We love Rib City and have taken family there several times so we weren’t surprised when our visiting family requested to go there again when they came to town. Rib City does barbecue the way we like it…smoked nice & slowly over hardwoods.
With a larger group, we like to call ahead and make reservations and they’ve always had our table waiting for us when we’ve arrived. Usually we have great service, but this visit was an unfortunate exception…our server seemed a little on the grumpy side and got a couple of our orders wrong.
Almost everyone ordered a combo that included the baby back ribs (their standard “pick 2” combo is $13.99 and includes 2 sides and garlic bread). Mr. Diner ordered the rib & chicken combo with baked beans and a baked potato. I ordered the rib & pulled pork special with baked beans and sweet potato fries (cost an extra $1.29, but I love them!). Amazing Diner ordered the kid’s rib dinner ($7) while Sweet Diner had the mini corn dogs ($4). All kids meals are also served with 2 sides. Little Diner got the complimentary dinner that is offered for all kids under 4 – a piece of barbecue chicken and fries…it was a little on the wimpy side this time. Usually it’s a much bigger piece of chicken.
So, how’s the food? Delicious. The ribs are smoky and fall right off the bone. The chicken is moist and flavorful. The pulled pork also has that great smoky flavor…I bet their pulled pork sandwich is fantastic. They have four barbecue sauces – Sweet, Tangy, Hot, & Carolina Mustard. The hot one is available upon request, but the others are all at your table when you get there. I like the Sweet and the Tangy the best, but there’s only a slight difference between those two. The Hot does have a decent kick to it and the Carolina Mustard is pretty mustard-y. I think they’re all good.
For those who want to eat at home, they do offer take-out and have catering services, too. Anyway, we love it and we’ll be going back for more!
Entrée Price: $$
Average Fork Rating: 4.6
Mr. Diner: 5
Mrs. Diner: 5
Amazing Diner: 5
Sweet Diner: 4
Little Diner: 4