Cookeville, TN BBQ Restaurant

Rib City

Hungry for some down-home cooking? Then look no further than Rib City of Cookeville, TN. When you’re craving comfort food like grandma used to make, you need a BBQ place that makes everything from scratch. We believe in good, quality Southern cuisine – that’s why all our dishes are made in-house from sides to salad dressings.

What’s with the pink ring? The pink coloring and ring in our meats is due to our barbecue cooking process and basting sauces. Look for the pink smoke ring to ensure you are eating REAL smoked barbecue.

Stop spending the party in the kitchen. You shouldn’t have to cook for your own soiree. Our catering service can help feed your entire party, and leave you available to entertain your guests.

Barbecue Restaurant - Cookeville, TN - Rib City

Customize your party’s menu with everyone’s finger-linking favorites:

  • Barbecue chicken
  • Award-winning baby back ribs
  • Combinations – ribs, chicken, pork, and beef
  • St. Louis-style spare ribs
  • Whole hog BBQ
  • Hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Pork BBQ sandwiches
  • Sides and desserts

All our meats are slow cooked to perfection in our wood-burning smokers:

  • Baby back ribs
  • St. Louis spare ribs
  • Lean beef
  • Thinly-sliced pork
  • Plump, juicy chicken
  • Smoked turkey breast
  • Tender riblets

Top our meats with one of our four recipe signature barbeque sauces:

  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Hot
  • Carolina mustard





Raise your glass.

Nothing says satisfaction like great food and good drinks. Enjoy a tall draft or cocktail from our full bar. Join us for happy hour every day of the week from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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Real BBQ and great ribs. Stop into Rib City today at 780 W. Jackson St. in Cookeville or call us at 931-372-7100 for take-out.

Rib City 780 West Jackson St.  Cookeville, TN 38501
Rib City
780 West Jackson St.
Cookeville, TN 38501

Hours of Business:
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Methods of Payment:
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