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Good Place For Ribs In Portland, MAINE?

maryann Aug 8, 2006 02:18 PM

I'd like to get recommendations for really great Rib or BBQ restaruants in and around Portland, Maine. I'm travelling there this weekend for a family get together and thought I would treat some friends/family to BBQ. Indoors or outdoors, doesn't matter as long as it's to die for delish.


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    Northender Aug 8, 2006 09:31 PM

    I think Norm's in the Old Port has pretty good ribs.

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      memom Aug 8, 2006 10:26 PM

      Norm's is pretty good!

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      Noreaster Aug 9, 2006 04:55 AM

      Norm's is ok at best. For truly the best ribs (dry rubbed and smoked) go to Buck's Naked BBQ in Freeport on Route 1

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        irwin Aug 9, 2006 12:33 PM

        I put my money on BUCK'S NAKED ALSO.....
        He has excellent food and is located on Rt 1 across from the large wood Indian.

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          AHilde Oct 26, 2006 01:34 AM

          Try "Beale Street" in South Portland, just over the new bridge.

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            Boodles Oct 27, 2006 01:43 AM

            We tried Buck's Naked once. The ribs were charred on the outside, but rare, or would it be raw, on the inside. We took them home and nuked them. We'll not go back anytime soon. Beale St. is probably the best in the area.

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              Earle Oct 27, 2006 11:30 AM

              Try this site , it might help.

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                Karmadog Nov 3, 2006 04:32 PM

                Buck's Naked BBQ in Freeport definetly has the best ribs in Maine. Boodles must be confusing the pink WHICH IS A SMOKE RING in the meat with raw. Their ribs are slow cooked for 6 hours, raw is an imposibility.

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                  chefsofee Nov 10, 2006 12:46 AM

                  Buck's is AWESOME...try one of their bloody marys garnished with A RIB!

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