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Ribs in Monmouth County?

Anyone have a good recommendation for good, finger licking ribs in the Southern Monmouth County area? Eat in or take out is fine!

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  1. Hickory Hog in Point Pleasant.

    Have not been to but maybe Memphis Pig Out in Atlantic Highlands, search the boards for this one, I think I remember reading about it.

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    1. re: angelo04

      Atlantic Highlands would be northern Monmouth. The best ribs in all of Monmouth are at Jack's in Long Branch.

      1. re: fershore

        are they smoked?

        1. re: corvette johnny

          Not smoked...if you're a smoke ring snob you're gonna be disappointed. :)

          1. re: joonjoon

            No, I like lots of different ribs. They just come out better for me with some smoke flavor ; )

    2. Local smoke has some pretty tasty ribs (in neptune on rt 35)

      I haven't been to hickory hog but I hear good things too.

      1. Jersey Shore BBQ in Belmar - http://jerseyshorebbq.com/

        Local Smoke in Neptune - http://www.localsmokebbq.com/

        Really like the babybacks at Memphis Pig Out, but as has been pointed out that is north Monmouth County.

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        1. re: equal_Mark

          +1 for JSBBQ. I think Memphis Pig Out's ribs see some boiling and not much if any smoking. I was really disappointed by them, especially since I went after I heard they won some of the barbecue competitions in NJ - they must cook them differently for the comps.

          1. re: chowhounder411

            No boilage there...

            1. re: equal_Mark

              I did not see any bark nor notice any smoke flavor at all on their ribs

        2. Also Jameson's in Neptune rt 35

          http://www.jamesonssoutherncooking.com/

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          1. re: Tapas52

            Jamison's fried chicken is sublime, but the ribs are not smoked and overcooked. You can tell when you pick up a rib and are left holding a bare bone; leaving a pile of mushy meat on the plate...