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Pick-A-Rib barbecue restaurant circa 1968?

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mess hall mama Sep 24, 2009 02:00 PM

When we lived in Clarksville, Tennessee before and after my father went to Vietnam from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, we had family meals at a place called Pick-A-Rib. Does anyone know if it's still there or does anyone remember it? Thanks!

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    stjoebear Feb 10, 2014 12:10 PM

    I have a menu from Pick-A-Rib at 3100 East Colfax and Speer Blvd. at Broadway but it does not say what city. It is extremely old with the items ranging from 5 cents to 50 cents at the highest. It is in the shape of a black chef with the big white chef hat on holding a tray with the name of the BBQ on it. Is this the one??? I have been trying to find out what city it was in. I have had it for years. At the bottom it says "OPEN ALL NIGHT" iS THIS IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
    Steve, St Joseph, Mo

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      dochoch Mar 30, 2011 11:46 AM

      My wife and I ate there last week. The ribs are still tops!

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        stjoebear Feb 10, 2014 12:17 PM

        Was it at 3100 East Colfax or at Speer Blvd at Broadway, If so I have a very old menu from there with the items from 5 cents to the highest 50 cents?? Are these streets in Clarksville? Please let me know if this is it. Thank you

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          Ft. Campbell Brat Feb 10, 2014 12:33 PM

          Those are names of roads in Denver, Colorado. There's a restaurant at 3100 E.Colfax in Denver called Annie's Cafe but it's only been there since 1981. Speer Blvd crosses West Colfax not East in Denver.

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            stjoebear Feb 10, 2014 01:06 PM

            I figured that out with google about tens minutes ago.I just got off the phone with Annie and she gave me the history of Pick-A-Rib. It closed in 1939, hence the unreal prices. Thanks for your reply. I would like to visit both places someday. Annies has some cool videos on their website. Lots of retro décor and the neat thing I noticed in the retro candy counter was Cherry Mashes from here in St. Joe ! Have a great day !

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        libstewart Feb 4, 2011 11:33 AM

        I grew up in Hopkinsville, Ky but my mother worked in Clarksville and that was her very favorite restaurant. The BBQ was great but I think she went for the pecan pie!

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          Ft. Campbell Brat Feb 4, 2011 11:37 AM

          Can't blame her for that!

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          ruegay Feb 4, 2011 10:04 AM

          Pic-a-rib is still in business. I have not eaten there but since you have such fond memories of it. I'll have to give it a try!!

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            Ft. Campbell Brat Feb 4, 2011 11:26 AM

            It's been a long, long time since I ate there.

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            Ft. Campbell Brat Feb 3, 2011 09:43 AM

            We used to eat there when my dad was stationed at Ft. Campbell in the sixties. We spent a total of 9 years at Ft. Campbell so we ate at the restaurant many times. We carried the memories of the Pick-A-Rib BBQ throughout our worldy travels. I am pretty sure the place still exists.

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              jamiecarroll Feb 4, 2011 09:25 AM

              I know it was still there as recently as about 2 years ago. That's the last time I was there.

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