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The Best Ribs in Toronto

The best ribs in Toronto are for meat lovers who like it straight off the bone. Hit up some of the best BBQ joints in town for rubbed and smoked ribs served sauced up and prepare to get your hands messy.

Here are the best ribs in Toronto.


Beach Hill Smokehouse
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Beach Hill Smokehouse

You’ll need some arm strength to handle the gargantuan beef ribs at this Texas BBQ fan favourite. Head to their Upper Beaches store or to the Danforth for smoky bark and perfect pink rings. They also have some sweet pork ribs.

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

Beach vibes abound at this classic in the Port Lands half and full racks of baby back ribs that are smoked with BBQ sauce and finished with their mop sauce. Slabs of spare ribs are available for $40. For something bite sized you can opt for some riblets.


Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

Fall-off-the-bone ribs are being smoked up over hardwood embers three days a week at St. Clair West’s delicious destination for burgers and BBQ. Ribs are only on the menu on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays after 5 p.m.

Barque Smokehouse
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Barque Smokehouse

Rack O’ Bama Baby Back Ribs are what this Roncesvalles restaurant is known for. It’s been over a decade of serving ribs with your choice of ‘Bama BBQ Sauce, Sweet Heat or lemon pepper rub.


Smoque N Bones
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Smoque N Bones

If a glass of bourbon and a rack of beef ribs sounds like your idea of a good time, look no further than Trinity Bellwoods’ resident restaurant for BBQ. They’re doing full racks of slow-smoked, baby park ribs and St. Louis side ribs.


The Carbon Bar
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The Carbon Bar

Classy joints don’t usually serve killer BBQ but this high-ceilinged restaurant in Corktown blends their glam dining room with down home cooking. All their meats are smoked Texas-style over white oak, including their famous half racks of St. Louis cut pork ribs.

Earlscourt BBQ
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Earlscourt BBQ

Step downstairs into this no-fuss lower-level restaurant in Corso Italia. Pork side ribs are dry rubbed Memphis-style and smoked for five hours before getting the “Texas Crutch” foil treatment with butter and brown sugar.


Sam's Ribs & Hot Chicken
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Sam's Ribs & Hot Chicken

It’s fries, burgers and ribs galore at Scarborough’s most recent halal BBQ arrival. This humble shop on Lawrence Ave. East serves a half rack of smoked beef ribs. Get the Rib Experience for the combo with corn bread, coleslaw, fries and pie.

Backyard Smokehouse
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Backyard Smokehouse

This Annex restaurant is smoking platters of beef back ribs and short ribs in an offset smoker. You can get them by the pound or by the rack but the smart move is try the ribs with an array of other options for true meat feast.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Beach Hill Smokehouse. Additional photo by Stockyards.


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