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“Great Sauce, Great Meat, Great Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newport Rib Company

Newport Rib Company
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Ranked #57 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Huntington Beach, California
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“Great Sauce, Great Meat, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

The smell of barbeque greets you when you step out of your car. Newport Rib Company is the place to go for ribs, chicken and tri-tip. The starter is a warm loaf of cornbread (individual size). There is even gluten free upon request. A wide variety of meats and sides enhance the yummy bq sauce. Everything we have ordered over the past four years has been terrific. Service is fast and friendly.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Best Ribs In Orange County”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

Cousin to Naples Rib Co of Lon Beach this local's favorite knows their Baby Back Ribs. Great take away options for the big game. Recently decorated with many TVs, it now has a bit of a sports bar feel.

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Porterville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ribs!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

Only the locals know the best places!! This is not a chain restaurant. Everything is good on the menu.

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“Premiere Ribs of OC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Newport Rib, and their sister locations, offers the best BBQ baby back ribs in Orange County. The meal is always satisfying, though heavy, and the sides are good enough or better. Portion sizes are pretty large, too. Service is okay, and the newly decorated interior is welcome. They offer great deals on take out; you couldn't do much better for a tailgating event then pick up one of their large to go packs.

  • Visited September 2012
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The OC, Orange County, CA
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“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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