Dubbed “The Place for Ribs,” it’s impossible to disagree after looking at the menu. You can get a platter of ribs by themselves or with chicken or shrimp. The shrimp sound worth the trip by themselves; they’re sauteed in butter and garlic and then covered in barbecue sauce. Not in the mood for barbecue after all? There’s also steak, tuna and crabcakes.
Andy Nelson's Barbecue
According to Baltimore Magazine, Andy Nelson’s Barbecue is one of Maryland’s 12 favorite restaurants. Stop in for the ribs and you’ll soon see why. Even if you don’t like ribs, you will soon become a fan of the sandwiches or chicken platters. Platters come with side dishes; the potato salad is highly recommended.
Bare Bones Bar and Grill
They have $3 margaritas on Thursdays so come early for the tequila and stay for the barbecue. The ribs have been slow-cooked until they’re ready to fall off the bone. They are served with a smoky barbecue sauce and come with a choice of two sides. Bare Bones also offers carryout in case you’re in a hurry and want to enjoy your ribs at home.
Red Hot and Blue
Red Hot and Blue offers ribs, platters and sandwiches, so no matter how you like your barbecue, you are completely covered. The entrees come with beans and cole slaw. If you’re not sure what you want (or if you want everything), try the Five Meat Treat—ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sausage and brisket. Red Hot and Blue also offers carryout and catering.
Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill
Smokey Bones offers barbecue chicken, rib combos (baby back or St. Louis style) and barbecue platters (brisket, pulled pork, etc.), all of which sound delicious. Possibly the best thing, however, is that the non-barbecue menu is also extensive, so that if you’re going out to eat with someone and they aren’t a fan of barbecue, this is a good compromise.