The History of Our
Family-Owned Restaurant

David and Dan

Evansville native Harold Nix opened Western Ribeye in 1975 with a commitment to always give guests great cuts of beef and excellent service. He did that, and soon his steakhouse became an established favorite.

But Western Ribeye brought something more to the dining experience. It introduced one of this area’s first and finest salad bars, and people fell in love with it. Guests still love that huge “create your own” salad bar — and it is still one of the finest around.

Harold Nix’s sons, David and Dan, joined Western Ribeye in 1985. The brothers soon expanded the menu and began building renovations, creating dining options and a relaxing atmosphere that made every guest’s visit a special occasion. And when the restaurant began offering its now-famous barbeque ribs, the name was expanded to Western Ribeye & Ribs.

The restaurant recently celebrated the completion of another update, including a new look and new logo. And while the Nix family continues its tradition of outstanding food and excellent service, Western Ribeye & Ribs’ new look reflects the restaurant’s ongoing commitment to a contemporary, quality dining experience.