On the search for the best BBQ in Connecticut brings us to Ricky D’s Rib Shack in New Haven.
I thought I had found the best ribs in CT before, but I was wrong.
Came to Ricky D’s looking for BBQ in general, but when a place calls itself a ‘rib shack’, you have to focus on the ribs.
These have to be the most perfectly cooked ribs I have tasted in CT.
Everything is right with them.
Not fall-off-the-bone, but tender and easily pulled apart.
The only minor complaint here is the sauce is very sweet.
There is an odd smoke flavor to them as well I can’t place, but am happy to keep coming back and trying.
Not traditional smoke but not easy liquid smoke either.
It doesn’t really matter.
These are just wonderful ribs.
Ricky D’s Rib Shack
Address: 302 Winchester Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Hours: Sunday Closed
Monday to Saturday 11am to 8pm