Best Ribs In New York City

A colleague and I just went to Houston’s for lunch, at 26th and Park. We both had the ribs, and have to say these ribs are downright amazing. You just don’t get real bbq straight out of the smoker like that anywhere else in this city. Now they’re a little pricey, don’t get me wrong… at $27 a rack it’s not something you can do everyday.

Is there another place in New York that is serving real bbq? Most places flame finish smoked meat that has been frozen. I’m talking about straight from the smoker to the flame – to my mouth.

Houstons Ribs

Houstons Ribs

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12 Responses to Best Ribs In New York City

  1. "The Colleague" says:

    Hands down the Best Ribs in NYC!

  2. Dr. Dirt says:

    agreed. i have them out here on the island and they are top notch!

  3. Dan says:

    Wow! Looks amazing! Love the skinny fries too.
    Hey another really good, somewhat unknown BBQ place that’s REAL DEAL is called “R.U.B.”(Righteous Urban Barbeque) — it’s on 23rd btw. 6th and 7th.

    Good call on Houstons!!

  4. Mark says:

    Go to Dinosaur BBQ on the upper east side! They started up-state and have spread down to the city. They’re by far the best. If they don’t blow Houstons out of the water, I’ll eat my shoe.

  5. Andrew says:

    My favorite is Fette Sau in Williamsburg. Truly unique, but the real deal. And delicious.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This tasted just like my my Aunt Sally when I cooked her up and cannibalized her.

  7. AG says:

    I couldnt agree more with the nerd on this one.

    i actually just came from lunch there myself where i downed my plate and even managed to grab four more from a colleague when he wasnt looking.

    have you ever seen ribs jump off the bone like the ones there? you literally need to poke it with the fork and magic happens

    great call!

  8. Ben Jammin says:

    Once again the Nerd has outdone himself…I suggest trying the spaghetti squash. I went today for the Ribs and Carl Banks was just finsihing up a plate as well. He must be an avid Nerd reader – screw Zagat’s and Menupages.

  9. yeah but says:

    they aren’t smoked, they are cooked on the grill but they are amazing

  10. mike says:

    Dinasour BBQ in harlem….right off west side highway near 125th street. The best real B B Q in nyc for sure, very reasonable prices for ny too.

  11. chris says:

    This restaurant is now called Hillstone, and the location is not 26th street. It is at Park and 27th Street

  12. nynerd says:

    Hillstone is a totally different place. Not a big fan of Hillstone, the food sitting out under heat lamps served buffet style. There are plenty of restaurants with better food and real waiter service, why go Hillstone?

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