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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” (39 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
“cole slaw” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1815 N Henderson St, Galesburg, IL 61401-1302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a point to return to BBQ Rib Shack when traveling again through Galesburg. Good food, good value, ambience that likely has not changed in a generation.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted to mention besides the delicious baked beans, cole slaw and BBQ Chicken, slab of ribs and brisket, for the first time I had some of Rib Shack's onion rings. One order is huge. We had three adults and we had plenty to eat...More

Thank flymetothemoon1
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I don't go to the Rib Shack very often, but when I do, it's always a good meal. Best BBQ in Galesburg I believe. I don't ever recall having a bad meal. The prices are reasonable, the food is very delicious. You shouldn't go away...More

Thank Derrick A
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We were in town for a family reunion and ten of us went to the Rib Shack for dinner. We had one in a wheel chair and once in the place they helped assist getting him seated. The BBQ and ribs were very tasty and...More

Thank Adventurer0ne
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I love the Rib Shack! I have traveled to a lot of places and tried bbq but the rib shack surpasses them all!!

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Pork rinds, coleslaw, and baked beans were really good. Ribs had a good mild smoke flavor.

Thank David J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Love, love, love Rib Shack! Best ribs, pork barbecue for miles around. The baked potatoes are always baked to perfection and the cole slaw is delicious, and then there's the onion rings. Wonderful!! Simple food, simple furnishings, but excellent in service and taste.

Thank brighterlife
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I have been enjoying the ribs at the Ribs Shack for about 40 years. It's a relaxed restaurant where you can lick the sauce off your fingers. I have tried the BBQ chicken but have to say the beef is the best around. Just the...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I had the medium rack of back ribs - very good. Wife had pulled pork which was outstanding. I was happy with mine but jealous of hers. Kids had corn dogs and fries and slobber everything with ketchup, so they were happy too. Kids ordered...More

Thank Rohrbach
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Dont let the outside fool you. The food is unreal good. The sauce perfect. They have a spicy one too. The potatoes in the pic below are the best i have had . Beans are great. I cant complain about this place it is great...More

Thank Jason C
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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.
22 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, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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