As a child, my mother as well as the rest of my family would anxiously await Friday or Saturday nights to get ribs from the RIB CRIB. We bragged to everyone about the food served. Unfortunately the product being served there now would make the owners of that time (Mr. & Mrs. Gray) toss their cookies after seeing what has become of the icon people flocked to from far and wide. My most recent experience is as follows: Going against the advice of my wife, on 1/27/07 I went to the RIB CRIB and purchased a slab of ribs and made it known to them that I would be carrying these ribs to NY to give to my cousin. The very professional man behind the counter instructed his staff to ?pack my ribs for travel?. The cost of $25 I thought was a little much but hey it?s the RIB CRIB. Later my wife pleaded with me to at least taste them before I took them to NY. Boy was I happy that I listened to her this time. What I purchased was boiled pork ribs placed in the pit for a few moments to give it a smoky flavor. Unfortunately that was the end of the flavor of the meat. The sauce, mere ketchup, vinegar and water. The meat was tough and as I gnawed on it I thought of how far this staple of the neighborhood had fallen form its original grace. Never mind that the cheerful man behind the counter was very professional, in my opinion he had just sold me a slab of garbage. In lieu of what once was to continue to utilize the name held so near and dear to thousands in this city, the owners should cease and desist in selling boiled ribs covered with less than acceptable sauce and calling it barbeque. In other words your doors should close. According to regulations, I am required to be fair and this is as fair as I can be. This is my first message and the owners of the RIB CRIB are responsible for its content. Thank you.
Pros: Friendly and quick service
Cons: poorly prepared product, overpriced