Calling all carnivores—if ribs get you drooling, then we’ve got great news. We’ve rounded up the finest droolworthy rib joints the Sunshine Coast has to offer, so lasso the gang together and get messy.
Here’s where to dig into the best ribs on the Sunshine Coast.
Got a few besties with the same inclination for sweet n smoky BBQ sauce and sticky hands? Then head down to Dirty Moes for their epic celebration of beefy goodness. These beef ribs are slow cooked in Southern Comfort and Coke, and are enough for two or three friends to share. So roll up your sleeves, order a side of mac ‘n’ cheese and chargrilled corn, and get messy. We’re giving these guys a fat 10 out of 10 for serving up some of the best ribs on the Sunshine Coast.
Alex Bar & Grill
Coated with lashings of your fave sauce—house-made hickory BBQ sauce or spiced plum—Alex Bar and Grill’s USA-style ribs are the kind that’ll have you hitting up this joint time after time. After time. If mix and match is more your jam, skip the full rack for a smaller serving of ribs paired with chicken, steak, or wings. Oh the possibilities!
The pork ribs at Good Bar aren’t for the faint-hearted. Drop in for their BBQ Sundays, when you'll be able to feast on beef brisket, BBQ chicken and sausages, and of course, mouthwatering ribs. If you feel like getting really messy, order the wings and shake to wash it down. Epic.
Fall-off-the-bone BBQ pork ribs anyone? The crew at Pier 11 certainly know how to marinate and cook a damn good rib and you’ll be able to attest to that when you bite into one of these babies. Served with chips, rosti or kipfler potatoes, you’ll be in for a mouthwatering treat.
Three Bar & Grill
The only risk at Three Bar and Grill is that the 500 gram T-Bone, topped with sticky BBQ pork ribs, hand-cut chips, and onion rings will fill you up so much, you don’t have room for the lemon meringue cheesecake. Which would be a tragedy. Trust us.
Venice Gourmet Pizza, Pasta & Ribs
You know you’re in for some killer ribs when the word ‘ribs’ is in the actual restaurant name. Head over to Venice Gourmet Pizza, Pasta and Ribs on Bulcock St in Caloundra and sample some of the best ribs around. And while you’re there, why not give their pizza and pasta and try too? Don’t mind if we do.
The Beach Bar & Grill
Slow cooked for hours and marinated in a luscious sauce, The BBQ pork ribs at Beach Bar & Grill in Mooloolaba are no joking matter. Add a side of sweet potato chips and a salad and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a king (or queen!).
The King Henry rack of ribs at Montville Pub will make you feel like you’re feasting in a medieval court. These ribs are braised in honey and beer, and take up almost all of your plate. So grab your wench, down a few hearty ales, and eat like a king.