About Us

Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack is a family owned and operated full service restaurant. It opened in April 2000 under its current owners Tim and Barbara Johnson. The building has always housed some type of bar. Tim and Barbara wanted to change that image somewhat and start focusing on the food. After all, you can get a cold beer or mixed drink most anywhere, but you can only get those great tasting ribs at Cooter Brown’s.

From the outside the place still looks like a county line beer joint. Those not familiar and just passing by may think you need a knife or gun to enter. However, once inside you’ll find a cozy, relaxing atmosphere with a friendly staff eager to serve you some of the best food in the area.

Since Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack has devoted its attention to food it has not gone unnoticed. Cooter Brown’s ribs were listed as one of the “100 dishes to eat in Alabama before you die” by the Alabama Board of Tourism and has won the “Taste of Calhoun County on multiple occasions. Cooter Brown’s ribs have also been voted “Best Ribs” by the Anniston Star as well as being honored with several other local awards.

If you like ribs you need to try ours. If you don’t, there’s plenty of other great food to choose from on the menu such as grilled chicken, smoked wings, appetizers, burgers and much more. When you do come, just remember this ain’t no fast food joint. All our food is cooked to order so you know it’s fresh. We feel the quality and taste of our food is well worth the wait and you will too. So come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy!!!