The Daily Meal has ranked "America's Best Ribs" in a slideshow, and three St. Louis restaurants are among the top twenty barbecue joints. Bogart's Smokehouse (1627 South Ninth Street; 314-621-3107) ranks #19, Roper's Ribs (6929 West Florissant Avenue, Jennings; 314-381-6200) is #18, and Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340) scores the highest at #8.
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The top overall spot for ribs is Oklahoma Joe's, which is located inside a gas station on the Kansas side of Kansas City.
Texas is the big winner, with six joints among the top twenty, including numbers 2 (Smoke in Dallas), 3 (The Salt Lick in Driftwood) and 5 (Franklin BBQ in Austin).
Dallas has two of the six Texas winners, and the greater Austin area claims three, with the sixth spot about an hour outside of Austin.
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