Ever since Adam lost his, mankind has been searching for the perfect rib.
Although carnivorous perfection may never be achieved in this world, Joey's Bar-B-Q is definitely a serious contender.
In short, this place is rib heaven.
While there are several dishes on the menu worthy of mention, the ribs are the hero at this country-style restaurant.
Served dripping in a sweet, tangy barbecue sauce, the meat, whether it be pork baby back or the larger beef ribs, is so tender it almost falls off the bone and melts in your mouth.
The various rib platters, moderately priced at $8.95 to $13.95, are laden with enough meat to satisfy anyone.
And the story could end here--except for the rest of the menu.
The country sausage ($8.95) is made on the premises. The long, thick links are not too spicy, are extremely lean and very tasty.
The barbecue chicken ($7.95) and ham ($8.95) dinners come in large portions. All plates come with either a baked potato, baked yam with marshmallows, french fries or veg-a-bob and a choice of baked beans or corn on the cob.
The dinner menu also features steaks ranging in price from $10.95 for a top sirloin to $14.95 for a filet mignon.
For those who can't seem to make up their minds, Joey's also offers a huge plate called The Works ($11.95), which includes ham, sliced beef, chicken, beef ribs and a slice of the country sausage.
The lunch menu holds a variety of sandwiches, including a barbecue pork sandwich served on a fresh roll stuffed with thick yet tender slices of pork. A variety of domestic and imported beers and house wines are available.
Country-Western is the main theme of Joey's Bar-B-Q, from the wooden plank floors and weathered wagon decorating the restaurant to the down-home country singers featured six nights a week. Monday is Joey's day of rest.
Joey's Bar-B-Q , 1339 N. East St., Anaheim. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (714) 991-9040.