Rhody Bites

Wes' Rib House

Award-winning Missouri-style BBQ until the wee small hours


38 Dike Street, Providence | 401-421-9090
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-2am; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-4am | Meals Served: Lunch, dinner | Cuisine: Barbeque | Price Range: $7-$20 | Bar: Full bar | Kid Menu: No | Parking: Private lot | Reservations: Yes | Delivery: No | Take Out: Yes | Outdoor Seating: No | Ambience: Casual | Catering: Yes 

Wes’ Rib House is a Rhode Island tradition that has stood the test of time since 1976. Famously located on Dike Street in Providence’s hip and artsy West Side, the restaurant is also famous for its BBQ. Wood-fired and smoked, ribs right.fully take center stage. The sweet-smelling aroma will hit you every time you walk into the dining room, practically begging you to sit down and order. Slow cooked for hours, St. Louis ribs and spare ribs are topped off with Wes’ sweet and tangy Kansas City-style BBQ sauce. Pulled pork, chicken, salmon and steaks are also on the menu, along with grilled vegetable, salads and gluten-free options. Another tradition here is the affordable and family friendly prices. Heaping plates of meat served with mouthwatering cornbread, cole slaw and BBQ beans are all under $20. 

The loyal and welcoming staff, led by owner Michael Solomon, provide an authentic experience at every visit. Some staff members, like the head pit chef and the day smoker, have been in the kitchen for over 20 years. The consistency of good, old-fashioned flavors and service has earned Wes’ multiple awards and a feature in The New York Times. A new first floor addition in 2012 not only expanded the dining room and lounge options, but also offers a modern presentation to the Onleyville classic. Catering, offered onsite in the spacious event room or offsite – for everything from office lunches to receptions – delivers a true taste of a backyard BBQ with every tasty bite. 

Menu Highlights 

Select from ribs, chicken, beef or pork chop with Wes’ hot or mild BBQ sauce: 

Nice & Simple – $6.85
Select one meat 

Double Trouble – $8.35
Select two meats 

Light & Luscious – $6.75  
Wes’ famous BBQ chicken, quartered and served with a tossed salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad – $9.95  
Grilled chicken breast, BBQ or Cajun style, served over Caesar salad 

Cup ‘N A Bite $9.25
Any sandwich with a cup of chili 

Select from ribs, baby ribs, chicken, beef, chopped BBQ, ham or pork chops; add $2.25 for premium cuts of flat iron steak, catfish and salmon. Served with  cole slaw, BBQ beans and cornbread: 

Dinner – $9.50  
A regular portion of meat for the not-so hungry or youngsters

Finger Sucker – $13.50
Wes’ famous combination platter. Pick two meats 

St. Louis Baby Rib Platter – $18.75
Top of the line, low fat ribs 

Smoked Pig Platter – $17.50
Tender, boneless cubes of pork shoulder, marinated, grilled and BBQ’d on an open wood fire 

Shrimp Kabobs $14.95
Flame grilled with vegetables and spicy Cajun seasonings, and served with rice pilaf 

Wes' Rib House, Olneyville, Providence, Lunch, Dinner, Barbecue, Classic American, Late Night


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