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Shae Killey4 years ago

Get a BBQ sauce smile at these rib hotspots

There are three types of people in the world; people who like ribs, people who love ribs and vegetarians. Finding the right rib dish for you is not always easy. They're either too small, too saucy or too tough. Stop settling for restaurants who serve sub-par ribs that barely satisfy your hunger and get stuck into some ribs that'll have you coming back time and time again. Whether you're on the hunt for the best ribs in Newcastle or you're new to town and want to find good ribs close to home, we've gone to the trouble and found you four restaurants with irresistible ribs.

The Lucky Hotel

Massive rib dishes, The Lucky Hotel - Newcastle
Massive rib dishes, The Lucky Hotel – Newcastle

Every night is rib night at The Lucky Hotel. Bring a bunch of your carnivorous mates down to this establishment and chew your way through as many ribs as you like. Located on Hunter Street in the heart of Newcastle, this recently renovated piece of Newcastle history is the perfect mix of old and new. So admire the elegant new-age designs within this historic building as you order a rack of sticky barbeque pork ribs that are unlike anything you’ve tasted before. If you’re heading down after a hard day of work, choose from their extensive list of craft beers to help you relax before you tackle the main event of the evening.
Where:  237 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW

Honeysuckle Hotel

Harbour views, The Honeysuckle Hotel - Newcastle
Harbour views, Honeysuckle Hotel – Newcastle

Gather the pack and enjoy ribs and rum Thursday’s at Honeysuckle Hotel for a rib-tacular meal experience that you’ll make part of your weekly ritual. For just $26 you can get your saucy little fingers around a half rack of ribs and glass of rum (or $20 for the non-drinkers). You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the type of rum to accompany your dish, as the newly launched rum bar has a versatile range of rum selections sourced both locally and internationally. Perhaps great ribs aren’t your only prerequisite when choosing a restaurant? Great views of the harbour, state-of-the-art Tab and customer service that’s second to none make this venue a must visit destination for all Newcastle locals.
Where:  Lee Wharf Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW

Adam’s Ribs & Pizza

Delectable ribs, Adam's Ribs & Pizza - Adamstown
Delectable ribs, Adam’s Ribs and Pizza – Adamstown

Ribs from Adam’s Ribs and Pizza are so good they’ve had to place an addiction warning on them. The chefs at this thriving restaurant know to not spoil their dishes with any salad or other unnecessary sides; at Adam’s Ribs and Pizza it’s just good old fashioned ribs and chips. Choose between beef, lamb and pork baby back ribs accompanied by a selection of over 10 dipping sauces. Think you can handle a bit of spice? The Kansas City Mack’s Spicy Ribs serve as a challenge to even the most experienced chilli-loving rib eaters out there. They also serve a delicious range of pizza and pasta, if you’re one of the unusual people who’d prefer those.
Where: 548A Glebe Road Adamstown NSW

Noah’s Place 

Some of the best tasting ribs in town, Noah's Place - Kahibah
Some of the best tasting ribs in town, Noah’s Place – Kahibah

Noah’s Place won the Newcastle Tasty Award for best ribs in 2014, so you know you’re in for a treat when you order from these rib specialists. There’s a selection of pork, beef or lamb ribs at Noah’s Place, all of which are prepared Sous Vide style so they fall from the bone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the way through and want to pick up some takeaway ribs for the whole family or you can’t even be bothered getting off the couch and need them delivered, Noah’s Place will make sure you’re 100 percent satisfied when it comes to your ribs (and pizza). While you can’t sit in and dine at Noah’s Place, who needs to do so when you can have melt in your mouth restaurant quality ribs in the comfort of your own home.
Where:  1/2 Glebe Street Kahibah NSW

Have we missed your favourite Newcastle restaurants to get ribs?