When ordering ribs at a barbecue restaurant, remember that you'll need at least a pound (and possibly more) to sate your appetite. Unsurprisingly, ribs are very bony, offering a relatively small amount of meat per rib. Considering the flavor of ribs done right, however, they're worth the effort to eat.
When eating at a barbecue restaurant, you should expect to make a mess -- especially when you're eating ribs. Many restaurants offer paper or plastic bibs similar to the ones you'd use with lobster, and be sure to take advantage of the stacks of napkins while you eat.