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“Lip smacking Ribs” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newport Rib Company

Newport Rib Company
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Ranked #56 of 506 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Victoria
Description: 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.
The OC, Orange County, CA
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lip smacking Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Truly a great place to eat as well as take-out. I had eaten at the resturant several times several years ago. As a thank you to my staff, I pay for a lunch twice a year. For the first several years I did this, we would bring in food from all over. Once I brought in what the Rib Company calls a Pig Pack, this is all my staff wants me to bring in anymore. They really look forward to it now. I think we've only brought in one other meal in the past 8 or so years now. Besides the ribs or the BBQ chicken, you should try the smoked sausages to the South Western Chicken and Noodles.

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Earth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Tasty ribs in a friendly restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

They offer good and decent food at a reasonable price. The baby-back ribs and especially the BBQ-sauce are very tasty and way above e.g. Tony Romas´s but they are definitely not the best I have ever eaten. Nevertheless the restaurant is very clean and nicely laid-out. Our server was super-friendley and welcoming. We really enjoyed our dinner and would recommend Newport Rib Company for a casual meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Laguna Niguel, California
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34 reviews
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“Great ribs, but lacking in true private space for a gathering”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The pro side: Really tasty food and generous ribs in terms of meat on the bone. Four of these ribs is truly filling. The service itself once seated was pretty good, so that and the food saves the rating and makes it a 4.

The con side: (deducts a point) Our monthly dining group met here last Sunday on July 22,, and although they promised us a quiet spot to chat, we discovered to our chagrin that a crowd of 25 young adults were placed across the room, and they were a noisy crowd only because of their numbers. We wanted to have good table conversation also, and this wasn't so easy. We did ask for a table in the other room, and it looked like there was room. Although it had a TV going, it was still quieter than this room, but the staff said there was no.room.

Recommendation for accommodations: Be careful when you book a big group here. There were 9 of us. Ask them for the TV room because it's still quieter if there is a huge group in the other room. Clarify this when booking.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

So great -plentiful, delish and worh EVERY penny. Nearly made up for my horrible hotel. really worth it and there is a sister restaurant near Huntington Beach

Visited June 2012
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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“Love their baby back ribs and grilled artichoke appetizer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Newport Rib has been around since 1984. It is a favorite with us locals... They serve a lot of food at a reasonable price and have the best grilled artichoke appetizer! You can often get a coupon on their website at www.ribcompany.com. They have great BBQ sauce and you can purchase a bottle to take home. A gluten free menu is one of my requirements so love that it is available.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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