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Rib Country

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2121 US Hwy 64 West, Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-4444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Where a bib, just like the pig does.

This place has capitalized on the art of cooking ribs. I'm not sure if they still have the phrase on their menu or not, but it used to say "If you have to use your knife, then your meal is free." You will never have to use your knife because their ribs are cooked the proper way --- For a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Murphy, North Carolina
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Old Fort, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Ordered carry out while visiting the area. BBQ sauce was excellent. Baked beans and pulled pork were both tasty and the onion loaf was ridiculously huge. So-so ribs though. I think we must be spoiled with impressive rib joints here we live or something. I'd give this one another try in the future...maybe they were having an off night.

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Murphy, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place has capitalized on the art of cooking ribs. I'm not sure if they still have the phrase on their menu or not, but it used to say "If you have to use your knife, then your meal is free." You will never have to use your knife because their ribs are cooked the proper way --- For a... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time in Murphy NC and we decided to check it out. It was wonderful. In fact, we have a camping trip planned in the fall, and we plan on making a day trip to go back. Some reviews said they were still hungry and I don't know how. We ordered the dinner for two and made two meals out... More 

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Pageland, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are looking for a good place to eat l would recommend Rib Country. They have great rib and chichen plates. Salad plates with chicken or pulled pork and so much more. I personally love their fried pies which are made fresh daily .

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stopped at Rib Country on the way back to Atlanta after a weekend in the mountains. The waitress was very nice, helpful and willing to accommodate. We ordered beef brisket and 1/2 rack of ribs. The ribs were tender with a good smoky taste. They have three kinds of homemade sauce, mustard, sweet and hot. The ribs were served... More 

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Murphy NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Almost across the road from me. I work as a Realtor at Exit Realty and many times take my clients here for lunch. Happy waitresses and good down home BBQ with fixins. Very fair prices and always full. You will enjoy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We vacationed in NC in July/August. BBQ was a requirement. This place had good reviews, so we gave it a try. We don't eat pork, so we had the turkey and the chicken. The meat was good, but the BBQ sauce was excellent - likely the best we've had. We grabbed a jug of the apple cider as well, which... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We heard from some locals that this place was really good. We decided to give it a go. I thought the food was decent. I would not say great. My wife and I shared a meal for two, which was outrageously big. Way too much food, even for two. The ribs and chicken were good. The brisket was not in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

After rave reviews from locals we opted for Rib Country. Service was average, portions dissappointing, bbq not impressive at all. Left there hungry. Being generous with 3 star rating. Very nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Best ribs I've had in a while! Tender, fall off the bone with flavorful baked beans on the side. They'll let you order the "lunch" portion all day, which is plenty for me. Service was fast and attentive. We'll go there every visit to Murphy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2121 US Hwy 64 West, Murphy, NC 28906
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Murphy
  • Phone Number: (828) 837-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?