Owners of 5th Street Ribs and Blues close up shop to go play golf instead

Midtown barbecue joint shutters after nine years.

Midtown barbecue joint shutters after nine years.

You can’t have both barbecue and golf.

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Well, at least that’s the case if you’re the owner of Midtown’s 5th Street Ribs and Blues.

The barbecue joint, at 86 5th Street, closed its doors for good early this week, according to a sign posted on the restaurant’s front door.

“Closed. Thanks for nine great years. Gone to play golf,” according to the sign.

What Now Atlanta made several attempts via email and telephone to reach 5th Street for comment, all of which went unanswered.

Photo courtesy of Todd Miller.


Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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7 years ago

I’ll really miss this place! It wasn’t the best BBQ in town, but their pulled chicken and slaw were very good. They had a good selection of beer, friendly staff, and it was a genuinely nice place to hang out and have good food.

7 years ago

Bummer!! They had respectable BBQ right by the office. Good thing I live 2 blocks from Fox Bros, but Bummer! They were very hard working folks

7 years ago

I’ll miss Nana B’s brownies…. man….

7 years ago

This place was a customer favorite and they will definitely be missed. Great ribs, great people! We hope they have a lovely retirement.

Dr. Heinz Gruber
7 years ago

Food was decent, but seemed really pricey for what you got…

7 years ago

Looks like Walmart is coming to Tech Square…

7 years ago

They were closed more then they were open. No surprise
To me at all.

5 years ago

No way, the blues use to be outstanding.

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