Best of Boston


1998 BEST Ribs

B.B. Wolf’s


The succulent beef doesn’t just fall off the bone here, it leaps. Cooked in a smoker built in Texas, the beef short ribs served at this joint near Fenway Park are a combination of Memphis and Kansas City styles. They’re… read more»

1994 BEST Ribs

The Original Sports Saloon


“No brag, just fact,” is the slogan of this 1993 Massachusetts Grande Barbecue Champion which takes the business of serving succulent ribs quite seriously. The only place these ribs will stick is in your memory. read more»

1990 BEST Ribs

Porterhouse Cafe


Get ready for the Rib Wars, folks. The best in a field of new contenders is the Porterhosue Cafe, with its slow-cooked, down-and-dirty pork ribs, Texas-style brisket, and mean and nasty hot sauce—Yeow! read more»

1989 BEST Ribs

Jake’s Ribs


Great ribs in cold roast Boston? You bet. Just look for Kenton “Jake” Jacobs in the big orange trailer parked on Talbot Street every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night—until midnight or as long as the ribs last. read more»

1985 BEST Ribs

Weylu’s on the Wharf


These are sweet and tender. Boston’s just not a city for the barbecued version. read more»

1983 BEST Ribs

HooDoo Barbeque


Dark, dingy, sloppy. A great joint. read more»

1983 BEST Ribs, Spareribs

Weylu’s Wharf


Dipped in honey, the chef’s special. This may well be the best new Chinese restaurant in town. Tell maître d’Billy Tse sent you. read more»

1982 BEST Ribs

Hoodoo, the Rathskeller


In the heart of Kenmore Square, a true joint to go to with honky-tonk surroundings. read more»

1981 BEST Ribs

Hoodoo, the Rathskeller


Sure, it’s a dive. Where else would you find legitimate barbecue? read more»