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I am reading a play and I have problem with some word combinations, especially with this one: "rib place".

This was from Longhorn's, the rib place. Over on 22nd.

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Sounds like a restaurant that serves ribs, i.e. a steakhouse kind of place. This is backed up by the name, 'Longhorn's', since a longhorn is a breed of cattle.

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The term "rib place" is fairly common where I'm from (Chicago, Midwest), and means a steakhouse specializing in barbecued ribs. It may have come from one of the local restaurants (Carson's, The Place for Ribs). By the way, Longhorn's Steakhouse is a chain of steak restaurants. – bryanjonker Sep 13 '13 at 13:02

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