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Favorite RIBS at a chain?

Any chain out there that offers a decent rack of ribs, either babyback or beef?

I suppose Tony Roma's comes to mind.

I know Claim Jumper offers ribs as does Appelbees.

Any out there that's any good?

(BTW, anyone remember Love's???)

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    1. Had Tony Romas in Honolulu, some of the worst ribs I ever ate, flavorless, and fatty.

      In S.Carolina I tried Sticky Fingers, and their ribs were edible,

      The only 2 chains around me are Smokey Bones, pretty bad, and Famous Daves, equally as bad. both fatty and flavorless..

      I believe you gotta go to the smaller outfits for the good ribs. Some of the best I have had were at small spots in Georgia, N. Carolina, and Tennessee.

      Here in Downers Grove is Uncle Bubs in Westmont, and they are hit and miss with the ribs, but their pulled pork is pretty good..

      1. Tony Roma's is good, as is Outback. Elephant Bar is ok, but somewhat devoid of meat.

        I wouldn't feed Applebee's to starving dogs at the pound.

        Chili's pushes their ribs, but I had em once and it was like eating a rack of rubber.

        Never tried Claim Jumpers ribs, but I seldom go there.

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        1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

          I think Tony Roma's has an All-You-Can-Eat deal on ribs on Mondays ...

        2. Recently tried the new Famous Dave's in my area. Having led a reasonably good life, I had never experienced actual prison food until dining at Famous Dave's.

          1. Red, Hot & Blue. I like the Memphis dry rub ribs, SO likes the wet ribs. I'm not too keen on the sides but for a chain the ribs are pretty good.