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Rib City at Grant Station Restaurant Review

Grant Station has been around since late 1800’s and was first built by Louis Benson. He only operated the general store for a few years before selling it to Lars Jorgensen. Lars still ran it as a general store, but it was also home to and served as a post & telegraph office, and a trading post. In 1956, Jorgensen’s daughters sold the property to John Swiger who also continued to run the building as a general store serving the local residents until his passing in 1962. After sitting empty for several decades, Robert Knoblauch restored the shop as “The Grant Grocery” in 1995. The building was then added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1999 as the Jorgensen’s General Store. Fast forward to October 2011, the current owners, Chris & Judy Pozgar purchased the property and have done many upgrades to the building. One of which was to open and operate the east coasts first Rib City BBQ restaurant. The remaining 3 acres of property are also home to the Old Grant Creamery, Island Paddle, and The Barn event venue.


Now let’s dive right in and see what this place has to offer and what I had to eat!

Road Sign off of US Hwy 1
Look for the Rib City Truck when driving by on US Hwy 1
Outside of Rib City – Photo Courtesy of Rib City’s Website
Dining Room / Bar
Fried Okra – Served with a side of Ranch Dressing. The okra was lightly fried and had a satisfying crunch when taking a bite.
Sliced Pork Sandwich – A generous portion of sliced pork is piled high on garlic toast and served with French Fries. The pork was tender and flavorful, the garlic bread was nicely toasted, and the fries were seasoned with just the right amount of salt!
Pulled Pork Sandwich – A generous portion of pulled pork piled high on a hamburger style bun and served with French Fries and a side of Coleslaw. The pulled pork was very tender and moist. They actually dress it with a little apple cider vinegar and their mustard BBQ sauce to add additional flavor. The coleslaw is exactly the way I like it, creamy and sweet!
Sliced Beef Brisket – Smoked low and slow for hours each day! Served with your choice of two sides and garlic toast. Brisket is my go to when I order from a BBQ place and this was tender and very flavorful. The pink edges are a badge of honor in the BBQ world, it means it was smoked in a real wood smoker.
Baby Back Ribs – Smoked low and slow for hours each day! Served with your choice of two sides and garlic toast. The color on those ribs made my mouth water when they sat them down in front of me. They were tender, nearly falling off the bone, and had that nice sweet char flavor from setting the sauce on the grill.
Coconut Cream Pie – This HUGE slice of Coconut cream pie must be nearly 6 inches tall and at least 3 inches wide at the base and is ONE OF THE BEST COCONUT CREAM PIES I HAVE EVER TASTED!!! It was so rich, creamy, and full of coconut flavor! Do yourself a favor and don’t skip dessert this time, trust me the calories are worth it!

Rib City at Grant Station
Address: 5390 US-1, Grant-Valkaria, FL 32949
Phone: (321) 241-6510
Hours of Operation: Monday – Tuesday, 11:00am to 8:00pm, Wednesday – Thursday, 11:00am to 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday, 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday, 11:30am to 9:00pm

Thomas Miller

My name is Thomas Miller, aka “The Treasure Coast Foodie” and “The Foodie Guy” and now the host and producer of the brand new show called Holy Grail Eats! I’ve been a professional food blogger for the past 9 years and I’m very passionate about finding “Holy Grail” dishes and supporting local mom-and-pop and one of a kind restaurants! I’ve reviewed over 300 local restaurants in the last 9 years and my food photos are devoured by 10’s of thousands each month on my website treasurecoastfoodie.com. As a Google Maps Level 8 Local Guide, I have submitted over 4,000 photos that have been viewed over 100 million times. My foodie following is over 125,000 strong on the Treasure Coast and my Foodie dining experience events are some of the Top Culinary experiences on the Treasure Coast!

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