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Fat Ivor's Rib Rack

27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
+1 760-749-0600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef ribs” (12 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
“rib rack” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
££ - £££
27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

It’s out in the boonies in Valley Center but absolutely worth the drive ! It’s not a full bar and although it tends to be leaning towards an adult venue there are certainly plenty of families with kids!! It was probably the best burger I’ve...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CorkyMata
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were on a family outing and found Fat Ivor's Rib Rack, upon arriving, my wife was having second thoughts, but both my boys were thinking "all you can eat beef ribs" Once inside and having ordered a Cobb Salad and a Corona (on tap)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bushfamily
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We get take out from here at least once per week! The babyback ribs are delicious super tender and the sauce is top notch! We always get the amazing onion rings and a large side of their great ranch! The ladies always have our our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank aloanbyanna
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Ribs were way slimy. So disappointing. Looks like they boil the ribs and then simply dip them in BBQ sauce. Tender, but not good. Chicken breast was better, but still not BBQ caramelized. Baked potato and beans were really good. We need to go back...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CGolding
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Fat Ivar’s to get our rib fix. The all you can eat beef ribs are amazing. The four of us did some work and piled the bones high. Great food fun and atmosphere. A must visit if you are in San Diego...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ray N
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Passing through town, the two of us went back to this locals spot which we had not visited for several years. Not much had changed. The decor was uninspiring, the service was slow to start and had to be called back on several occasions for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 22club58
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Recently moved into the area and since my husband and I both work a lot of long days, we tend to eat out for every meal, every day so we were trying out all of the local restaurants. My husband is a big fan of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018

BBQ is the big draw in this very local place. We come only at lunch because we are not neighbors but come here a couple of times a year because a nice quilt shop is just up the way. We usually have sandwiches, BBQ chicken...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Far's isn't the place to be. Best food, best service and best prices! Try the steak sandwich. Guaranteed best sandwich in town!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 968wesleyf
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Love the baby back ribs! They are very moist and just fall off the bone. The beans are very flavorful and a good accent to the bbq ribs.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank tbennetts0626
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Valley Center
  • Phone Number: +1 760-749-0600
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