From Manila to Marikina and even Baguio.
There’s something about ribs that we just can’t get enough of. Is it the sweet and succulent taste of the juicy meat slathered with BBQ sauce? Or is it the never-ending adventure of diving into that huge rack of art with our bare hands and excited faces? One thing’s for sure, the mess, in the end, is totally worth it.
We’ve hand-picked a few restaurants in and out of the metro who serve excellent racks of ribs. Would you brave the long drive to get your good ‘ol ribs fix?
Holy Smokes – Poblacion
Holy Smokes BBQ serves authentic Texas-style barbecue such as smoked brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, bacon, and pulled pork – all smoked using local fruit wood.
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Matilde cor Jacobo St, Poblacion, Makati
Blake’s Wings & Steaks – multiple branches
Blake’s Wings & Steaks is an all-American diner that first opened in Marikina. It serves hefty portions of wings, ribs and steaks for the entire family to enjoy. Read out full feature here.
Red Baron Ribs & Steaks – multiple branches
Red Baron is an American steakhouse and a carwash eatery concept specializing in ribs and steaks sold at fairly affordable prices. It also now serves a full menu with salads, soups, burgers, pastas and sandwiches and desserts.
Miguel and Maria – Marikina
A cozy place to grab some good grub and drinks, Miguel and Maria’s Baby Back Ribs marinated in their very own homemade ribs sauce and grilled to perfection is not one to be missed.
Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro – Tagaytay
Serving an Italian feast like no other, Buon Giorno! is an artsy and charming restaurant that serves exquisite dishes like the Salmon Risotto, Lamb Chops, Osso Buco and the pizza and pasta selections. Whether you choose their branch in Twin Lakes or the Cliffhouse, you’ll be getting the best view int he house.
Karnevore – multiple branches
An absolute haven for all the carnivores (hence, the name), Karnevore puts a different spin on their ribs and their very own, Spicy Buttered Pork Ribs has that crisp and tasty flavor from all the spices and herbs used to make it just as perfect.
Brad and Pit’s Ribshack – multiple branches
We’re definitely loving the pun of this restaurant’s name, and their affordable and flavorful ribs is proof enough that ribs doesn’t always have to be pricey. For P149, you’d be surprised at their generous serving of ribs, served with rice and mixed veggies. If you want a heavier option, then go ahead and order their Rib Mountain. FYI, the Kapitolyo branch just recently opened!
The Porch – Sikatuna Village
A spin-off of Casa Verde, The Porch serves American-style comfort food and Brian’s Ribs still got us all hooked.
House of Chops – Pampanga
One of Pampanga’s must-tries, House of Chops is a carnivore’s haven because of their juicy and mouthwatering steaks, lamb ribs, pork belly roast, porkchops, roasted beef, and more. Servings are huge and prices are said to be reasonable, perfect for the big boys in your family!
Tomahawk Chops & Grill – multiple branches
Another must-visit when in Kapitolyo, Tomahawk is famous for their delicious chops, ribs and steaks. Their Grilled Baby Back Ribs is a carnivore’s dream come true.
Chubby’s Rib Shack – multiple branches
Get your tummies and faces ready for a lip-smacking, gastronomical ribs adventure when at Chubby’s! The Baby Back Ribs and Chubby’s Special (Riblets & BBQ Pulled Pork) are must-orders!
Qubiertos Grill & Restaurant – multiple branches
Qubiertos is a family-style Filipino grill and restaurant serving all-time favorites such as bagnet, kare-kare, inihaw na pusit, chicken inasal, and their extra large spicy pork ribs. Qubiertos also operates with a sub-brand called Kuya Tom’s, which sells their signature-spiced Cebu lechon to go.
RUB Ribs & BBQ – multiple branches
Kown for offering their famous BBQ ribs slathered in their signature sauce, RUB Ribs & BBQ no doubt delivers when it comes to no frill American grubs like lip-smacking ribs (with sides of your choice), wings, and other comfort food that’s sure to give you a food coma.
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – multiple branches
Serving pork ribs, smoked wings, smoked beef brisket, and other meat dishes, Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – a Southern USA inspired smokehouse and barbeque restaurant – will not disappoint if you’re craving for some smokey, fall-off-the-bone ribs.
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