Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Ribs"

  (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 11, 2016 
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12 Bones Smokehouse12 Bones Smokehouse
5 Riverside Dr Map It!
Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 253-4499
  • Blueberry Chipotle Ribs
    pork ribs smoked in oak for 3 hrs & then grilled & glazed w/ homemade blueberry Chipotle sauce; sauce available online; looks good
4.5 out of 5
645 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); serves lunch only
Helen's Bar B QHelen's Bar B Q
1016 N Washington Ave Map It!
Brownsville, TN 38012
(731) 779-3255
  • Rib Sandwich
    four 6-hr smoked pork ribs, sauced & topped w/ coleslaw; looks good
4.5 out of 5
40 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); little shack-restaurant w/ female pit master
Pappy's SmokehousePappy's Smokehouse
3106 Olive St Map It!
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-4340
  • Big Ben (BBQ)
    6-lbs total: full slab of ribs, beef brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, quarter chicken, fries and sides; looks good; 6-lbs total: full slab of Ribs, a Beef Brisket and a Pork sandwich, 1/4 Chicken and 4 sides; looks good
  • BBQ
    brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey
  • Frito Pie
    Fritos topped with your choice of meat, baked beans, cheddar cheese and onion
  • Sweet Potato Fries
    "off-the-chart amazing!"-Danielle Dimovski
  • Ribs
    house specialty; baby back ribs dry-rubbed & slow smoked over apple & cherry wood; looks good
4.5 out of 5
2900 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); #48 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 2008; "voted #1 in city"; close when they sell out; cooked in floor-to-ceiling smoker "Walter" ("you're really not a true redneck unless you name your smoker"); created new menu item "Adam" Bomb (for Adam Richman) - A Big Ben with a Hot Link Frito Pie
Louie Mueller BarbecueLouie Mueller Barbecue
206 W 2nd St Map It!
Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 352-6206
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked in mesquite & post-oak; seasoned w/ salt & pepper & smoked
  • Texas Beef Rib
    "Dino-Ribs" (they're big!); beef ribs rubbed w/ salt & cracked black pepper then slow-cooked over post oak wood; once sold out, they're out for rest of evening; looks good
4.0 out of 5
487 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); started in 1936 as a grocery store, selling BBQ w/ leftover meats; full-fledged BBQ joint in 1949; James Beard Foundation award-winner (American Classics - 2006); Other Recipes: Potato Salad
El PintoEl Pinto
10500 4th St NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-1771
  • Red Chile Ribs
    signature pork baby back ribs marinated in red chile & slow baked to fall off the bone; looks good
3.5 out of 5
730 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ribs); est. 1962; owned & operated by "The Salsa Twins" (yes, they are really twin brothers)
Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Ribs"  (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: January 11, 2016