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“Save your money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Rib Shack

Rib Shack
223 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
(650) 589-1178
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Ranked #19 of 121 restaurants in San Bruno
Cuisines: Barbecue
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san mateo county
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Save your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We had a Groupon for the rib shack so we decided to give it a try. We purchased the sampler and found the meal to be awful. I've had better BBQ style pork ribs at Costco! The pork and beef ribs were tender, but not smoky as expected with BBQ. The chicken was so dry we couldn't even eat it drowned it BBQ sauce. Had to give it one star for the staff being friendly. Won't be going back!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Millbrae, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bring a scale”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Went today in the rain. (Foolish me). No parking, wrong phone nbr on website (several websites), and prices are NOT CURRENT. To top it off, after ordering ONE POUND of rib tips for the (new) higher price, I only rec'd 13 oz. It is really bad in this economy when you can't even get what you paid for. I only gave two stars because the service was friendly. The food AT BEST was okay. Spicy sauce was not bad, the rib tips were just okay (noting to write home about) and the bavarian potato salad was also just okay. Definitely was not worth the gas to make the trip.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Millbrae
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This place rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2007

This one of the really good bar b que joints on the West Coast. Their
beef ribs are surely the eighth deadly sin and the pork isn't far behind. The sides are also stellar and if you don't like the spicy extra sauce, then you probably belong at the Denny's down the road.

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