Best Philadelphia Ribs

The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Philadelphia

This is a city that is packed full of amazing foodie options, but we’re gonna focus on the best Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia ribs…

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1. Mike’s Barbecue

Make your way to South Philly and plop straight down at Mike’s Barbecue. The ribs here are all-you-can-eat, which is good because you’re going to literally want to eat them all. Don’t forget to try the most Philadelphian menu on the item – the famous brisket cheesesteak.

2. Smokin’ Betty’s

Established in 2009, Smokin’ Betty’s is a great neighborhood restaurant and bar serving tremendous BBQ and 16 constantly rotating craft beers on tap.

Their Dr Pepper (yes really!) ribs with collard greens and spicy cornbread are the perfect meal that you will be dreaming about for weeks after eating it.

3. Fette Sau

German for “fat pig,” Fette Sau specialises in high-quality, locally sourced meats. They are dry-rubbed, smoked on the premises and sold by the pound for a remarkable take on American barbecue. Along with the meat, they have craft beer and cider as well as a large selection of Bourbon.

The sort of place you come with friends and where you quickly plan your next visit and become regulars. It really is that good.

4. Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse

Their focus is on authentic hickory smoked BBQ and on sourcing the very best ingredients at source. Their rubs are the source of legend in the community and once you taste them you will see why.

Eat in their small cosy venue (where they also have great cocktails and a happy hour), or have them come cater your event.

5. Baby Blues BBQ

You’ll find them serving their winning combination of great beer and BBQ in 5 locations. The venues are always set up as places you come with friends to enjoy great food and linger over great food often with live music thrown in.

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6. Angry Deekin Ribs

They serve both pork and beef ribs ,which they cook until they are so tender that the meat falls off the bone at the slightest touch. A sweet and wonderfully sticky sauce is the definition of finger licking good.

Add in a couple of sides and these are the perfect meal to share as a couple, or get a few racks for the family.

7. Bomb Bomb Bar B Que Grill

One of the few places that serve award winning BBQ and Italian food in the same establishment. It means it is the ideal place to bring a large group looking for different things.

Having said that though, the ribs should be getting all your focus. They’ve won local and national awards and are about as tasty as ribs can get. Sublime.

Best Philadelphia Ribs

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Big 7 Travel Team