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Rib City

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1521 Oxbow Dr, Montrose, CO 81401-4779
+1 970-249-7427
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food and great atmosphere. However, in decorating there seemed to one picture on the back north wall that we couldn't identify. While most of the decor was Colorado related, we just couldn't place it, nor could any of the staff. Still baffles me. But definitely not a CO image.

Thank JerHeis
Placitas, New Mexico
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220 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

You would think that a restaurant named Rib City would have had better ribs. Mine were dry and just smeared with some store bought BBQ sauce. The French fries were just average as well.

Thank 44dave56
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274 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I tried out the "Rib & Rib" which is half a rack of St Louis and half a rack of Baby back ribs - with a potato and a salad. The St Louis ribs were good, the baby backs a bit overcooked. It was near the end of the day so... I guess that has something to do with it.... More 

Thank Gwen_BE
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very good food served hot and the service is excellent. We have been here three times so far and it is always consistent. The friendly local atmosphere is a plus. Great burgers and other items on the menu besides their superb ribs. Plenty of parking.

Thank Ron R
United States
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275 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

For a chain restaurant this BBQ is awesome! It's cute and the staff is really sweet. The day we were there they had Peanut Butter Pie - don't miss this slice! The best Rib City we've been to. Baby backs, fries, cole slaw all the way.

Thank AOneWorldTraveler
Craig, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The service was very good. We went with a large group, and couldn't believe how fast the food was delivered. The food was alright. I have had/made better ribs, but the overall experience was good.

Thank GeneL769
Shannon P, Manager at Rib City, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! Love seeing big groups come in for great food and a great time, and it's always fun to make them feel at home. I'm sorry our ribs didn't blow you away. We're know for delicious BBQ, especially our ribs. I hope we can welcome you back soon, and maybe we can talk about cooking? ;) Take... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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112 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not bad ribs for not being on a real pit. Tender and had a pretty good flavor from the griddle. Be sure to ask for them without sauce if you are diabetic as the sauce is loaded in sugar as are the sides.

Thank Retired822
Shannon P, Manager at Rib City, responded to this review

Glad you liked the ribs! I hope you asked about the sauce ahead of time, and the discovery was not made too late. That being said, we are always ready to do whatever it takes for our guests with special diets. I can't wait to welcome you back! Best, Shannon P. - Manager More 

Hyde Park, New York
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had the sweet tea which was very good. The food was good and staff friendly. The barbecue dishes are very good.

Thank kayaker332
Shannon P, Manager at Rib City, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by! It was our pleasure taking care of you with some BBQ and our sweet tea. We can't wait to welcome you back and make you feel at home again! Best, Shannon P. - Manager More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Being from the south we know Q. Ribs were very good and fired okra could have come from my grandmother's farm. Pork is southern good and there was plenty to eat. Our server was attentive and kept us in drinks. Good place for Montrose.

Thank Ron B
Shannon P, Manager at Rib City, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! You definitely know BBQ, Ron, so your opinion means a lot to us. Saying our okra was good enough to come from your grandmother's farm is one of the best compliments we've ever received, and I'm so glad your server took great care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best,... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We like to eat here. It is always good and service it good as well. It's always clean. I especially love their chicken finger basket with mild hot sauce served with ranch dressing. CANT GO WRONG HERE,

Thank joyhamill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Oxbow Dr, Montrose, CO 81401-4779
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 970-249-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?