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Lair Hill, South Portland
Barbecue Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Cuisine: Barbecue, Family Style


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Manager or owner is asleep at the

Manager or owner is asleep at the wheel. Girl that waited on us had little or no knowledge of the product. Cole slaw dressing was like water all at the bottom of bowl.Corn was stone cold and uncooked in the middle. The rib I had was mostly all fat and Grissel. Tables were all dirty. We did not eat much because it was so bad. I asked about the apple pie that was promoted at the website but they had none so my wife chose the cheese cake with berry topping and I chose the pecan pie . The girl said (very bored with all this) we don't have any pecan pie and went to get the cheesecake. came back and said we don't have any cheese cake. I told the girl to tell her manager they are losing money. She said ""OK"" We used the rest room and they were absolutely filthy! and we left. The Groupon got us there and rest assured we'll never be back. I told my wife, you know the website and that place are two totally different places!


Provided by Citysearch - 
I purchased a Living Social coupon for

I purchased a Living Social coupon for this place and brought 5 other friends with me. After eating here I had to apologize to them for what I consider the worst ribs I've ever eaten. We had brisket that was bone dry, burned and slathered with poor sauce trying to mask the poor product. We also had ribs that were the same, little meat and what there was here was burned, tough and dry. Our sides dishes were no better. Hush puppies were nearly black and over cooked, beans were cold and tasteless, corn bread dull. I asked for honey and had to share one store bought honey bear with the entire restaurant. Save yourself time and money. The ribs that Safeway prepares cooked at times are much better. I will not be gagging my dinner here again.


Provided by Citysearch - 
I have NEVER got worst service from any

I have NEVER got worst service from any other place than I did here. If you hate your job so much find a new one. I bought a groupon for Reo's and went to use it and they have us so much hassle for using it. Kept saying how they are losing so much money becuase of this. Well guess wait dont sign up to do groupon then........NEVER will i or my family go back,


The only reason Reo's Ribs is ...

The only reason Reo's Ribs is still in business is because of Snoop Cat or whatever that dumb rappers name is that Reo is "supposedly" related to. High prices on low quality cuts of shoe leather meat. Horrible customer service. Excrutiating wait times for food even if you are the only customer 30 minutes for one plate of food. This place is DIRTY and RANK. Go to CLAYS SMOKEHOUSE across the river for the best BBQ in town. Dont waste your time with shmuck locals who cant cook.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Buyer beware!

Just about the worst BBQ I've ever had and we got sick besides...I'd steer clear of this place. On top of that the very un-professional staff seemed to care less when I called back; the county health inspector was much more understanding.

You want good BBQ in Portland go to Clay's Smokehouse over in SE!


Reo's Ribs (Portland's treasure)

When I recently visited Portland, I stopped in at Reo's Ribs. Outstanding service and delicious southern cooking at an affordable price. We went for lunch two days in a row, and the owner Reo and his staff were so nice and helpful. I liked the food and service so much, that my production company is using Reo's Ribs for catering while we film in and near Portland. Any trip to Portland is not complete without a trip to Reo's Ribs.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Actually, this place is pretty good

Stopped in for lunch and had the medium beef brisket sandwich with a side of beans to go. The sandwich was fantastic. Tender smoked meat, sweet sticky BBQ sauce, I ate every bite and my mouth waters every time I think about it. The beans were good, but I think I should have ordered a veggie side (beef+beans is a little heavy for lunch).

It's too bad they're having problems with their neighbors. When I stopped in they had the smokers going outside but I didn't notice any strong smells or anything. Maybe the issue is fixed.

All I know is that I have been to a number of dive-y BBQ places around the country and this one was among the best. It's the real deal. Yes, it's a dive. Yes, the furniture is hodge-podge. But the staff was friendly and the food was great. No fake smoke flavoring here. Can't wait to try the ribs!


Provided by Citysearch - 
much more than meets the eye

What does smoke pumping from Reo's Ribs do to the air quality, the health of the neighbors and the housing prices in the neighborhood?

Buy a house in John's Landing and discover for yourself...


Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst restaurant in Portland

Shoe leather meat; even worse attitude and enviroment.

A complete what not to do when it comes to running a restaurant.

Add 'overpriced' and you have a serious flop.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't Eat Here!

...this place is garbage! All the meat on the 5 meat platter was tough and dry. The baked beans were crunchy, the hush puppies were over fried on the outside and raw on the inside. I gave this review one star because the mac and cheese is the only thing they had going for them. The service was the worst ever!! These guys seriously need to lay off the bong hits! Considering the quality of the food, this establishment is way over priced. You can find better bbq in a gas station in the south for a fraction of the cost!

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