5 Best American Restaurants in Singapore for BBQ Ribs and more

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Delicious burgers, flavorful grilled steaks, and juicy ribs smothered in smoky BBQ sauce are among the many reasons why American food appeals to foodies. But that’s not all – American restaurants offer a wide variety of delectable dishes, including buffalo wings, eggs benedict, pulled pork sliders, fajitas, and the timeless favorite, apple pie.

In Singapore, you can find American restaurants conveniently located in popular shopping malls and ex-pat hubs. This article aims to introduce you to the five best American restaurants in town.

1. Smokey’s BBQ

Smokey’s BBQ Image: Smokey’s BBQ
  • Style
    Southern American BBQ
  • Prices
    S$40++ per pax
  • Address
    73 Joo Chiat Place
    Singapore 427790
  • Phone
    +65 6345 6914
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Thu 15:00 – 23:00
    Fri to Sun: 11:30 – 23:00
  • Website
  • Want to experience authentic Southern-style American BBQ with a cold beer and loads of fun? Smokey's BBQ, an American smokehouse with all the trimmings, will not disappoint. Their smoky, juicy delights from custom-built smokers are perfect for an ultimate barbecue experience you simply can't afford to miss.


    • A place to enjoy a true Southern-style American BBQ experience: Imagine, you are sitting on a wooden veranda, savoring a big slab of delicious smoky BBQ ribs and taking a swig of cold craft beer on a hot humid day. It is like what you saw in American movies and it is what you will experience at Smokey’s BBQ.
    • Some of the best buffalo-style chicken wings in town: If you are on the hunt for the best buffalo chicken wings in Singapore, you can stop at Smokey’s BBQ. The huge wings are fried to perfection, tossed in Smokey’s classic buffalo wing sauce then served with homemade blue cheese dressing on the side to give your taste buds a heavenly moment.
    • Family-friendly eating location: Friendly vibe, a great open-air dining area, and an exclusive kids menu make it a perfect choice to gather for a laid-back family meal. There is even a playground next to the veranda (Joo Chiat outlet) to keep the kids busy.

    MENU: Smokey’s BBQ offers an extensive menu of

    • Starters
    • Soups
    • Salads
    • Smoked Meats
    • Steaks
    • Sandwiches
    • Burgers
    • and Desserts.

    The place also features a selection of wines and craft beers imported from the States.


    • Baby Back Pork Ribs
    • St Loius Pork Spare Ribs
    • US Prime Beef Brisket
    • Shakey’s Special Beef Brisket Sandwich
    • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    • Grilled Salmon Fillet
    • Buffalo Chicken Wings

    2. Dallas Restaurant & Bar at Boat Quay

    Dallas Restaurant & Bar at Boat Quay Image: Dallas Restaurant & Bar
  • Style
    Contemporary American cuisine
  • Prices
    S$40++ per pax
  • Address
    31 Boat Quay
    Singapore 049820
  • Phone
    +65 6532 2131
  • Opening hours
    Sun to Thu 11:30 - 00:00
    Fri & Sat 11:30 - 01:00
  • Website
  • In the mood to devour scrumptious American burgers and sandwiches with exceptionally cold beers? Welcome to Dallas Restaurant and Bar, one of the most popular American restaurants located in the lively and vibrant stretch of Boat Quay.

    Offering a contemporary bar-bistro experience in a modern and swanky décor, it's the perfect place to catch up after work or enjoy a quiet romantic date.


    • Interesting bistro concept: Grab cold beers and quick American bites in the buzzing bar downstairs to whet your appetite then head to the stylish, comfortable, and spacious restaurant on the second floor to enjoy your main and dessert in a laid-back atmosphere.
    • Delicious all-American fare with generous portions and reasonable prices: The place has a winning streak when it comes to serving typical American delights. Don’t miss the ever-popular Wagyu and lamb burgers, Salt and pepper calamari, juicy Black Angus Ribeye Steak, Baby back ribs, and Dallas fajitas to get your taste buds jumping with joy. The portions are really huge and suitable for sharing.
    • Reasonably priced set lunches in the CBD: A delicious 2-course set menu at S$28++ and a 3-course menu at $36++ is a hard-to-find deal. Indeed a great crowd-puller.
    • Charming location on the lively Boat Quay to enjoy delicious American burgers and steaks.  Stunning skyscrapers in the backdrop and a gorgeous view of the Singapore River add to the already lovely ambiance.
    • A private party venue at the third level has a private bar and a balcony offering a magnificent view of the Singapore riverfront. A great place to host birthday parties, corporate events and celebrate special occasions. The entire floor can easily hold up to 70 people.

    MENU: The menu at Dallas Restaurant and Bar is split into

    • Snacks
    • Salads
    • Burgers
    • Sandwiches
    • Mains
    • and Desserts.

    There is an extensive drink menu that includes

    • single-malt whiskeys
    • draught and bottled beers
    • wines
    • and a range of cocktails.


    • Salt and Pepper Calamari
    • Breaded Mushrooms
    • BBQ Barramundi Fillet
    • Baby Back Berry and Fiery Ribs
    • Roast chicken and Penne pasta
    • Black Angus Ribeye Steak
    • Dallas Fajitas
    • Dallas Platter
    • Crispy Fried Chicken
    • Cheese Cake


    • The first floor, with an alfresco dining area and bar, is set in a casual Texas style.
    • There is a classy restaurant with trendy, modern settings on the second floor – an ideal place for quiet, relaxing meals with good food and wine.

    3. Meatsmith Telok Ayer

    Meatsmith Telok Ayer Image: Meatsmith Telok Ayer
  • Style
    American barbecue with a twist
  • Prices
    S$70++ per pax
  • Address
    167-169 Telok Ayer Street
    Singapore 068620
  • Phone
    +65 6221 2262
  • Opening hours
    Daily lunch 11:30 - 14:30
    Daily dinner 17:30 - 21:30
  • Website
  • Email
  • Meatsmith Telok Ayer is a vibrant and inviting restaurant located on Telok Ayer. The restaurant specializes in American-style barbecue, where succulent cuts of meat are smoked to perfection over a blend of hardwoods.


    • Traditional American smokehouse barbecue: Meatsmith Telok Ayer offers a delightful fusion of American smokehouse barbecue with international influences, all expertly cooked over a wood fire. Indulge in their dry-aged, meticulously hand-selected beef sourced from the USA and Australia, a true delight for meat lovers.
    • Mother Of All Platter – a real meat feast: Among the four platters offered by Meatsmith Telok Ayer, the Mother Of All Platter is the real deal that can make any carnivore drool. This platter features pastrami burnt ends, Meatsmith sausage, fried buffalo wings, brisket spring rolls, a 1.5kg tomahawk steak, beef short rib, spiced pork ribs, and the chef’s special.
    • Showcasing the premium Tomahawk Steak: Meatsmith Telok Ayer shines a spotlight on the super delicious Tomahawk cut, a rare find that is missing at most steak restaurants in town. Meat enthusiasts can savor the amazing bites of Tomahawk steak at S$149 per kilo at Meatsmith.


    • Starters: S$10 – s$22
    • Sandwiches: S$15 – S$20
    • Meat: S$10 – S$68
    • Platters: S$36 – S$325
    • Steak: S$32 – S$149
    • Sides: S$6 – S$10
    • Desserts: S$8 – S$10
    • Beverages: S$5.5 – S$480


    • Beef Brisket
    • Pastrami Burnt Ends
    • Pork Belly Burnt Ends
    • Pork Ribs
    • Meat Platter
    • Meatsmith Cheeseburger
    • Meatsmith Wagyu Cheeseburger
    • Fried Buffalo Wings
    • Crinkle Cut Fries
    • Corn Bread with Smoked Butter

    LOOK & FEEL: The ambiance at Meatsmith Telok Ayer is best described as casual and laid-back, creating a welcoming environment for diners. The combination of indoor and outdoor seating adds to the versatility of the restaurant, catering to different preferences and creating a pleasant dining experience for everyone.

    4. Decker Barbecue

    Decker Barbecue Image: Decker Barbecue
  • Style
    Authentic Texas barbecue
  • Prices
    S$40++ per pax
  • Address
    60 Robertson Quay
    Singapore 238252
  • Phone
    +65 6635 8565
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Thu 17:00 - 22:00
    Fri to Sun 12:00 - 22:00
  • Website
  • Email
  • Looking for a finger-licking good barbecue experience in Singapore? Look no further than Decker Barbecue, where smoky flavors and juicy cuts take center stage.

    This smoky haven is known to be Asia’s first authentic Texas barbecue and is renowned for its delectable menu, featuring succulent cuts of meat slow-cooked to perfection.

    From tender brisket to mouthwatering ribs, Decker Barbecue will take you on a flavorful journey through its enticing offerings.


    • Authentic Texas-style BBQ: Decker Barbecue takes pride in its authentic Texas-style barbecue, offering a true taste of the Lone Star State right in the heart of Singapore. From slow-smoked brisket to juicy pulled pork, their menu features classic BBQ staples that are prepared with precision and passion.
    • Quality meats and flavors: Using only top-quality meats, Decker Barbecue ensures that every bite is packed with robust flavors and tenderness. Whether you’re sinking your teeth into their mouthwatering ribs or indulging in their perfectly charred sausages, you can expect a symphony of smoky, savory, and tangy flavors that will leave you craving for more.
    • Generous sharing platters: Barbecue is meant to be shared, and Decker Barbecue’s sharing platters are the top favorites among patrons. With the flexibility to customize your selection of meats and sides, served in generous American-sized portions, you certainly won’t go hungry!
    • Extensive menu variety: Beyond the traditional BBQ fare, Decker Barbecue offers an extensive menu that caters to different tastes and preferences. Vegetarian options, such as grilled corn, smoked portobello mushrooms, and kale salad, are available, ensuring that everyone can find something to enjoy.
    • Wood-only cooking: Decker Barbecue takes its cooking method seriously by using wood exclusively for its barbecue. This commitment to traditional wood-only cooking sets them apart from other establishments. Wood infuses the meats with a distinct smoky flavor, resulting in tender and flavorful dishes that embody the essence of authentic barbecue.
    • Dinosaur Beef Rib on weekends: This colossal culinary creation is a carnivore’s dream, featuring a mammoth-sized beef rib that is slow-cooked to perfection. With its impressive size and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, the Dinosaur Beef Rib is a showstopper that will leave you in awe and craving for more.
    • Craft beers and whiskey selection: To complement the smoky flavors of their barbecue, Decker Barbecue offers a carefully curated selection of craft beers and whiskeys. From hoppy IPAs to rich bourbons, you can pair your meal with the perfect libation, elevating your dining experience to new heights.


    • Sharing Platters: S$80 – S$180
    • Starters: S$7 – S$21
    • Mains: S$24 – S$37
    • Sides: S$3 – S$17
    • Meat: S$9 – S$ 18 per 100 grams
    • Desserts: S$10
    • Drinks: S$6 – S$24


    • Wagyu Brisket
    • Wagyu Burnt Ends
    • Pork Belly Burnt Ends
    • Dinosaur Beef Rib
    • Pork Spare Ribs
    • Decker Mac & Cheese
    • Brisket Baked Beans

    LOOK & FEEL: Step into Decker Barbecue, and you’ll be greeted by a lively and relaxed atmosphere that captures the spirit of a true barbecue joint. With its rustic decor, communal seating, and friendly staff, the vibe is perfect for gathering with friends, indulging in hearty meals, and soaking up the BBQ culture.

    5. Red Eye Smokehouse

    Red Eye Smokehouse Image: Red Eye Smokehouse
  • Style
    Authentic American BBQ
  • Prices
    S$40++ per pax
  • Address
    1 Cavan Road
    Singapore 209842
  • Phone
    +65 6291 0218
  • Opening hours
    Weekday lunch 12:00 - 15:00
    Weekend lunch 10:00 - 15:00
    Daily dinner 17:00 - 22:30
    Closed on Monday
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  • Red Eye Smokehouse, located in Jalan Besar, Singapore, has been serving authentic American BBQ and smoking techniques since its opening in 2015.

    Their focus is on capturing the essence of BBQ flavors and styles through slow cooking and incorporating recipes that represent the full spectrum of BBQ tastes.


    • Irresistible meat selection: Red Eye Smokehouse’s menu features an impressive selection of meats, including USDA beef brisket, USDA beef short rib, USA St. Louis pork ribs, Iberico pork belly, Iberico pulled pork, and smoked chicken, satisfying all carnivorous cravings.
    • Cooked with top quality ingredients: At Red Eye Smokehouse, they believe that great barbecue starts with quality ingredients. They carefully source their meats, ensuring they are of the highest quality. Additionally, they use a blend of premium spices and seasonings to enhance the flavors and create a truly memorable dining experience.


    • Starters & sides: S$8 – S$16
    • Lunch plates: S$32 – S$38
    • Burgers & Sandwiches: S$18 – S$30
    • Smoked meats: S$18 – S$35
    • Meat samplers: S$32 – S$60
    • Beverages: S$3 – S$16


    • USDA Beef Brisket
    • Australian Beef Short Ribs
    • Iberico Duroc Pork Ribs
    • Iberico Pulled Pork
    • Smoked Chicken
    • Macho Nachos

    LOOK & FEEL: The atmosphere at Red Eye Smokehouse is warm, inviting, and perfect for a casual get-together with friends or a family outing. With its industrial decor and laid-back vibe, it’s a place where you can kick back, enjoy great food, and soak in the friendly ambiance.

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