Best Detroit Ribs

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Detroit

This is a city that is packed full of amazing foodie options, but we’re gonnna focus on the best Detroit 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 check out one of these top places to eat the best Detroit ribs…

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1. SLOWS Bar-B-Q – Detroit

We’re a fan of any place that perfectly combines BBQ and beer, and so are thousands of travellers who’ve made their way to SLOWS Bar-B-Q in Detroit.

After expanding their restaurant space, SLOWS added 36 beer taps, and while that’s got nothing to do with the superb quality of their BBQ, we definitely feel like it adds to the overall culinary experience.

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2. Zukin’s Rib Shack

Zukin’s Rib Shack serve up food with no frills, focusing on the best ingredients and an amazing end product. Their pizza and seafood are superb, but really you come here for one thing and one thing only: the ribs.

Huge big portions with meat that falls off the bone. Life doesn’t get much better than this.

3. Slows To Go

Come here for proper barbecue catering and carryout at the corner of Cass and Alexandrine. They also have a huge food truck that serves events and festivals.

Get their dry rub ribs on their own or, even better, as part of one of their amazing sharing BBQ platters. The flavours are clean and classic while the side orders and sauces are what really bring the whole thing alive.

Best Detroit Ribs

4. Bert’s Marketplace

This is a warehouse theatre, jazz room and great quality restaurant all wrapped up in one. The sort of place you come and there is always something exciting happening.

The ribs themselves are the perfect way to set you up for an evening of fun, and are best washed down with one of their large selection of superb beers. Great food and good vibes, what more could you need?

5. Woodpile BBQ Shack

Their meats are smoked fresh over night using only wood smoke and time. As they say about their sides, they “remind us of what Mom makes”. The mixed meat platter here with the dry smoked ribs is a thing of pure delciousness.

Do make sure to keep some room for their homemade ice cream, which they make on a weekly basis.

Best Detroit Ribs

6. Red Smoke Barbecue

Red Smoke Barbecue is the sort of place you can come and really let your hair down and enjoy yourself. Superb pit-smoked meats and cocktails that are out of this world.

Their burgers, nachos and pulled pork are all superb, but if you want some of the best Detroit ribs then you better go for one of their huge racks.

7. Lazybones Smokehouse

Lazybones Smokehouse lives up to its name and makes our life super easy with the restaurant, online ordering and a food truck that pops up all over.

As well as ribs, they do tacos, sandwiches and perfect fries to go along with the main star. Make sure you are either starving or bring a friend to help, because the portions are huge!

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Big 7 Travel Team