Spare Ribs

1 Jeckyl & Hyde Deli and Ale House

Located on Orchard Drive in Bellingham, the outdoor pit smoker roasts between 300–500 pounds of meat per week and runs for 10–15 hours a day. In addition to their mouthwatering ribs, Jeckyl & Hyde also features 10 different beers on tap once to twice a week and offers pizza from a wood-fired oven.

709 Orchard Pl., Ste. 1, Bellingham
360.715.9100 |

2 Burnt Ends

This Lynden restaurant features “fire flavor barbecue,” with meats smoked daily or prepared on a live-fire grill. Meats can be ordered by the quarter-pound, and the menu features items like Texas Brisket, slow-smoked for 14 hours; pulled chicken with house chipotle sauce; and juicy, double-smoked burnt ends.

8082 Guide Meridian Rd., Lynden
360.922.0271 |

3 Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill

For a taste of St. Louis down by Bellingham’s marina, check out Anthony’s St. Louis-style, spice-rubbed ribs glazed with maple-chipotle barbecue sauce. St. Louis-style means the ribs are grilled rather than slow-cooked over indirect heat with smoke.

7 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
360.527.3473 |

4 Kelley’s BBQ & Catering

This spot in Mount Vernon has combos that can feed up to 10 people. Combo No. 1 offers two racks of St. Louis-style ribs, one whole tender chicken, 10 fluffy cornbread muffins, and one pint of BBQ sauce.

805 W. Division St., Mount Vernon
360.336.2864 |

5 Whitey’s BBQ & Catering

With on-site BBQ trailers, Whitey’s, in La Conner, boasts the ability to cook their St. Louis-style ribs low and slow. Their spare rib entrée prices out at $18 and you can take home a full rack for $24.

110 N. 1st St., La Conner
360.399.1031 |


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"This spot in Mount Vernon has combos that can feed up to 10 people."