Marietta >Food & Dining > Rib Ranch
2063 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA | Directions 3006634.001180 -84.524969
Mon - Thu, 11am - 9pm; Fri, 11am - 10pm; Sat - Sun, 8am - 10pm
Good food! – Good food - fun, funky atmosphere - friendly staff. Take the family for a night out and spend some time looking at their walls. That's an adventure in itself.
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THE GOOD DAYS ARE GONE – This used to be a great place with the best beef ribs in Georgia. The pork was really good too. But the beef ribs were like steaks wrapped around a bone. However, it was always kind of over-priced.
Typically in a restaurant ribs are cooked the day before and then reheated. If this is done right you can't even tell. Thats how it used to be at rib ranch. Now the ribs are usually greasy and just warm. The ribs here are by no means cheap either.
I think what has happened is that the owner is never around anymore and doesn't know or care what is going on.
I guess the manager that runs it now doesn't care either, or doesn't know what he is doing.
Its a real shame. Do your self a favor go somewhere else!
Standard Texas barbecue is a Marietta staple. – In Short
This Lone Star State flag-waving barbecue joint has been serving ‘cue for decades, and certainly looks like the part. The faux décor of a typical upstart suburban barbecue joint is trumped by Rib Ranch’s old photos, license plates, and even a mounted snake, making the wood paneled walls seem they’ve been there forever. The classic pit standards are on point with the decor. In true Texas form, brisket and ribs seem to carry the sweet, peppery sauce the best. If you like onion rings, their greasy, shoestring onion bits are a little slice of caloric heaven, while Brunswick stew, mac ‘n’ cheese and collard greens round out the usual soul-food side items.
Best Ribs I Have Found So Far – In my search to find great ribs I have tried several places including, Chili's, Dave Poe's, Williamson Bros and Sonny's. So far, the pork ribs at The Rib Ranch have been the best. They are very tender and moist and the sauce is good too. Service was nice and fast and the helpings are HUGE!!! You can tell how good a place is by the people that eat there. Lots of people knew each other and there was a table of firefighters. The place has some wacky decor, like something you would see on one of those shows that used to be on Turner South. Its almost like a museum with awesome food.
AWESOME FOOD AND PEOPLE!!!! – Rib Ranch has the best BBQ in town!!!! Whether you want pulled pork or ribs or even a great brownie, they are the place to go. And what is even better is they now serve BREAKFAST!!!! You can get a traditional country breakfast like sausage gravy and biscuits or something more tex-mex like a western omelette. They also have light items for those dieters. And another great thing about Rib Ranch is they do catering so I can just order food for my party and they will deliver it. All the staff up there are so kind and really pay attention to the customer's needs. Check them out, you love it!!!!
I would not think of going to Atlanta without stopping at the Rib Ranch. Not only was it a perfect setting to eat barbaque but the service was great and the food outstanding. We are from Kansas city the home of good barbaque and I would stack rib ranch against our best joints. Anyone who says they had to wait to long should come to Kansas City and wait 1 hour to be seated for a lesser meal. The special cheese potatoes were a real treat and perfect with the tender beef ribs. The little old lady making desserts is priceless, we had to take ours with us because we were so full. Atlanta is very fortunate to have a restaurant like this, I hope they take advantage of it. Rib ranch! bring that rub and sauce to Kansas City.
Fabu home-cooking ribs!!! – Howdy y'all... The pork and beef ribs are excellent and well-priced. The meat just falls right off the bone and savory to the appetite. Extra bbq sauces are on the table... but I haven't needed them. My favorite side has always been the brunswick stew, full of well-blended taste. The atmosphere is charming with down-right southern "homey" service, ask for Karen with her big smiles. The restaurant visits warranted me to try their catering business and I found that experience to be very accommodating and affordable. My guests raved about the meal and suggested that a visit to OTP would not be so bad, knowing that they will find such delights. Overall, Take a Step OTP!!!
waited 20 for a waitress! no one was concerned – my son and 2grandson's & myself went into rib ranch for lunch. was seated and sit there for 20min. before the waitress ever came by for the drink order. then we ordered and after 50 min we still had not got our food. i was on my lunch hr. and guess what we had to leave with out eating. the manager never offered to box up the food that came out as we were walking out. just sd he was sorry! it does not take that long to perpare the food there was othere people came in after we did eat and left.
Editorial Review – Specializing in blue-ribbon beef ribs and pork plates, this down-home Texas-style barbecue joint also offers catering and event planning.
Only Eat the Meat – On both of my visits here, the meats have been very good, especially the chopped pork and beef ( though both times they have been served luke warm). The sides here leave something to be desired, especially if you were looking for a vegetable. The corn on the cob is probably the worst I have ever seen. Stick to double starch for your side choices.
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