The Rib Shack brings back grilled and smoked barbeque to Antioch

The Rib Shack owners Mandisa & Ron Mixon.

By Allen Payton, Publisher

If you’ve been missing smoked, grilled barbeque in Antioch, then you’re in luck. The Rib Shack, opened by Ron and Mandisa Mixon on September 1st, serves up just what you’ve been craving.

“We started the restaurant because there wasn’t many barbeque places in the area,” Mandisa said.

No one else was providing smoked, grilled barbeque, so they did.

“We were originally going to open a hot dog cart,” she shared. “But when Ron found this location, we decided to open a full restaurant.”

Mandisa is the chef. While they’ve never owned a restaurant before, she gained some experience helping her sister, who owns a restaurant and catering business in Foster City.

But, she learned her cooking skills from her grandmother, who is a native of Mississippi.

“We have a long line of entrepreneurs in our family,” Mandisa stated.

She makes the barbeque sauce and the batter for the fish.

Ron, who also owns a handyman business and has been pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship for the past four years since they moved to Antioch, handles the barbequing.

The Rib Shack grill

It’s a family business, with both their daughters serving customers and helping out, and Ron’s brother supplying the home-made sweet potato pie.

They serve ribs, chicken, links and fish, plus desserts. I’ve eaten there and found their barbeque sauce to be delicious.

The Mixons encourage everyone to “Come by and enjoy great barbeque!”

They’re located at 1803 West 10th Street near the corner of Auto Center Drive, next to economy Auto Body and Paint, and across from Hazel’s. They offer dine-in, take-out, catering and lunch-time delivery for three orders or more.

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The Rib Shack grill

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