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Jul 1, 2010 04:12 AM

Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves Great Texas ribs?

Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves Great Texas ribs?

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  1. I'm not exactly sure what Texas ribs are...but I know I grew up eating beef ribs in Texas. Great Texas beef ribs can be had in Texas...and that's the way it is.

    Big Daddy's has good Texas-style beef ribs. Can anyone confirm or deny that they are still running or have they moved into their new digs yet?

    There are several other places in town that serve beef ribs (Market for instance) but I've not thought they were all that good.

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    1. re: Foureyes137

      Big Daddy's is up and running in the new spot across Dale from the old spot.

      1. re: nicefood

        It's just hard to find meaty ones. They usually cut them very close to the bone, but if you want to buy a case of them to cook yourself Swansons Meats has good meaty ones, but you have to buy a whole case. Steak on a stick.....mmmmmm.

        1. re: KC612

          mmm steak on a They used to have a steak on a stick back in the 60's /70's the cut was called cowboy steak, it had a bone in it..... I found the info when I was looking for info on the Texas rib....

        2. re: nicefood

          Correct. BigDaddy's is now on the NW corner of University and Dale.

          Now, keep in mind I haven't had true Texas beef ribs before, but the Big Daddy's version is amazing. Juicy, tender meat...just heavenly. Without question, my favorite BBQ meat in MSP.

        3. re: Foureyes137

          I know it's hard to find information on Texas ribs, not Texas "style" ribs. It's actually the 13th rib from the baby back beef rib. The meat from this rib is part of the Rib eye meat. It has a longer thick bone and less meat, but, the meat and the taste are off the charts good. I have to get it from my butcher and most of the time its frozen, It's not as popular as the other cuts. I've heard of Big Daddys, I'll have to try that thank Foureyes!!!!

          1. re: sweetkim

            very good to know this. thanks.

        4. Bakers Rib's in Eden Prairie is great. They're a small franchise out of Texas. Last weekend I stopped at a Dickey's in Coon Rapids. They're a larger franchise out of Texas. Not too bad. I'd go back.

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          1. re: shoo bee doo

            +1 on Bakers.

            I believe they source their ribs in Iowa

            1. re: kriminalrat

              Thank for the suggestion shoo bee doo and kriminalrat. I'll check it out.

              1. re: sweetkim

                jfood had a BBQ beef sandwich there a few weeks ago. jfood would describe the sauce as pretty sweet with a little kick. just a head's up that some may think the sauce is a little too sweet for real Texas BBQ.

          2. Here is a link to a picture of where I think they cut the Texas rib from.
            I really don't understand it fully, but I am trying. I think they take this meat and make prime rib steaks and then leave a little meat on the bone and this is called Texas rib.... I have heard different information on this. If anyone really knows any more information, I would love to hear about it.