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Michelbob's Ribs

#180 of 829 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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371 Airport-Pulling Road North, Naples, FL 34104
+1 239-643-2877
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 94
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 18
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great ribs and pulled pork, slow service

This place is really a bit of old time Americana, from the wooden tables to the old Coke signs and other memorabilia. We were greeted by one of the owners I believe, and he also asked us how everything was and wished us a good night when we left, a nice homey touch you don't find much of anymore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
jdc3358
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Naples, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When I saw that they were advertising "award winning ribs" I was really excited. I've eaten at some of the restaurants of the big name BBQ pitmasters and believe me this is nothing like those are. The signature dish, imported baby back ribs, was dry, charred on the bottom of the rack and hardly worth eating. These ribs wouldn't even... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A disappointing stop. The ribs are very good, but portions are small. All of the other items we tried appeared to be frozen or pre-packaged items. For example the catfish filets tasted old. The 'Musselmans' apple sauce came in the snack cups you can buy at the grocery store. The pulled pork was very fatty. And service was poor. Never... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The restaurant is located practically across from the Naples airport and next to Carmax on Airport Pulling Rd. The hours are Monday - Friday 11:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm - 9:0pm and Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm. As you walk towards the restaurant from the parking lots,you can smell the delicious barbecue that's cooking. As you walk in, a hostess will... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First off ribs are not good., puny Danish imports, Sauces are not even mediocre, Pulled pork is fine and filling. Service good. Very low prices. Décor and layout atrocious. If you like it now encourage them to improve. But I am doubtful anything will take sprout and allow them to Flourish! Also ads for Canadian resorts a poor decision. And... More 

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Naples, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place is really a bit of old time Americana, from the wooden tables to the old Coke signs and other memorabilia. We were greeted by one of the owners I believe, and he also asked us how everything was and wished us a good night when we left, a nice homey touch you don't find much of anymore. The... More 

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Red Hook, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ordered the half-rack ribs and fish. Ribs were great, fish was meh. Should have ordered full rack. Wife had the pulled pork which I tried and was very good.

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Yonkers, New York
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81 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everything about this restaurant was worth the visit! You wait for your table on a large deck serviced by a friendly bartender who makes the wait painless! As soon as your table is called you enter a restaurant with plenty of personality.....you just don't know where to look first. It's all fun.....Two of us had ribs which we loved.....even the... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We go there twice a month. The ribs are among the best if not the best in Naples. The place is clean and the service is quick and friendly.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stopped for carry out for family meal. Picked up ribs, beans, slaw and garlic bread. Food was hot and ready on pickup. Plenty of food for 6. Good tender ribs. Good taste. Quick and easy.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Got a quick trip to Naples, FL. Friend said must check out. At 8:57pm welcomed to come on in. Service excellent. Food pretty good, but didn't warrant a second meal on short trip. Lots memorabilia on the walls, and customers truly involved with the staff, like a family. It was worth the visit. Loved how felt welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 371 Airport-Pulling Road North, Naples, FL 34104
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-643-2877

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Barbecue
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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