"Don't Bite Ya Fingers"

Pulled Pork


Brisket Sandwich





Chicken wings

​(BBQ or Buffalo)


Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I also lived in Memphis, TN for nine years.  After graduating from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA, I relocated to the northeast for a job in "Corporate America". After working just four years, I realized "Corporate America" was not for me. I wanted to do something I would enjoy every day.  During this time, I hosted cookouts at home and really enjoyed people's reaction to my food.  I noticed there were no original BBQ spots in New Haven so I decided to start my own and Ricky D's Rib Shack was born; "Don't Bite Ya Fingers".  I'm proud to say that I'm doing something that I truly love. Every day is a cook-out! I can't ask for anything better than that. 

Ricky D.

My Specialties

All meats are slow smoked with hickory wood and seasoned with my custom blend of spices and herbs. All meat is topped with my very own sweet tasting BBQ sauce. Combining the vinegar-based taste of Carolina Style BBQ  with the sweet savory taste of Kansas City, Ricky D's Rib Shack has created Kansa-Lina BBQ.  My ribs and brisket are moist and smoked to tender perfection.  My BBQ chicken and pulled pork are smoked and full of flavor. 

My Grill