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All reviews pork ribs corn on the cob fries cheeseburger original bbq sauce service was great ruddy meat tender bone basted butter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best BBQ we’ve had (outside of Texas). Small seating area which quickly filled at 6pm on a Thursday evening. The half rack of ribs was a huge portion and very tender. Brisket sandwich was excellent. Huge portion of cole slaw and 3 pieces...of corn in each order. The owner admitted he “stole” a lot of the menu ideas and recipes from his travels in Canada (poutine) and the U.S. Friendly staff and excellent food. Will definitely return if we’re wanting BBQ in the future (and travel to Brisbane). Make a reservation online if you definitely want BBQ.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

Best ribs ever! Pork ones wonderful, Beef ones out of any imagination! Owner very friendly and helpful! Must place in Brisbane.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

The moment you walk into Big Roddy’s Rippin’ rib shack you are hit with the amazing smells coming from the kitchen. The service was great and quick. We ordered The Ribwich beef brisket with corn on the cob and a Full plate of pork ribs...with cornbread. The food was good. The pork ribs had a weird taste which we were not huge fans of, but the basted original BBQ sauce on the pork ribs was amazing. The maple syrup butter that came with the cornbread was also amazing. Overall, it was a good experience.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Overpriced burgers especially as they add on a 10% surcharge on a Sunday. Tiny notice on the till advising you of this price gouge. Restaurants should be setting prices to cover wages throughout the year. Avoid on Sundays and Public holidays

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

We had a reservation on Sat night for 10. We arrived and they didnt have our reservation but they quickly put a table together for us. The food was pretty good and a good variety for all 10 of us.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

The focus of the restraunt is American influenced barbecue. They do nail some of the flavours but the quality of the food is not there. Not worth the price tag but worth a try if you haven't experienced this type of food before.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2022 via mobile

Whenever I'm in Brisbane, I always visit Roddys, the ribs are great and at a decent price as well. I can't recommend this place enough.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

Went today for my birthday and had the pork ribs and beef rib fingers - after getting over the image that created in my head (cows with fingers instead of hooves) - I was so glad I'd made the choice to come here! Everything tasted...phenomenal and the house-made sauces were great too! Were given sturdy takeaway containers for the items we could not finish - will happily go again!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 September 2022 via mobile

It was good time but The name of the store is rib, but rib was ordinary and the side menu was much better. Fried sweet potatoes were especially delicious. Jalapeno fries were delicious, too. But we set the tableware ourselves and the bathroom is far...away. There was too little sauce on the lips. Cheeseburgers were gooooood. 식당이름이 '립'인데 립은 평범했고 사이드메뉴가 훨씬 맛잇었어요. 고구마튀김이랑 할라피뇨 튀김이 맛있었었어요. 식기류 안 갔다줘서 우리가 세팅했고 화장실이 너무 멀어요. 그리고 립에 소스가 너무 적었어요. 치즈버거 존맛탱.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Best ribs I have ever had in Australia and I have lived here for 19 years, they where so tender the meat just slid of the bone, definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 January 2022

Big group of 13 of us - we came in late and hungry. However everything arrived quickly, and it was all delicious! We devoured it all and were most impressed. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

We were in Woolloongabba and selected a nearby rib place. Definitely a highlight of you are into ribs and old fashioned American cooking. We ordered the combination of pork and beef ribs alongside fries and chicken strips. All tasty but the best were the ribs...hands down. Great experience for us and would go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

I've been going to Roddy's for years. Last Friday, I ordered my usual beef short ribs. When I got home and opened them up I was shocked to discover they were about half the usual size. I messaged them about it and got no response....Check out the photo. Pretty disappointing for $45. If I wanted that little meat, I might as well go to the vegan burger shop next door. So long Roddy's. I won't be coming backMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 May 2021

The restaurant looked pretty dirty. As this restaurant is located on Fish Street, I was expecting it to be a bit more upper class, but it was probably the most casual on the street. I ordered the jalapeno poppers which were almost in-edible. They had...been so over fried. My boyfriend's ribs were nice though. We ordered drinks after our meal, but got rushed out. Not a very pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Friendly staff great service excellent ribs in food, icy cold drinks. reservations required. so popular especially @weekends. We will be back again thats for sure.

Date of visit: May 2021
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There is limited street parking but there is a Secure Parking station just across the road at SW1. I believe if you use any of the cafes or the IGA there you can get your parking validated for 2 hours free.
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BIG RODDY'S RIPPIN' RIB SHACK - SOUTH BRISBANE - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices, & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack - South Brisbane offers takeaway services.

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Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack - South Brisbane is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5