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Rib Shack

223 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
+1 650-589-1178
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
1 Mar 2017
“Too Expensive”
11 Jan 2017
“Good Food! Owner is very hospitable”
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$$ - $$$
223 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Well the owner was really sweet......that being said, she was out of major items, stayed anyway . Food that we had was pretty good not great. But we enjoyed her company and the other patron. Way too expensive for a bbq joint. Two of us...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 12 January 2017

When you want some good bbq, visit the Rib Shack in San Bruno. The owner is super friendly and welcoming. Food is reasonably priced! Typically plenty of parking all around.

Thank PandaLovesTravel
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Proprietor was very friendly, but the menu isn't as good as it was under the old management. No more cucumber/citrus salad (that was my favorite). No corn bread when I visited. BBQ is always a little expensive, but this place was very expensive and I...More

Thank rubyprivate
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What more could you ask for? The aroma from the ribs took me back to my BBQ days; however, my ribs never were as tasty and tender. The sauce, ah the sauce was made by the chief and was to die for a perfect mixture...More

1  Thank Grady M
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

this place is hard to beat! delicious food in a small little restaurant! the ribs are awesome and also the sides are over the top. highly recommended!!

Thank snowside77
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We got into San Bruno late and they were just closing up. We were starving and the wonderful Southern lady from Louisiana took these weary travellers under her wings and fed us the BEST ribs and beans we've ever had! It may seem somewhat pricey,...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The owner was courteous and sweet. When our order was up she called us by our state, "Wisconsin, your order is up"! It was like a 10-15 wait for our food, but totally worth it. We took it back to our hotel..even after a short...More

Thank Mandi B
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This place has the best barbecue in town hands down. Family run, the staff is so warm and friendly making you feel right at home. The food is a little pricey but for a home cooked meal it's well worth it. I got a huge...More

Thank Christian T
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Rib shack is true to the southern flavor that you find in great BBQ. Ms Lottie's love to please and see people enjoy food is a testament to her southern hospitality. Great que, wonderful atmosphere, and a whole lot of love. This will be my...More

Thank Walter L
Reviewed 23 October 2013

There were 4 of us We could not eat all that we got prices are fair The Ribs are Great The Chicken Great Not fancy but who cares when you are eating great ribs Highly recommend this place

Thank litalLakeElsinore_CA
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-589-1178
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