We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Rib Co.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
+1 760-367-1663
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 279: English reviews
Overland Park, Kansas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, the wait staff here were wonderful. We ate here a couple of times and both women were extremely friendly and on top of refills etc. I had the baby back dry rub ribs. The flavor was there for sure. The length of the actual rib was uncommonly large and the half portion probably had the same amount... More 

Thank Brentfromkc
Franklin, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great local's restaurant. Our hotel suggested it. It is not fancy but it has good food. You can eat inside or outside. They cook the steak and ribs in front of the restaurant. Very friendly wait staff. I would go back if I was in the area again.

Thank Rokoren
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Twentynine Palms, there aren't many restaurants you can order from, but Rib Co is amongst my favorite that actually delivers, great food. I love their Rib Sampler, and their delicious sides. They can become extremely busy and the delivery time can be quite long, but worth it.

Thank SMGabriel
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place came recommended by locals. It's funky and definitely has the small town feel. There is outside seating. The ribs were a bit dry but the bbq sauce was delicious and did the trick. The side of potato salad was so good as was the cornbread and honey butter. The service was fine. The restaurant was packed when we... More 

Thank mkaiser57
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My wife and I ate here very early on a Friday night and so did everyone else! We got there about 4:30 PM and by 5:30 PM the place was jam packed with mostly local residents. The ambiance isn't anything to write home about, but the food definitely is. My wife had a 1/2 slab of baby back ribs -... More 

Thank Rheinhold F
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

After a long day hiking in Joshua Tree national park this is great value tasty barbecue! We went on a Sunday evening and quickly got seated outside on the patio near to the grill. Service was quick and we were soon eating warm fluffy corn bread, delicious with honey butter. I had the pork chops (2 per plate) with mashed... More 

Thank KEinSF
Piedmont, California
Level Contributor
58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is by far the best food value on the Rte. 62 strip in 29 Palms. The Grill is the center of attention, but what comes off the grill is simply incredible. Ribs that fall apart in your mouth and fill it with great flavors and textures. And the sandwiches are to die for (no, they really are!). They are... More 

Thank man-knee
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Spent the day in the National Park and found this place on the way back home. Read the reviews and thought it should be good, but was disappointed greatly. Had ribs and bbq chicken. Chicken was good, but ribs were cold and had been partially warmed up. They didn't have much sauce and were dry and not juicy and flavorful.... More 

Thank cclakeman
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very nice service....cold beer....nice atmosphere and the best babyback ribs I ever ate...my wife had pulled pork that also tasted very good.

Thank Daniel E
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very simple restaurant with amazing ribs. We ate our babyback ribs outside while the ribs were being grilled outside. The staff was super friendly. A great experience!

Thank Bruno_Lombard

Travellers who viewed The Rib Co. also viewed

Twentynine Palms, California Desert
Twentynine Palms, California Desert
Twentynine Palms, California Desert
Twentynine Palms, California Desert
Twentynine Palms, California Desert
Twentynine Palms, California Desert

Been to The Rib Co.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 760-367-1663

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Rib Co. and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Rib Co. staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?