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Rib Shack

1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
+1 309-344-1915
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (39 reviews)
“baked beans” (11 reviews)
“cole slaw” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The Rib Shack is a local institution. My family has grown up on their barbeque ribs, sandwiches, beef tips, half chicken, slaw, and baked potatoes. On the outside, you will think "Hmmm, it does look a bit "shacky." Not because it looks rundown, rather it...More

Thank Marcellene
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Place has been here for many years. Lots of food comes with your order. Good for families. Go each time we are in town. Staff is friendly. Can call and go through the pick up window. Never have to leave your car.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Seriously the best ribs i have had in Illinois. The onion rings are awesome. The Bbq sauce and beans are the best. Brisket is awesome too. Dont miss out on this place in Galesburg

Thank Jason C
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Whether you're looking for BBQ chicken, a slab of ribs, a ribeye sandwich or a heaping pile of onion rings, Rib Shack is the place to visit. The current owner has worked there since his teen years and learned the business from its founders. It's...More

Thank lincolnbuff2
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The name says it all. They serve ribs (and many other food items) and it is a shack but the whole experience was awesome. Food wonderful and lots of it for the price.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

My family went here for dinner. It's really a shack being that it's very small but fun atmosphere. Arrive early or plan on waiting for a table. Being our first time we all tried combos. I had ribs & brisket, my friend had ribs &...More

Thank laurabD1650WO
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

I know a BBQ Shack having the BEST fried chicken I've ever eaten. It's been in Galesburg for longer than I can remember.

1  Thank McMomn
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Our very favorite BBQ spot--also wonderful onion rings. Casual, comfortable, budget friendly, and so very tasty. If I don't get here often, begin to have withdrawal.

Thank jtjetair
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is aptly named The Rib Shack. It is tiny. Seats about 60 and has had the same floor plan for over 50 years. It is a favorite with the locals who wouldn't change a thing. It had a drive up window before...More

Thank William T
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Picked up food for six to have a picnic at Lake Storey. Everyone enjoyed everything. This place has been in business since I was a kid and has consistently been a high-ranking great favorite of locals and those travellers lucky enough to find out about...More

Thank FarTravelingGuy
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John D
March 17, 2016|
Response from Traveldiscounts | Reviewed this property |
Tues., Weds., Thurs., - 5p till 9p, Fri., Sat., Sun., - 4p till 9:30p, Closed Mondays. Probably too late now if you were wanting to eat there last night.
October 21, 2015|
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Response from Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
N0, I don't believe there is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 309-344-1915
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