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“Best ribs I've ever had...”
Review of Rib Shack

Rib Shack
Ranked #271 of 680 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best ribs I've ever had...”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

...behind bars!
But seriously, I am serious. A old high school buddy and I rendezvoused in St. Louis, caught a Cards game, and next day, drove to the Rib Shack to pick up a bar b que feast for another high school bud who was behind bars, incarcerated in the near-to-Springield Ozark Correctional facilty. Brian, our inmate bud, had secured a 'food visit' for hinself, and we provided the grub. The folks at the Rib Shack, including a customer, were great to deal with. I can't give them higher marks!

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“dis stuff make ya so full da hav ta roll ya out of da building”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Such great BBQ it will make your head spin. Ribs fall off the bone, sauce will have you licking your fingers, sides are prepared fresh daily and will keep you begging for more. You can't get anything comparable this in Springfield MO. Right up there with KC Masterpiece in KC, Oklahoma Joe's, Bryants, and Gates.

If your headed to Branson this little whole in the wall is right off HWY 65. If you stop once you will keep coming back. Did I mention the Deserts? Well they are the icing on the cake. You won't want to leave room for them b/c the main course is so good but once you get a wiff of that Sweet-potato you will make room. After you've had your fill they will box what's left and cart you out the door cause you won't feel like walking.

I cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Best BBQ in town!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food. It has a small dining area, if you are going for lunch, get there before noon to beat the rush.

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“Best smoked BBQ in Springfield.”
Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

This is one of those hole in the wall places located in an older strip center in a business district. However, the food is fantastic, the portions are plentiful for the price, and the owners work the tables getting to know the guests and making sure everything is just right. I have been here numerous times and always go away full and happy. I highly recommend giving Rib Shack a try when you are in Springfield.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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“delicious!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

no kidding--everything here is delicious. i've been here 8 times and haven't gotten a bad meal (or a frown) yet. the ribs and chicken are tender, smoked to perfection. the hot links are flavorful and not too hot. the sides all look delightful (but i've only ever had the slaw and mushrooms, because they're my favorites). the catfish is the best in town!

and while the outside (and inside) are unprepossessing, the owners and staff are delightful folks, attentive and happy to be there.

NOTE: it's a little hard to see, being buried in a strip-mall on the north side of chestnut expressway--look sharp for their little sign out near the road.

all in all: wonderful food, truly generous portions, modest prices, great people, and traditional "rib joint" ambiance make this a win-win-win-win for anyone with a yen for bbq!!

  • Visited January 2012
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