Babyback Rib Pricing Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by pocketaces, May 7, 2010.

  1. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    Where do you live and what is a good price?

    I live in Wisconsin and just paid 4.99 a pound for baby backs at Festival Foods.

    Does Sams have better prices?
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yikes, 2.99 here at Sam's.
  3. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    I live in Winona MN and we usually pay 3.99 to6.99 a pound for good baby backs , However last week i found some good ribs for 2.99 a pound and really thought i got a buy.
  4. danielh

    danielh Meat Mopper

    $2.99 is about as cheap as they get most of the time here. Once or twice a year we'll see $2.49. I have 9 racks of babybacks in the fridge I picked up at sams for $2.97 for tomorrow.. And 3 racks of spares @ $1.97..

    I prefer the spares myself. But i can fit more babybacks on the smoker.
  5. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    I knew I paid too much. Another lesson learned. Tha'ts why I posted. I knew something was off.

    Thank you.
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ya gotta keep an eye out for those meat sales, places go nuts when pricing baby backs because they know they are a hot selling item and they can get away with it.
  7. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol.i saw baby backs at 6.99 a pound here at winn dixie earlier today...Thank goodness for the RD card [​IMG]
  8. skillet

    skillet Fire Starter

    I haven't checked lately but I know I usually get them at Costco at 2.99/lb. I'm in the midwest (Omaha), if that makes difference.
  9. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Average price in Oakland County, Michigan seems to be around $2.99 lb on any given day. Spares are always $1.99 somewhere around here.
  10. Tallahassee, FL and normal around here is $4.99-$5.99 with the occasional $3.99 on sale. Never seen them below $3.99 here. A little west of here I have gotten them for $2.99.
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Baby Backs are usually 4.99-6.99 around here. Up near camp they are usually 3.99-5.99 although sometimes we catch them on sale for 2.99
  12. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Are they fresh or frozen?? Frozen seems 2 me cheaper than fresh?
  13. biggeorge50

    biggeorge50 Fire Starter

    There is a meat distributor about 30 miles from me where I buy almost all my meat. Baby backs are $2.99, some of the other meats are a little higher than the sales around me. Best part is that it is all very high quality meat. That is worth a few extra cents a pound to me.
  14. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    I'm in the Marshall Mn area, local HyVee had them on sale for 2.99 lb., usually run around 3.99 to 4.99 lb.
    Going to make some this afternoon for the mother in law and wife for mothers day,,,,,
  15. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    depends on where I shop, and what kind of ribs.

    Wal-Mart /Jewel/Dominicks/Meijer, etc seemingly always has crappy enhanced ribs for $3.99. I dont touch these. [​IMG]

    Restaurant Depot has good IBP ribs for $2.79 lb, and as low as $2.49 lb in 3 packs

    Whole foods has all natural ribs for as low as $6.99 lb., and as high as $9.99 lb.

    One local butcher has local ribs for $6.99 lb

    another has em for $4.99 lb.

    I watch a couple local grocers who have fresh ribs for $2.99-$4.99 depending on sales.

    RD has the most consistent prices, and the most consistent quality
  16. billham

    billham Fire Starter

    Just bougt babyback from sams yesterday about $3.00 a lb. Restaurant depot had spares 4.5up on sale this month @1.57 if you buy a case and who wouldnt buy a case?
  17. In Portland Oregon we get them for $2.99 a pound at Costco. They are cheaper at cash and carry but I prefer the Costco ribs.
  18. we've got a local butcher that sells a 15lb. box of spares for $15.95.
    I haven't tried them out yet though.
  19. ondagawood

    ondagawood Smoke Blower

    Around here, Syracuse, NY area, you can pay as much as $4.99/lb, I'm usually able to get them at "Aldi"s" for $3.49/lb, however we have a restaurant type store called Maines & I just picked up 2 - 10lb case boxes
    for $17.99 each = $1.79/lb. They are frozen and are cut into 4-5 rib sized pieces.
    This is for Baby Back ribs.

  20. pocketaces

    pocketaces Smoke Blower

    A local butcher is selling spares for 89 cents a pound. I bought 30 pound case. That should keep me busy for a while.

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