Racks O Ribs – Granite Falls, NC – Ian Marshall

Racks-O-Ribs – Granite Falls, NC

On a recent trip over to Boone, NC and after a late night in Athens, GA seeing the Drive by Truckers, I hit up Racks o Ribs BBQ. Lets start off with the good….the service was great, restaurant was clean and prices were good. I asked, as I usually do at each BBQ restaurant I go to….”what are your specialties?”…they said the ribs. I probably should have gotten those. The pork just did not do it for me. The pork was presented in a “mush” style and portions were pretty good. I will say the meat was not already sauced which was good, but had no real flavor to me.

The restaurant offers 3 different style sauces…Sweet (dark), Smokey, and Carolina vinegar based. The Smokey was very unique and the vinegar based was pretty good as well. The sides were ok…nothing special.
I might go back to try the ribs but if I am ever back in the area, I will most likely try another restaurant.
Rack O Ribs

31 Pinewood Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630-1201

What are your thoughts?

5 Responses to “Racks O Ribs – Granite Falls, NC – Ian Marshall”

  1. on 27 Jan 2009 at 1:33 pm willy styns

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  2. on 03 Feb 2009 at 7:30 am Kathy Wilson

    Dear Ian,
    I am the owner of Racks-O-Ribs BBQ (notice the S on Racks). We appreciate you dropping in. We’ve only been open since November 24, 2008. WE are family owned and operated. We’re sorry you didn’t care for our BBQ. Our specialty is RIBS!!! (Hince the Name RACKS-O-RIBS) You could have tried our pulled Pork which is not mushy. We make all our sides homemade except the tator tots and baked beans which you chose to have. If we had known you were an expert we would have given you samples of each so we could be judged fairly. We get a lot of experts just like you who think they know everything about BBQ. Let me give you a small education, if you’re going to go around acting like a food critic.
    The BBQ you ate at our place was eastern style which is chopped very fine and has a vinegar base. You will also notice that our BBQ is not filled with fat. It is very lean. We use only fresh hams. We also have pulled pork which is slow cooked and pulled if you’re not into eastern style.
    I invite you to come back and try or Ribs. We slow cook them everyday. They are the best you will find in our area. Our prices are great and geared toward families. We are opened Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 – 8:00pm.

    Have a Great Day!
    Kathy Wilson
    Owner, Racks-O-Ribs BBQ
    31 Pinewood Rd
    Granite Falls, NC

  3. on 03 Feb 2009 at 9:49 am Ian

    I appreciate your response to my blog and congratulations on starting a new restaurant. One thing I would like to share with you, is that our purpose here at MYBBQBLOG is not to go around telling restaurants we are experts but to be served like every other customer and document the service, portions, price, atmosphere and consistency of the food. As I stated in my original blog about your restaurant “the service was great, restaurant was clean and prices were good”. However, I was not impressed with the pork I received or the sides. I think those are all extremely important aspects that a future customer needs to know about a restaurant.

    That is also great news that y’all are getting “a lot of experts just like you” coming into the restaurant. That means the general public will have many reviews to read and can judge for themselves whether they would like to visit your establishment. Once again thanks for the response and next time I am up in that neck of the woods, I will take you up on your invitation and will try the ribs.


  4. on 03 Feb 2009 at 4:38 pm Sharon

    Dear Ian,

    My view of Racks-O-Ribs is it is very clean, has great prices, great portions,wonderful service and has wonderful food. I feel you must not know BBQ to well if you order the kind you don’t like, it says plainly on the menu Eastern Style BBQ. There has been nothing on the menu I have not liked I feel the food is great and always fresh. From the way you blogged you wouldn’t go back there your only one person with your own taste I hope everyone who reads this understands that. Maybe if you’d try food you like personaly you could give a better review. The Ribs are the best in town and if you have a taste for Eastern Style BBQ or even know what it is, its the best around to. I’m no food critic but I am voiceing my thoughts as well as you have. I’d just like to know how you think your a expert or say your an expert and come to our neck of the woods and not know what your orderin from our BBQ joints. Again I’m no food critic and I hope you find something your better at being than one.

  5. on 09 Mar 2009 at 9:54 am Amanda

    I’ve never even ate their food, but wow.

    FYI: In this area, you’re not allowed to have an opinion. You might get slammed with whining.

    I say great job for the review!

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