Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

Cooter Brown's Rib Shack


Cooter Brown's Rib Shack was started in Jacksonville, Alabama by Tim and Barbara Johnson. They have two boys, Eric 11 and Kyle 7. This is a family owned business which started with one store in 2000 and have expanded to their second location in 2005. Cooter Brown's specialized in BBQ ribs but has many other menu items to choose from. Cooter Brown's has a casual relaxed atmosphere. All of the food is cooked to order so you know it is fresh. This ain't fast food, it's good food.

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Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

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  • 8464 Alabama Hwy 204
  • Jacksonville, AL 36265


Jacksonville is located in the Mount Cheaha & Talladega Area of the Central Alabama Region

Hours of Operation

Open Mon thru Wed 4:00 pm and Thur thru Sat 11:00 am closed Sunday

One of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama


A cramped and self-described “ugly little shack,” Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack is one of Jacksonville’s hidden gems. The spare ribs are covered with a dry rub and smoked for hours until these juicy cuts are so tender the meat practically falls off the bone. Diners can order a quarter, half or full rack either wet or dry with the sauce on the side. But be warned: Even the half rack is enough for most appetites.

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