Ribs are so-called because the bones resemble the ribbing of ships, which stranded sailors would nibble upon during times of starvation or coconut-water hallucinations. Sample more savory ribs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of ribs, seafood, steaks, drinks, and more at The Rib Room in Fort Wayne.
Each week, The Rib Room serves a mammoth average of 4,000 pounds of ribs, all slathered with savory sauce destined to coat the most flavorful of fingers. Warm up rib-shredding muscles with starters such as sautéed mushrooms ($3.95), escargot ($7.95), or stuffed jalapeños ($4.95). The meaty and seafood-laden menu is anchored by the barbecued rib dinner, which slams together a two-thirds slab of ribs with a salad and baked potato tandem ($17.95). The N.Y. sirloin steak similarly sates with 12 ounces of broiled knife-diving terrain paired with a choice of soup or salad and a potato ($19.95). Seafood options also give rise to taste buds tremors with tidal waves of flavorful fish including the Almondine Perch-Pike, an almond-crusted walleye with jalapeño tartar sauce ($17.95). Bridging the world's two worlds, the surf 'n' turf pairs a cold-water lobster tail with an 8-ounce filet mignon (market price). Guests can also wash down fare with a litany of libations from the full-service bar.
Originally founded as Nick's Rib Bar in 1957, The Rib Room eventually changed its name and moved two doors down to a similarly humble abode. And despite this geographical and titular shift, patrons have continued to file into The Rib Room in order to rub a little saucy goodness onto their hands, napkins, and lifestyles.
1235 E State St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805Get Directions