For a small corner stand at Reading Terminal, The Rib Stand puts out a big aroma. There’s no seating and the menu at this Amish barbecue stand is mercifully brief, because they stick to what they do best: spare ribs, baby back ribs, and a boneless rib sandwich. All of the above are available as lunch combinations with two sides—creamy coleslaw, green beans, baked macaroni and cheese, or crispy potato wedges—and a beverage. The ribs are slow cooked with a spice rub, so they’re savory, juicy, and tender, but not sloppy with sauce. The sauce comes in when you order. Select mild or spicy and you’ll get a cup perfect for dipping into, bite by bite. It’s a little bit messy, but this barbecue is worth it.
Monday to Saturday 8am to 5:30pm
Accepted payment methods: Credit cards, cash, and RTM gift card