Classic Pork BBQ Ribs at RACKS,Tiendesitas

Certified carnivores like Hubby, my daughter #ExhibitA and myself have a special affinity for RACKS.

This resto chain’s name stands for Real American Country Kitchen Style, so you can expect Southern-style hearty servings and rich flavors from down-home recipes, and what they claim to be “The Best Ribs in town.”

It is no wonder, then, that the fam would want to spend lunchtime at the newly opened branch of RACKS at Tiendesitas, which is nearest to our home.

Racks, Tiendesitas

Racks, Tiendesitas

There, we shared a meal comprised of:

The Onion Brick (Php295). Thinly sliced, marinated and lightly-breaded onion rings deep-fried to a crisp into a brick shape then served with a spicy remoulade and barbecue sauce. This particular iteration of the dish was a bit too oily, though, compared to the other times we had this dish.

Racks, Tiendesitas

Classic Pork Ribs (Php455 quarter rack | Php685 half rack |Php1,315 full rack). Slow-cooked to tender and smokey perfection, these meaty cuts of pork ribs never fail to appeal to us. We originally planned on getting just one half rack but we felt a bit bitin so we ended up ordering another half rack. I guess we were quite ravenous that day!

Racks, Tiendesitas

Racks, Tiendesitas

I prefer to eat my RACKS Classic Pork Ribs with Garlic Rice and Coleslaw while Hubby and Exhibit A prefer their ribs with Java Rice and Mac & Cheese.

Of course, these ribs are best enjoyed with RACKS’ Original Barbecue Sauce!

Racks, Tiendesitas

Another filling and hearty family meal done!

Racks, Tiendesitas

This Racks branch is located at Ground Floor, Building B, Frontera Verde, Ugong, Pasig City.

Craving for RACKS’ Classic Pork Ribs but stuck at home due to the enhanced community quarantine? You’d be happy to know that you can enjoy it at home by having RACKS’ frozen meats delivered from either its Tiendesitas branch or Paseo de Magallanes branch. Available meats include: Baby Ribs (Php1,733 for two full slabs), Classic Pork Ribs (Php1,381 for full rack), Premium Boneless Pork Ribs (Php1,403 for full rack) and Beef Ribs (Php1,485 for full rack). RACKS’ Original BBQ Sauce and Extra Hot BBQ Sauce are also available Php325 per bottle.

These are available for pick-up via walk-in (just call ahead of time to avoid long queues: +63 2 82341604 for Tiendesitas or +63 2 88215797 for Paseo de Magallanes) or for delivery via GrabFood or Food Panda.

Download the Grab App on the App Store or Google Play. Get a discount on your first food order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Other Racks branches in the metro are located at

  • SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
  • Connecticut Carpark Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
  • The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Timog Avenue, Laging Handa, Quezon City
  • Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
  • SM North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
  • South Park Plaza, Magallanes, Makati City
  • Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • ASEANA Square, Entertainment City, Paranaque
  • Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
  • SM Southmall, Almanza, Las Pinas
  • Evia Lifestyle Center, Almanza, Las Pinas
  • Festival Mall, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa

RACKS Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Check out my reviews about other restaurants serving American food:

Birthday lunch treat at TGI Fridays, South Triangle

TGI Fridays holds a lot of memories for me.

It was the first American-style restobar for as long as I can remember, and back when I was in college, its Glorietta branch was where I had my first taste of Long Island Iced Tea (guess who got drunk on that! Hehehe!) and I started my love affair with Chicken Fingers.

TGI Fridays started in 1960s New York when Alan Stillman established a bar at the corner of 63rd and First Streets. There, he served big American burgers and beer always on tap for his guests, making sure that they’re having a great time.

When TGI Fridays came to the Philippines 25 years ago, it sought to bring the same kind of good times to Pinoy diners.

Fast forward to 2019 and TGI Fridays is still bringing fun times with its hearty servings American comfort food and drinks.

I was at its Tomas Morato branch together with my office teammates (who all happen to be December birthday celebrants) for lunch when TGI Fridays celebrated its 25th anniversary in the Philippines last December 11.

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

On that day, diners were treated to a free platter of Chili Ballpark Nachos and Seafoam and Dream Punch Splashers at 1pm and 7pm as the service crew break out into their version of the Happy Birthday song.

TGI Fridays in Tomas Morato is also notable for being the last remaining store to feature music memorabilia in its decor to complement its classic American diner furniture. This branch also made some improvements in its interiors to let in more light, giving it a cheerier atmosphere compared to my last visit.

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

I treated my work buddies to Bucket of Bones Platter (Php2,795). It includes TGI Fridays signature tender, falling-off-the-bones glazed pork ribs, 8 pieces of chicken wings and 2 large pieces of porkchops, along with sides of mac & cheese, garlic rice and fries. Plus, for every order of this platter, a portion goes to supporting Action Against Hunger, the movement that fights hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines.

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

Any visit to TGI Friday’s won’t be complete without an order of Chicken Fingers (Php450). These hand-battered chicken tenders fried to a beautiful golden brown and accompanied with by a side of crispy seasoned fries and honey mustard dip remain among my all-time favorite food.

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

For dessert, we had a Mocha Mud Pie (Php365). This sweet treat is made of chocolate almond and coffee ice cream, hot fudge and toasted almond slices.

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

Along with the free nachos and drinks, these were more than enough to fully satisfy or group of four. Yey!

TGI Fridays, Tomas Morato

And since one in our group has a Bistro Card, we got 20% off the total food bill!

A happy birthday treat for all indeed! Well, except me, because my birthday is still in April, sigh! Oh, well…

This TGI Fridays branch is located at Ground Floor, Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Bayoran Street, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 11am to 10pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11am to 11pm.

Other branches are located at:

  • Eastwood Citywalk, Libis, Quezon City
  • Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City
  • Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig
  • Glorietta 3, Glorietta Complex, Makati
  • Greenbelt 3, San Lorenzo, Makati
  • Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
  • Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
  • SM Southmall, Almanza, Muntinlupa
  • Evia Lifestyle Center, Almanza, Las Pinas
  • Ayala Malls Circuit, Olympia, Makati

TGI Fridays Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato