If you feel like taking the night off from the home grill but want a nice char on your ribs for dinner, check out these restaurants and diners for their scrumptious ribs, burgers and wings…
If you’re looking for an all-American diner experience, then Smokey’s BBQ is the place to go. It’s not just the generous portions that make this smokehouse a must-try, Smokey’s also offers a great pick of cocktails and beers in a laidback, fuss-free environment.
Start with a bowl of Smoked Beef Chilli before moving on to the US Prime Beef Brisket, popular with diners for its tender, juicy meat that falls right off the bone. If you’re heading out for midweek wings, Smokey’s does $1 wings all night long every Wednesday.
At 32 South Buona Vista and 73 Joo Chiat Place
A master of all things pork, Naughty Pigs has a wide variety on the menu, ranging from the belly and collar to chops and the popular slow-cooked Naughty Super Ribs.
Each meaty cut comes slathered with Naughty Pigs’ homemade sauce and prices here are friendly on the wallet. There’s also plenty of other indulgent dishes if you prefer other meats.
At 306 Tanjong Katong Road, Tel: 6440 4363
In need of a comfy spot to dine alfresco with the family? Chuckwagon BBQ & Grill is all that and more. This kid-friendly restaurant has a menu for diners below age 12, alongside an extensive selection for the adults. The buffalo wings are always a hit (choose from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), beef ribs and baby back ribs.
7 Portsdown Road, Tel: 6473 3244
Expect soul-satisfying burgers at hideout restaurant, Wildfire Kitchen & Bar. Each handsome patty is balanced out with fresh veggies, delicious sauces, additional ingredients for added crunch, and sandwiched between their signature brioche bun. There’s also a selection of steaks you can pair with a smooth Japanese or American ale.
26 Evans Road, Tel: 6734 2080
The latest venture by hotelier Loh Lik Peng, Meat Smith is a 60-seater, brick and concrete smokehouse that’s all about Southern pride. It specialises in American-style meats smoked daily on the premises. Try the Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich, the Beef Brisket Sandwich, and be sure to down a flavourful pickleback shot while you’re at it.
167/169 Telok Ayer Street, Tel: 6221 2262
Fancy a plate of ribs this weekend? We’ve got the lowdown on where to find some of the best…
Their signature Sticky Bones ribs comes in six different flavours and in sharing platters, which are nice for a group of three or four. Online reservations available.
#02-23, The Star Vista; and #01-645 Suntec City
The slow-braised pork ribs are a must-order here. Both the crowds and the portions at Dallas are large, so make sure to come armed with a reservation and friends to share your mouth-watering meal with.
31 Boat Quay, Tel: 6532 2131
Their original BBQ sauce alone makes a trip here worth it. But if you’re tired, place your order via Food Panda to have their signature ribs delivered to you.
#07-03, Orchard Central; and #B1-123, Suntec City Mall Tower 5
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Compiled by Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder, June 2015
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