Sadly, there is only one place for truly epic ribs in Sydney.
I've been on an ongoing search for ribs and other Southern US food in sydney over the past year, leading mostly to disappointment.
Hurricanes: Epic serving size of pork babyback ribs, sauce is good and sometimes great, meat is usually tender but is not smoked (sadly). Good value for money given we're in Sydney and the generous serving size.
Tony Romas: Smallish serving size, can usually do babybacks or St Louis style spare ribs. The sauces are a bit too overpowering, and there's nothing remarkable about the meat. Value for money is pretty mediocre. Mid $30s for the ribs.
South Restaurant: Serves abysmal food. The cooks don't understand the process of cooking ribs, doing things like leaving the membrane on the underside of the rack, so while the meat falls of the bone, it sticks to the membrane, less than pleasent. Sauce is mediocre, and the meat isn't smoked either. Their buffalo wings/coleslaw/pulled pork sandwich/tacoes are also of a similar nature.
All 3 options cost around mid $30s, but the difference in what you get is huge. Hurricanes all the way.
If you don't want to go to the effort of cooking them yourself, Hurricanes is the only answer. I've resorted to going to hurricanes when I'm lazy, and cooking them myself when I'm not (though you'll need a bottle of Big Dan's BBQ sauce http://www.bigdansbbq.com/ and a smoker of some kind). about 10 years ago
Thanks!!! about 10 years agoAnswered by Josh Foti via Travellr.com