346 S Avenue, Bloomington, MN | Directions 5542544.847950 -93.252995
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: East Bloomington
Baby back ribs served with signature barbecue sauces are the hallmarks of this popular national chain. – In Short
This award-winning restaurant chain is known primarily for its baby back ribs, but through the 30-plus years since its flagship location opened in North Miami, the family-friendly menu has expanded to include barbequed chicken, char-grilled steaks, burgers, pasta, seafood and salads. All ribs are served with one of the accompanying sauces (Original, Carolina Honeys, Blue Ridge Smokies, Red Hots, or Honey-Chipotle), and two sides like coleslaw, fries, or a baked potato.
Forget about Tony Roma's – Tony Roma's is to ribs as Philip Morris is to health care: They're both imposters.
If you want to spend good money on ribs, go to a place where they're slow-smoked in a pit and the sauce is served as a condiment. The meat should be tender, pink in the middle with a deep smoky flavor only delivered through hours of preparation. Fire should never touch the ribs.
If I am to tolerate chains like this one, hopefully it will only be a matter of time before America's BBQ education will become developed and imposters like these will either be forced to develop better product or close their doors.
I lean towards the latter of the two. Ask yourself this question: Is Tony Roma's interested more with preparing the best ribs available or spending their budget on advertising inferior product?
Great ribs will sell without a great deal of advertising.
Great Food – Friends and I frequently eat at Tony Roma's and have never experienced anything less of great food and service. The ribs are delicious. The shrimp that you can add to your meal are suprisingly spicy but also great. The service is unbelievable. You are always greeted immediately by kind staff who seat you asap. We have experienced one problem with all our years of dining there which was fixed and compensated immediately by the manager.
ARE YOU KIDDING ABOUT THIS BEING BARBEQU – You have to be kidding about this food being concidered as barbeque! This a joke,right? Where is the camera and the one way mirror. If this is concidered barbeque then there is something very wrong in America. First you don't call BOILED Meat barbeque just because you slap some barbeque sauce on it and place some grill marks on it. This place is an insult to all the true barbeque restaurants across America. So please don't ever again call this chain a barbeque restaurant again. You leave all the true individuals who happen to love barbeque ribs and chicken with a very bad taste in our mouths when this chain is even on the same page were the word barbeque is mentioned.
tony aroma – everything should be by the book and be good, and on a good day it is. on a bad day, forget it. the franchise overall needs better supervision to make sure that everything clicks and tastes good.
The absolute best ribs in town! – When they say this is a place for ribs they are right! I have tried ribs elsewhere and no one compares! The service is great and so is the atmosphere and prices to boot. Great for kids of all ages!
Best eating place in town! – When I first move here to minnesota Tony roma's was the first place I ate. I had a hamburger and fries...i know that's basically what everybody gets maybe not at tony roma's but at any place. I started to eat my hamburger and I loved it. I have never had a hambuger that good. I thought that leaving california and my favorite resturant Foster Freeze I would be leaving the best hamburger place in the world but when I ate at tony roma's I was in heaven. it's not really cheap but it's worth the price.
Best for ribs – This is, in my opinion, one of the best places for ribs in the Twin Cities.
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