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“Ribs were good. ”

Newport Rib Company
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Ranked #50 of 570 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Victoria
Description: 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.
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.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank lukephd
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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 smothered in sauce. The tri tip was tough. The hot links are a bright spot on the menu. Newport's sauce is very sweet.
If you need a BBQ fix Newport will get you by.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Hoverbutton74
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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 for the double chocolate suicide cake.'

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Dbtogi
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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 sense. First, BBQ is something you eat, not something you do. Second, grilling a steak and smoking a butt ain't the same thing. So, keeping that in mind, this place is fine. The staff were friendly and the food was nicely portioned. One thing I absolutely hate is when my bbq comes out drenched in bbq sauce. I'll add my own, thanks.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank flatfootfoodie
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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 eats (better than you can do at a sports bar). Watch the LA Kings beat the Ducks and see the few Ducks fan sneak out.
The reason for not giving an excellent is parking and hours. When they are busy the lot is full. More than once I showed up to watch the later games and they are closing soon. That won't bother most people but I wish they would stay open later.
The main things: the food is great, the drinks are varied and well priced. Worth it and very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Jayfromcali
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