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Great Food at Great American Rib - Restaurant Review

Author: Anonym/Wednesday, September 8, 2010/Categories: Food & Restaurant Reviews

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The Great American Rib Company greatrib.com is by far one of the best places to get real, slow cooked, American-style BBQ in Bangkok. There are 3 locations in Thailand including one in Hua Hin and one in Pattaya. The Bangkok location is at 32 Sukhumvit Soi 36 Sukhumvit Road, Klongton, Klong Toey. It is easy enough to get to by taxi from the Thong Lo BTS sky train station and you can call them at 02 661 3801for directions. Hours of operation are daily from 1100-2300.

Established on the 4th of July (America’s Independence Day) 2004, American Rib has become the place where people who love American style BBQ go to eat. The location is large and well appointed and can accommodate groups and families quite easily. There is ample air conditioned inside seating decorated with wooden picnic tables and the iconic red checkered table cloths pay homage to its Southern American roots. The outside grounds are also comfortable and well shaded, with a tiki-style bar for the adults and an outdoor play area for the kids. The overall feeling is quaint and homey with an easy comfort that beckons diners is relax, kick back and stay awhile. If you cannot make it to the location, American Rib also has delivery service by Food by Phone at foodbyphone.com so patrons can enjoy their cuisine without having to leave home.

What sets American Rib apart from their competitors in Bangkok is the quality of the ribs and meat that they import and serve. The ribs are truly slow cooked in their in-house smoker for more than five hours with hickory and the preparation is based on genuine down home Southern recipes and cooking techniques.

The made to order steaks may not be priced for the budget conscious at 585baht-795baht per serving, but the quality of the meat is excellent and the steaks are not covered up with a bunch of seasonings or sauces and are expertly grilled to let the flavor of the meat take center stage. American Rib also pays close attention to the flavor profile of its dishes and makes sure that all the side dishes are well seasoned and complement the food they are served with. For instance, the Jalapeño Cornbread (it’s sweet, with a great jalapeño kick) is priced at 65baht and is a fantastic and unexpected delight to the palate. The Handmade Onion Rings (85baht) and Seasoned Curly Fries (65baht) are done just the way you find them back in the USA. Portion sizes are generous and the Beef Tenderloin Chili (180baht) is one of the best tasting restaurant chilis served in Bangkok. Another winner at American Rib is the Buffalo Chicken Wings (95baht-295baht), many have tried to get them right in Bangkok and most places fail. American Rib is the exception as the wings taste authentic to wings in the USA. They use Franks Wing Sauce imported from the USA and they serve them with the traditional blue cheese dressing. The wings are deep fried so that they remain crispy when your choice of spicy cayenne pepper wing sauce is added.

The kid friendly menu features classic hamburgers and fries (195-250baht) and the all new Carolina Sliders (250baht) which feature 3 miniature hamburgers served with curly fries and a choice of signature sauces. Young diners also enjoy the Macaroni & Cheese (175baht), Southern-Fried Chicken Tenders (235baht) and the Homemade Potato Skins loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon & sour cream (165baht).

As if good food wasn’t enough, American Rib goes that extra mile by introducing one of the best family friendly deals going on in Bangkok with their All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet which is offered every Wednesday night from 1700-2100. The buffet features ribs, steak, grilled kabobs, hamburgers, hot dogs, and seafood along with salads, fruit and most of their delicious side orders; such as the yummy cornbread and baked beans. Priced at 450baht per adult and 225baht per child, even budget conscious diners will get a lot of bang for their buck. The buffet also includes free soda for the kids and drink specials for the adults of draft Singha beer and/or signature house margaritas priced at 100baht a serving. With its family friendly atmosphere, efficient service, and quality food that pays attention to the details, Great American Rib Company lives up to its name for great American style BBQ in Bangkok.

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