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Top two favorite BBQ pork rib joints in L.A.?

Please let me know your top two favorite BBQ joints in L.A. Favorite and runner-up in that order.

I see BBQ threads all the time but they get wordy. I don't want you to write reviews. I don't care about parking, service, chipped plates, etc.

I don't want to know who does the best Mac-n-Cheese, brisket, yams, just your favorite pork ribs -- baby back ribs, spare ribs, St. Louis ribs, Kansas City ribs, rib tips, small ends, whatever.

The only rule is if you don't see wood smoke, or a BBQ smoker, then you can't vote for them.

My number 1: Phillips -- Leimert Park

Number 2. Phillips -- Crenshaw Blvd

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  1. 1. Bludso's -- Long Beach Blvd.
    2. Phillips II -- Centinela Ave.

    If caterers/vendors qualified, The Park's Finest would be #2 and Bigmista's would tie for #3.

    1. JnJ Burger Shack & BBQ on Adams.

      I agree with your rule about seeing the smoke, it's what turned me off of JR's BBQ on La Cienega a while back and helped me find JnJ.

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      Burger Shack
      9868 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733

        1. re: PinkKang

          Please tell me more about Rattler's as the name is new to me.

          1. re: Hershey Bomar

            If it's the Rattler's I'm thinking of:

            Rattler's BBQ
            26495 Golden Valley Rd.
            Santa Clarita

            The first time I went there, it was wonderful. The last time, it was less so.

        2. Boneyard Bistro in sherman oaks

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          Boneyard Bistro
          13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

          1. I'm with you, Hershey:

            1. Phillip’s (Chino)
            2. Phillip’s (Leimert Park)

            Go for the rib tips, mixed sauce on the side. Best bite, best flavor, best deal.

            1. You do know that "pork ribs" include baby back, spare ribs and St. Louis ribs-which are spare ribs with the "tips" cut off.

              JR's does use wood smoke, they just don't make good BBQ.

              My choices for pork ribs- spare ribs.

              1. Phillips
              2. J n J

                1. re: martyR

                  Excuse my ignorance but is there more then just the one Jaybee's in Gardena? I ate there after they won the chowhound poll back in like 2000.

                  1. re: Hershey Bomar

                    No, only one Jay Bees in LA area. I've found their ribs to be fatty and gristly.