Big Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ: The Best Smoked Barbecue Ribs in Town
Big Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ is located in a little corner of Cubao. Suffice it to say that it’s the last place you expect to find the restaurant that serves one of the best, if not the best, American-style bbq ribs in the Philippines. I stumbled upon this amazing find by accident. It was on a list of some of the best bbq places in Metro Manila that I first came across Big Daddy Jay’s. Internet research led me to glowing reviews from some of the most well-known foodies in the industry.
This is where the magic happens
Big Daddy Jay’s original smoked ribs
Down Home Sides
Buffalo Wings and Honey Mustard WingsThey also serve a good Tomato Basil Pasta (P140) with a nice, clean flavor. The tomatoes give the sauce a natural sweetness that makes this dish a big hit with kids.
Tomato Basil PastaBig Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ started serving mouthwatering ribs in a popular weekend market sometime in 2010. A conversation between family members gave birth to the idea of making South Carolina-style ribs available to Filipino diners. They didn’t automatically figure out the recipe for their ribs, it was a trial and error process that, as many can attest to, paid off. People from as far as Cavite troop all the way to Cubao just to get a taste of meaty bbq goodness. You might want to call ahead before you visit just to make sure that they have ribs left because they tend to run out every once in a while.
Big Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ is open from Tuesday to Sunday, they 11:00am - 2:30pm, 6pm - 10:30pm (please take note that they are closed on Mondays). Like their Facebook page (BigDaddyJayBBQ) for updates.
Photos by Albert Peradilla.