Where to get the juiciest ribs in town | Best Of Pretoria
Where to get the juiciest ribs in town

Every foodie knows that nothing inspires food envy quite like a glorious rack of ribs. To narrow down your search for the perfect pork, beef or spare ribs – we put out our rib radar to find restaurants that offer succulent ribs in every size, style and basting.



With over 50 years in existence, this famous steakhouse is known for serving generous meat portions and juicy grills. Spur family-friendly atmosphere makes it perfect for a lingering lunch or a dinner with family or friends. Our Readers have also voted Spur Steak Ranches the best steak restaurant in the Pretoria. Their famous pork spare ribs remain undefeated. Yum!


The Godfather (Centurion)

This is probably still one of the most buzzed-about steakhouses in Centurion. The Godfather is a relaxed and sophisticated candle-lit restaurant that specializes in aged steaks and seasonal greens. All their ribs and grills are prepared with their famous barbecue basting or spicy black pepper, mustard seed and salt. Enjoy a generous portion of sticky spare or lamb ribs with your choice of chips, mash, baked potato, rice or creamed spinach and butternut.

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Cattle Baron (Centurion) 

Founded by franchisor Ronnie Dick in 1987, Cattle Baron is an ever-popular steakhouse that celebrates a strong family tradition with traditional booth seating and a comprehensive menu selection.  Tuck into some mouth-watering flame-grilled pork loin ribs basted in a signature barbecue glaze, and served with your choice of starch.



Turn ‘n Tender (Menlyn Maine) 

Turn ‘n Tender is also regarded as home to some of the best pork and beef ribs in the city. Founded by four brothers in April 1977, the restaurant has garnered a lot of popularity for its friendly atmosphere and succulent dishes. If you’re looking to have some juicy ribs served in a hospitable and vibrant environment, you might want to give Turn ‘ n Tender a visit.

Price(s): Pork Loin Ribs  – R170 (Half Portion) | R285 (Full Portion)

Beef Ribs – R145 (Half Portion) | R240 (Full Portion)


Kream (Brooklyn)

Kream is a sophisticated restaurant that boasts some elegant dishes. Try their smoked pork loin ribs that arrive sticky and glossy in a tangy barbecue basting sauce. You also get a side of golden onion rings and skinny fries. Magnificent!

Price: Pork Loin Ribs  – R179 (600g)


For ribs to make at home, head out to…

Hokaai Meat Market

Since the early 1990’s, Hokaai Meat has established itself as a household name in Pretoria, offering the finest chops, ribs, roasts and spicy chicken fillets. Make banging, slow-cooked ribs in your backyard or oven with delicious beef, pork and spare ribs from Hokaai Meat Market. They are situated in four Pretoria locations; namely Lynwood, Montana, Centurion and Faerie Glen.


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