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I like their BBQ meats and Fried chicken, but their ribs aren't my favorite..

 

I was there yesterday for my birthday and everything was good, but the ribs were a bit overdone, too dark and crisp on the outside. But the flavor was pretty good. There aren't many places in this area that I know of that are great. Have any suggestions?

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Nashville, TN (don't have addresses, but there are several locations):

 

Jack's (one is downtown, one is not far from Opryland, there's at least one more)

 

I've eaten at a LOT of BBQ joints, and Jacks's stacks up among the best. Reminds me of Mitchell's in Wilson, NC (in my opinion they were the best) but alas, last time I was in Wilson Mitchell's was closed up. (wiping tears)

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The shed

7501 Hwy 57. Ocean Springs, MS 39565.

P # 228-875-9590

http://www.theshedbbq.com/

Tkeiy,

 

This has to be one of the coolest websites I have ever seen for a Q place, or any place for that matter. Very nice job, who ever designed it.

 

Thanks for sharing,

 

Eric D :(

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Tkeiy,

 

This has to be one of the coolest websites I have ever seen for a Q place, or any place for that matter. Very nice job, who ever designed it.

 

Thanks for sharing,

 

Eric D B)

 

 

That is my favorite place to eat, as a matter of fact im stopping by Thursday night in route to Gulfport and pick up a few slabs of ribs. The guy that ownes it is my age 30'ish and just wanted to sell great BBQ and listen to the blues. It has become a Mississippi landmark, Katrina put 5' of water into it but they had it back up and running in three weeks. You can see teh story on Food Network showing teh BBQ compitition in Mobile. they did not win but usually good BBQ is not a contest winner

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I am new here and have enjoyed BBQing for as long as I remember. I have eaten at several places that claim to be the best and have eaten at what many consider the best and was surpried wasn't mentioned here. Ridgewood BBQ in Bluff City, among hte Tri Cities in Tennessee. A Quaint little joint where you will always stand in line and always be very pleased. A number of other places have been good but none touch Ridgewood, claimed by many like Southern Homes & Garden as the #1 BBQ joint in the country. Go simple get a sandwich, with the slaw and fries and you will have more than you can eat, of course top off with beans and a cobbler to go with the sweet tea and you will never have any better.

 

There is also a little joint in Tulsa Oklahoma called Stutts on the north side of town. It looks like a dump but the bbq, beans, and either sweet potatoe pie or buttermilk pie is out of this world. Only place I have ever eaten at that comes close in any way to Ridgewood. Sad thing is, regarding Stutts, many even in Tulsa don't know it exists since it is on the North side of the tracks and a part of town many folks don't frequent. That is sad as everytime I am in Tulsa I eat there and have taken people there from all over the country. Besides that, Mamma Stutt knows us and gives my son a free meal when we are there. It is just that kind of place. I live in Wichita KS now and will tell you, even KC doesn't compare to that in Tulsa and back home in upper East Tennessee.

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The Twin Anchors Saloon

Corner of Sedgewick and Eugenie

Old Town, Chicago

Not only are their ribs to die for, but they've got one of the best juke boxes in the world (if you're a Rat Pack fan). This was Sinatra's favorite rib joint and their walls are adorned with pictures of him and the owners. The Twin Anchors is an outstanding experience from beginning to end. Go early or be prepared to stand in line. They will take a reservation for parties larger than six, I believe.

 

 

 

 

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I recently visited Ventura, California, and happened upon a small barbecue establishment called "It's in the Sauce." My tri-tip steak sandwich was wonderful...even though I generally like my meat without sauce on it. Yes, they do have a nice red barbecue sauce.

 

I'd eat there again, in case I go through Ventura again. Judging by the line-up of patrons, the place is highly regarded. It's a take-out, not a sit-down restaurant.

 

Having searched for this business via internet, I can see that there are at least three of them. So we're talking about some kind of chain, here. :lol:

 

#1

It's in the Sauce B-B-Q

2050 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001

 

Its In The Sauce BBQ No. 2

1661 Pacifc Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033

 

It's In The Sauce Bbq Sandwich Shop

7606 Fallbrook Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91304

 

It's In The Sauce Bbq - Corporation Office

1661 Pacific Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033

http://www.itsinthesaucebbq.com

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Now, without a doubt, the most memorable barbecue restaurant dates back to 2001... and before. Bear in mind I was never one to cruise the countryside, looking for barbecue restaurants. This one jumped out at me, as I happened to be driving by just at the right time... about 11 AM on a Sunday, just when they were firing up the huge outdoor pit.

 

The Old Country Deli, at 600 Marsh Street, in San Luis Obispo 93401 (quite close to the center of downtown in this charming college town)

phone: (805) 541-2968

 

http://yellowpages.superpages.com/profile~...3D%3D~lbp_1.htm

 

 

The last time I was there was in Spring of 2001. BBQ operated only Thurs-Sunday. Give a call, for the current policies.

 

Awesome chicken!

 

Fun!

 

Impressive, just to watch the scale of this operation. :lol:

 

Though I seem to recall eating in my vehicle...for some reason that I cannot recall.

 

 

UPDATE.

Now that it's daylight, I called the number for this establishment. It apologized and referred me to a website. Seems that Old Country's been out of business for a few months, seeking a new place. I hope and trust they will re-establish themselves. They're worth the wait!

http://www.oldcountrydeli.net/

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Outside Charleston, WV we used to have two places that served good BBQ.

 

My favorite [now closed] was Andy's in Institute, across the street from WV State University. It was opened in the 60's and was a family run place for over 45 years.

 

Andy would line up 4-7 Weber Kettles next to the road, fire them up before dawn, and cook ribs, sausage and brisket all day long at the edge of the highway. Andy would cook, and his wife would make the "fixins" and make up the plates. She made the best potatoe salad also. When you pulled in the parking area, Andy would always talk to you as he was watching his Weber grills.

 

His business was a bit of a legend in the Kanawha Valley ... Hmmmm His style of BBQ was very distinct ... not Carolina style or Texas style ... a true WV style of BBQ. His wife also made the best "greens" ... collard, beet, turnip, ramps, fixed with pork and bacon fat ... wonderful, I could make a full meal of just greens!

 

His son ran it for a couple of years after his dad's death, but it wasn't the same.

 

The second is Porker's ... In Cross Lanes. This is also a family run place ... he has the smokers and grills set up in his front parking lot, along with an old fire truck ... he has a portable BBQ business, and pulls the rig with the antique fire truck. Porker's is the closest BBQ to Texas BBQ I've had in the east. Good, but not nearly as good as some of the mom n' pop places I've eaten at in Texas.

 

Billy Goat in WV

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Now, bear in mind I'm not so well traveled (New England, Midatlantic - Nova Scotia north and only south as far as West Virginia), but I didn't have to go far to enjoy one of Jersey's best barbecue houses. Located in Point Pleasant (mouth of the Intercontinental Waterway - a connection of canals, rivers and bays that boaters could sail from NJ to Florida without going out to the Atlantic Ocean), was a place named the "Southern House", they had an unbelievable reputation, people came from several states around to partake of their wonderful BBQ menu. Their ribs were out of this world! Babybacks were the house speciality, along with their homemade sauce, even the Queen of England would have been licking her fingers on these most delectable of the best! Most people would buy a "bucket", enough for six (though often devoured by one or two hearty men, myself included) along with an extra pint of bbq sauce to saturate these "fall off the bone", mouthwatering, delicious tender morsels! Unfortunately, a kitchen fire destroyed the establishment a couple of years ago, much to the chagrin of thousands (myself included). So far, the land still stands vacant, the future is still up in the air as to whether it will be rebuilt or not.

 

Still, we also have another, possibly just as infamous, also sharing a rep that draws from hundreds of miles away, another favorite of mine, Big Ed's Barbecue, located on Rt34 in Matawan, NJ. A laid back establishment, wooden tables with wooden benches, it boasts a mix of the worlds best babybacks and St. Louis style spareribs. An all you can eat menu priced very modestly, nobody leaves hungry. On the contrary, bellies are bursting, terrific ribs, home fried skin on potatoes and over 100 different beers will satisfy most peoples hunger. An hours ride away, NY City sends its denizens out by the carload to consume the hearty fare offered by this restaraunt, including many celebrities on a weekly basis.

 

Now, tonight I'm not patronizing any BBQ restaraunt, on the contrary, as I type, there is a eight pound rack of spareribs slowly smoking its way to completion on my own wonderful grill, tantalizing many a neighbor with its aromatic scent of smoking hickory chips lending their sweetness to the sugary blend of molassas, Tennessee whiskey, paprika and extra virgin olive oil lightly swabbed on the upper side of this huge rack as it is slowly making its transition into a fall off the bone, tender, fingerlickin' mouthwatering specialty of mine, four and one half hours of agonizing wait for it to be placed on my plate! Photos < http://www.bbqsource-forums.com/invboard/i...amp;#entry12719

of this piece of Heaven will be posted a bit later including a modification http://www.bbqsource-forums.com/invboard/i...amp;#entry12721 I made to raise and hold the rack five inches above the stock cooking grid. UMMMMMM!! Mike

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Kansas City

Gates&Sons, Smokestack, Arthur Bryants, Rosedale, Quicks 7th St.

 

Memphis

Interstate, Rendevous

 

Spokane

Longhorn

 

What he said about Kansas CIty be add: Sam Fiorelli "Jack Stacks", and for sure Masterpiece on the south side.

 

I hosted my son's wedding rehearsal dinner at Jack Stack's. Everyone seemed to love it.

Dropped a couple grand there - sheeesssh....

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I agree with Jack Stack's in the KC area. Love their lamb ribs with a side of cheesy corn. Last time I was there in March on a business trip I ate there twice in 4 days! Just can't get enough. Good thing I didn't get my cholesterol checked that week!

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