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Rib Shack

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1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
+1 309-344-1915
16:00 - 21:30
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Granite City, Illinois
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The name says it all. They serve ribs (and many other food items) and it is a shack but the whole experience was awesome. Food wonderful and lots of it for the price.

Thank Ron C
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went here for dinner. It's really a shack being that it's very small but fun atmosphere. Arrive early or plan on waiting for a table. Being our first time we all tried combos. I had ribs & brisket, my friend had ribs & pulled pork, and my daughter had ribs & fried chicken. Ribs, fried chicken, pulled pork... More 

Thank laurabD1650WO
Galesburg, Illinois
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know a BBQ Shack having the BEST fried chicken I've ever eaten. It's been in Galesburg for longer than I can remember.

Thank McMomn
Galesburg, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Our very favorite BBQ spot--also wonderful onion rings. Casual, comfortable, budget friendly, and so very tasty. If I don't get here often, begin to have withdrawal.

Thank jtjetair
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant is aptly named The Rib Shack. It is tiny. Seats about 60 and has had the same floor plan for over 50 years. It is a favorite with the locals who wouldn't change a thing. It had a drive up window before Mc Donald's came to town. Ribs, pulled pork, baked chicken, slaw, baked beans & baked... More 

Thank William T
Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Picked up food for six to have a picnic at Lake Storey. Everyone enjoyed everything. This place has been in business since I was a kid and has consistently been a high-ranking great favorite of locals and those travellers lucky enough to find out about it and stop for a meal. We tried brisket, chicken, and ribs -- really good... More 

Thank FarTravelingGuy
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is definitely worth the wait! We had to wait a bit for the food, but it was worth it!! Not only were the ribs amazing, but all the sides to go with it were awesome too. Come hungry, because the portions are generous and ask for the spicy sauce, it is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

Thank Windsoftravel
Galesburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic smoked ribs and pork sandwiches. Incredible baked beans, the best I have ever eaten. Come here for a great meal.

Thank Mary B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped by there to have dinner and came back on the next day. The food is remarkably good, and their BBQ sauce is delicious

Thank katya123502
Western Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great Service. Fast and Efficient Service! Good food and consistent quality. Eat In or Carry Out Service. Casual Dining

Thank mollysmom223

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 309-344-1915

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