Best Ribs in 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…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…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…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…Read More

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