10 Places to Get Your Rib Fix in Cleveland

The rib scene here in Northeast Ohio is still in its infancy, which makes it hard to find joints that do ribs right. Here's a list of 10 smokehouses that will tantalize your taste buds and show you what true 'cue is all about.

By Jason Beudert

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Bubba-Q's - It's no wonder that their patented D-Boned Baby Back ribs were a hit on Shark Tank. Try it for yourself. (820 Center Rd.
Avon, 440.937.7859, Photo via cgvodopia, Instagram)
Bubba-Q's - It's no wonder that their patented D-Boned Baby Back ribs were a hit on Shark Tank. Try it for yourself. (820 Center Rd. Avon, 440.937.7859, Photo via cgvodopia, Instagram)
XYZ the Tavern - 
Ribs smoked low and slow with a secret mixture of wood is the perfect solution for any lunch or dinner! (6419 Detroit Ave., 216.706.1104, photo via Facebook)
XYZ the Tavern - Ribs smoked low and slow with a secret mixture of wood is the perfect solution for any lunch or dinner! (6419 Detroit Ave., 216.706.1104, photo via Facebook)
Hot Sauce Williams - They might be the home of the "po-boy," but the charcoal grill out back kicks out some serious ribs. (Various locations, photo via Yelp, Robert S.)
Hot Sauce Williams - They might be the home of the "po-boy," but the charcoal grill out back kicks out some serious ribs. (Various locations, photo via Yelp, Robert S.)
B & M BBQ - This second generation Cleveland classic is a must try for ribs enthusiasts. They also have a food truck for easy access! (Multiple locations, photo via Facebook)
B & M BBQ - This second generation Cleveland classic is a must try for ribs enthusiasts. They also have a food truck for easy access! (Multiple locations, photo via Facebook)
Winking Lizard Tavern - With over 20 years experience, the Lizard's St. Louis Style ribs are consistently delicious. (Various locations, photo via Tyler Wright, Instagram)
Winking Lizard Tavern - With over 20 years experience, the Lizard's St. Louis Style ribs are consistently delicious. (Various locations, photo via Tyler Wright, Instagram)
Parkview Nite Club - Ribs at the Parkview are a luxury reserved for Friday evenings, but well worth the wait! (1261 W 58th St.
Gordon Square
216.961.1341, Photo via Flickr CC, Wally Gobetz)
Parkview Nite Club - Ribs at the Parkview are a luxury reserved for Friday evenings, but well worth the wait! (1261 W 58th St. Gordon Square 216.961.1341, Photo via Flickr CC, Wally Gobetz)
Wonton Gourmet & BBQ - These char-grilled Asian-inspired ribs have the perfect balance of sweet and char. (Wonton Gourmet & BBQ
3211 Payne Ave.
Cleveland
216.875-7000, photo via Yelp, D I.)
Wonton Gourmet & BBQ - These char-grilled Asian-inspired ribs have the perfect balance of sweet and char. (Wonton Gourmet & BBQ 3211 Payne Ave. Cleveland 216.875-7000, photo via Yelp, D I.)
The Rib Cage Bar & Grill - Take one look at the old school smoker out back and you know you are in for some finger
licking ribs! (2214 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights
216.321.7427, phjoto via CleveScene archives)
The Rib Cage Bar & Grill - Take one look at the old school smoker out back and you know you are in for some finger licking ribs! (2214 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights 216.321.7427, phjoto via CleveScene archives)
Rick's Café - In the heart of downtown Chagrin Falls, Rick's Café have been serving award-winning St. Louis style ribs for decades. (86 N Main St,
Chagrin Falls,
440.247-.666, photo via Flickr CC dirtsailor2003)
Rick's Café - In the heart of downtown Chagrin Falls, Rick's Café have been serving award-winning St. Louis style ribs for decades. (86 N Main St, Chagrin Falls, 440.247-.666, photo via Flickr CC dirtsailor2003)
The Jolly Scholar - Tucked away on the campus of Case western Reserve University is a hidden smokehouse gem! (11111 Euclid Ave
University Circle
216.368.0090, photo via Flickr CC BBQ Junkie)
The Jolly Scholar - Tucked away on the campus of Case western Reserve University is a hidden smokehouse gem! (11111 Euclid Ave University Circle 216.368.0090, photo via Flickr CC BBQ Junkie)