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xman887 Mar 20, 2008 04:29 PM

driving down john r this morning, i saw that a place named rib city moved into the old hooters (just north of maple). anyone have any experience with or anything to say about this place? a good bbq place close to home sure would be nice.

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    GoalieJeff RE: xman887 Mar 23, 2008 08:19 PM

    I'm scared , rib BBQ places around here are so bad , I'm afraid to try . I'll stick to the chinese BBQ places on John R .

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      xman887 RE: GoalieJeff Mar 25, 2008 02:29 PM

      be scared. i drove by at 7:30pm yesterday and there were all of three cars in the parking lot. at that rate, they are not going to last very long.

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        gastronomical RE: xman887 Sep 24, 2008 05:56 PM

        Very scared...I made the mistake of eating there. The ribs were so small, like from a suckling pig...Not Kidding. You will leave hungry. The sides were equally subpar. The smoked turkey was sliced off a turkey roll and not true smoked turkey. The only smoke came with the mirrors. I'd be surprised if their ribs didn't come vacuum sealed and they just reheated them. The post below has to be from an employee.

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      czcfrn RE: xman887 Jul 16, 2008 01:29 PM

      Took my dad (a big rib lover) there for Father's Day. We both loved the ribs and the barbeque chicken was great as well. Staff very attentive and prices very competitive. Will definitely go back. They also have carryouts.

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        Aprale RE: xman887 Jul 28, 2008 05:09 AM

        You should try it. For several years we've visited Rib City locations in Florida whenever we get the chance. Mom (who grew up in TN) was so excited one opened in Michigan that's where she chose for her Birthday dinner. If you like coconut pie you MUST try theirs.

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          BBQlover76 RE: xman887 Feb 4, 2009 06:23 PM

          Pretty good food. Super tender baby backs, on the small side though. Super hungry? You'll need a rack and a half. Still under twenty bucks. STL are great. Sides and desserts are pretty good too. A decent value without all the FD hype. My kids actually like it too. Kid friendly is better than going to a bar for family dinner.

          1. Robbwith2bees RE: xman887 Feb 5, 2009 07:20 AM

            Haven't been yet, but the pig on the sign freaks me out. :)

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