Visiting Pittsbugh, I did a major search for authentic. on-premises smoked ribs, Dream smokes em outside, but unlike many in the area, you can go in and sith at a table, adding sodas and ice crream if you want to, and have any room left.
A very generous portion, for $10-- supposedly 4 ribs, but really 5 to 6-- is slapped into the box, followed by smokey greens, buttery cabbage, and cheesey, zesty and partially browned (think crunch) mac n cheese, your coice of sauce: hot, mild or teriaki(!). After dinner and lunch there, I think hot is best-- ameliorated by the brown sugar in the sauce.
The ribs themselves are the best I have tasted outside the south: smokey all the way through, lush and rich, well cooked but still with some firmness, and with a wonderful porky taste. I really didn't intend to go back the next day, but I couldn't resisit.
Oh, and if the area looks sketchy, we found it quite safe, and friendly.