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“Taste of the Deep South”
Review of Ribs n Bibs - CLOSED

Ribs n Bibs
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

I was very well looked after at Ribs n Bibs. This Southern USA styled BBQ ribs/brisket and chicken joint really is an excellent addition to the eateries in Botanic Avenue.

It opened in January 2015 after previous incarnations of Restaurant 25 and Carlito's. Malachy and his team have done well.

I had a special Chefs platter of:
Pulled pork mini burger, ribs with smokey BBQ, macaroni cheese, fries, coleslaw, pickles and pickled onions. Also 6 chicken wings with chilli bourbon sauce. This was served on a large metal tray and white dish respectively. The meat was succulent, juicy and fell off the bone (meat marinaded overnight), pickles were nicely pickled (all done fresh), mac cheese brilliant- you could really taste the cheese. Sauces all delicious and freshly made. All in all a really really good selection of food. Signature dish is beer can chicken, have to try that one soon!!

All food is sourced locally and meats are all fresh. Well decked out in rustic wooden southern USA style. Staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely a great place to come and eat.

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Very misleading exterior looks promising,but food is terrible. Watered down coke,fanta and sause is purely orange or red water. Food tastes like a tramps shoes.

2  Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

What a great place good food good atmosphere and the place to be in Belfast at the moment cheap drink and outstanding cocktails and also have lovely specials on every day get ureself to ribs and bibs

Thank Chucky D
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Firstly - I'm not the type of person who dives straight into Trip Advisor to ruthlessly slate an eatery - But I felt compelled to do so after one of the worst eating experiences in Belfast. Myself, my Partner and a friend were in Botanic & wanted to stop for a bite to eat ... 'Meat in a Bap' was closed - the line in 'Boojum' was very long - so we thought we'd give this place a go - the place was empty (which should have been a warning) ... we all ordered the half rack of ribs rib combo meal ... the drinks tasted very cheap and watered, the chips were just the nasty -straight-out-of-a-frozen-supermarket-packet variety - a dollop of watery coleslaw - and the ribs themselves were equally unspectactular- small and almost nothing to them - they were eaten in 2 mins.
The actual place just looks really cheap - the posters on the walls are black and white photocopied pictures, the booths are just a stack of uncomfortable modified pallets (which my partner later realise she had snagged her jeans on - and ruining in the process - as the nails kinda stuck out where they've just been knocked up together) - in the end we all just vowed never to set foot in the place - please avoid like the plague! - its just a cheap knock off of the 'Bubaque' style ribs & pork eaterys that have been popping up lately - but this is by far the worst example - do what we should have done and gone across the road to 'Boojum' or up the street to 'Meat ina Bap' ... it was also hard to complain to the staff as they were earnest enough but were practically children themselves!! - in the end we just paid up - left the place (feeling ripped off, still extremely hungry and £30 lighter) and went home to make ourselves something to eat

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4  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

I headed to Ribs and Bibs recently with Family. The restaurant was packed but we were accommodated ok. The food was excellent, really tasty and served piping hot.
Considering how busy it was both upstairs and downstairs the service was great. Waiter/Waitress very attentive. Hope to be back soon. Would strongly recommend. I had a chicken burger and fries but the burgers looked outstanding and judging by comments from others at my table the burgers are exceptional!
Very reasonably priced and good portions. Just missing Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Elvis etc on the Dukebox!

Thank TravellerRP
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