famous meaty ribs are fall-off-the-bone good. One bite and you’ll soon agree they’re some of the best ribs in Albuquerque.

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