Prices For Pork Ribs In Your Area

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cdm1082, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Was wondering what you guys pay in your area. Shoprite was 3.29/lb. Seems high to me.
  2. What ribs are you talking about?

    There's more than one cut of pork ribs.

  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have:

    full slab pork spareribs

    pork spare ribs trimmed St. Louis-Style

    baby back ribs from the loin

    shoulder bone rib racks

    Country-style Rib End ribs, rib side and backbone side

    Country-style Loin End cuts, loin side and backbone side

    Center cut Country style ribs, rib side and backbone side

    Boneless 'ribs' - from any cut of pork

    Pork Shoulder Country-style 'rib cuts', bone-in and boneless

    Arm Shoulder Split-Bone Country-Style 'ribs'
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Back ribs are running $3.99 and up at stores around here.  You can usually do best at Sam's in my area. They had them for $2.99 last time I looked.

    I was at the Kroger this afternoon and I never will understand why they have back ribs are $4.99 a pound and they have these beautiful cryovac packages of pork loins for $1.99 a pound sitting next to them.  Yes they are leaner, but why $3 a pound difference? (other than because they can)
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually do Cash & Carry for my ribs: BB's @ $3.99, St. Louis @ $2.59, and Spares at $1.99 - sometimes whichever one is on sale will be 50 to 60 cents less per lb.
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  6. smokngun

    smokngun Smoke Blower

    Albertson's out here has spares priced ridiculously high at $7.99lb but every now and then they put them on sale buy one get 2 free.
  7. Oh sorry, was talking about a typical rack of baby back loin ribs
  8. 173rdherd

    173rdherd Fire Starter

    usually $3.99 lb, but i scout Sams often and have caught them as low as 1.79- 2.39......less than $15 for a 3 pak.
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Sams club usually has the best prices on BB ribs...
  10. I bought 3 twin packs of spares at our local grocery store for $2.18/# a couple weeks ago on sale. our local butcher has them for $2.29/#
  11. pkerchef

    pkerchef Fire Starter

    Around here in Mississippi the loin back prices here have gone down. Spoke with the Sam's meat guy last week. Case price for loin backs is 2.29 lb. Thinking about buying 2 extra cases and freezing for when the price spikes this summer. Pkerchef
  12. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Around here (Boston , metro west) 3.29 would be average at the supermarket. You will see a sale now n then , but 3 bucks a pound is what I look for..
    Restaurant depot runs 2.79. To 2.99 a pound for cryo packs of 3 racks. You gotta hunt down those places that give you a better deal... That's half the fun!:sausage:
  13. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    What he said.
  14. dblbogey

    dblbogey Fire Starter

    That's better than what I paid. This past week bought two cases of Carolina Pride Baby Back Ribs at $2.59 lb.
  15. I just bought 2 racks of BBs for $2.99lb on sale at kroger.  Original price is $3.99lb
  16. 173rdherd

    173rdherd Fire Starter

    baby backs or St Louis style ribs 1.99 at Kroger thru Sunday in Spring/Tomball.
  17. Why do BB's cost more than spares? Aren't spares bigger and more meaty?
  18. 173rdherd

    173rdherd Fire Starter

    taste both and theirin lies the answer.
  19. BJ's Wholesale Club has cryovac 2 packs @ 2.89 /lb.  picked up 3 packs yesterday.  They also started carrying brisket which was a first that I've seen then in store.  I know everybody has talked up Costco here but BJ's has been really good for boston butts too.

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