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The Rib Crib

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421 S George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK 74501-6092
+1 918-715-3344
11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've always been served by a pleasant, helpful wait person. Recommendations or specials are always noted and the food is always presented well and served hot. The wait time after ordering is usually short unless it's a particularly busy time or larger groups are present. We love eating here and feel it's some of the best barbecue around. It's always... More 

Thank okiepanokie
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy restaurant. Very nice atmosphere. Clean establishment and very friendly staff. We especially enjoyed the ribs and sausage, but found the pulled pork and brisket to be somewhat dry. All enjoyed the meal 👌

Thank Jeanie O
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The food is great and the restaurant is always clean. Highly recommend! The staff is friendly but be warned they are busy a lot a reservation maybe a good idea to avoid a long wait.

Thank Kirk C
Tooele, Utah
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have visit this place several times. The ribs never get old. Multiple sauce flavors. Can't forget that Tuesday's are all you can eat ribs and sides. Who can pass that up. Wish we had one of these back home. Keep up the good work!

Thank Casey D
Sachse, Texas, USA
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I stopped here while passing though. The service was excellent and quick. The food came out within 10 minutes and was hot and fresh. The brisket was slightly dry. That is the only reason we gave it a 4. The ribs were perfect! This place is a most try!

Thank littleharrod
Mcalester Ok
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Me and my husband had dinner here for Valentines Day and the food was just alright. It really didn't have much flavor at all. I would definitely go somewhere else for traditional barque.

Thank Andrea B
McAlester, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent fresh salads - not a bowl full of iceberg lettuce. Great smoked chicken chopped brisket and ribs

Thank 419bobt
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place satisfies me so much. I encourage anyone looking for a place to eat in McAlester to go here because you will NOT be disappointed!

Thank Lacey B
McAlester, OK, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This Restrauant is a good franchise establishment. Their baby back rib dinner is as good as it gets. The sauce is very good.

Thank John F
Marion, IA, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stopped here for dinner on the road. BBQ ribs were great with two sides. Added a beer and it was more than I could eat. A little pricey for me, but you definitely get your money's worth.

Thank Gregory M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 421 S George Nigh Expy, McAlester, OK 74501-6092
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  McAlester
  • Phone Number: +1 918-715-3344

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