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Feb 14, 2009 06:08 PM

ribs in Philly or 'burbs

I'm trying to find local places that serve good barbecue ribs, including takeout joints. There used to be a notable place in the upper end of
Germantown Ave, for example, name unknown. Thanks for any leads..............

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  1. I have never been there, but I have heard amazing things about Wooley's in Ambler. It is not a real restaurant, just a guy that smokes some amazing ribs (I think he does brisket, chicken, etc. too) and he sets up shop on weekends on Mt. Pleasant Ave (right off the train tracks), the place is always packed, so I think thats a good sign!

    It is hard to find great ribs in the area, but Sweet Lucy's and Abner's offer decent ribs.

    1. The place on Germantown Ave. is called the Rib Crib. Still there. Still good. Abner's in Jenkintown is decent. It's not fabulous but will satisfy the craving. Sweet Lucy's is reliably good.

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      1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

        There is another place in Germantown Pike in Collegeville called Phil's Famous BBQ.

      2. Smokin Lil's in Doylestown has great ribs. In center city phila try Phoebe's on South St near 22nd st. It is take-out only

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        1. re: ChefRich

          I think Smokin' Lil's were good, but not great. Maybe it was the weekday lunch-time I went (from Jury Duty) but I wasn't too excited. I still say the best ribs I've had in the area are up in Easton at Fat Daddy's BBQ. If you go to one of the festivals in the Lehigh Valley, they usually have a truck set up. They do a phenomenal dry rub that really complements the meat well.

        2. Jimmy's BBQ (or Barbecue) just opened recently in Westgate Plaza, Frazer PA & is good.

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          1. re: doctornan

            I will second that. Jimmy's has good ribs as well as pork, brisket, chicken and sides. Don't miss the bacon.

          2. Whistlers Inn, Cinnaminson NJ has their own smokehouse and does a great job with the Ribs. Also a great variety of beers on tap.