About Big Roddy's...

Brisbane market favourites, Big Roddy’s Rippin’ Rib Shack (aka. Best Friends Rod Saba and David Kempnich), have finally opened a permanent location in Fish Lane, South Brisbane after a few prosperous years perfecting their secret rib recipe in Brisbane's market scene.

“It was Rod’s stroke of genius coming up with our secret method for cooking our ribs that really sealed the deal. After that moment, we both agreed to commit.” States Dave. After countless days devoted to satisfying rib cravings at Boundary Street Markets and King George Square, Big Roddy’s felt they had a significant response from customer interactions to go one step further by opening a permanent site to host top-notch food with a perfectly matched beer to match!

“Having a permanent location was always in the works”, Big Roddy discloses “selling food to the general public in the challenging environment of a temporary market was invaluable in terms of improving our efficiency and processes, but also a fantastic way to get our product out to people without the huge expense of opening a restaurant.”

A constantly changing environment could have ended years of hard work, yet Big Roddy’s continuous optimism and fun-loving spirit fuels their motivation to bring quality food into every rib-loving home.

How We Care...

At Big Roddy's we not only want to serve you up the best tasting food we can, but we also want to serve you up food that we can all feel good about eating. This is why we only source our signature ribs from ethical and sustainable farmers.

We proudly source our pork ribs from the Shchultz's farm in South East Queensland. Founded in 1986, the Schultz's take great care and pride in rasing all their animals to ensure the best flavour and tenderness. 

All our beef ribs come from Cape Grim in the far northwest corner of Tasmania. This remote region of Australia is shaped by wild Southern Ocean swells, benefits from abundant rainfall and has the cleanest air in the world. Cape Grim's proud collective of beef farmers throughout Tasmania, King and Flinders Islands, have a commitment to sustainable farming and ethical practices. They nurture the finest quality cattle, without harming the pristine environment. The use of hormones, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and antibiotics are not permitted on Cape Grim farms. Raised on rich pastures with nothing else added, Cape Grim Beef is hand-selected and rigorously graded, rewarding us with pure beef flavour that we can all feel good about.