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Feb 12, 2004 05:33 PM

BBQ Ribs?

  • k

Hello all,

I've seen a few posts on here about BBQ joints, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews for the best down home style fall off the bone BBQ pork ribs. We've been to the Woodfire place in the Grove, but it faired an overall "eh" on the lovable scale. Any suggestions for the LA area that might also have great martinis to start a long weekend off right?

Any and all help is as always appreciated.


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  1. I've always been fond of the "Knife and Fork" baby back ribs served at Houston's. It's technically not a barbecue place, but that makes the dish even more special.

    1. I like Nic's Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills
      Get the Maytag Martini and some of the oyster appetiers.

      1. Scroll down to the 2004 BBQ post - there's a review of many places, all good.

        1. Gotta' say, in my limited experience, good Q joints do not have martinis! Do look at our recent (2nd) BBQ excursion, and add to that list one of my favorites, Tasty-Q on Crenshaw BLvd.

          Here's a link to our 1st BBQ get-together a few years ago, almost completely different places. Most of them are still in business (Hot-Diggity-Dog is gone but I didn't like them anyway.)


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          1. re: Sandra W.

            Just had a Tasty Q Chopped Beef Sandwich today, with coleslaw on top........yummmmy.

            It was on special for $2.25 can't beat that.

          2. r

            I LOVE Ribs USA in Burbank...probably some of the best ribs I've ever had. The meals are huge, the atmosphere laid back, service is friendly and it's not pretentious at all. Expect a wait though--it's usually pretty crowded in the weekends. Everything on that menu is good, including the sides.

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            1. re: RoundTheWayGirl

              I'm not sure why people revised this ancient thread, but I'm posting in the hope that I can save someone from going to Ribs USA for ribs. The extra spicy wings are fabulous, but the ribs are truly awful. So are most of the sides, especially whatever they call macaroni and cheese.

              For better barbecue in the valley, do a search of Chowhound. Mom's is pretty good, though it can take a while to get served.