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King Ribs Bar-B-Q

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3145 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2780
+1 317-488-0223
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Order was totally messed up I asked for Rib dinner with bbeans & greens & corn bread got Mac & cheese & white bread.

Thank denisedivine
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

KING RIB is the KING of BBQ,this location is a drive through eatery. The BBQ ON-A-BUN,RIBS,TIPS and CHICKEN are just awesome covered with their award winning sauce (sweet&tangy) sooo good they have it for sale. Let's not forget that the side orders are also equally delicious. Try this place when you have a appetite for BBQ I promise you will... More 

Thank Valenda N
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps I am spoiled by the bbq available in Missouri, but King's pales in comparison. The ribs were large and somewhat tough, with some of the exterior dry and tough. The sauce was a touch tomato'y, but grew on me with every bite. Too much sauce on the ribs and in the beans, left an overly sweet taste in my... More 

Thank ChefpaoloStlouis
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great ribs! I like them sweet/mild (I know, I'm a sissy). You get plenty of meat as well as sauce. If you think you'll have room, add a piece of sugar cream pie to your order. Heaven!

Thank critterbuddy
Yuma, Arizona
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501 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

wife and i found this restaurant by accident. parking if on a slight incline which can make it hard getting in/out of your car. place was kinda clean/kinda dirty. i had rib dinner which includes 2 sides while wife had tip/chicken combo. the food was good but as i wrote in title the sides suck-especially the coleslaw. DON'T buy it.... More 

Thank Noel E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Came to Indy from Michigan and ate several times at King Ribs. Great service and food. The neighborhood is nice too.

Thank Christopher N
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

You can do better around the city. The food is pretty expensive and only okay. The sides were pretty bad. I had chicken and hubby had ribs. Neither were worth it.

Thank Kathy J
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My sister and I make special trips across town to get this delicious Food. The ribs and the tips are always tender and juicy. The sauce is awesome. The sides are the best. We can't wait to go again.

Thank Helen H
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107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

King Ribs are the best ribs in Indy. Don't come after dark, as it's in a neighborhood that is very crime ridden, but safe during the day. Highly recommend the ribs!!!

Thank Bryan G
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Best barbecue in the city of Indianapolis I love the rib tip dinner with bake beans potato salad and slice of sweet potato pie

Thank classey2angie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3145 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2780
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-488-0223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?