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Newport Rib Company

) #51 of 429 Restaurants in Costa Mesa ££ - £££ American, , Barbecue
2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
+1 949-631-2110
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
££ - £££
2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
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31 - 40 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2015

We arranged to have our son's rehearsal dinner here. I had a tough time getting the manager to return my emails, etc., but we finally got it set up - with a narrow 2 hour window since we were having it on a Saturday evening....More

Thank StaciMcFlo
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This is a great place to go for a protein fix, which is what I was after. But the surprise was all the extras that came with the meal. I ordered a full rack of baby back ribs, knowing that I would have some to...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I'm not sure about the negative reviews before because the food was very good! Ribs were tender, slide off the bones with a nice smoked flavour. Tri-tips were juicy. Service was very friendly and fast. It was a loud place but then it is not...More

Thank toronegro63
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

We had a part of 8 and we were able to get right in and the ribs were amazing, the service was also great! We will be back! Thanks!

1  Thank KCaissey
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

LOVE this place. Love it way more than Lucille 's. Servers are always sweet. Good gf cornbread. Awesome gf french fries. I've eaten there several times have been safe every time.

1  Thank TheRealcindygirl
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This food price was outrageous it did not come to our expectations I have eaten at this place before and I am very disappointed in the quality, the ribs were not of quality and the cornbread was so dry I had to throw it away!!...More

1  Thank Eve S
Reviewed 13 February 2015

We are long time customers of Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa. It appears that the quality and overall value of the restaurant has decreased over the recent years. The ribs were tough and the rib-eye steak was average. Unfortunately it was also very noisy...More

Thank MssrParis
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

If you like a LOUD dinner experience this is your place. Our booth was located near large table seating 4 and 6, we were two persons trying to hear each other. Behind us was a party of 12!! Our rib eye steak was pretty much...More

1  Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This is a family owned AND operated restaurant that serves the best ribs ever. The portions are large and you get 2 sides with the ribs. There are also several non-meat selections (fish and veggie burgers). The service is friendly and efficient. This restaurant has...More

1  Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

No longer in Newport. They moved to Costa Mesa about 30 years ago! Many of us locals have been going for about that long and now our children go there. A traditional barbecue place with generous portions. Family friendly atmosphere, a bar and now plenty...More

1  Thank Priscilla G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-631-2110
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If it's delicious BBQ, in a dinner house that knows more than just great BBQ, Newport Rib Company is your place. Comfortable booths, a great bar with sports on the TV, and a staff so friendly you'll think that you’re part of the family...and you are. This local landmark has been serving BBQ’d specialties for over 25 years; slow roasted tri-tip, Prime rib, juicy steaks, stiff martini's and great salads all add up to a first-rate experience without the first-rate price. Come and find out why this family-owned business has become a MUST-have when visiting the Orange County area.

Try the onion brick or the grilled artichoke for appetizers, the BBQ’d chopped tri-tip or chicken salad is a health conscious favorite, but the meat is center stage at this one of a kind Costa Mesa institution.

Take-out, catering from 25 to 2500 guests, a banquet room which seats 80, large comfortable booths, and an environment that caters to our guests no matter if regulars or soon to be’s.
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