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Rib City

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201 E Center Dr, Alton, IL 62002-5931
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Alton, Illinois
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm particularly fond of the BBQ chicken dinner. Hubby loves the baby back ribs. Their sweet tea is just right, and their Cole slaw is delicious. Their garlic toast comes with every meal, and is really good, too. Our friends usually get the pork steak dinner, which is huge. They have several sides to choose from, and the wait staff... More 

Thank Cathy A
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We took advantage of a "buy one, get one" offer after signing up for the R.I.B. Club. The food was extremely fresh and hot. We had baby back ribs, fries, green beans and applesauce. Although they are not in the same league as Pappy's or Sugarfire, they are very good for the price. (Kind of like Pizza Hut isn't Lombardi's,... More 

Thank Pippali2
Peotone, Illinois
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We decided to stop here for a little BBQ. I had the Jumbo pulled Pork sandwich. It was very good. The fried okra and hot wings were also pretty good. The ONLY downside was our server, although pleasant enough, didn't crack a smile once. We just chalked it up to her having a bad day. We would definitely go back.

Thank SMars1111
Madison, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very ordinary place. Nothing great. One of the sides is Mott's applesauce (seriously?) We were there with a large group. Service was okay, but not outstanding. Kids menu is fried, fried, fried. We left full, but not very satisfied.

Thank 2596982
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

The food is bland and the service is slow. The prices are average. The staff is very friendly but we're very confused during our visit.

Thank Rosebowl94991112
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been at Rib City numerous times and the food and staff are always the best. The ribs are melt in your mouth. The owner has many times stopped by our table to make sure we are happy and every tastes great. The wait staff go out of their way to make sure you are happy with your selection... More 

Thank Lisa K
Litchfield, Illinois
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant practices portion control, so the menu items are overpriced. If you order garlic toast as a side item by itself, you get 3 slices, BUT if you order garlic toast with your meal you get 1 slice. Service was mediocre, bordering on indifferent. I will not be back.

Thank _mattson2525
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Ordered 3 slabs baby backs, 1 qt slaw, 2qts baked beans, 1lb beef, 1lb pulled pork, $101, prices must have went up since web takeout prices posted. Extremely small racks even for baby backs, tender but slightly dry, beef and pork, good quality meat but overcooked, dry, all had good flavor just too dry, slaw good, beans very good just... More 

Thank David W
Binger, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The waitress was very nice and on the spot when we needed something, and the ribs were fantastic not over smoked if you like a heavy smoke this may not be your spot but I had Kansas city style ribs and fries and slaw and I thought it was great

Thank steve w
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My fitness center is nearby, so after my gym time my wife & I went to Rib City. We were seated immediately , our server pointed out specials and even some nice deals . The food was great ( except for the green beans, my wife said they tasted funny) but over all a good time and good food.

Thank Tim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Center Dr, Alton, IL 62002-5931
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?