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23 Must Try Pork Ribs in NYC

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Here are 23 pork ribs to try in NYC. Some are smoked, some are grilled, some are braised, and some are roasted. They are all delicious.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Beast of Bourbon

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710 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
St. Louis style barbecue ribs.

2. Mighty Quinn's BBQ

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103 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-3733
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Mighty Quinn's BBQ serves a world class barbecue spare rib, slathered after smoking in pitmaster Hugh Mangum's "Texalina" style sauce.

3. Big Wong King 大旺

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67 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-0540
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The St. Louis style Chinese ribs are cut into riblets at this Chinatown mainstay.

4. Daisy May's BBQ

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623 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 977-1500
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Famed pit master Adam Perry Lang may be long gone here but the Memphis style dry ribs remain on the menu and are one of the better examples of the form found in NYC.

5. Delaney Barbecue: BrisketTown

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359 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 701-8909
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Owner Daniel Delaney and chef/pitmaster Philip Powers turn out Texas style pork spare ribs that more than hold their own against those from the Lone Star State.

6. Duck's

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351 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
Chef/pitmaster Will Horowitz turns out hickory smoked St Louis style ribs.

7. Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

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433 Third Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 763-2680
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Pitmaster Matt Fisher turns out a textbook version of St.Louis style barbecue ribs. Fisher formerly worked at the dearly departed R.U.B. barbecue, founded by "the baron of barbecue" Paul Kirk, and he honors the tradition here.
[Bill Wadman]

8. Full House Cafe

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97 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
(212) 925-8083
Find Wu Xi–style spare ribs here, made in the red cooking style.
[Robert Sietsema]

9. Georgia's Eastside BBQ

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192 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 253-6280
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These baby back ribs are not smoked, but rather roasted with beer and then finished on the grill.

10. Great N.Y. Noodletown

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28 Bowery
New York, NY 10013
(212) 349-0923
You can find reliable, old-school St. Louis cut Chinese ribs at this Chinatown staple.

11. Hillstone

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378 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10010
(212) 689-1090
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Once called "knife and fork ribs," the name has been changed to "campfire barbecue ribs" which is only a partially accurate description. The ribs are not barbecued with smoke, but are grilled and then slathered in a barbecue sauce.

12. Hometown Bar-B-Que

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454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
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The baby back ribs here would make famed barbecue pitmaster Mike Mills proud. He taught Hometown's owner/pit master Bill Durney the art of the rib, and it shows.

13. Hop Kee

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21 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-8365
A fine example of St Louis style Chinese pork ribs.

14. Jeepney Filipino Gastropub

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201 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-4121
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Jeepeny serves baby back ribs doused in a viscous banana ketchup.

15. Kaia Wine Bar

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1614 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 722-0490
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Find pork two ways at this east side South African wine bar. One variety is called the "bark ribbetjies honey-rooibos tea ribs."
[Robert Sietsema]

16. Khe-Yo

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157 Duane St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 587-1089
Chef Soulayphet Schwader serves spare ribs in the Ping-Sien-Moo style. He uses Berkshire hogs and serves the ribs with smashed long beans and cherry tomatoes.

17. Meadowsweet

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149 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-0673
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Chef Polo Dobkin braises St. Louis style ribs for three hours, then allows the ribs to cool and reabsorb some of the liquid before smoking them for an hour over hickory wood. They are then finished on the grill and slathered with a bourbon barbecue sauce.

18. Nam Cafe

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75 Baxter Street
New York, NY 10013
Nam serves grilled baby back ribs marinated in five spices, with a garnish of crushed peanuts.

19. Nyonya

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199 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-3669
Neon serves up Malaysian style deep fried spare ribs, cut into riblets.

20. RedFarm

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529 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 792-9700
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Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng serve up what is arguably the highest expression of the classic Chinese St. Louis style rib at RedFarm.

21. Tacos Morelos

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438 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
Find baby back ribs served in pipian, a green pumpkinseed sauce, at this East Village brick and mortar location of the popular taco truck,
[Robert Sietsema]

22. Roberta's Pizza

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 417-1118
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These lunch-only smoked ribs come with a honey vinegar and togarashi.

23. Glaze Teriyaki Grill

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60 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-0300
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These St. Louis style braised and grilled ribs come doused in a Japanese style barbecue sauce. It's a low barrier of entry at $5 for two ribs with rice.

1. Beast of Bourbon

710 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
St. Louis style barbecue ribs.
710 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

2. Mighty Quinn's BBQ

103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Mighty Quinn's BBQ serves a world class barbecue spare rib, slathered after smoking in pitmaster Hugh Mangum's "Texalina" style sauce.
103 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

3. Big Wong King 大旺

67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
The St. Louis style Chinese ribs are cut into riblets at this Chinatown mainstay.
67 Mott St
New York, NY 10013

4. Daisy May's BBQ

623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Famed pit master Adam Perry Lang may be long gone here but the Memphis style dry ribs remain on the menu and are one of the better examples of the form found in NYC.
623 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

5. Delaney Barbecue: BrisketTown

359 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Owner Daniel Delaney and chef/pitmaster Philip Powers turn out Texas style pork spare ribs that more than hold their own against those from the Lone Star State.
359 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Duck's

351 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Chef/pitmaster Will Horowitz turns out hickory smoked St Louis style ribs.
351 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003

7. Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

433 Third Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Pitmaster Matt Fisher turns out a textbook version of St.Louis style barbecue ribs. Fisher formerly worked at the dearly departed R.U.B. barbecue, founded by "the baron of barbecue" Paul Kirk, and he honors the tradition here.
[Bill Wadman]
433 Third Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

8. Full House Cafe

97 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Find Wu Xi–style spare ribs here, made in the red cooking style.
[Robert Sietsema]
97 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

9. Georgia's Eastside BBQ

192 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
These baby back ribs are not smoked, but rather roasted with beer and then finished on the grill.
192 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

10. Great N.Y. Noodletown

28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
You can find reliable, old-school St. Louis cut Chinese ribs at this Chinatown staple.
28 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

11. Hillstone

378 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010
Once called "knife and fork ribs," the name has been changed to "campfire barbecue ribs" which is only a partially accurate description. The ribs are not barbecued with smoke, but are grilled and then slathered in a barbecue sauce.
378 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10010

12. Hometown Bar-B-Que

454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Read Review |
The baby back ribs here would make famed barbecue pitmaster Mike Mills proud. He taught Hometown's owner/pit master Bill Durney the art of the rib, and it shows.
454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

13. Hop Kee

21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
A fine example of St Louis style Chinese pork ribs.
21 Mott St
New York, NY 10013

14. Jeepney Filipino Gastropub

201 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
Jeepeny serves baby back ribs doused in a viscous banana ketchup.
201 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

15. Kaia Wine Bar

1614 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
Find pork two ways at this east side South African wine bar. One variety is called the "bark ribbetjies honey-rooibos tea ribs."
[Robert Sietsema]
1614 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10128

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16. Khe-Yo

157 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Chef Soulayphet Schwader serves spare ribs in the Ping-Sien-Moo style. He uses Berkshire hogs and serves the ribs with smashed long beans and cherry tomatoes.
157 Duane St
New York, NY 10013

17. Meadowsweet

149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Chef Polo Dobkin braises St. Louis style ribs for three hours, then allows the ribs to cool and reabsorb some of the liquid before smoking them for an hour over hickory wood. They are then finished on the grill and slathered with a bourbon barbecue sauce.
149 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

18. Nam Cafe

75 Baxter Street, New York, NY 10013
Nam serves grilled baby back ribs marinated in five spices, with a garnish of crushed peanuts.
75 Baxter Street
New York, NY 10013

19. Nyonya

199 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Neon serves up Malaysian style deep fried spare ribs, cut into riblets.
199 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

20. RedFarm

529 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014
Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng serve up what is arguably the highest expression of the classic Chinese St. Louis style rib at RedFarm.
529 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014

21. Tacos Morelos

438 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Find baby back ribs served in pipian, a green pumpkinseed sauce, at this East Village brick and mortar location of the popular taco truck,
[Robert Sietsema]
438 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009

22. Roberta's Pizza

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Read Review |
These lunch-only smoked ribs come with a honey vinegar and togarashi.
261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

23. Glaze Teriyaki Grill

60 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
These St. Louis style braised and grilled ribs come doused in a Japanese style barbecue sauce. It's a low barrier of entry at $5 for two ribs with rice.
60 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

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