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223 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066-4838
+1 650-589-1178
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank RonLauLau
San Bruno, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 was shorted. I had to go back to pick up what was left off my... More 

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Thank rubyprivate
Sherwood, Arkansas
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85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of sweet and tangy. We are everything on the table and stopped just short of... More 

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Munsingen, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Thank snowside77
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, but it's worth every penny, for sure! Best meal we've had in ages! Definitely a... More 

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Thank Jim L
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 walk the food was still warm and amazing. The potatoes seemed to be instant, but... More 

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Thank Mandi B
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 meal enough to feed four for $24. I absolutely love this place and anyone who... More 

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Thank Christian T
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 go to place when in San Bruno.

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Thank Walter L
Lake Elsinore, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank litalLakeElsinore_CA
Chehalis, Washington, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

The location is nothing much. In fact, you have to be sharp eyed to spot it, but the ribs make up for it. Cooked over a wood fired pit, they come in different types, sizes and modes, but they're all finger-lickin' good.

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Thank SteveandSueC

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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
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?