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Rib City Grill

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$$ - $$$
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4187 S Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL
+1 941-408-7505
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ribs and sides are always consistently good. The wait staff are consistently attentive. It is quite busy at meal times but always worth the wait. When we have guests they often ask to return to Rib City

Thank eaphil
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a fan of BBQ, it's ok their turkey and shrimp is excellent. Oh and others enjoyed the ribs. Gina was our server. She was very helpful, attentive but not annoying.

Thank Lightningsky
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch because we were walking by at the strip mall and pleasantly surprised by the food and prices. Server was helpful, brought extra fries when some fell of the plate. Very nice BBQ/smoke flavor.

Thank Bjmaty
Venice, Florida
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to be a "secret shopper" here. Got paid to eat. Took forever to submit reports though. Big thing they wanted ratings on was timing. How long until seated - drinks served - food comes, etc. They are well drilled here and pacing is fast. Best baked beans anywhere. Ribs are truly fall off the bone. Fries always came... More 

1 Thank Bannatyne
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224 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dreams of barbecue were filling my head, so I headed over to Rib City for a quick bite. The food was fresh and a bit spicy. It was just what I wanted.

2 Thank Dan K
Venice, Florida, United States
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us decided to go to Rib City for their signature dish, and we were not disappointed. The combination platter was a big hit (2 or 3 different smoked meats) for 3 of us. The place was full at dinner time and we had a 20 minute wait. It was worth it.

Thank Bong Y
Montgomery County, MD.
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Delicious ribs, delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Beer was great-nice and cold. Baked beans were great, very tasty. We all enjoyed our meals, wish we lived closer, we would go more often!

Thank beachslut
Venice, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went on a Friday night with my husband and another couple. This place is in a strip mail next to Publix and Panera. Not fancy, great for a quick, local meal. There was a special which included a full rack of baby back ribs, an additional meat (1/4 lb. of pork, 1/4 of a chicken or 1/4 lb. of pulled... More 

Thank mimavenice
Knoxville, Tennessee
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We moved away from Florida 2 years ago, this was a favorite place to get carry out or bring friends to. Sadly it's not what it once was. I was especially disappointed with my dessert. I always get a piece of the coconut cream pie to take home and it took 2 days to eat it. Ordered one to take... More 

Thank Cindi R
Nokomis, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rib City has the very best baby back ribs in Venice. When we want ribs we always go to this great bar-b-q restaurant. All the food is delicious. Service is also good.

Thank Janet H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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: 4187 S Tamiami Tr., Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-408-7505

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