Cooter Brown's Rib Shack
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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.
8464 Alabama Hwy 204 Jacksonville, AL 36265
256 435-1514
Open Mon thru Wed 4:00 pm and Thur thru Sat 11:00 am closed Sunday
This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.
Open Mon thru Wed 4:00 pm and Thur thru Sat 11:00 am closed Sunday

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  • 8464 Alabama Hwy 204
  • Jacksonville, AL 36265
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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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