Summer BBQ’s are a Long Island Pastime and Ribs are a favored dish! Adam’s rib is not what we mean when we conjure up this meaty specialty that tickles our taste buds. Eve didn’t serve barbecued pork in Eden, as far as we know, otherwise things might have turned out differently. But having the Best Ribs on Long Island sounds like paradise to us. We bring you this year’s winners for the Best Ribs on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Smokin Al’s Best Ribs on Long Island!
1. Smokin Al’s
Multiple Locations. www.smokinals.com
Smokin’ Al’s dream has been to bring joy to others—and with each rib he does just that. The barbecue restaurant offers their signature Al’s Specialty Baby Backs, tender babies first rubbed with Al’s Famous Rub, then smoked for six hours and blanketed with three separate coats of Al’s Famous BBQ Sauce. Or, go bigger with Als’s Monster Beef Bones and St. Louie Grand Backs, a hearty cut of port ribs spiced with Al’s Rub and slowly smoked for up to seven hours, and slathered with Al’s Famous Sauces.
2. Jake’s Steakhouse
2172 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-222-8400. www.jakessteakhouse.com
3. Swingbelly’s BBQ
909 W. Beech St., Long Beach. 516-431-3464. www.swingbellysbbq.com
NATIONAL Famous Dave’s
1060 Corporate Dr., Westbury. 516-832-7300. www.famousdaves.com