Portland >Food & Dining > Reo's Ribs
6141 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9700645.479209 -122.672836
Neighborhoods: Corbet - Terwilliger - Lair Hill, Southwest Neighborhoods Incorporated, Cooper Mountain - Aloha North
I could not caution you more against this place! In fact, the only reason I joined Citysearch is to give this review. This is the absolute WORST BBQ you will ever have. I'm talking HIGHLANDER 2 bad (the theatrical version, not the barely improved "director's cut"), or Star Wars: The Phantom Menace bad. Or "your creepy aunt/uncle tries to french kiss you" bad. Unforgivable bad. Just don't do it.
Manager or owner is asleep at the wheel. Girl that waited on us had little or no knowledge of the product. Cole slaw dressing was like water all at the bottom of bowl.Corn was stone cold and uncooked in the middle. The rib I had was mostly all fat and Grissel. Tables were all dirty. We did not eat much because it was so bad. I asked about the apple pie that was promoted at the website but they had none so my wife chose the cheese cake with berry topping and I chose the pecan pie . The girl said (very bored with all this) we don't have any pecan pie and went to get the cheesecake. came back and said we don't have any cheese cake. I told the girl to tell her manager they are losing money. She said "OK" We used the rest room and they were absolutely filthy! and we left. The Groupon got us there and rest assured we'll never be back. I told my wife, you know the website and that place are two totally different places!
I purchased a Living Social coupon for this place and brought 5 other friends with me. After eating here I had to apologize to them for what I consider the worst ribs I've ever eaten. We had brisket that was bone dry, burned and slathered with poor sauce trying to mask the poor product. We also had ribs that were the same, little meat and what there was here was burned, tough and dry. Our sides dishes were no better. Hush puppies were nearly black and over cooked, beans were cold and tasteless, corn bread dull. I asked for honey and had to share one store bought honey bear with the entire restaurant. Save yourself time and money. The ribs that Safeway prepares cooked at times are much better. I will not be gagging my dinner here again.
I have NEVER got worst service from any other place than I did here. If you hate your job so much find a new one. I bought a groupon for Reo's and went to use it and they have us so much hassle for using it. Kept saying how they are losing so much money becuase of this. Well guess wait dont sign up to do groupon then........NEVER will i or my family go back,
Actually, this place is pretty good – Stopped in for lunch and had the medium beef brisket sandwich with a side of beans to go. The sandwich was fantastic. Tender smoked meat, sweet sticky BBQ sauce, I ate every bite and my mouth waters every time I think about it. The beans were good, but I think I should have ordered a veggie side (beef+beans is a little heavy for lunch).
It's too bad they're having problems with their neighbors. When I stopped in they had the smokers going outside but I didn't notice any strong smells or anything. Maybe the issue is fixed.
All I know is that I have been to a number of dive-y BBQ places around the country and this one was among the best. It's the real deal. Yes, it's a dive. Yes, the furniture is hodge-podge. But the staff was friendly and the food was great. No fake smoke flavoring here. Can't wait to try the ribs!
much more than meets the eye – What does smoke pumping from Reo's Ribs do to the air quality, the health of the neighbors and the housing prices in the neighborhood?
Buy a house in John's Landing and discover for yourself...
Don't Eat Here! – ...this place is garbage! All the meat on the 5 meat platter was tough and dry. The baked beans were crunchy, the hush puppies were over fried on the outside and raw on the inside. I gave this review one star because the mac and cheese is the only thing they had going for them. The service was the worst ever!! These guys seriously need to lay off the bong hits! Considering the quality of the food, this establishment is way over priced. You can find better bbq in a gas station in the south for a fraction of the cost!
NASTY! Food and workers – The food is fatty and full of grissel. Difficult to chew at times. The flavor is Eh! at best. The staff seems to think that you should be lucky they even acknowledge you. We're happy that they left Aloha but not so happy that they left behind about 10 rabbits (in cages no less) and 15+ cats. I thought animal abandonment was illegal. Guess not for Snoop Doggs uncle huh.
Don't know how they're still in business. Must be a big demand for food that compares to road kill.
Reo's a big disappointment – Decided to drop into Reo's for a quick pulled pork sandwich combo, had to wait 45 minutes. Plain cold hamburger bun with a pile of way over-smoked meat (bitter) with some honey/vinegar sauce drizzled on top. Cole slaw consisted of just shredded cabbage. Corn bread was ok. The guy had two huge smokers really smoking out in the parking lot. I feel sorry for the neighboring merchants, they are literally getting smoked out of their businesses.
Bad Bad Bad – My roomate had the bright idea of trying REO's Ribs.What an experience that was.First we stood in line for fifteen minutes to place our order of very expensive food.Second we waited forty five minutes to get our order.We finally asked one of the rude servers where our food was.Alas it finally came,the three dollar beans were cold,and they might as well cooked an old boot for what they called RIBS.NO meat and tough as nails.I will never revisit this place and DO NOT RECOMMEND REO'S TO ANYONE...........................
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