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“Nice place to visit with family” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kristiine BabyBack Ribs & BBQ

Kristiine BabyBack Ribs & BBQ
Endla 45, Tallinn 10615, Estonia
+372 600 5592
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Ranked #432 of 599 Restaurants in Tallinn
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Baby Back Ribs & BBQ - the first American restaurant in Estonia that is meant for the whole family. Here you can enjoy delicious barbeque foods from the USA and experience the genuine American style. In the spectacular interior of the restaurant, attention is drawn by bright neon signs, posters and photos of political leaders in the USA, world famous Hollywood stars, rock musicians and American sports legends together with the equipment of different sports. In the background you can hear music from American radio stations. Our menu is inspired by the kitchen of the Southern United States. The main attraction in the menu is meat cooked in a real wood-fired oven (!), Which is not available in any other restaurants! In addition we offer different grilled dishes, burgers, and a large selection of American pizzas, salads and classical desserts. There is a separate menu and a cozy playroom for children.
Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Nice place to visit with family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Good atmosphere, nice waitresses and tasty food, not too expensive. It took a little bit long to wait for food, but it was worth to wait.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tartu, Estonia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I visited the restaurant with my family. The waitress we had was really nice. Although the food took a long time to get ready, it was still delicious. I had the Texas burger, the portion was quite big and the burger was delicious. It was served with baked beans in tomato sauce and fries, which were also very tasty. The atmosphere was cosy, comfortable seats and nice pictures on the wall. I would definitely visit it again and next time I will order something different.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The restaurant was very family friendly (play room for kids and family tables next to it, baby feeding chairs, children's menu) and the service was good. The food was OK, not super-cheap but reasonably priced. We communicated in a mix of Finnish-Estonian and it worked.
Note that in the menu only the names of dishes are in English, better check their web page beforehand (it was far more informative).
The location in Kristiine Keskus shopping mall was practical for us.

Visited July 2013
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Helsinki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Babyback BBQ Ribs were just great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I'ma small woman who sometimes like to eat good meat. Of course the salat I can buy and get any places, but meat- ribs no. Kristiine Babyback was just great place where to be with my child and a friend, there is a big play-room there. Atmosphere was great and cosy, the service was friendly. I ordered a big BBQ Ribs in sweet sauce and and they brought me a soft and juicy meat, it was very easy to eat it. And the flavor was also good. I eat many different places meat, also in MAC but Babyback I havent had any bad memories. I dont have anything bad to say, althought there is so many bad commentaries. Just go there, and all the time the client-you have to say, how you would like the meat to be, how flavored, how prepared and they do it all.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“What do you mean you wanted juicy meat?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

What's the first thing that comes to your mind if somebody ask what is actually dry? Wine? Nope, think physically. Almonds? Not that dry, believe me. Aha, desert maybe? Yeah, Sahara is kind of like that until you go and eat at BabyBack in Kristiine Shopping Center. There are basically 2 American-style places in Tallinn: Mack and BabyBack. A few years ago these were pretty-even. But now Mack is incredibly good while BabyBack took a typical approach restaurants/cafes/pubs take in Estonia. That's is lowering the quality on yearly (or even monthly) basis with, preferably, increasing prices and, ideally, making portions smaller. BabyBack didn't touch the prices and the portions - they just made sure their food is as dry as you can imagine. Even my worst effort to took ribs won't be that awful - I just can't imagine how ribs can become beef jerky. That's a real shame since the menu looks so tasty and the overall feeling that you get when being there (until your food arrives) is really nice. The staff is really nice as well. Too bad the main component of any eating place is the weakest point. People don't buy supercars to save on fuel and services. People don't buy high-end smartphones to just make calls. And people don't go to restaurants to enjoy the interior - they mainly want good food. BabyBack, sorry, you don't have any. And don't think it's all about ribs - I tried almost everything there and can't name a single dish you would like to eat again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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