5300 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615-5308
AVERAGE USER RATING
Contact:+1 773 493 0400
Open Hours: 11:30a-11:30p M-Th, 11a-12:30p F & Sa
This little University of Chicago area ranchhouse features old style South Side barbecue. Eating Ribs n' Bibs fare is an experience both sloppy and ... More
Ribs N' Bibs
This little University of Chicago area ranchhouse features old style South Side barbecue. Eating Ribs n' Bibs fare is an experience both sloppy and tasty—the way it should be. Ribs n' Bibs slow smokes its food right in the shop—visitors will notice the piles of freshly cut firewood just inside the door. Recommended menu items include "The Boss," a whole slab of tender hickory smoked ribs topped with barbeque sauce, fries, cole slaw and bread ($12.75) and the "Ranch Owner's Smorgasbord," which consists of three barbeque ribs, two pieces of chicken, "Maverick munchies," three pieces of "gun slinger" sausage, onion rings, french fries, cole slaw and bread for $11.25. Please note that there is no dining room at Ribs n' Bibs. All orders are available for take away and delivery only.
First of all, this isn't your "sit down" eatery. It's a cool, small, corner nook on the corner of W. 53rd Street @ 5300 S. Dorchester Avenue in Hyde Park/LSTC/U of Chicago and the Obama's neighborhood. You can smell their wonderful BBQ wafting thru the air - yum!
Nothing fancy - walk in and place your order. There are a few little mini wall-mount shelves where you can stand up and eat and a few tables outside (warm weather). Otherwise, we, like most others, call/give our order and take it home. The meat has always been tender and moist, lots of sauce and great portions for the price.
We "pass" on the Wonder Bread but know it's there for those who like to mop up all the extra BBQ sauce! They also serve up delightful humor at no extra cost!!!
Tried this place out because we didn't feel like Thai food. We got ribs and chicken for take-out and were pretty disappointed: three small pieces of lukewarm meat on top of two pieces of Wonder bread, accompanied by soggy fries and a tiny cup of coleslaw, all of which was drenched in BBQ sauce. The price? $12.50! Definitely not enough food for a hungry person, let alone two.
Take-out place... counter service & quality of food needs to improve greatly. Was a customer for years... then food & quality of service started to vary. On my last visit, the order of ribs I picked was cold when I got home which is only 10 minutes away! I immediately took them back and was told that they were closing and couldn't replace the order. Although, I received my money back... my time was wasted and I still had to find another place to eat...not good!!! Overpriced for the quality of food & service offered. Won't be returning anytime soon!
I have been eating bbq at Ribs and Bibs for 30 years and they are the only place in chacago that has been consitent. They provide you with nice size portions. Other bbq joints are to inconsitent, sometimes great other time horrid.
So if you want very good bbq Ribs and Bibs is the place.
I think Ribs & Bibs is just OK as far as BBQ places go. Their food is somewhat over-priced and not as good compared to other places like the new place on 39th & Michigan, the Chicago Rib House, I believe. Although Ribs & Bibs has been around longer, they need to do something to liven up the menu and taste if they want to see me in there again.
Homer Simpson, if he found Ribs N' Bibs might never leave. Anyone who likes fried chicken, ribs, cheeseburgers, or the like will fall in LOVE with Ribs N' Bibs. Their portions are large, the tastes are amazing, and the staff is great. I eat there about once a week and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Ask for extra Bar-B-Q sauce and (seriously) have them put it on the fries. If you get a burger, you want a plain Bronco Cheeseburger with sauce. Get the chicken fried with sauce on the side. Bar-B-Q sauce on chicken? Yeah, I know it's weird; but if you try it you'll love it.
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