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COLLEGE GUIDE: Best Places for Ribs

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

You'll feel like you've taken a roadtrip south of the Mason-Dixon Line when you hit any of these BBQ joints that feature juicy racks of ribs.

Good ribs can be hard to find in your college's cafeteria. We have a list of the best restaurants around the state serving ribs that will make you feel like you have taken a trip down South.

Smokestack Urban Barbecue, Worcester

With three different homemade barbeque sauces for St. Louis or Baby Back Ribs, Smokestack Urban barbeque will satisfy your ribs craving. Still hungry? Try the fried pickles, half off wings on Monday or the deep fried Oreos. There is also a bacon happy hour every Thursday starting at 8pm—live music and free bacon, what could be better? 90 Harding Street, Worcester. 508-363-1111. www.bbqstack.com

West Side Steak & BBQ, Worcester

Stop by West Side for traditional slow-cooked BBQ. While the weather’s nice, you can enjoy your ribs in the outdoor seating. The restaurant has an extensive menu and, even better, BYOB. 2A Richmond Ave, Worcester. 508-756-6328.

Brew City Grill & Brew House, Worcester

To complement the 144 different beers with 40 on tap, visit Brew City for its delicious short ribs. It’s a great environment for a night out or a mid-week break from studying. Don’t forget to visit the Web site for a coupon. 104 Shrewsbury St, Worcester. 508-752-3862. www.brew-city.com

Pampas Churrascaria, Worcester

Want to try a new take on ribs? Try Pampas Churrascaria’s Brazilian version. Even better is that there is all you can eat before 5pm everyday for only $22.99. 145 Central St, Worcester. 508-757-1070.

The Texas BBQ Company, Northborough

Be sure to try the “Flintstone” beef ribs at Texas BBQ and Company. Complete the meal with the chicken tortilla soup or the country sausage. 309 Main St, Northborough. 508-393-4742. www.texasbbqco.com

Buck's Roadside BBQ, Auburn

Everything is homemade at Buck’s Roadside. The small walk-in restaurant has over 10 different sides to go perfectly with your baby back ribs. Really hungry? Try the double BBQ combo, with two meats for $14.99, or even the triple combo with three meats for $19.99. 744 Southbridge Street, Auburn. 508-832-3610. www.bucksroadside-bbq.com

 

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