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Rib Shack

1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
+1 309-344-1915
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (33 reviews)
“baked beans” (10 reviews)
“cole slaw” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 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.

1  Thank McMomn
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank FarTravelingGuy
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Windsoftravel
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a casual dining place. Have dined in and picked up from here for years. When you want fresh BBQ this is the place to go in Galesburg.

Thank CJH338
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Atmosphere is not the greatest, just picnic tables and cheap booth seating but the food is excellent.

Thank Julie V
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John D
18 March 2016|
Response from Traveldiscounts | Reviewed this property |
Tues., Weds., Thurs., - 5p till 9p, Fri., Sat., Sun., - 4p till 9:30p, Closed Mondays. Probably too late now if you were wanting to eat there last night.
21 October 2015|
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Response from Ellen A | Reviewed this property |
N0, I don't believe there is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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