Sun 12pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 11am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
Located a five minute drive north of Lake City in what's technically considered Lake Forest Park, Rainin' Ribs was opened in 2010 by a mid-twenty something former basketball player turned rib smoker. Rainin' Ribs cooks its meat nice and slow, using a pair of triple-barrel smokers. A subtly sweet, smoky flavor comes through, even when your pick of protein is covered in sauce. Baby backs, thinly sliced brisket, and pulled pork are juicy and balanced by a vinegary, faintly peppery house BBQ. A long list of sides are a measly $3 bucks a pop, and helpings of fried pickles and citrusy collard greens are made to order. If hush puppies and cole slaw tend to conjure bad memories of Red Lobster, order both at Rainin' Ribs for redemption. Kids will gobble up the crispy, flavorful golden pups. And, as it should be, the slaw is mostly shredded cabbage with a hint of vinegary mayo and not the other way around.