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The Rib Line

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228 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433-1939
+1 805-474-0123
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fresno, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This location just began serving breakfast on weekends only. I'm so glad to have been there. The staff is outstanding, & the food is a treat to the tastebuds. The cinnamon/honey butter on their pancakes will ruin you for pancakes anywhere else. Scrambled eggs were cooked just right & the country potatoes have great flavor. They do serve alcohol at... More 

Thank JoAnn V
Nipomo, California
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard from some neighbors about this place and decided to give it a try. We both ordered the baby back ribs, which were tasty and had a tasty sauce. Unfortunately, I'm the sort of person who likes a lot of sauce and it wasn't present. Most rib places have extra sauce right on the table. Not this one.... More 

Thank Tom R
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I love slow cooked meat, so after a google search this place came up. It had featured on man vs food so this was a must try place that we needed to visit before we set off for San Francisco. The staff were friendly and the menu was huge... probably a bit too much going on but hey you can't... More 

Thank Thomas W
Pismo Beach, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been here several times hoping it would improve, but it only gets worse. At 5:00 PM out of Ice Tea, tables are dirty and service is slow. Portions are inconsistent and chewy. Priced too high. Have stopped going. We drive 15 miles to go to the Friestone Grill in SLO.

Thank SteveRutgers
Norco, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of 6 and got seated immediately. Service was efficient, professional and friendly. The menu has a full selection of beef, pork, chicken choices. At our table, somebody ordered something from each of these categories. Everyone enjoyed what they had. I ordered a Santa Maria style Tri-Tip sandwich. The meat was lightly seasoned and cooked to... More 

Thank tmiller253
Riverdale, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If u want great ribs try here. We tried another place and ok But here GREAT! Didn't care 4 back Ground. Music but food in addition to ribs is good.

Thank CalifJim2
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We are in a need for a GREAT BBQ spot...sure, there's Mo's, but it gets so so in quality due to whomever is or is not working. Rib Line...where to start....? Good plase for a 'Lunch Special'...not the most food, but good for a quick bite. What is it with fried pickles? I LOVE fried pickles, but they have to... More 

Thank Brad O
Aloha, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food here was okay not great but the prices were a little high for what you get. Ribs seemed dry and a little tough. Rib plates do not come with sides which are extra. Been to a lot of BBQ places and most have a side or two with the dinner for the same price I paid for the... More 

Thank dadfro
Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

In the interest of full disclosure, I did not eat at the Rib Line tonight. Here is why: I didn't want to cook tonight, so I decided to have barbecue from a local restaurant. I've ordered meals from Rib Line in the past and they've always been decent, neither spectacular nor terrible, so I decided to go with them. So,... More 

Thank Mike H
Grover Beach, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place is "the go to" for ribs in the area however it's hit and miss. Sometimes the meat is tender fall of the bone and the cornbread with butter is amazing and other days the meat is a bit tough and the cornbread is clearly from the night before because it's dry. The place is a bit pricey to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433-1939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Grover Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-474-0123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?