Baker's Ribs

★★★★☆

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First time ever at Baker's Ribs. Great food. We tried the ribs, sandwich, several sides, and the chicken wings. No complaints at all. Even took home a jar of their barbecue sauce.

Definitely will return there again. Baker's Ribs

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★★★★★

First time ever at Baker's Ribs. Great food. We tried the ribs, sandwich, several sides, and the chicken wings. No complaints at all. Even took home a jar of their barbecue sauce.

Definitely will return there again. Baker's Ribs

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My rating is actually closer to 4.5. I'll preface by saying that I'm from Austin, TEXAS and have searched out great BBQ all over the country. I have lived in MPLS for 13 years and have honestly tried every bbq joint in every nook and

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My rating is actually closer to 4.5. I'll preface by saying that I'm from Austin, TEXAS and have searched out great BBQ all over the country. I have lived in MPLS for 13 years and have honestly tried every bbq joint in every nook and

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Love Baker's Ribs. They are the best ribs around. Always have a daily special. Fast service......

4
★★★★☆

Love Baker's Ribs. They are the best ribs around. Always have a daily special. Fast service......

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Okay, so it was a Monday and past the lunch rush (2pm), but that doesn't excuse ribs that have obviously been sitting in a steam table for hours. The ribs had no crispy bark texture at all and slipped far too easily off the bone with a slimy, gooey feel. Yuck! Smoke was slightly there, but I couldn't discern any hint of a spice rub. This is just plain laziness if you ask me.

The sides were good, however. The slaw was nice and beans had a nice spicy kick. The orange-cream soda was a flavorful accompaniment.

Ambiance? Well, there was Texas kitsch everywhere, but the two guys running the place didn't seem interested in me or if I was enjoying their crappy ribs. They were both seated at a table in the dining room looking rather sleepy until one of them started talking to his credit card company on his cell phone while pacing the dining room where I was eating. He had time to talk to his credit card company, but didn't have time to ask me how I was enjoying my lunch. Lame and, again, lazy.

I spent 15 bucks on a crappy lunch and won't be back.

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★★☆☆☆

Okay, so it was a Monday and past the lunch rush (2pm), but that doesn't excuse ribs that have obviously been sitting in a steam table for hours. The ribs had no crispy bark texture at all and slipped far too easily off the bone with a slimy, gooey feel. Yuck! Smoke was slightly there, but I couldn't discern any hint of a spice rub. This is just plain laziness if you ask me.

The sides were good, however. The slaw was nice and beans had a nice spicy kick. The orange-cream soda was a flavorful accompaniment.

Ambiance? Well, there was Texas kitsch everywhere, but the two guys running the place didn't seem interested in me or if I was enjoying their crappy ribs. They were both seated at a table in the dining room looking rather sleepy until one of them started talking to his credit card company on his cell phone while pacing the dining room where I was eating. He had time to talk to his credit card company, but didn't have time to ask me how I was enjoying my lunch. Lame and, again, lazy.

I spent 15 bucks on a crappy lunch and won't be back.

Pros: Good baked beans

Cons: Poorly done ribs, didn't feel that welcome

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Reviews had mislead me. I asked what was best and was told the ribs, but they were very disappointing. While they had the pink color of smoking and some smoky taste they were otherwise poor. They seemed to have been made yesterday and heated up a bit today. The sauce was weak and runny, the sides were poor at best. For a few bucks more I could have stopped at Redstone, a few blocks away, for good ribs and sides. Oh, they might of even had a good tap beer to go with it.

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★☆☆☆☆

Reviews had mislead me. I asked what was best and was told the ribs, but they were very disappointing. While they had the pink color of smoking and some smoky taste they were otherwise poor. They seemed to have been made yesterday and heated up a bit today. The sauce was weak and runny, the sides were poor at best. For a few bucks more I could have stopped at Redstone, a few blocks away, for good ribs and sides. Oh, they might of even had a good tap beer to go with it.

Pros: Smoked ribs. Henry Weinhard's Vanilla Soda was great.

Cons: Everything else

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I like to sit and watch my soaps while I enjoy my ribs! Sauces are great, but my clothes smell funny for 3 days after eatting here :)

2
★★★★☆

I like to sit and watch my soaps while I enjoy my ribs! Sauces are great, but my clothes smell funny for 3 days after eatting here :)

Pros: Close to Leanne Chin's. Pretty good ribs!

Cons: 95% male.

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When our work caters lunch for our whole department, they are most likely to use Baker's Ribs. Their ribs and barbeque is awesome and they are so good to us with their catering, their service tops it off!

5
★★★★★

When our work caters lunch for our whole department, they are most likely to use Baker's Ribs. Their ribs and barbeque is awesome and they are so good to us with their catering, their service tops it off!

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Great meat! Delicious ham and great ribs! Southern style side dishes...may not be what your taste buds are expecting, but taste good nonetheless. Overall food is good and price is reasonable!

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Great meat! Delicious ham and great ribs! Southern style side dishes...may not be what your taste buds are expecting, but taste good nonetheless. Overall food is good and price is reasonable!

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If you have ever been to a real Tx BBQ roadside shack, you will right at home at Baker's. The ribs are as good as I have ever had in Texas and much better than the slippery, mushy "Famous" ribs. I like the chopped pork sandwich with a dollop of coleslaw (which is more of a Southern thang than a Western thang). The atmosphere is authentic to Texas style BBQ joints.

I take the score down one star only because of the sides. I would like to see (and this is my Southernness showing) fried okra, fried pickles, cabbage, all you can eat oven-fresh baked rolls and jalape?o cornbread, and a serve-yourself wheel of cheddar cheese.

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★★★★☆

If you have ever been to a real Tx BBQ roadside shack, you will right at home at Baker's. The ribs are as good as I have ever had in Texas and much better than the slippery, mushy "Famous" ribs. I like the chopped pork sandwich with a dollop of coleslaw (which is more of a Southern thang than a Western thang). The atmosphere is authentic to Texas style BBQ joints.

I take the score down one star only because of the sides. I would like to see (and this is my Southernness showing) fried okra, fried pickles, cabbage, all you can eat oven-fresh baked rolls and jalape?o cornbread, and a serve-yourself wheel of cheddar cheese.

Pros: Real Texas BBQ. Authentic tastes, smells and atmosphere

Cons: Where's the fried okra?

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Baker's Ribs is reliable - consistent good service and food, particularly for something quick and on the go. That said, I've had better ribs in the twin cities and am more inclined to eat next door at Lee Ann Chin's next time.

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★★★☆☆

Baker's Ribs is reliable - consistent good service and food, particularly for something quick and on the go. That said, I've had better ribs in the twin cities and am more inclined to eat next door at Lee Ann Chin's next time.

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This is among the best Southern-style barbecue joints in the area. I have been to Ted Cook's, Qfanatic, Scot-Jamama's, and Market so far, and as far as ribs go it's Baker's and Qfanatic.

It is East-Texas style, so all meats are indirectly slow-cooked in a smoker, and there is a focus on pork (as a Southerner, I don't consider other Texas barbecue styles of to true barbecue. Beef ribs? I don't think so!)

The sausage, chicken, brisket, and especially ribs are outstanding. The sauce is a fairly thin tomato/vinegar concoction, similar to a Memphis-style sauce. It's quite good. All sauce bottles are served warm. The sides are not the greatest, except for the spicy baked beans, which are as good as I've ever tried. They have sweet tea, which is rare up here.

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★★★★★

This is among the best Southern-style barbecue joints in the area. I have been to Ted Cook's, Qfanatic, Scot-Jamama's, and Market so far, and as far as ribs go it's Baker's and Qfanatic.

It is East-Texas style, so all meats are indirectly slow-cooked in a smoker, and there is a focus on pork (as a Southerner, I don't consider other Texas barbecue styles of to true barbecue. Beef ribs? I don't think so!)

The sausage, chicken, brisket, and especially ribs are outstanding. The sauce is a fairly thin tomato/vinegar concoction, similar to a Memphis-style sauce. It's quite good. All sauce bottles are served warm. The sides are not the greatest, except for the spicy baked beans, which are as good as I've ever tried. They have sweet tea, which is rare up here.

Pros: Outstanding food, friendly service, nice atmosphere

Cons: Sides not always seasoned well

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I went to Baker Ribs one day after work and had lunch. I would never go back there again for over priced brisket water down sauce. I had better brisket at Famous Daves. The brisket was ice cold and not even heated.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Baker Ribs one day after work and had lunch. I would never go back there again for over priced brisket water down sauce. I had better brisket at Famous Daves. The brisket was ice cold and not even heated.

Pros: Leaving and not going back

Cons: water down BBQ sauce, cold brisket, no good side to pick from

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Baker's Ribs makes barbecue as it should be made. The brisket is tender, the rub perfectly seasoned.
The sausage (why don't other barbecue places sell sausage? It's not exactly hard to find in the Midwest!) was everything it should be. Best of all, the sides were great. I'd put their beans up against anyone's,
and I loved the potato salad.

I lived almost all of my forty years in Austin, Texas before moving to the Twin Cities a year ago, and there's no other barbecue restaurant in town to touch this one. It's not even close.

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★★★★★

Baker's Ribs makes barbecue as it should be made. The brisket is tender, the rub perfectly seasoned.
The sausage (why don't other barbecue places sell sausage? It's not exactly hard to find in the Midwest!) was everything it should be. Best of all, the sides were great. I'd put their beans up against anyone's,
and I loved the potato salad.

I lived almost all of my forty years in Austin, Texas before moving to the Twin Cities a year ago, and there's no other barbecue restaurant in town to touch this one. It's not even close.

Pros: terrific barbecue, wonderful sides

Cons: should be relocated next door to my house

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I'm slowly working my way down the MSP St. Paul magazine winners top 10 list. I'm having a hard time believing the #1 winner (Redstone)...that place looks a little too polished for a "real BBQ" place, but my review of them will be coming...
On to Baker's...
Great job decorating. I felt like I was back home in a real BBQ spot. The meat was good. I had the ribs and brisket. The sides were...OK which probably brought down my overall experience but not enough to make TOO much of a difference. I'd recommend picking up their ribs or brisket for takeout and maybe doing your sides at home. Overall it's one of the better places in the Twin Cities for good, REAL Texas Style BBQ ribs & brisket.

On a side note, the guys there are really helpful and nice.

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★★★★☆

I'm slowly working my way down the MSP St. Paul magazine winners top 10 list. I'm having a hard time believing the #1 winner (Redstone)...that place looks a little too polished for a "real BBQ" place, but my review of them will be coming...
On to Baker's...
Great job decorating. I felt like I was back home in a real BBQ spot. The meat was good. I had the ribs and brisket. The sides were...OK which probably brought down my overall experience but not enough to make TOO much of a difference. I'd recommend picking up their ribs or brisket for takeout and maybe doing your sides at home. Overall it's one of the better places in the Twin Cities for good, REAL Texas Style BBQ ribs & brisket.

On a side note, the guys there are really helpful and nice.

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I tend to be more of a Pork Man myself so I stick with it. I have a hard time deciding whether to order the ribs or chopped pork, but no matter what I choose it tastes like I'm back in Texas. My job tends to keep in there vicinity more and more. Sometimes I do takeout but lately I enjoy staying there. I bring in my laptop and enjoy there great food in my off time. They keep the sauce warm so when you take a bite in the food melts in your mouth. They seem to have just the right amount of smokiness for me. While my brother thinks there on the strong side but what does he know? To finish all I can say is "If you like really BBQ this is the place in the twin cities". No messing around just good food, and good people!

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★★★★★

I tend to be more of a Pork Man myself so I stick with it. I have a hard time deciding whether to order the ribs or chopped pork, but no matter what I choose it tastes like I'm back in Texas. My job tends to keep in there vicinity more and more. Sometimes I do takeout but lately I enjoy staying there. I bring in my laptop and enjoy there great food in my off time. They keep the sauce warm so when you take a bite in the food melts in your mouth. They seem to have just the right amount of smokiness for me. While my brother thinks there on the strong side but what does he know? To finish all I can say is "If you like really BBQ this is the place in the twin cities". No messing around just good food, and good people!

Pros: Great Pork, Sauce Just Right, Great Owners

Cons: Not open 24hrs.

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Go here for ribs, ribs, ribs!

The ribs are nice and heavily smoked, and the Texas style sauce served warm separate is a very good compliment to the ribs. Best ribs I've found in the Twin Cities.

The BBQ sandwich is run-of-the-mill compared to true southern bbq, but enjoyable on a quick lunch jaunt.

Skip the brisket - it tastes like grandma's sunday oven roast - bland, watery, almost zero smokeyness. Surprising given the proprietor is from Texas.

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★★★★☆

Go here for ribs, ribs, ribs!

The ribs are nice and heavily smoked, and the Texas style sauce served warm separate is a very good compliment to the ribs. Best ribs I've found in the Twin Cities.

The BBQ sandwich is run-of-the-mill compared to true southern bbq, but enjoyable on a quick lunch jaunt.

Skip the brisket - it tastes like grandma's sunday oven roast - bland, watery, almost zero smokeyness. Surprising given the proprietor is from Texas.

Pros: lots of free parking, best ribs, quick

Cons: poor brisket, line at lunchtime

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The ribs are smoked here. You even get smoked when dining. If you like smoked food and not cooked and smothered in sauce, this is the place to go.

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★★★★★

The ribs are smoked here. You even get smoked when dining. If you like smoked food and not cooked and smothered in sauce, this is the place to go.

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Baker's is the best bar-b-que north of the Mason-Dixon line that there is. Great ribs, great beef brisket, pulled pork, and even a great "chicken-on-the-can" when available. The sauce is served warm, and if you are from the Carolinas, they will even put slaw on the sandwich if you choose. The best side item is the baked beans - a must have with any dinner plate. The only thing missing is the sweat tea...

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★★★★★

Baker's is the best bar-b-que north of the Mason-Dixon line that there is. Great ribs, great beef brisket, pulled pork, and even a great "chicken-on-the-can" when available. The sauce is served warm, and if you are from the Carolinas, they will even put slaw on the sandwich if you choose. The best side item is the baked beans - a must have with any dinner plate. The only thing missing is the sweat tea...

 

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