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The Best Ribs in Toronto

The best ribs in Toronto are for meat lovers of the highest order. Served on the bone, smoky and sauced up, hit up some of the best BBQ joints in town to find these babies. Just don't be afraid to get messy.

Here are the best ribs in Toronto.
 


Adamson Barbecue
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Adamson Barbecue

Leaside has become a destination for ribs thanks to this industrial spot where spare ribs sold by the pound inspire snaking lineups. You can even get a rack of their spare ribs through mail order if your addiction is severe.

Barque Smokehouse
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Barque Smokehouse

The Barque Rack O'Bama baby back ribs are what this Roncesvalles restaurant is known for, described on the menu as "rubbed, smoked, basted, basted, basted..." Alternately, opt for lemon pepper, sweet heat or dry rub ribs.


Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
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Cherry Street Bar-B-Que

This restaurant that calls the Port Lands home serves baby back ribs by the full rack or half rack, as well as side ribs and (subject to availability) beef ribs.

Beach Hill Smokehouse
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Beach Hill Smokehouse

Smoked pork ribs are sold by the half pound at this Beaches joint, and also come with their "Jurassic Park Cookout" combo.


The Carbon Bar
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The Carbon Bar

Class meets classic at this restaurant near Queen and Church that serves St. Louis cut pork ribs with coleslaw, dill pickles and a sweet and spicy sauce in a high-ceilinged, glam environment.


Hogtown Smoke
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Hogtown Smoke

Locations of this restaurant on Colborne, West Queen West and in the Beaches serve St. Louis cut side ribs that weigh in at an average of two pounds for a full rack, as well as racks of loin back ribs that weigh three pounds on average.

Smoque N Bones
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Smoque N Bones

Baby back ribs, pork side ribs and sometimes-available market price beef ribs are all on the menu at this restobar that calls West Queen West home. They also do riblets and rib tips.


Earlscourt BBQ
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Earlscourt BBQ

Head to this subterranean St. Clair West hangout to find small or large plates of pork side ribs that have been smoked for four hours. Ribs and wings also come bundled into a dinner for those who can't choose between poultry and pork.

Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

This narrow St. Clair West smokehouse still quietly serves ribs traditionally smoked for a minimum of six hours over hardwood embers exclusively on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Smoque N Bones, @culinaryconfinement_


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