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Newport Rib Company

2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
+1 949-631-2110
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (47 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 5 April 2016

They offer a good selection of chicken, ribs, steak, and some sausages. There were some salads as well on the menu but my carnivore son wanted a steak so this was the place. I got "The Combo" which had tri-tip, chicken, ribs, and a sausage...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I had dinner at the Newport Rib Company on a Friday evening. The restaurant was approximately 50% occupied. I was promptly seated and the server immediately inquired about my drink order and explained the evening's specials. After my order was taken the server immediately brought...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank William P
Reviewed 26 March 2016

During recent visit to O C we stopped at the Newport/Naples Rib Company and had the baby back ribs. I have to say that they were very good - better then our experience in the "rib country of the south" last year. Sat at the...More

Date of visit: March 2016
1  Thank mbf1128
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place should change it’s name to Newport Tri-Tip Company. Visited with some friends for OC Restaurant Week since I’m still looking for a good BBQ place in the OC since eating some of the best BBQ in my life in the South. This was...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Eric N
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Stop coming here 6 years ago N nothing improve on food. The ribs was loaded with sugar. It like eating a bow of sugar. Some ribs ,the meat didn't fall off the bone, some was cover with sauce to hide the fat. Those butter biscuit...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to have some BBQ before attending a show and we sure did make the right choice!! We had made reservations which made it really easy once we arrived...we were seated right away in a very comfortable booth and the waitress...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Geno M
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Stopped in for lunch at Newport Rib Co. recently and it was okay. There are other great little BBQ joints in Orange County. Mr. Bee had the ribs with a baked potato and beans. The ribs were good and tender. The beans were flavorful and...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank beetrvln
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Baby back ribs, Sausage, Cole Slaw, BBQ Beans ... all excellent and finger licking good. EXCELLENT value for money in the unassuming little barbecue joint close to the OC fairgrounds ...

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank PG13LA
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Our favorite place for bbq. Great chicken and ribs. Good salads for anyone who prefers to avoid meat/poultry/pork. Yummy bbq sauce, purchase a bottle to take home, you'll be glad you did.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank 2harps
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I have been a dedicated patron of NRC from when they were located on Newport Blvd, some 30 + years ago, maybe more. The best smoked ribs, chicken, brisket, sausages and the most tender, juiciest steaks on the planet. Fresh veggies, and the fresh cornbread...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Steven S
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available
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 - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 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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