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Newport Rib Company

2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
+1 949-631-2110
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (46 reviews)
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“baby backs” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We live VERY near by and hadn't visited in years. After tonight, we are not sure why it took so long. The amoint of food on the plate is generous and very good! March madness was going on and my husband was happy with all...More

Thank clb196121256
Reviewed 17 January 2018

First time visited was by chance. Subsequent visits have been by choice. You will not be disappointed. We order the combo meal which consists of chicken, ribs, sausage and brisket with 3 sides priced under $30.00 and enough for 2 people who are of the...More

1  Thank K L
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

There’s a lot of good restaurants around Newport Beach, but I can’t imagine that there’s a better place for ribs. We tried all of them but the baby back are the best! Restaurant has great buzzy atmosphere with a lot of TV sport, and great...More

1  Thank Tepanyaki
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Pros: Great service Great pricing Good food Good ribs Good location. Cons: None really. Overall great ambience. Loved the large amount of TVs in the place. Our waitress was fantastic.

Thank lukephd
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Good BBQ in OC is difficult to find, especially if you're used to southern BBQ. Newport Rib Company is okay. Would not win any awards. For SoCal BBQ afficianadoes Newport barely makes the cut. Tried the baby backs. Seemed a bit dry. The brisket is...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

If you love BBQ and a fun family atmosphere, this is your place. A nice selection of ribs, smoked meats and fabulous sides. For not carnivore types, even a good offering of salads and pasta. A nice go-to for protein cravings and do save room...More

Thank Dbtogi
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I can't say I have a Southern California go-to bbq joint yet, but I can say this isn't it. In fairness, this is the state where they call throwing a steak, burger, or chicken breast on the backyard grill, bbq'ing. Well, that doesn't even make...More

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I go here quite often and I have settled into a couple of favorites. I like to turn this into a high line sports bar. They have a few TVs near the bar. So the plan is get a booth near the bar, get great...More

Thank Jayfromcali
Reviewed 21 October 2016

That's right, of all the BBQ places in CM, NB, SA and Irvine, only Newport Rib Company serves beef ribs. I love BBQ but allergic to pork, and only Newport Rib Company can satisfy my cravings. Always juicy, hot and fresh. And plenty to choose...More

Thank Lilia W
Reviewed 20 October 2016

After trying several other locations for weeks - we found Newport Rib Company. From the first moment that Michelle picked up the phone - my stress started to melt away! Michelle worked with me on a great menu - that was pulled pork, ribs and...More

Thank b5orange
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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