In the late 1800s, Antelope was the only significant settlement in the Center Township, an area bounded on the North by the Placer county line, on the East by what is now Sunrise Boulevard. The population of the entire township in 1880 was about 400 people. Many of the railroad workers made their homes here and eventually stayed permanently. Gradually, workers left the area and Antelope became just another small community with little business.
On April 28th, 1973, Antelope consisted of a post office, general store and a half dozen homes – a place hardly of notice. However, at 8:03 a.m., a rail car loaded with aircraft bombs exploded in the southern part of the Roseville’s switch yard destroying the general store and damaging most of the homes. This changed Antelope forever – it basically was blown away.
What to do in Antelope? How about some good eats! Try the Award Winning original House of Chicken and Ribs restaurant just minutes north of Sacramento, specializes in serving southern style barbecue at its finest.
The restaurant prides itself on slowly smoking its seasoned Pork/Beef Ribs until the meat practically falls of the bone, grilling its marinated Tri-tip and Chicken to perfection, and serving tender hand made all beef links. The delicious tender meats are all served with the founding family’s special recipe mild or hot barbecue sauce. The restaurant serves Southern Fried Chicken and Wings, and fresh Seafood delicacies such as deep-fried Oysters, Jumbo Prawns, Catfish, and Red Snapper. The restaurant prepares homemade side dishes and desserts including freshly baked Peach Cobbler, Apple and Sweet Potato Pie.
Stop by and see for yourself, why the House of Chicken and Rib’s picked as the “Best of Sacramento” is a favorite hot spot for barbecue lovers, celebrities, politicians, and sport media personalities from near and far.