For the past 10 years, Brantford has come alive with the smell of BBQ ribs, fantastic food vendors and family entertainment. The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest has brought fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams have come to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People's Choice.
Even though this tasty food festival has been postponed until next year, you can still indulge in one of Brantford and area’s great restaurants to get your rib fix. Or, if you are your very own backyard “Ribber”, fire up that grill to have a ribtastic, finger-licking good time this summer.
Strodes BBQ & Deli and The Pit |403 Fairview Dr, Brantford
This is the one-stop-shop for all backyard Grill Masters. Pick up a few racks of pork ribs at their extensive fresh meat counter then head on over to their incredible showroom to get all the supplies you will need to smoke, baste and grill your ribs to perfection. With serving the community for over 80 years, Strodes’ award winning service will help elevate your BBQ rib game.
Sammy’s Rec Room |10 Mount Pleasant Street, Brantford
Since 2004, Sammy’s Rec Room has developed a loyal following through providing food that is “delicious, abundant, & affordable.” Tuck in with one of their Smokehouse Side Ribs that are slow smoked and basted with their signature BBQ sauce.
Fume Restobar | 150 Morrell St, Brantford
Reserve your space at the Fume Garden Patio and enjoy a delicious meal in the quaint neighbourhood of Holmedale. And with a menu inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, you are sure to be delighted. If its ribs you are looking to enjoy, try their smoked beef ribs with a chipotle tequila sauce. A taste sensation!
Camp 31 | 22 Paris Rd, Paris
Southern style BBQ right here in our own backyard. Ribs are Camp 31’s signature items and are slow cooked to fall-off-the-bone perfection. Their pit crew knows how to real wood smoke their food that brings fans from both near and far to enjoy this tasty delight. Camp 31 is also a past winner at Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest including: Best Ribs, Best Chicken and Best Sauce awards.
Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge | 190 King George Rd, Brantford
“Come for the food, stay for the experience.” Zander’s stormed onto the food scene in Brantford in 2012 and prides itself on sourcing fresh local ingredients from local suppliers to make great tasting food. An eclectic and welcoming environment, Zander’s gives you a meal experience you won’t soon forget. And with ribs on the menu called “Righteous Ribs Full Rack”, how could you go wrong?
The Kinsmen Club of Brantford started Brantford’s Ribfest in 2010 for the community to enjoy a fun filled family festival. It has since grown to an event that draws over 30,000 people yearly for this event that features food, fun and entertainment. Proceeds from the festival are donated through the Kinsmen Club of Brantford "Serving the Communities Greatest Need".