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Scioto Ribber

1024 Gallia St, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4170
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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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Strasburg, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were looking for some good ribs and had heard from local the "the Ribber" was the place. We were also told about their great steaks. We ordered the rib dinner which consisted of one, two or three ribs. The ribs are actually pork chops and one rib would have been plenty for me. We had expected something like baby... More

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Circleville, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If your a local then you already know. For everyone else The Scioto Ribber is a must try if your driving close to Portsmouth Ohio. They cook everything on huge smokers right outside the building using hickory wood. You can smell the cooking for blocks around. I order either a steak or ribs (which are more like pork chops). Their... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I have heard people brag about the food at The Ribber for years. The fries and mushrooms and the ribber fries had so much oil/ grease that I could have used it as a dipping sauce. The ribs which were more like a thick pork chop not a rib they were ok at least they were not greasey. The slaw... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

BBQ at its best! I love the newer sides added! Delicious sauce, great to eat while watching The Derby!

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Dayton, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Scioto Ribber restaurant is where the locals eat. It's at the east end of downtown Portsmouth. Great barbecued ribs and good side dishes. Be aware that the "ribs" are in fact substantial-sized pork steaks. Most women will be content with one, plus the side dishes, and most men will be filled up by two of them. So order the... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went with a large group of people. They were very busy and only had about 3 waitresses serving. It was a nice restaurant. The steaks were HUGE. They do not offer a smaller size steak than 16 oz., so I ordered the fish and chips. I was served later than the rest of my party. I think they forgot... More

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Canton, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ask any one in southern Ohio and they'll tell you this is the best steak you will ever eat! It looks like a dive from the outside, but try it and you'll see. The freshly grill each steak to order outside on the grill. Try to go when they are not busy and the steak will be better. Also, waitress... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

By far the best steak anywhere. Try to go at off hours or the place will be packed because the food is great and servings are huge. We drive two hours there 6 or 7 times a year for the steaks. Folks are friendly and the prices are fair great meal period.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Visited the Ribber for the first time on Mothers Day - was told it would be a 45-minute wait for a table but we were seated in about 20 minutes. Promptly greeted by our server, who returned with our drinks and appetizers very quickly considering the number of tables and customers she was taking care of. From there, it was... More

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was in portsmouth for my grandson's graduation my father and I were taken there for dinner Heard they had the best steak in the world. Most of the food was really great but the service was not. Waited almost 2 hours for our food, was never even offered a refill on our coffee.

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