Get your fingers dirty at Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack in South Brisbane
Get your fingers dirty at Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack in South Brisbane
Get your fingers dirty at Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack in South Brisbane
Get your fingers dirty at Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack in South Brisbane

Get your fingers dirty at Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack in South Brisbane

We don’t think we need to convince you to visit a place called Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack. But, just in case the name isn’t enough for you, here’s a little taste to lure you in. It’s in Fish Lane. Barbecue-sauce smothered ribs are the specialty. Big Roddy is a real guy. High fives are encouraged. And it’s opening this Saturday April 1 at 5:00 pm. Interested yet?

If you still need a little encouragement, allow us to take you back to the very beginning. Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack is the creation of childhood pals David Kempnich and Roderick Saba – he’s Big Roddy for those of you playing at home. The guys are huge lovers of barbecue and after years of appreciation, they decided to channel that love into their very own rippin’ rib shack. You may already be familiar with its meaty goodness – for the past year Big Roddy’s has been dishing up ribs at a number of markets around town, until finding a permanent bricks-and-mortar spot on Fish Lane, beneath the Soda Apartments.

When it comes to food there are no surprises here – ribs are king at Big Roddy’s. You can choose a half or full rack of succulent beef or pork ribs, smothered in one of five different finger-lickin’ barbecue sauces (made from scratch by Roddy himself) and served with your choice of side – think zesty coleslaw, hand-cut fries, grilled corn, butter and garlic fried beans, and honey sesame pan-fried carrots. Ribwiches, burgers, buffalo wings and poutine fries are also on the menu, as well as Jala-macca-peno Poppers – jalapenos stuffed with mac.a.ro.ni.and.cheese. Hello, please get in my mouth. If you can’t possibly decide what to eat and you have a hunger that cannot be tamed, Big Roddy’s suggests The Hungry Horn challenge. You’ll be presented with a huuuuge selection of dishes from the menu, which, if finished, will earn you a t-shirt, wall of fame photo, ten percent off at Big Roddy’s for life, a stellar high five from Roddy and David, plus you get to blow the hungry horn. Think of the bragging rights!

If you’re ready to rock Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack when it opens on Saturday April 1, then head to our Stumble Guide for opening hours and contact details.

The Stumble Guide is our comprehensive Brisbane dining guide with more than 1800 places to eat, drink, shop and play.

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