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“Best BBQ you will ever taste” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rib Shack

Rib Shack
1815 North Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-1915 ‎
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Ranked #6 of 75 Restaurants in Galesburg
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Slinger, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best BBQ you will ever taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This place was AWESOME! I spent the prior 7 months in Kansas and I ate BBQ in every corner of the state and there were some great places. However the Rib Shack was better than all of them! If you like BBQ don't miss this place!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Aledo, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tiny old rib shack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a true shack but don't let that stop you from experiencing great BBQ. Only open at night and always packed you may have to wait. If you just want the BBQ and not the wait pick up and take it home. Really not a place to sit and linger with friends. Group picnic tables are hard for some older guests. The waitstaff is great and always in a hurry. Go with the basic BBQ and sandwiches.

Visited November 2012
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illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great food, fast service on weeknight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We ordered beef tips to share and extra beans & slaw. A previous reviewer mentioned that the sauce was bland. Just ask for the more spicy. We did. It was just right. Everything was delicious. Although it is 40 miles from home, we plan on visiting about twice a month.
The first time we were there was for a birthday party on Friday night. It was too crowded and too noisy that night. But the ribs were worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galesburg, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Just about weekly customer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We like the catfish, yes catfish. My son likes the ribs, but my husband and I aren't much for pork. Once in a great while, but seldom. Only twice were we disappointed on the catfish, due to a muddy taste, the other times, it was excellent. Small, noisy, old, but clean and the wait staff is pleasant & efficient.

Visited September 2012
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Galva, Illinois, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“GOOOD BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

A very small restaurant with a big menu.. Lots to choose from. Good service and really good food. A well established business over many years of being in Galesburg.

Visited July 2012
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