Robinson's #1 Ribs

★★★★★
Catering for private parties and cook outs in the Chicagoland area
  • 655 Armitage Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: N Orchard St

    Map & Directions
  • 312-337-1399

About Robinson's #1 Ribs

Hours
Mon- Closed, Tue-Thurs 10:30am-9pm, Fri 10:30am-10pm Sat 4pm-10pm Sun 3pm-8:30pm

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We walked in 20 minutes before closing and had very pleasant service and great food. We were welcomed to stay after closing for however long we wanted, and did. BYOB is a plus. I'm glad its a block away from my friend's apartment, cause

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We walked in 20 minutes before closing and had very pleasant service and great food. We were welcomed to stay after closing for however long we wanted, and did. BYOB is a plus. I'm glad its a block away from my friend's apartment, cause

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I like this Robinsons. I live near by so I go here occasionally. I've always had good food. I ordered a burger and fries a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. For the amount of food they give you, it's a reasonable price. The service is

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I like this Robinsons. I live near by so I go here occasionally. I've always had good food. I ordered a burger and fries a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. For the amount of food they give you, it's a reasonable price. The service is

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Home recipe for the bbq sauce. Ribs and fries is the way to go. I get a bottle or two of the sauce to go every time :) finger licking good.\r

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Home recipe for the bbq sauce. Ribs and fries is the way to go. I get a bottle or two of the sauce to go every time :) finger licking good.\r

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I live very close and go quite often. Last night, I got the BBQ grilled salmon sandwich wiith fries- very tasty. My boyfriend got the pulled pork sandwich with fries and ate every last bite. Our waiter was super friendly and we never had

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I live very close and go quite often. Last night, I got the BBQ grilled salmon sandwich wiith fries- very tasty. My boyfriend got the pulled pork sandwich with fries and ate every last bite. Our waiter was super friendly and we never had

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This is the place to go if you want great barbecued ribs or chicken. Their barbecue sauce is stupendous!\r

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This is the place to go if you want great barbecued ribs or chicken. Their barbecue sauce is stupendous!\r

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I had the Brisket Sandwich, Mac and Cheese and the Cole Slaw. Loved it all and want to try more off their menu!\r

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I had the Brisket Sandwich, Mac and Cheese and the Cole Slaw. Loved it all and want to try more off their menu!\r

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Best BBQ in town. Something for everyone on their menu. Even the vegetarian items. Try it- You'll like it we do!!\r

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Best BBQ in town. Something for everyone on their menu. Even the vegetarian items. Try it- You'll like it we do!!\r

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Great BBQ! Robs, chicken, brisket. Had catering pkgs delivered. Everybody loved it!\r

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Great BBQ! Robs, chicken, brisket. Had catering pkgs delivered. Everybody loved it!\r

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They had me at Ribs! The ribs are great and the mac & cheese is the perfect side!\r

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They had me at Ribs! The ribs are great and the mac & cheese is the perfect side!\r

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I ordered the ribs and they are great!! The mac & cheese is the perfect side.

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★★★★★

I ordered the ribs and they are great!! The mac & cheese is the perfect side.

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The pulled pork sandwich is my favorite. The portion of meat for the price and served on a crusted sandwich roll that is too tough to each but still hold the sandwich together so you can eat it with your hands! The food is very good.

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The pulled pork sandwich is my favorite. The portion of meat for the price and served on a crusted sandwich roll that is too tough to each but still hold the sandwich together so you can eat it with your hands! The food is very good.

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The portion serving size is perfect and the rib meat is tender. The BBQ sauce is nice and tangy. Just come on down here and find out yourself. Really good cooking at Robinsons No 1 Ribs.

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★★★★★

The portion serving size is perfect and the rib meat is tender. The BBQ sauce is nice and tangy. Just come on down here and find out yourself. Really good cooking at Robinsons No 1 Ribs.

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The barbeque sandwiches are phenomenal! It practically melts in your mouth. Quite possibly THE BEST place for barbeque in chi town.

3
★★★★★

The barbeque sandwiches are phenomenal! It practically melts in your mouth. Quite possibly THE BEST place for barbeque in chi town.

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Fast service and great food...and LOTS of it!

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★★★★★

Fast service and great food...and LOTS of it!

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Good BBQ and fast delivery. Best ribs in the area. I always recommend this place to anyone. If you haven't tried it, it's a MUST!

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★★★★★

Good BBQ and fast delivery. Best ribs in the area. I always recommend this place to anyone. If you haven't tried it, it's a MUST!

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A great place to get a quick lunch or dinner for the ride home from work, or to have a picnic at the park. I love their spicy BBQ sauce and that they have both the spicy and mild BBQ sauce options. I love everything I have had here. The BBQ turkey sandwich is a bit unique and very tasty, I also love the rib and BBQ sandwiches as well. Its hard to go wrong with this Chicago institution and slice of Chicago.

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★★★★★

A great place to get a quick lunch or dinner for the ride home from work, or to have a picnic at the park. I love their spicy BBQ sauce and that they have both the spicy and mild BBQ sauce options. I love everything I have had here. The BBQ turkey sandwich is a bit unique and very tasty, I also love the rib and BBQ sandwiches as well. Its hard to go wrong with this Chicago institution and slice of Chicago.

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A great place to get a quick lunch or dinner for the ride home from work, or to have a picnic at the park. I love their spicy BBQ sauce and that they have both the spicy and mild BBQ sauce options. I love everything I have had here. The

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A great place to get a quick lunch or dinner for the ride home from work, or to have a picnic at the park. I love their spicy BBQ sauce and that they have both the spicy and mild BBQ sauce options. I love everything I have had here. The

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It amazes me how people can sometimes screw up cooking meat slowly in sauce until it falls apart. Robinson's did a fine job. I was torn between trying the ribs and getting the pulled brisket sandwich, which I'd seen someone else walk away with. I went with the pulled brisket with a side of garlic mashed potatoes ($10).

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It amazes me how people can sometimes screw up cooking meat slowly in sauce until it falls apart. Robinson's did a fine job. I was torn between trying the ribs and getting the pulled brisket sandwich, which I'd seen someone else walk away with. I went with the pulled brisket with a side of garlic mashed potatoes ($10).

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It amazes me how people can sometimes screw up cooking meat slowly in sauce until it falls apart. Robinson's did a fine job. I was torn between trying the ribs and getting the pulled brisket sandwich, which I'd seen someone else walk away

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It amazes me how people can sometimes screw up cooking meat slowly in sauce until it falls apart. Robinson's did a fine job. I was torn between trying the ribs and getting the pulled brisket sandwich, which I'd seen someone else walk away

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We had the ribs, pulled pork & Chicken with Corn on the Cob, Mac & Cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. All the food was great

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We had the ribs, pulled pork & Chicken with Corn on the Cob, Mac & Cheese and garlic mashed potatoes. All the food was great

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this place is BYOB which is good if you are looking for a cheap night out. the ribs are good, i will probably give it another try sometime.

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★★★★☆

this place is BYOB which is good if you are looking for a cheap night out. the ribs are good, i will probably give it another try sometime.

Pros: byob, bbq sauce

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I haven't been to this place in years and am planning to give it another try tonight. Hopefully I will report back with good news for their reputations sake.

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I haven't been to this place in years and am planning to give it another try tonight. Hopefully I will report back with good news for their reputations sake.

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I ordered ribs and it was dry and burnt. I would not recommend Robinson's Ribs. Kordell Robinson was mean and nasty.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered ribs and it was dry and burnt. I would not recommend Robinson's Ribs. Kordell Robinson was mean and nasty.

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I love this place. The BBQ is real, authentic BBQ. I love the ribs. It may be a dive, but I just go for the food.

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★★★★★

I love this place. The BBQ is real, authentic BBQ. I love the ribs. It may be a dive, but I just go for the food.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Sauce

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I had the absolute worst experience I have ever had with a restaurant in my entire life with Robinson's. Not only did I receive my food an hour after I was told I would receive it, but it was spoiled and had to be thrown away. Yet, I still had to pay full price. When I called to get the situation rectified the owner raised his voice so loudly that I in turn had to raise my voice. However when I did, he hung up on me. I would suggest NEVER eating there if you want to have a pleasant experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the absolute worst experience I have ever had with a restaurant in my entire life with Robinson's. Not only did I receive my food an hour after I was told I would receive it, but it was spoiled and had to be thrown away. Yet, I still had to pay full price. When I called to get the situation rectified the owner raised his voice so loudly that I in turn had to raise my voice. However when I did, he hung up on me. I would suggest NEVER eating there if you want to have a pleasant experience.

Cons: Customer Experience, Expensive

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Robinson's is the only place I go for ribs. As far as tasty ribs go, Robinson's is the best.
We now go on Sunday for the buffet which has ribs, fried chicken and much more. Can't beat the price either, just $12.95. If you like Beer or Wine with your meal, bring your own Robinson's is BYOB.

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★★★★★

Robinson's is the only place I go for ribs. As far as tasty ribs go, Robinson's is the best.
We now go on Sunday for the buffet which has ribs, fried chicken and much more. Can't beat the price either, just $12.95. If you like Beer or Wine with your meal, bring your own Robinson's is BYOB.

Pros: Incredible food, Great service, Inexpensive

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I have been eating at robinson's for about 10 years. I have tasted many other places but nothing comes close. The sauce is so addictive I'am hooked!!!! Keep up the good work!

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★★★★☆

I have been eating at robinson's for about 10 years. I have tasted many other places but nothing comes close. The sauce is so addictive I'am hooked!!!! Keep up the good work!

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I just spent $20 in cab fair, to eat the worst ribs I have ever ordered and then wash them down with WATER because the place is Bring Your Own Beer (Read Insider tips more carefully). I ordered the ribs dry so that I could savor the marination and hickory smoked flavor, only to discover them dry and tasteless. The Sauce wasn't anything that you couldn't get from a Generic bottle of BBQ Sauce. I'm not only disappointed with Robinson's, but I'm more disappointed with City Search. TAKE THIS RESTERAUNT OFF YOUR SITE!

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★☆☆☆☆

I just spent $20 in cab fair, to eat the worst ribs I have ever ordered and then wash them down with WATER because the place is Bring Your Own Beer (Read Insider tips more carefully). I ordered the ribs dry so that I could savor the marination and hickory smoked flavor, only to discover them dry and tasteless. The Sauce wasn't anything that you couldn't get from a Generic bottle of BBQ Sauce. I'm not only disappointed with Robinson's, but I'm more disappointed with City Search. TAKE THIS RESTERAUNT OFF YOUR SITE!

Pros: Corn Bread Muffins

Cons: Ribs, Onion Rings, Alcohol

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Great place to go for carryout BBQ in Lincoln Park! Awesome pies too, which are a great way to top off a meal full of comfort food.

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Great place to go for carryout BBQ in Lincoln Park! Awesome pies too, which are a great way to top off a meal full of comfort food.

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do not order delivery from this place, if they get your order wrong you're stuck with it, and they will get it wrong.

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do not order delivery from this place, if they get your order wrong you're stuck with it, and they will get it wrong.

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No. 1? Hardly. Robinsons disappointed this ribs lover with its terrible service, sludge-like barbecue sauce that tasted like peppered catsup more than anything else, and ribs that felt like they were stored since 2000 when this restauarnt won citysearch's best ribs award. For the life of me, I don't know why anyone would go to this restaurant. I strongly advise you to avoid this restaurant. In a city like Chicago, you should never have to settle for medicrity like this.

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★☆☆☆☆

No. 1? Hardly. Robinsons disappointed this ribs lover with its terrible service, sludge-like barbecue sauce that tasted like peppered catsup more than anything else, and ribs that felt like they were stored since 2000 when this restauarnt won citysearch's best ribs award. For the life of me, I don't know why anyone would go to this restaurant. I strongly advise you to avoid this restaurant. In a city like Chicago, you should never have to settle for medicrity like this.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Service

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The sauce tasted a little funny and my food was overcooked and burned.

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The sauce tasted a little funny and my food was overcooked and burned.

Pros: cleanliness

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Robinsons is a great choice of where to go for good homestyle food - bbq, ribs, beef, chicken, even their desserts are very good with a good choice of pies by the slice. Not the fanciest joint in town, but makes up for it big time with its taste. Well worth going!

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★★★★★

Robinsons is a great choice of where to go for good homestyle food - bbq, ribs, beef, chicken, even their desserts are very good with a good choice of pies by the slice. Not the fanciest joint in town, but makes up for it big time with its taste. Well worth going!

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This is a place where you know you will get a great meal. Always been reliable for ribs, pork, etc. and their pie is real good too. Recommend highly for anyone who wants take out or looking to feed a group.

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★★★★★

This is a place where you know you will get a great meal. Always been reliable for ribs, pork, etc. and their pie is real good too. Recommend highly for anyone who wants take out or looking to feed a group.

Pros: inexpensive, tasty food, convenient

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I had the Baby Back ribs and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. This place passed the test, the ribs were great to outstanding. the pulled pork was by far the best we had, we ordered a pound of pork to take home with a bottle of sauce. Also this resttaurant is a BYOB restaurant, they gave us chilled glasses and a bucket of ice for our beer.
We will be back.

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★★★★★

I had the Baby Back ribs and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. This place passed the test, the ribs were great to outstanding. the pulled pork was by far the best we had, we ordered a pound of pork to take home with a bottle of sauce. Also this resttaurant is a BYOB restaurant, they gave us chilled glasses and a bucket of ice for our beer.
We will be back.

Pros: good service, friendly

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There are some good barbecue places in the city, but this is one of the only places that devotes nearly its entire menu to barbecue. Ribs are the best, and sides are equally good. Nothing falls short here. Don't expect the same sort of service or even quality at the Robinson's counter stops like at Union Station--the Armitage restaurant is really the place to go.

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★★★★★

There are some good barbecue places in the city, but this is one of the only places that devotes nearly its entire menu to barbecue. Ribs are the best, and sides are equally good. Nothing falls short here. Don't expect the same sort of service or even quality at the Robinson's counter stops like at Union Station--the Armitage restaurant is really the place to go.

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This is the most true case of it depends which one of any chain. Some of the Robinson's (the ones next to Dock's) are limited menu and not that good of food. The Robinson's in Lincoln Park on Armitage East of Halsted is outstanding. As good as the ribs are, I usually get a cheeseburger. A cheeseburger slathered with Robinson's BBQ sauce and Fries also slathered in sauce is possibly my favorite meal in the world. Due to great variety I am rating based on Lincoln Park. The ratings would be the opposite if based on a different site.

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★★★★★

This is the most true case of it depends which one of any chain. Some of the Robinson's (the ones next to Dock's) are limited menu and not that good of food. The Robinson's in Lincoln Park on Armitage East of Halsted is outstanding. As good as the ribs are, I usually get a cheeseburger. A cheeseburger slathered with Robinson's BBQ sauce and Fries also slathered in sauce is possibly my favorite meal in the world. Due to great variety I am rating based on Lincoln Park. The ratings would be the opposite if based on a different site.

Pros: Delicious, Reasonably priced, My favorite

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I can't believe Robinson's is way down on the list. One can only guess that someone's stacking the deck. These are some of the finest ribs in the country...MUCH better than Carsons and a whole lot better service.

Go for the gusto and treat yourself to ribs the way they're meant to be cooked!

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★★★★★

I can't believe Robinson's is way down on the list. One can only guess that someone's stacking the deck. These are some of the finest ribs in the country...MUCH better than Carsons and a whole lot better service.

Go for the gusto and treat yourself to ribs the way they're meant to be cooked!

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tasty wwell smoked ribs. Very meaty and flavorfull. Rib tips really exceptional

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★★★★★

tasty wwell smoked ribs. Very meaty and flavorfull. Rib tips really exceptional

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I am sorry but as a displaced OKIE it is very hard to find good BBQ up here. BBQ is about smoke, slow and low. This is boiled, grilled and sauced. The sauce in BBQ is like Ketchup on fries if its good enough you don't need it. If you need it BEWARE! This is fine YANKEE BBQ if you are into that, but southern it AIN'T!

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I am sorry but as a displaced OKIE it is very hard to find good BBQ up here. BBQ is about smoke, slow and low. This is boiled, grilled and sauced. The sauce in BBQ is like Ketchup on fries if its good enough you don't need it. If you need it BEWARE! This is fine YANKEE BBQ if you are into that, but southern it AIN'T!

Pros: Sauce

Cons: Boiled, Grilled, Sauced

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The pork ribs at Robinson's are so huge, they evoke images of John Goodman as Fred Flintstone munching on humongous dinosaur ribs. Best of all, Robinson's ribs are geneoursly meaty and slathered with the most succulent sauce. Half a slab isn't enough for this porcine perfection! With your slab, you also get your choice of two delicious sides.

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★★★★☆

The pork ribs at Robinson's are so huge, they evoke images of John Goodman as Fred Flintstone munching on humongous dinosaur ribs. Best of all, Robinson's ribs are geneoursly meaty and slathered with the most succulent sauce. Half a slab isn't enough for this porcine perfection! With your slab, you also get your choice of two delicious sides.

Pros: huge ribs, succulent sauce, porcine perfection

Cons: out-of-the-way, inattentive service

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This restaurant has great food also has a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant has great food also has a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Not much parking

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Their ribs are second to none, and their dinner combos are an excellent value. And if in a mood for something a little more spicy, the hot links dinner is an excellent choice.

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★★★★★

Their ribs are second to none, and their dinner combos are an excellent value. And if in a mood for something a little more spicy, the hot links dinner is an excellent choice.

Pros: Best ribs, Great hot links, Excellent value

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If you want ribs, this is the place to be. Excelent sauce enhances every thing they offered.

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★★★★☆

If you want ribs, this is the place to be. Excelent sauce enhances every thing they offered.

 

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