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Big Roddy's Rippin' Rib Shack - South Brisbane

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67 Fish Ln, 4101 South Brisbane (QLD)See map

Average price $35

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Chef Big Roddy
  • Average price $35
Cheeseburger
$13
Beef paty, smoked cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles on toasted brioche topped with big Roddy's special cheeseburger sauce
Fried chicken burger
$13
Deep fried, buttermilk brined, spiced chicken breast, lettuce, dill pickles, Big Roddy's lime & white pepper mayo on toasted brioche
The Ribwich
$13
Beef rib and brisket, or porke rib, belly and shoulder, or pulled chicken breast. Your choice of slow cooked pulled meat and BBQ sauce on a tosted brioche bun with coleslaw and homemade dill pickles

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Double bone beef ribs with sweet potato fries
Cheeseburger
Ribs platter
Corn bread and Jalapeño Mac and cheese poppers
Ribs

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 487 reviews
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Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Col T.
    Col T.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great food terrible music - didn’t match, and a few patrons commented the same. Service was great once we got over the ‘You don’t have a booking’ mistake and a tad rude by staff, - I had one and had to prove by showing my confirmation email!! It was a nice welcome.

  2. Wetjens D.
    Wetjens D.
    • one review
    7/10

    We'd planned to come here for some ribs for some time and finally got around to it as we were craving a carnivore night. The ribs were pretty good although my ribs were a bit on the dry side. My partner had the baby back ribs which had a bit more sauce though. Quantity wasn't bad - we filled up, although folks with larger appetites may be disappointed. Proportions small by USA standards, smaller by South African standards and even smaller by Argentinean standards and costs more for less, which is par for course in Australia I've gathered. If your ribs experience extends beyond these borders then you might be left wanting. Local probably would think its fine and therefore I recommend this.

  3. Katrina T.
    Katrina T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Small restaurant with booths and tables. Staff are friendly and attentive. My favourites are the buffalo wings (great mix of vinegar and spiciness), pork button ribs (fall of the bone, melt in your mouth) and the sweet potato fries (crunchy and well seasoned). Book a table because they get busy!

  4. Steve C.
    Steve C.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time diners. Loved the rustic surroundings and the atmosphere was great. The staff were very friendly and very efficient. The house was very busy ( reservations only) the staff were very friendly, very efficient and helpful. The service was great with our food arriving in a timely manner and well presented. And what a feast it was. From previous experiences we were not expecting the generous portions. Our eyes were certainly a lot bigger than our belly’s. Our dining experience was amazing and very filling. Thank you guys and girls we will certainly recommend you guys and look forward to our next visit ????

  5. Nikki M.
    Nikki M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive, food was delicious! A great, cosy find tucked away in Fish Lane. We had a great time here and will definitely be back.

  6. Christine B.
    Christine B.
    • 16 reviews
    5/10

    Loud and chaotic...food serves were decent sizes but quite salty. Not the kind of place to linger, but rather get in and out as they want to turn the tables over super fast.

  7. Therese P.
    Therese P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food was scrumptious came out quickly and best chips Music very loud Waitress delightful From family perspectives could be deemed expensive most enjoyable

  8. Sandra T.
    Sandra T.
    • 3 reviews
    5/10

    The ribs were good. The issue is that sittings are one hour and ten minutes. You have to order and eat within 70 minutes. It takes about 20-25 minutes to order and get your food. Only 45 minutes left to eat!!! Then the waitress keeps coming to tell you they need the table back for the next sitting. It’s definitely not a place you want to go for a family dinner. I suggest getting takeout and going home to eat it. Honestly if I’m going to spend $45 for a rack of ribs I would like to be able to enjoy my meal. Most restaurants do 2 hour time limits or no time limits. I guess they are super greedy!

  9. Andrew P.
    Andrew P.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    As a group we attend Roddy's before every Broncos home game and have done for a few years. We have never had a bad experience until last night. 3 of us had Royal Samplers, the pork ribs where extremely fatty, and the beef ribs had been burnt. All three of us had to go buy drinks and other food to get the taste out of our mouths. Up until last night, nothing but praise for Roddy's and always refer to friends as the best Ribs joint in Brisbane, but last night sadly has taken a big hit to our confidence in returning.

  10. Gregg D.
    Gregg D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Did a search for the best ribs in Brisbane and found this gem - we were not disappointed. Food was fantastic! Staff were great. Highly recommended.

  11. Liz B.
    Liz B.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Get the button ribs, theyre to die for! Ate too much, was very good. Chips, aoli, wings, beans, califlower things and corn were all awesome. Too full to try the poppers and the coleslaw. Good selection of beers. Small picky children will devour the crispy crunchy chips and chicken strips. A good night!

  12. Jesika R.
    Jesika R.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Food took a bit longer then we would have liked. We had to go up and ask where our fries where after the rest of the food was delivered to the table 10-15 mins prior. Food quality was a bit poor. The chicken burgers were not what we expected. Almost reminded me of a Red rooster crispy strips. We have visited once before Nd really enjoyed it but it wasn't great second time round.

  13. Jason S.
    Jason S.
    • one review
    10/10

    It’s a must try when in Brisbane best beef ribs

  14. Ann P.
    Ann P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Big roddys never disappoints.. great food great service and value for money ... our favourite !!! Only negative would be the booths are not made for bigger people ..

  15. Ken W.
    Ken W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    It was fantastic again! Food outstanding, wings, chicken tenders were great, the beef rib melted in your mouth as did the pork ribs and the staff were very friendly thanks!

  16. Riris C.
    Riris C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A friend of ours recommended Big Roddy’s and I’m glad she did! The food was really good and they have a variety of spicy sauces which are my favourite. The ribs portion are big and especially the chilly fries! Would definitely come back next time!

  17. Mariette E.
    Mariette E.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great ribs that fall off the bone. Good value for money. Will recommend to friends. Can recommend to invest in more seating space in the future...

  18. Isaac P.
    Isaac P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Staff were excellent, food was amazing. Best ribs I've ever had, will put on my must do list to visit again. Corn bread was also a hi-light. Recommend a trip to Rods anytime you have a big appetite

  19. Brett C.
    Brett C.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great restaurant and great food. Definitely will be returning for more visits. Looking forward to tasting the burgers on my next visit and will be bringing the whole family.

  20. Harry T.
    Harry T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great Ribs, excellent coleslaw and fantastic service. A wonderful experience for both me and my wife. The staff were so attentive and could not do enough for us.

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More information

Opening time

11:30am to 2pm and 5:30pm to 9pm, 7 days a week. Not open on any public holidays.

How to get to the restaurant

67 Fish Ln, 4101, South Brisbane (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Street parking is available throughout South Brisbane

Brisbane City, South Brisbane, West End

About the restaurant

Brisbane market stall favourites, Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack, is rippin’ it’s way through Brisbane city with a permanent location in Fish Lane, South Brisbane after a few prosperous years perfecting their secret rib recipe.

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