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Jan 12, 2007 01:00 PM

Ribs tonight - blue smoke??

can anyone suggest a manhattan spot for some good baby backs...have been to blue smoke - ehhhh

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  1. RUB has pretty good baby backs (and lots of other good cue).

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    1. Went to Dinosaur last night and their ribs are pretty great. Probably the best I have had in Manhattan, not to mention a fantastic beer selection. It is a little further away (131st and 12th I think), but so worth the easy subway or cab ride.

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      1. re: mle18

        Big 2nd on Dinosaur - ribs are fantastic. And if you go, check out the wings as well.

      2. I know I may catch some flack for this, but if you don't want to travel and you don't like blue smoke, you could always go to Houston's on Park...the baby back ribs are damn good

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        1. re: Todd

          Agreed on Houston's- i am sure i will get some flack too. i do like Blue Smoke though

          1. re: jenniebnyc

            I actually love blue smoke and daisy may's (haven't tried rub or dinosaur yet)...but Houston's is constantly ignored because it's a chain eventhough it has really solid food

          2. re: Todd

            hey you know what. houston's is underratted. i love their french dip. and the burger is kinda great too. some of the appetizers..yumm.

            1. re: ceeceee

              agreed - burger at both Houston's and Outback are good. The last time I said this a feud began with another poster who said "The reason why I live in Manhattan is so i don't have to go to these chain places..". It's my Opinion and convenient to where I live in the city AND i probably go about once per year to each place! Anyway Cheers!

              1. re: ceeceee

                Houstons ribs are the bomb! Falling off the bone goodness!

                1. re: roze

                  I'll jump on this train with the proverbial "paper bag on my head" (although I guess I can't do that here). I've consistently said that Houstons serves one of the best, if not the best, Ribs in the city. Awesome. And the fries are great too.

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              1. Just in case anyone is thinking of Blue Smoke tonight, they're closed until the 15th for renovations.

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                1. re: jordanbaker

                  Very funny about houstons. I rarely admit i go there, but their ribs are fantastic....and their french dip is also very good....must ask for the fresh horseraddish!