Ribs are good food. What else can we say? And Long Island is chock full of great rib joints.
Long Islanders Voted Smokin’ Al’s Famous BBQ Joint Best Ribs on Long Island!
Smokin’ Al’s Famous BBQ Joint
19 W. Main St.
4847 Merrick Rd.
Five-time winners because Smokin’ Al Horowitz knows how to make his bones. Whether it’s the St. Louie Grand Back pork ribs, in the smoker for 12 hours, or his signature smaller pork baby backs cooked low and slow, the combo of rub, sauce and a watchful eye on the process has them coming back for more. Feel like a barbarian and grab a hold of the Monster Beef Bones, sweet and tender, for a real meaty treat.
2nd Place – The Spare Rib, 2098 Jericho Tpke., Commack. 631-543-5050. 600 W. Old Country Rd., Hicksville. 516-513-0750. www.spareribonline.com
This restaurant is a favorite with its famous ribs, sizzling steaks, and homemade dressings and marinades.
3rd Place - Zorn’s, Multiple locations. www.zornschicken.com
In their seventy years of service, they have gained many fans. They have scrumptious wraps and sandwich deals that also come with drinks. Their vegetables are quite fresh and wholesome.
National - Famous Dave’s BBQ, Multiple locations. www.famousdaves.com