Michelbob’s marks 35 years in Naples

Michelbob’s marks 35 years in Naples

Discount soccer cleats store orange and black hypervenoms sheila Pullen, who has been a waitress at Michelbob’s for nearly 30 of the local restaurant’s 35 years, takes an order from diners. Photo by Tim AtenSheila Pullen, who has been a waitress at Michelbob’s for nearly 30 of the local restaurant’s 35 years, takes an order from diners. Photo by Tim AtenMichelbob TMs, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, opened in 1979 in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenMichelbob TMs, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, opened in 1979 in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenMichelbob’s Manager Karen Perrette delivers two baby back orange and black hypervenoms rib dinners at the 35 year old restaurant, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenMichelbob’s Manager Karen Perrette delivers two baby back rib dinners at the 35 year old restaurant, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenMichelbob’s Manager Karen Perrette delivers two baby Discount soccer cleats store back rib dinners at the 35 year old restaurant, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim Aten

A baby back rib dinner at Michelbob TMs, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenA baby back rib dinner at Michelbob TMs, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim AtenA baby back rib dinner at Michelbob TMs, 371 Airport Pulling Road N, in East Naples. Photo by Tim Aten

Time stands still for Michelbob a landmark restaurant in Naples that hasn changed much since launching 35 years ago.

No need to change something that remains so popular. The local restaurant championship ribs and casual d have been a nostalgic mainstay since Minnesotan Bob Mattson and Floridian Marsha Gibbs collaborated to create the barbecue in 1979.

built Michelbob to what it is, said Discount soccer cleats store Lou Bavaro, Mattson son in law, who became managing partner of the restaurant late last year when co founder Gibbs retired.

Since its inception, Michelbob has become well known for its baby back ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, and barbecue chicken and beef. The aroma from the on site smoker in back is intoxicating, even in the parking lot.

A sign posted just outside the main entrance brags that Michelbob has served more than 10 million pounds of barbecue since 1979, including 400,000 racks of ribs a year and 450 gallons of barbecue sauce each week. It no wonder that it also goes through 4.5 million napkins a year.

There a good reason why the restaurant tagline, Ribs in America, is emblazoned in huge, red, all caps letters across the front of the building, dwarfing even the name of restaurant at 371 Airport Pulling Road, near Naples Municipal Airport. Michelbob signature dish remains its slow smoked, barbeque baby back ribs.

Beneath the smoke and the sweet or tangy sauces, the secret to Michelbob success is the actual meat on the bones. The cornerstone pork product is imported from Denmark, Bavaro said.

and Marsha were pioneers in baby back ribs, which are smaller and tender. It a unique product that they essentially pioneered, he orange and black hypervenoms said. pork is the gold standard. We came across this rib and it performed so well for us. We can buy it in volume and bring it in a cost effective way the way we do. addition to its famous ribs, the restaurant longevity is due to its consistent quality and local pride, Bavaro said.

really feel that we offer quality food at a great price. It consistent, he said. there also something, in my opinion, that Naples feels orange and black hypervenoms that Michelob is their own. They take pride in it themselves. Naples has taken ownership of us, one of the first landmark restaurants. aren shy about sharing their Michelbob memories. haven been here in 15 years, but it feels the same, visitors often tell employees orange and black hypervenoms Discount soccer cleats store.