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Nov 20, 2010 09:57 AM

Barbeque ribs on Cape Cod

I'm looking for rec's for the best barbeque ribs/chicken on Cape Cod now that Harry's Blues Bar is no more.

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  1. Slim pickins' out there I think. Sams. DJ Wings n Things.

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    1. re: CapeCodGuy

      Thank you ccg, will try DJ's after The Giving. I assume Sams is Diego's. And, you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

      1. re: Afar

        Sorry Afar, they are okay, but I wouldn't go out of your way for ribs at DJs, or anywhere else I can think of on Cape.

        And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    2. Although not the best ribs or BBQ chicken, you may want to try Russ and Maries Marconi Restaurant on Rt 6 in Wellfleet if you really have a hankerin! I believe they are closed for the season though.

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      1. re: johng58

        Thanks John but too far to go for an iffy meal. We're in the Mashpee area and I should have elaborated more on the where exactly would be ok. I believe Yarmouth has a rib place somewhere? Amazing how this popular food is not popular on the Cape.

        1. re: Afar

          Agreed Afar. There have been several places that have tried a true BBQ concept but all failed for various reasons. In Yarmouth, you may be thinking of Christophers' Steak & Ribs on Rte 28. It's now a Moose Lodge!

          That said, many places have ribs on the menu. In addition to my previous mentions, British Beer Co. and Seaside Pub on Main in Hyannis come to mind. Also, Embargo has a tasty and spicy hot tapas portion of Hickory Smoked Smithfield Baby Back Ribs with Passion Fruit BBQ & Salsa Fruita. Pricey at $9 unless you're frugal (read: cheap) like me and go at 1/2 price happy hours or Tues. nights.

          1. re: CapeCodGuy

            Ah, moose ribs at The Lodge, bad joke, but your other possibilities can be checked out online at their web sites - good thoughts. Don't know why, last week, we got such a strong hankering for bque ribs; and, just now the Travel Channel had one of those programs with a "best ribs in the country" shows. The Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn looked good enough to eat off the screen.

        2. re: johng58

          Just got back from Wellfleet- we had lunch twice at Russ and Marie's. I really like the sliced brisket sandwich, which has a good smoky flavor and tasty bbq sauce. It's served on a garlic roll, which is strangely delicious with it. Also liked the coleslaw and baked beans on the side. A satisfying meal all around.

          1. re: DrMag

            Have been to Russ and Marie's.... in Wellfleet. Wife likes the food, I am not overly fond of it but as mentioned not much on cape cod. There is a place in Hyannis, the old murphys recession called the "Porkys" . Have only had the breakfast which wasn't great. do want to try the ribs but just haven't got there yet. so would be interested if anyone has any experience with them. They also I've read have a place at sandy neck beach.

        3. We tried babyback ribs at Wicked Pizza and won't make that mistake again. Unbelievable how crowded the restaurants were over the holiday weekend in the Mashpee area.

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          1. re: Afar

            Wow. Wicked Pizza for ribs on Thanksgiving weekend. That's a serious ribs-jonesing you had there Afar.

            1. re: CapeCodGuy

              ccg, when one has had enough of the kitchen enough is enough. Sometimes going to the closest place with a sign for a meal is the play of the day. And, then there are regrets. One should never assume but I'm guessing form your comment that your Thanksgiving meal was less then satisfying. I'd be disappointed if my guess is right. The holidays have only just begun.

              1. re: Afar

                Quite the contrary Afar. Thanksgiving dinner was quite satisfying. After all, we had 25 of us at my sister-in-law's lovely home overlooking Sandy Neck and I brought oysters rockefeller, the turkey, dressing, gravy, ravioli, meatballs, and red sauce!

                  1. re: Afar

                    lol...Gravy x 2...brown AND red!