5 of the best places for ribs in Edinburgh

Get your hands dirty with these delicious ribs right here in Edinburgh (Photo: Shutterstock)
Get your hands dirty with these delicious ribs right here in Edinburgh (Photo: Shutterstock)

Simple but delicious, if you’re a meat lover, you can’t beat a delicious rack of ribs when they’re done right.

If you’ve got a craving, here are some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh serving up tasty, tangy and satisfying ribs.

Bubba Q

Barbecue experts Bubba Q have two different styles of ribs on their menu.

Choose between a classic full rack basted with the restaurant’s signature barbecue sauce, or try the St Louis version, which are smoked, juicy and tender.

Visit: 209-213 High Street, EH1 1PE - bubbaq.co.uk

Smoke Stack

With quality steak, burgers and sandwiches on the menu, Smoke Stack is a meat lover’s paradise - but make sure to start things off with a plate of ribs.

Some meaty pork ribs roasted in the restaurant’s signature honey and tomato marinade will get you ready for your main course.

Visit: 53-55 Broughton Street, EH1 3RJ - smokestack.org.uk

Shebeen

They might specialise in steak, but both Shebeen locations in Edinburgh serve a delicious full rack of ribs, smothered in their own barbecue sauce.

Not sure you can tackle a full rack? Go for a half portion as a starter instead.

Visit: 8 Morrison Street, EH3 8BJ / 103 Dalry Road, EH11 2AB - shebeenbar.co.uk

Chop House

Located in Leith, the city centre and Bruntsfield, Chop House’s menu is simple but delicious - just like their ribs.

Order a bone-in rib cut to share, then choose your preferred sauce and sides.

Visit: 102 Constitution Street, EH6 6AW / Arch 15, East Market Street, EH8 8FS / 88 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4HG - chophousesteak.co.uk

Kim’s Mini Meals

Often dubbed one of the best Korean eateries in Edinburgh, Kim’s Mini Meals serve up classic marinated Korean pork ribs served in a stone hot pot - the ultimate comfort food.

Visit: 5 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9JN - kimsminimeals.com