Rib City

History of Rib City

The concept of Real Barbecue and great Ribs started out with a small family-style barbecue operation in 1989 on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers, Florida. With the success of that location a second restaurant opened in Cape Coral in 1990.

Having outgrown the small location on U.S. 41, by 1992, a move was made up the street to a larger building along with partners Paul and Craig Peden, successful restaurateurs in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Later that same year, they converted a Fort Myers Beach location into a Rib City®, and the legend continued. In 1994, a location in North Naples was opened and Rib City's® award-winning Baby Back Ribs were now available in two counties.

In 1995 the Father and Son partners, Paul and Craig Peden continued to grow the company and expand in new areas. As the awards piled up, the Peden's added eleven more locations within the next ten years...East Fort Myers in 1996; East Naples in 1997; Immokalee in 1998; North Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres in 1999; St. Petersburg in 2002; Venice in 2004; South Fort Myers and North Fort Myers in 2005. With 12 restaurant locations in three counties, Floridians (and visitors from all over the world) can enjoy Rib City's® award-winning Baby Back Ribs and Barbecue that have now, some 19 years later, become "The Ribs That Legends Are Made Of..."

Offering Franchises was the next step in the Rib City® story and that chapter began in 2004 with restaurant locations in Littleton and Grand Junction, Colorado. In 2005 Franchise locations opened in Fruita and Arvada, Colorado. In 2006 Franchise locations opened in Vancouver, Washington; American Fork, Utah; Montrose, Colorado and Fairfield, Ohio. In 2007 restaurants opened Rifle, Colorado. In 2008 restaurants opened in Troy, Michigan; Glenwood Springs, Colorado and St. Louis, Missouri, bringing the total to 12. In 2010 restaurants are opening in Cookeville, Tennessee and the Baltimore, Maryland Area. In 2011 and beyond Rib City® will nurture the growth of this aspect of the business with additional locations nationwide.

Through leadership, dedication and a love of the restaurant business, the Peden's have been able to maintain a superior quality in their products and services.

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[10/02/12] Come Join for Lunch and or Dinner tomorrow !
Tuesday lunch special...... Pork sandwich served on our famous garlic Texas toast with one side $6.49 or two sides $6.89
Tuesday dinner special..... 1/2 rack of our Famous baby back ribs & fresh fried fish filet served with two sides $13.99

[10/01/12] Come join us for Lunch tomorrow ! Monday lunch special......... 1/4 CHICKEN W/ CHOICE OF BEEF OR PORK SERVED WITH 2 SIDES $7.99
Monday dinner special...............................
$1.00 off any appetizer!!!!!!

[10/01/12] Come join us for Lunch tomorrow ! Monday lunch special......... 1/4 CHICKEN W/ CHOICE OF BEEF OR PORK SERVED WITH 2 SIDES $7.99

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1550 66th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday 11am - 9pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9pm
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