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Shane's Rib Shack, 2001 North Beltline Boulevard: Jan 2009 (temporary?)   12 comments

Posted at 12:08 am in restaurants

I had done a closing on this building, already operatiing as Shane's Rib Shack to remember it being a Pizza Hut and a Rising High.

It now appears that a third restaurant has gone under in this spot. I'm not 100% certain that it's gone for good, and there is a bit of room for hope in the fact that the phone has not been disconnected. The sign suggests that the closing is intended to be temporary, due to a gas leak, but I would say that more than enough time has gone by to correct that, so we'll have to see. I never ate at Shanes as ribs are yet another taste I didn't acquire, but I heard a number of people say good things about the place.

Thanks to commenter MB for the heads up.

UPDATE 7 Oct 2010 -- Zazby's is now open in this building (and has been for a while):

Written by ted on February 14th, 2009

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12 Responses to 'Shane's Rib Shack, 2001 North Beltline Boulevard: Jan 2009 (temporary?)'

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  1. It's a shame because I just finally got around to trying this place and the food was great. Zero atmosphere inside -- cold cement floor and rough wood picnic tables -- but there's a sort of beer garden in back that I was looking forward to this spring.

    Dennis

    14 Feb 09 at 9:44 am

  2. I was just coming here to let you know about this.

    I'd figure, that if it were a gas leak, there was no reason to remove the cash registers???

    Daniel

    15 Feb 09 at 8:16 am

  3. Oh, no! My husband and I really liked this place. Sort of surprising that it's shut down; we were just there last month!

    gina

    15 Feb 09 at 8:20 pm

  4. There is/was a Shane's Rib Shack in the Village at Sandhills as well. They have one of those "Closed for Renovations" signs up over there, with no obvious renovating being done. I'd say things don't look good for Shane's in Columbia (kind of a shame, food wasn't half bad and it was priced relatively fairly...)

    Brett

    15 Feb 09 at 10:50 pm

  5. FYI - the national Shane's website has removed the Columbia stores from its locations list.

    Dennis

    16 Feb 09 at 9:27 am

  6. This location, I believe, was also the location of "Bright's" restaurant, which closed in the mid 1980s or so, but I'm pretty sure the Rising High/Pizza Hut/Shane's building was a replacement for the Bright's building. It was an alternative to IHOP for people looking for a late-night meal. Went there a number of times, but I don't remember a thing about the menu. The "Brights" folks later opened up some kind of eatery in Leesburg Plaze called "Souther Connection" or "Southern Kitchen," also long gone.

    badger

    16 Feb 09 at 9:33 am

  7. I ate a few times at Shane's @ Village at Sandhills. I thought the food wasn't bad but you could tell that it was a chain. My food tasted OK but was rather dry. Not all that cheap either. Mom-n-pop BBQ places do a better job, in general.

    J.P.

    17 Feb 09 at 10:59 am

  8. My wife and I ate there once. We enjoyed the food, but, like a couple of posters stated before, zero atmosphere and a "chain BBQ" taste. Funny thing is, this was a place you are "supposed" to like (a very comfortable suburban feel to it), but after our only time eating there, we always just found somewhere else to eat. I remember the Rising High closed in early '06 and think this site is just bad for business... probably needs a new interior designer...

    Alex

    27 Mar 09 at 1:00 am

  9. Zaxby's is supposed to be moving into this location, according to the sign recently placed outside.

    badger

    11 Jun 09 at 7:55 pm

  10. OOHH Man, I loved this place. Excellent food! Good prices!

    Jesse

    20 Sep 10 at 9:48 am

  11. I wish I knew what they did with that Shane's Sign...I would be willing to pay for it. Any one in the area know what happened to it?

    T. D. W.

    24 Dec 13 at 9:13 pm

  12. I don't know but I think I saw a Shane's Rib Shack in Aiken for anyone interested...I think most chains have ways of disposing of the signage of failed locations...

    BTW, since this place is now a Zaxby's I think it'd be a good idea to remove "temporary?" from the post title...

    Andrew

    25 Dec 13 at 12:52 am

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