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Rib City

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1521 Oxbow Dr, Montrose, CO 81401-4779
+1 970-249-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stopped by due to the catchy "Rib City". The ribs were ok, had the full rack of baby backs. The garlic toast was very good, and had the potato salad and baked beans. Very palatable, but not the best I ever had.

Thank Monsaman
Grand Junction, Colorado
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mike and company offer great smoked meats and excellent sides! Rib City is one of the few BBQ restaurants where I can eat due to sodium restrictions. Here, you can taste the meat and the actual differences between chicken, beef, and pork. A lot of those other restaurants use way too much brine and other spices that I can't eat... More 

Thank kmreeves7
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were treated to lunch here by friends and wow what a delicious salad! More than I could eat and took home half of it. Others in the party had bbq chicken & bbq pork. The smells in this place are amazing. Lodge style decorating. Clean & courteous waitstaff.

Thank CJ D
Grand Junction, Colorado
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We go there for $6 smoked pork burritos and 25 cent Bud Lights. All other beers are a buck. Smoked turkey sandwich, spicy chicken, and buffalo chicken salad are good. Try the fried okra.

Thank Bbcakes88
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Rib City has specials every day. A wide selection of beer. I love the ribs & BBQ turkey. Cole slaw is very good, so are the baked beans. You can get a choice of sides with every meal. Side salad is great. You can get a baked potato with dinner. Oh, and great sweet potato fries.

Thank Lee Ann R
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great food and great atmosphere. However, in decorating there seemed to one picture on the back north wall that we couldn't identify. While most of the decor was Colorado related, we just couldn't place it, nor could any of the staff. Still baffles me. But definitely not a CO image.

Thank JerHeis
Placitas, New Mexico
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251 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

You would think that a restaurant named Rib City would have had better ribs. Mine were dry and just smeared with some store bought BBQ sauce. The French fries were just average as well.

Thank 44dave56
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298 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I tried out the "Rib & Rib" which is half a rack of St Louis and half a rack of Baby back ribs - with a potato and a salad. The St Louis ribs were good, the baby backs a bit overcooked. It was near the end of the day so... I guess that has something to do with it.... More 

Thank Gwen_BE
Montrose, Colorado
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very good food served hot and the service is excellent. We have been here three times so far and it is always consistent. The friendly local atmosphere is a plus. Great burgers and other items on the menu besides their superb ribs. Plenty of parking.

Thank Ron R
United States
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285 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

For a chain restaurant this BBQ is awesome! It's cute and the staff is really sweet. The day we were there they had Peanut Butter Pie - don't miss this slice! The best Rib City we've been to. Baby backs, fries, cole slaw all the way.

Thank AOneWorldTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
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: 1521 Oxbow Dr, Montrose, CO 81401-4779
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 970-249-7427

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