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Rib City

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201 E Center Dr, Alton, IL 62002-5931
+1 618-462-4600
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11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Grafton, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luscious bbq, the old fashioned smoker kind of bbq. Go for the combo. The sides are well portioned. Family friendly atmosphere. Fun place to eat. Easy parking. Easy access.

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Thank 4cory
Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were in Alton visiting our granddaughter. Her boyfriend heard this place was good so we tried it. The food was very good. Everything we ordered was fresh and hot. This place is clean and the staff is friendly. The prices are reasonable. We would eat here again when in the area.

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Thank LynnLS7
Alton, Illinois
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'm particularly fond of the BBQ chicken dinner. Hubby loves the baby back ribs. Their sweet tea is just right, and their Cole slaw is delicious. Their garlic toast comes with every meal, and is really good, too. Our friends usually get the pork steak dinner, which is huge. They have several sides to choose from, and the wait staff... More 

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Thank Cathy A
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We took advantage of a "buy one, get one" offer after signing up for the R.I.B. Club. The food was extremely fresh and hot. We had baby back ribs, fries, green beans and applesauce. Although they are not in the same league as Pappy's or Sugarfire, they are very good for the price. (Kind of like Pizza Hut isn't Lombardi's,... More 

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Thank Pippali2
Peotone, Illinois
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We decided to stop here for a little BBQ. I had the Jumbo pulled Pork sandwich. It was very good. The fried okra and hot wings were also pretty good. The ONLY downside was our server, although pleasant enough, didn't crack a smile once. We just chalked it up to her having a bad day. We would definitely go back.

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Thank SMars1111
Madison, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very ordinary place. Nothing great. One of the sides is Mott's applesauce (seriously?) We were there with a large group. Service was okay, but not outstanding. Kids menu is fried, fried, fried. We left full, but not very satisfied.

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Thank 2596982
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

The food is bland and the service is slow. The prices are average. The staff is very friendly but we're very confused during our visit.

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Thank Rosebowl94991112
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We have been at Rib City numerous times and the food and staff are always the best. The ribs are melt in your mouth. The owner has many times stopped by our table to make sure we are happy and every tastes great. The wait staff go out of their way to make sure you are happy with your selection... More 

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Thank Lisa K
Litchfield, Illinois
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

This restaurant practices portion control, so the menu items are overpriced. If you order garlic toast as a side item by itself, you get 3 slices, BUT if you order garlic toast with your meal you get 1 slice. Service was mediocre, bordering on indifferent. I will not be back.

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Thank _mattson2525
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Ordered 3 slabs baby backs, 1 qt slaw, 2qts baked beans, 1lb beef, 1lb pulled pork, $101, prices must have went up since web takeout prices posted. Extremely small racks even for baby backs, tender but slightly dry, beef and pork, good quality meat but overcooked, dry, all had good flavor just too dry, slaw good, beans very good just... More 

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Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Center Dr, Alton, IL 62002-5931
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-4600

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