I first patronized the Bridgeport Rib House at their second former location the creatively named Conshohocken Rib House. That closed some years ago, but the original in nearby Bridgeport is still producing great ribs and a fair price.
There is not much in the way of ambiance. This is a biker bar that serves great ribs and has for many years and offers up live music on many nights of the week. The motif is something of a witch doctor’s lair with spooky pig looking things scattered about and a collection of ties tacked to the walls. Legend says if you enter the place after 9:00 p.m. wearing a tie it gets cut off and tacked to the wall.
Anyway, on to the food. It’s a big menu but not extensive. Pork Ribs are offered in baby back or spare in 1/4 racks (for children) and 1/2 and full racks for adults. Chicken breasts and parts are also available all in your choice of three sauces: mild, hot or the house special hot honey bbq (which is what I always get).
A house salad was fresh and crisp with Ken’s Salad Dressing (always a crowd pleaser). Appetizers of garlic bread and onion rings were both well prepared and tasty.
The dinners: I got a combo. A quarter rack of spare ribs and a chicken breast with coleslaw and baked beans. The baked beans had an almost navy bean flavor. They were rich and sweet and very, very tasty. The cole slaw was glopped onto the plate with the bbq and beans, which I did not appreciate because I like my cole slaw separate (not for next time) but overall it was delicious.
The spare ribs were, as expected, a little harder to eat than the Baby Backs but they did not offer baby backs as part of the combo platters.
Everyone (including me) enjoyed the ribs and sides. Dinner for three of us was $54 including non alcoholic drinks.