The Rib Whip

Food Truck, BBQ
SF Bay Area, CA



"The nation's only truck with an onboard smoker" or at least that was what owner and St. Louis native Ryan Gessel claimed in an SF Weekly article of his Midwest-style barbecue food truck just in advance of its launch. Gessel was referring to the small Southern Pride smoker with digital controls he was installing, which would allow him to drop the temperature to 150 degrees and slice tender falling apart pieces of brisket to order. In addition to the 13-hour smoked Texas beef brisket (sliced or chopped), Gessel serves four-hour smoked St. Louis style barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey breast and drumsticks, "skinny legs" dry-rubbed drumsticks, and "St. Louis salsa," black beans, white corn, red bell pepper, cilantro, purple onion, jalapeño, and lime juice. — Arthur Bovino, 7/13/2012


TWITTER: @TheRibWhip


  • Wednesday is Burger Wednesday, and by Burger they mean Bacon Cheeseburger, as all burgers should be.
  • the brisket always goes first. KOBE brisket. do it.
  • Forgot cash? They accept credit cards with Square!
  • Ribs with grilled asparagus are delicious
  • Go earlythey run out of menu items and sometimes shut down early; the BBQ is well worth it!
  • Brisket. In San Francisco. Enough Said.
  • Check their twitter @TheRibWhip before walking over. They have a habit of not being here sometimes.
  • Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich And Asparagus
  • The truck was in the shop last week. its there this week.
  • Try the Pulled Rib Meat Sandwich
  • The banana rub-down is awesome.
  • KC spareribs with habanero red and SC mustard
  • Kansas City, Carolina, or Texas.. What ever style BBQ you prefer, these guys serve
  • Cedar Hill has two Rib Whip trucks, which aren't bad. They don't get a ton of press (because they're in the Marina), but when you see the Rib Whip truck out and about, do give it a try.
  • If you like spicy, bring your own extra hot sauce.
  • One of the best sauces I've ever tried. The sides are average but all the meat choices are spot on. The ribs or burger would be my choice here. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Mmm... Buttermilk pie.
  • Uh, Rib Tips. Uh, hell yeah.
  • Great flavors. Portions could be bigger. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • pulled peezy, baked beezy

Nearby places

South Park Ave (at Jack London Alley)
212 Ritch St (at Bryant St)