It's a restaurant that started on a bet when owner Andrew Petrehn entered and won the 2003 Thrill of the Grill barbecue contest. Now, it's a haven for Treasure Valley carnivores with beef, chicken and pork prepared the way the gods of barbecue intended. The Rib Shack bills itself as "Barbecue with Attitude," and we have to agree. Vegetarians beware; this is not a place for you. Watching your cholesterol? Don't bother coming. This is a place for those who love barbecue in a big way.
Second Place: Andrew's Rib Shack