Restaurant Of The Week: The Scioto Ribber

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings



When you're in the mood for a delicious steak, where do you go? The first thing that comes to my mind is the Scioto Ribber. Since 1978, they have been the go-to restaurant for many families here in Scioto County.


Owned by Will Mault, Corissa Mault-Boggs, and Darren Mault, this is a classic family owned and operated business. The restaurant began when Steve and Cornelia Mault’s backyard BBQ food was beginning to be requested by everyone. 


Their menu offers a variety of foods to choose from. Will’s favorite is their famous steaks, Corissa enjoys the chicken, and Darren loves the ribs. 



Walking into the restaurant, you see that it is a great display of the history of Ohio. From the former Portsmouth Spartans memorabilia to the Cincinnati Bengals memorabilia, you will see the proud history in this restaurant. 


The restaurant is inside one of the oldest buildings in Portsmouth. Having being built in the early 1900s, it was a union house that later became Henry’s cafe. 


When the COVID-19 pandemic began, and hearing that all the restaurants were being closed, the first thought in my mind was how much I was going to miss the Ribber steaks.


It is no secret that COVID-19 has hit the restaurant industry high, but the local support has kept everyone going strong. 


I asked Will what the local support meant to him and his family during this time, and he told me, “We have had tremendous response from everyone in our community and our local officials in general as well as state, Governor Dewine is a patron of ours and has been tremendous throughout this pandemic. The support from people all over has been great and we are so blessed and thankful for our customers. We have made several accommodations to provide outdoor eating as well as curbside service. We want our customers to feel safe and comfortable during these difficult times.” 


The next time youre in the mood for some delicious home-cooked food, check them out! They are back open for business and would love to see everyone there! View them here on our site. 

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