Every foodie knows that nothing inspires food envy quite like a glorious rack of ribs. To narrow down your search for the perfect pork, beef or spare ribs – we put out our rib radar to find restaurants that offer succulent ribs in every size, style and basting.
The Smokehouse and Grill, Braamfontein
The Smokehouse and Grill is still one of the most buzzed-about restaurants in Johannesburg. Situated right in the vibrant hub of Braamfontein, the eatery is the perfect place to escape for a quick hook-up with friends or an intimate lunch in the city. Devour a portion of Smokehouse ribs grilled in their signature spicy or sweet and sticky sauce; served with a delicious portion of chips or a side salad. There are three types of ribs to choose from: the baby back pork ribs; St Louis pork ribs and beef ribs, all served in half or full portions.
Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Shack
If you want some traditional ribs served in a rustic setting that will make you feel like you’re over at a friend’s house, you might want to try Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Shack. This place has taken a more ‘soulful’ focus on their offering; serving the smokiest, delicious ribs and chips. Tuck into a rack of spare ribs basted in their famous southern-style glaze, smoked to perfection and served with your choice of side.
On 7 Troupan Avenue, Fourways
The Grillhouse, Rosebank and Sandton
With over 20 years in existence, the Grillhouse is one of the most loved and well established premium steakhouses in the city. This eatery offers the perfect quadfecta in dining – great food and a huge selection of fine wines and beverages, all served in an upmarket yet hospitable atmosphere. Enjoy a half or full portion of beef or spare ribs, grilled in their legendary house sauces.
Price: R229 (Half Portion) | R299 (Full Portion)
Turn ‘n Tender
Turn ‘n Tender is said to have some of the best pork and beef ribs in the city. Founded by four brothers in April 1977, the restaurant has garnered a lot of popularity for its freindly atmosphere and succulent dishes. If you’re looking to have some juicy ribs served in a hospitable and vibrant environment, you might want to give Turn ‘ n Tender a visit.
Price(s): Pork Loin Ribs – R170 (Half Portion) | R285 (Full Portion)
Beef Ribs – R145 (Half Portion) | R240 (Full Portion)
For ribs to make at home, Head out to…
The Butcher Shop and Grill Butchery and Deli
Make banging, slow-cooked ribs in your backyard or oven with delicious beef,pork and spare ribs from The Butcher Shop and Grill. The butchery has just scooped two awards for its excellent service, and boasts a wide range of quality meat products and poultry. They are situated at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.
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