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Newport Rib Company

2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
+1 949-631-2110
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We happened upon this while we were looking for a Mexican and it turned out to be the best mistake we made in a while. The food was fantastic, portions were HUGE the child portion we ordered for our 18 month grandchild could have fed...More

Thank joevison1969
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the onion brick as an appetizer. Wow.... Super yummy ! We shared a full rack of baby back ribs. It came with corn bread, corn, and you get to choose 2 additional sides. So much food and delicious too !...More

Thank lbreves
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Parking available but hard to get a space when busy. TVs and noisy, but fun. Bartenders friendly and attentive. I ordered Baby Back Ribs with roasted vegetables and a baked beans. Ribs and beans really good. Roasted vegetables ok. Our table ordered potatoe skins which...More

Thank hoho92649
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious ribs and sides. And forget about those southern redneck theme. This is nice like a fine dining restaurant. I got hot corn bread with their special butter. Highly recommend get a full rack because it tastes so good with their tangy bbq sauce

Thank Sunny J
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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, Television, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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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