slow-smoked barbecue meats, homemade side dishes and uncompromising commitment to service.
Adam’s Rib Smokehouse has been providing great food for special occasions like yours for over 20 years. Known for our outstanding slow -smoked barbecue meats, home made side dishes and un-compromising commitment to service. We take great pride in serving Authentic American BBQ and specializing in Santa- Maria Style barbecue, the home of BBQ. Our meats are slow -smoked over real hard woods; red oak, hickory, and mesquite. All our side dishes are created in our kitchen, including our signature sweet poquito beans and creamy red potato salad. Thank you for allowing us to assist you in making your special event a success.
Adam’s Rib Smokehouse is owned and operated by
Mike & Katrina Adams and family
Owner, Chef, Glorified Dishwasher
We do it all. Adam’s Rib Smokehouse is owned and operated by Mike & Katrina Adams and family. Every person in the family plays an important role in creating an atmosphere comfortable for your family to enjoy our establishment. Our eldest son Mike is the pit master and manages our location on State St. Mike Jr. has learned the art of BBQ right along side his father, starting at the age of 16. Mike is now married to a wonderful girl, Jessica. She also work alongside the family, usually you can catch her at the register assisting customers. Our daughter Jen, graduated from Oregon Culinary Institute and fresh bakes all our desserts weekly. She also assists in our catering kitchen, along with her husband Omar, our catering manager. Our youngest son Matt, who has been working with us since the age of 7, helps us out with running the food truck. Our 2 oldest grandsons have come on board now and help out with special events.
Adam’s Rib Smokehouse originated as a catering service and concessions trailer operating at the Saturday Market and other festivals surrounding the Salem area in 1998. We started serving hotdogs and shaved ice and the following year introduced our smoked meats – Beef and Pork Ribs. We were such a success we found ourselves working every weekend at festivals, catering and even supplying ribs to local restaurants. In June of 2003 we opened our first restaurant on Market St. in Salem. We moved to our current location on State St. in March of 2005 and growing ever since we opened the doors. People just can’t get enough of that smoked meat flavor. We continue to expand our business to suit the needs of our patrons and look forward to a long-term relationship with our customers, friends and family.
What we offer
Adam’s Rib Smokehouse is a family restaurant that follows more to the traditional BBQ flair, fast and casual. We have expanded our catering to more of an upscale catering service to appeal to weddings and other formal occasions. BBQ is the choice of food for events today. We produce our famous BBQ sauces and can find them at local grocery and farm stores or they can be purchased at the restaurant. We also have a food truck that we take out to private parties, weddings and local festivals, events and fundraisers. Some events include – Oregon State Fair, Marion County Fair, First Taste and various car shows around the area. Follow us on our social media pages to see where we are at next.
We take great pride in providing the best meal, atmosphere and overall experience to our customers. We want you to feel like part of the family and your coming home for dinner. Please next time you find yourself downtown on the corner of 12th and State, come on in and see us. You’re always welcome and the family is always there.