A BBQ Delicacy - Baby Back Ribs!

The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse makes every effort to serve the very best BBQ at the Lake of the Ozarks. This requires us to know how to cook up the classics in a way that at least stands up to (but preferably far exceeds) what you've tasted before. 

A perfect example of this is our irresistible smoked baby back ribs. All great BBQ joints need to know how to cook up an amazing rib and our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ restaurant has definitely figured that one out! What do you already know about this mouthwatering cut of meat? Here are a few details for you about this BBQ staple followed by the many tasty ways we serve 'em up to you here at The Barn-B-Que.  

The Infamous Baby Back Rib

This type of rib doesn't get its name because it comes from a young pig but rather because of the fact that it's a shorter cut in relation to spare ribs. Spare ribs come from the belly area whereas baby back ribs are cut from where the rib meets the spine after the loin is removed.  

While they may be shorter, they make up for that by being more tender and leaner than spare ribs. Baby back ribs have lots of that lean meat both between and on top of the bones. Once we get a hold of them here at our Lake of the Ozarks BBQ smokehouse, they are perfectly rubbed, expertly smoked, and deliciously sauced to create some of the best baby back ribs you've ever tasted!    

Ribs From The Barn

You'll find ribs at The Barn-B-Que in a few different spots on the menu. Whether you're in the mood for a snack or planning to feed a whole crowd of hungry BBQ lovers, we've got you covered. 

Rib Dinners
An irresistible plate full of baby back ribs that comes with 2 of our homemade side dishes. Order a little or order a lot! Available with:

  • 4 Bones
  • Half a Rack
  • Full Rack

Just the Meat
Our amazing Baby Back Ribs are also available on their own, without the sides, sold as either a full-rack or a half-rack.

The Barnyard
This magnificent combo meal offers a little bit of it all! Enjoy 4 ribs, a jalapeno cheddar sausage, brisket, pulled pork, turkey, and 2 side dishes. 

Easy Carry-Out Combo Meals
These meals are available for carry-out only, allowing you to feed a hungry group of people wherever they may be gathering.  (4 out of the 5 combos contain the baby back ribs featured in today's blog.) No substitutions please, but you can easily place an order to go online through our website!

  • Combo #1 (feeds 4-6): 2 full racks of ribs and 2 quarts of any sides
  • Combo #2 (feeds 4-6): 1 full rack of ribs, 1 pound pork or turkey or sausage, 4 buns, and 2 quarts of any sides
  • Combo #3 (feeds 6-8): 1 full rack of ribs, 2 pounds of pork or turkey or sausage, 8 buns, and 2 quarts of any sides
  • Combo #4 (feeds 6-8): 2 pounds of pork, turkey, or sausage, 8 buns, 2 quarts any sides
  • Combo #5 (feeds 4-6): 2 full racks of ribs, 1 pound of pork or turkey or sausage, 4 buns, 2 quarts of any sides 

Buck-a-Bone Thursdays

During the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks, which happens here every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day on Sundays, we offer fantastic drink specials and half-price appetizers. Once a week, each Thursday, we add $1 ribs by the bone to the Happy Hour menu. That means you give us a buck, we give you a rib! (But believe us, you're going to want more than just one, especially at that price!) 

All of our meats are smoked daily in small batches to ensure that you get the freshest BBQ possible every time you dine at The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse. We also offer the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, so the next time you're getting together with family and friends, let us do the cooking for you. (Our baby back ribs, along with all of our other delicious menu items, are always a crowd-pleaser!) Whether you dine in the barn or order BBQ online to go, one thing's for sure - you'll be excited about the next time you are hungry enough to come back for more!

Lake of the Ozarks’ Best Craft BBQ Smokehouse

14 Ravenwood Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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