THE ORIGINAL RIB TICKLER RESTAURANT

Since ‘84, Sylvia and Ted Johnson have been sharing life and BBQ with friends and family.  Offering award winning slow, smoked BBQ made with homemade sauces and plenty of sides.  Five generations of family have worked in the “RT”.  We still smoke the good stuff with wood, make everything (and we mean everything) from scratch.  Potato salad comes from potatoes, coleslaw starts as cabbage. Every day, you can count on enjoying a mouthful of flavorful brisket, fall of the bone ribs, delicately smoked turkey, link sausages and more.  Check out our full menu here.

Come hungry!  We have a bit of Texas waiting for you.

CATERING & DELIVERY

When it comes to catering, we bring a bit of Texas to your wedding, corporate party, birthday, bridal shower, baby shower and make it one to remember.  

We offer full service BBQ, chicken, turkey, fish and shrimp platters, along with favorite salads, sides, and desserts.  Our professional staff is ready to set the table!

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RT COMPANY STORE

Whether you are a homesick Texan or just a grilling maniac, you will find a great assortment of goodies ready and available for shipping anywhere in these United States. 

The RT Spice Assortment is offered along with easy to follow videos to bring out the best in your meats and make you the hero at home.  Click here to order spices and kitchen aids to make you the grill master. 

Love your RT BBQ?  Wear it well!  We get BBQ sauce on our t-shirts, hats, aprons and more every time.  Now you can too.  Cheer up your closet here!