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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Drive Thru

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1.1 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Terrible just terrible. I went last night and got the rib tips.... now I remember why I haven’t been there in years. It’s not that cheap,the lines are ridiculously long and their ribs are trash! Mostly fat and gristle. They have always been mostly fat...and gristle but I was hoping they may have improved,they haven’t. They barely have any sides to choose from (very very basic) and their sauce is so thin it’s like fifty percent water. Will never be back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Really disappointed in my most recent visit. Yesterday afternoon I stopped by the Keystone location and ordered a large rib tip with mild sauce for my lunch today. I just threw it in the trash, over 90% of the tips were burned to the point...of them being not edible. Why would any employee push that type of product out the window..More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2021

Omg the food that I got was outstanding, big ups to the grill master, he did that. I love the way that the tips were cut different today. Two thumbs up guys

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

I was craving barbeque ribs after relocating to Indiana from the south and King Ribs was recommended to me. My husband and I tried the ribs and they were good. I loved the service, it was great, and the people there friendly. I did not...like the cornbread muffins. They were dry, and sort of overcooked, but the greens and mac & cheese were good! We have visited several times and we were never disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

The ribs were fall off the bone tender -not much of a sauce choice but they were tasty without. My sides were mac & cheese - good cole slaw -something was off on the taste.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

This place is horrible all of them very disorganized very unprofessional your food is going to be either wrong or dry this place is horrible the original owner has passed may he rest in heaven but I know it's going downhill stay away if you...can this place is horrible they need to learn how to actually run a restaurantMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Even though there are multiple locations, I find that this one is the best! They are always nice and true to the recipe of what I want

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

A unique sauce regular or spicy. I believe the ribs are of the Spare Rib variety. Smoked outdoors as one is able to witness. I don't eat the ribs but many do. Go for the Tips and the chicken is great too--whole/half/quarters--although sometimes a little...dry.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

The 2 slabs I purchased were excellent. The sauce was tasty. (medium). However the tips were not tips. All gristle. The prices were fair.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

King Ribs has very good food. My husband loves their ribs and I love the pulled chicken. The sides are all good also. I had to go there often when my husband was in the hospital because it was close and he loves it.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband has talked about this place for years and he finally took me to try this place. OH MAN!! It is good! I can’t believe it’s not more popular in Indianapolis. The daily meal deals are a great value. They’ve got great food and...the best baked beans I’ve ever had. This is good food!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is the best location to get your bar-b-que grub on. Their ribs are tender, with as good amount of smoke flavor to them, and the sauce, oh I can't say enough about that. I love taking my bread and sopping every bit of the...sauce out of my container.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This place is the real deal. There’s absolutely nothing fancy about the building, it’s not in the nicest part of town, the customer service is questionable at best (drive through and counter service), but they make up for it by offering some of the best...barbecue I’ve ever had. Think of that hole-in-the-wall seafood shop down south that can’t be matched, or the shack on the east coast that has the best cheesesteaks around...this is what King Ribs is to BBQ. I’ll drive MILES out of my way to get my BBQ fix from this place. You’ll smell the smoke when you get close. They have mild and hot homemade barbecue sauce available, but you can have them mix the two together for a perfect balance. I can’t rave enough about their ribs and rib tips. Sides are no-frills basics served in styrofoam. When I moved to the Indianapolis area and asked multiple people where the best BBQ was, everyone replied King Ribs. I’d rank it among the best barbecue I’ve ever had, and I have been throughout the country in regions that are renowned for this type of food.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

About $13 will get you a huge, as in enough tips for 3 people, rib tips dinner with 2 sides. Ribs are delicious, meaty and well prepared. Sauce (I had the mix) is very good. Cole Slaw and Mac&Cheese were fine. Great value, nice people,...and fast.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I was driving by and smelled the BBQ outside and decided to give it a try. I walked to the counter and the lady who took my order was patient as i looked over the menu displayed for the 1st time but was pretty "blah"...when taking my order. It was pretty robotic. "What do you want, what 2 sides, is that all? 13.01. Whats your name. Ok." I waited patiently and was given my order. I returned to the NG base i am working at for 3 weeks and tastes some of the best ribs i ever tasted. Meat fell off the bone, bbq sauce was sweet and full of flavor. Mac and cheese was baked and tasted awesome. Cornbread was moist. I will go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Yes, King Ribs Bar-B-Q offers takeout services.

King Ribs Bar-B-Q is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3