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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 14 October 2011

Based on positive on-line reviews of Newport Rib Company, we decided to try it for dinner and were extremely disappointed. The restaurant is known for its large portions and abundant sides, which they definitely lived up to. However, I would prefer that the food be...More

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank Allison H
Reviewed 23 September 2011

The best ribs ever! The staff was very friendly. Gluten free items were available and the menu was marked accordingly. The gluten free cornbread was very good. The portions are huge. I had the senior baby back rib portion and it was ample. You get...More

Date of visit: September 2011
Thank cindy h
Reviewed 29 June 2011

Went to this rib joint after seeing it was near our Hyatt Hotel in Garden Grove and had great reviews. The reviewers weren't wrong. The four amigos enjoyed a variety of cold beers and fantastic ribs that were as good as any found anywhere. Meaty,...More

Date of visit: June 2011
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Ever since I tasted their BBQ sauce I have been hooked. They make delicious beef ribs and cornbread that cannot be beat. I moved from Southern California 5 years ago but still stop by when I visit and have friends ship me their BBQ sauce.

Thank gaksplat75
Reviewed 26 July 2010

I like good BBQ. I looking for a restaurant in the Costa Mesa area and came across Newport Rib Co. I was skeptical but it was real close and based on the reviews it was worth a try. They did not disappoint. Ribs were tender,...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 12 May 2010

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Reviewed 9 December 2009

I've been using Newport Rib Co for years for catering large company lunches but I've also been to their Costa Mesa restaurant. You will not find any better ribs and sides anywhere. Ribs, chicken, sausages, whatever...it's all great. And the cornbread with honey butter is...More

Thank elainedA3914QG
Reviewed 8 November 2009

If your looking to have BBQ, go to Newport Rib Co. The ribs are out of this world and are complimented by hot corn bread. What makes Newport Rib Co stand out is the sause and how they cook the ribs.

Thank OCBeachgirl1
Reviewed 27 April 2009

We had driven by this restaurant many times but finally had occasion to go when we were staying in the area for an event. At 6:00 p.m. on a Friday the place was already pretty busy although not packed. I ordered the prime rib and...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2008

HUGE!!! YUM go hungry! Good take out too!

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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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