Though famous for ribs, Rip’s Restaurant is also a favorite joint for steaks, seafood, and other southern-style classics.Rip’s Country Inn, nestled in Bowie just off the Route 301 and 197 intersections, has for 60 years been a mainstay and favorite local restaurant. Known as a great place to enjoy a first-class pork rib dinner, Rip's also offers a wide selection of dishes, including fine steaks, fish, seafood, and chicken, as well as southern signature plates that no one could ever refuse. Plus, Rip’s Restaurant serves fine wines at discount liquor store prices (there's a wine and liquor store in the building), as well as top-quality sandwiches at the convenient on-the-go deli. [caption id="attachment_5488" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Courtesy of Culture Trip[/caption] If you've never been to Rip’s, you really ought to try the ribs. For $24, patrons get a half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs in the Carolina tradition, along with a generous side of fries and coleslaw, while for just $29, patrons can enjoy a full rack of tender-roasted ribs. Rip’s is also known to cook a mean steak: their filet mignon is tender and juicy, as is their New York strip, ribeye, and grilled pork chop topped with caramelized red cabbage. [caption id="attachment_5489" align="aligncenter" width="348"] courtesy of Yelp[/caption]
While Rip’s ribs and meat entrees are among the area’s best, the restaurant’s appetizers, soups, and salads are equally as delectable. True to American cuisine traditions of the south, patrons can choose from quality appetizers such as country-fried potato skins, mac and cheese bites, crab balls, nachos, and calamari. Delicious soup choices include beef and bean chili, baked french onion, and crab -- all made in the Maryland style and tradition. Rip's also makes a mean cobb salad that rivals the best restaurants in the D.C. metro area. [caption id="attachment_5491" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Courtesy of Yelp[/caption] The menu's side items include expertly-made coleslaw, green beans, beets, mashed potatoes, fries, baked potato, rice pilaf, onion rings, sweet potato, apple sauce, homemade potato chips, and more. [gallery ids="5492,5493"] From breakfast to lunch to dinner, Rip's is a Maryland tradition definitely worth checking out. Rip's Country Inn is located at 3809 Crain Highway in Bowie. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday.
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