Best Atlanta Ribs

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Atlanta

This is a city that is packed full of amazing foodie options, but we’re gonna focus on the best Atlanta ribs. The racks that are so big they fill the plate, and so tasty that you’ll be licking your fingers and savouring every single mouthful.

From sports bars and diners to high-end BBQ joints, there is something for everybody on this list.

It’s time to grab your friends, work up an appetite and dig into some of the top places to eat the best Atlanta ribs…

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1. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Georgia is home to lots of great BBQ, which makes finding the best BBQ a bit of a task. Locals, travellers, and food critics all agree that Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q serves some of the best in the state, if not the entire country. The patio space here truly adds to the ambience, but you’re going to want to stay for how tasty the slow-roasted ribs are.

2. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

A laid back diner-style joint where the large neon sign calls your name as you drive by to come in and sample their super wholesome food.

The place just oozes cool without trying too hard, and the staff are among the friendliest you will ever come across. A portion of their ribs with the hot sauce is the stuff of your dreams.

3. Heirloom Market BBQ

They offer Southern BBQ with a Korean twist – as soon as you first sample it your are in for taste sensation. Their menu is inventive, packed full of surprises but also underpinned by serious quality cooking.

They do quarter, half or full racks of ribs as well as tasting platters so as you can get the best of everything. While the meats are superb, the side dishes take things to a whole new level. Absolutely superb cooking.

4. Daddy D’z

Their meat is cooked on hickory and oak flames by hand, with no shortcuts being taken to ensure the best end product possible.

The portions are big and piled high on the plates family style. In short, they let the food do the talking. There are plenty of great options on the menu but to come here and hot try the ribs would be beyond foolish. If only all ribs tasted this good.

5. Grand Champion BBQ

The first outlet opened in 2011 and it has been so popular that they have been expanding ever since. They’ve managed to do so without losing any of that family style service of quality of food.

Their ribs served with mac and cheese are one of the best cheat meals you could ever wish for. The only small problem? Once you taste the ribs here nothing might ever compare again.

6. Das BBQ

They serve their ribs as either a half rack, full rack or as part of tasting platters. They are all cooked low and slow, so that the meat is succulent beyond belief by the time it gets to you.

The sort of place where you will be licking the bones clean and have no shame about it. Their made from scratch sauces are what really rounds this experience off.

Best Atlanta Ribs

7. Old Hickory House

George Jackson, owner of the Old Hickory House first started serving great BBQ in Atlanta way back in 1955. The recipes have been handed down ever since and the end result are easily some of the best Atlanta ribs you will ever taste.

When a business has been making ribs for 60 years through four generations of a family you know they are going to be special.

Traveling around the country? You might want to check out The 50 Best Places For Ribs In America.

Big 7 Travel Team