CALL US: 630-385-2477

129 E Hydraulic St. Yorkville, IL 60560


Types of Ribs

Grilled meat on served plate

Nobody can deny the challenges the world has faced this year with the pandemic. If there’s a silver lining it’s in the way families, individuals, and businesses have adapted to the changes, more people are staying home than ever before and family time around the table. If you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to dinner choices you might want to consider adding ribs to the menu. Ribs are flavorful and delicious and if you’re looking for the best, head to Southbank Original Barbecue! Ribs come in a variety of cuts, here are some varieties according to Smithfield.

Spareribs (aka side ribs) are the long cuts from the belly behind the shoulder. Racks typically have 11-13 bones and have meat on top of and between the bones. While they have the least amount of meat, a lot of folks think they’re the tastiest.

St. Louis-Style Ribs
Like the spareribs, St. Louis-style ribs come from the belly but trimmed a bit further. No breastbone, cartilage or tips. The result is a rectangular rack of deliciousness. The Kansas City variety is very similar with even more bone removed.

Back Ribs
Also called loin ribs, baby back ribs or riblets, these tasty little guys are small and easy to hold. They tend to be a bit fattier than other styles but taste great when done right. Each slab is generally about 1-1/2 pounds and are very flavorful.

Country-Style Ribs
Country-style ribs are from the shoulder (or blade) end of the loin. With these, you’ll find the most meat per bone and the least amount of fat. You can eat with your fingers but they have enough meat to knife-and-fork them.

Consider Southbank Original Barbecue to take your event to the next level! We offer the tastiest favorites such as pulled pork, dummies, wings, ribs, and much more. Mosey on down to 129 E Hydraulic Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. We’re open late every night and look forward to serving you. Take a peek at our menu, you’ll be running in! Call (630) 385-2477 for questions and reservations.