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Where is your favorite place for baby back ribs? Please don't say Chili's.

DrBruin Feb 28, 2010 09:17 AM

I've found a few places where the baby back ribs are pretty good but I'd like to know where you go for them in the LA area.

I find Houston's to be consistently the best. They are meaty and you can slide the bone clean out of the meat.

I like the ribs at Lucille's but I've found they can be inconsistent.

I most recently went to Joey's Smokin' BBQ and found them to be tough, although their sauce (suh-weet sauce) was tasty.

  1. wutzizname Mar 2, 2010 02:12 AM

    Baby Blues in Venice or West Hollywood does the best babybacks in L.A., to my taste. which is falling off the bone.


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        calabasas_trafalgar Mar 1, 2010 05:14 PM

        Robin's BBQ in Pasadena. Chili's ribs taste like rubber...

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          loreeLB Mar 1, 2010 01:59 PM

          Mmmm Naples Ribs in Long Beach by far!!!!

          1. OC Mutt Feb 28, 2010 07:27 PM

            Newport/Naples Rib Company has my favorite baby back ribs. One in Long Beach (Naples Rib Co) and two in Orange County. http://www.ribcompany.com/

            1. monku Feb 28, 2010 05:06 PM

              I'm jonesing for baby back ribs I'll go to Costco and get that package by Curly's.
              Full rack of fully cooked ribs for like $14. They're slow smoked, tender slide of the bone clean and as meaty as you can get them anywhere.

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                nachosaurus Feb 28, 2010 01:04 PM

                i did like chilis! but now that it's not in westwood - i won't be making my way out to the 'burbs for my baby back fix.

                agree that houston's has the best in close area.

                i also like baby blues bbq in west hollywood. i've been to the venice location as well, but haven't had the ribs there.

                i do not care for mr. cecil's.

                on my list to try is big mistas which gets consistently rave reviews: http://bigmista.com/

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                  raizans Feb 28, 2010 10:10 AM

                  Babybacks tend to be used in areas that have zoning laws about smokers, so they're usually not very good. It's much easier to find good spare ribs. However, Big John's Cafe in Redondo Beach does a pretty good job, considering. They only make it Tues-Sat.

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