Without grills to hover over, men would wander around summer get-togethers teaching each other how to dispose of grass clippings with dynamite blasts. Bond over grilled goods in safety with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of barbecue fare and drinks at Rib Crib BBQ & Grill.
Presented with meaty canvases, Rib Crib’s sauce-wielding artisans slather racks with zesty and sweet lacquers, helping to sate appetites with a menu featuring Oklahoma-style barbecue ribs, sandwiches, and burgers. Sample succulent ribs available in varieties such as the spicy Carolina ($10.99+) or the tropical-themed Caribbean glazed ($10.99+). The fire-grilled barbecue bacon cheeseburger buries its patty beneath peppered bacon and caramelized onions ($7.29), and a helping of chopped brisket emerges from a 12-hour slow smoke like a Hollywood stuntman—ready to be stabbed with a fork ($9.49). Stacking single platters with up to four meats, combination dishes fuse pork, beef, and seafood to craft succulent spreads ($10.99+), and classic sandwiches such as pulled pork and chicken breast round out the menu just like tear-smeared face paint rounds out a creepy clown costume.
Rib Crib BBQ & Grill
Proponents of dry rub can be found across the Midwest—Oklahoma’s barbecue joints are an especially good bet. If you ask any of these die-hards, they’ll say that what dry-rubbed meats lack in sauce, they make up for in the delicately balanced flavors of their spices. Rib Crib BBQ & Grill captures these flavors and brings them to its cozy Lakeland restaurant, where guests can feast on chicken, ribs, and briskets smoked onsite over hickory chips. In addition to pit choices, Rib Crib dishes out Southern¬-style sides such as corn on the cob, mac ‘n’ cheese, and slow-cooked cowboy beans that guests can lasso individually with a tiny rope of floss.:m]]
4960 S Florida Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33813