Newport Rib Company
Newport Rib Company

Newport Rib Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ribcompany.com/
  • Phone: 9496312110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Salvatore Gonzales
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From 25 to 2500, we do full-service catering with bartenders, on-site grills, rentals and entertainment. Weddings, company events, and tail-gate parties are just the tip of the iceberg to what we do. Call us or visit our website for all the details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private banquet room seats up to 80 guests and is perfect for rehersal dinners, company lunches or dinners, birthday's, anniversaries, or any reason to gather with good food and good people.
  • Private Party Contact: John Ursini 9496312110
  • Entertainment: Tableside magician :Sundays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on site parking in our private parking lot behind the restuarant.
A word from Newport Rib Company
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Newport Rib Company reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good food, Good Service
    Swanwall
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A little pricey but always constant. Granddaughter loved the magician.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid favorite for BBQ
    949Realtor
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    GREAT family restaurant! My family has been going to Newport Rib Co and picking up take-out since I was a kid. This family owned establishment has been a pillar in our community with it's support of charities and especially youth sports. So, the next time you want to patronize a restaurant with a strong give-back-to-the-community ethic AND exceptional food and service, think Newport Rib Company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs
    Robin710
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Usually we enjoy our food at NRC, although this time my husbands prime was over cooked. When he complained the manager said the cook had overcooked the whole roast. Server should have been made aware of that, so customer could have adjusted his menu selection accordingly. It was VERY disappointing to be served overcooked prime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have dined at Newport Rib many times and it always a pleasure. It has become the place to be when relatives from Alaska visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ribs
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here or anywhere that they have catered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service was great! We enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. We will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and friendly service
    Swanwall
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great, service was great. Were seated within minutes of arrival by using Open Table. A little pricey, but used some of our Newport Rib points to pay for our meal for four.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was so so. I expected better. The cornbread was dry and hard to cut. The corn was pretty tastless and boiled to death. Coleslaw not so good. The ribs were the only thing I liked. Good sauce good flavor. Not a quiet place for a romantic dinner. Its a sports bar. Lots of loud conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome ribs
    Alan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The St. Louis and Baby Back ribs are great and the meat falls right off the bone and the choices of BBQ sauce are great. This is a dining experience where you can expect to get your face full of sauce and it is expected. There is no 'neat' way to eat ribs so just enjoy them. The side of corn on the cob helps clean your face. If you're hungry, go for the full rack. If you don't finish, you can always heat them up in the microwave when you get home. It's too bad there isn't a location here in the NJ area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Grneyyz
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Love this place, always have a great time and good food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ribs & Onion Rings
    fred1VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great ribs, great onion rings. What else do you need?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Families
    DoctorHeel
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was excellent; we went on Father's Day and had reservations. They were prompt, very attentive to our group of 9. Food was delicious - loved the ribs, prime rib, and the sides. Only complaints - one guest thought the NY Strip was too tough. Will go back and make it a Newport tradition.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best ribs ever
    Robin710
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    These are the best and consistently the best ribs! Great service by Robert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Newport Rib Company reviews archive.
  • Great evening!
    Swanwall
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our nine-year old grandson picked Newport Rib Co. for his birthday dinner. Booked our reservation on OpenTable the same evening and were seated within five minutes. Love the new remodel. Food was great! The kids really enjoyed the magician!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had the senior special
    pattya
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My husband had the ribs and we said they were okay!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We loved the food. Plenty of TV s ... perfect for a family get together. .....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love ribs . . .
    foodmaven
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Dined here for a pre-Mother's Day treat. The ribs are among the best in Southern California and I've also had the prime rib on other occasions. It's good too.Portions are huge! This restaurant appears to be a hangout for sports fans, who watch the big screen TV and cheer on their team. It's also great for kids since it has the kind of food that they enjoy. It can be a bit noisy, but not so much as to spoil the meal. For good, solid, comfort food it's a great choice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food Around
    FamFun
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our family went to Newport Rib Co for Easter Dinner. I made reservations and when we arrived we were seated immediatly. The aroma was divine. Of course we had Pork Ribs, Chicken and a great variety of sides. I will for sure recommend this restaurant to everyone. Our waitress was so energenic and friendly. Love it !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Large portions, great ribs, good for families and groups . Enjoyed our night out!would come back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, OK service..
    Jpreciado001
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Awesome food. The bar tender could have a better personality to make the visit that much better. The Ribs were so delicious and the sliders were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • soso
    treemover
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Exspected better food. I had the tri tip it was a little to chewy. My wife said the ribs were dry. You do get a lot of food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sadly disappointed
    momof3
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I heard great things but sadly when a group of moms went out for restaurant week we had horrible service and the food was not even good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • couldn;t be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    the food was exceptional, the service was greatt. will go back again and will recommend the restraunt to friends and others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Delicious food. Great service. My flag football team and I went for a team dinner on the last day of restaurant week. It was $20 for a three course meal. Entrees included prime rib and tritip which were delicious! Plus the appetizers/starters were huge! It was a great decision for us to go there and spend Saturday night eating together!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A dissapointment . . . Never again!
    chienVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Last night of dining out for #OCRestaurantweek. Went to Newport Rib Company. SO DISSAPOINTED! The ONLY thing good out of the 3 Course dinner was the meat. Everything else left SO MUCH to be desired! Salad was wilted, corn bread was DRY. Tri-Tip and Prime Rib both good. Garlic Mash too lumpy, Mac N Cheese was blah. Hershy Peanut Butter Ice Cream pie tasted like freezer burn. Go for the meat, not anything else. And the valet parking was A JOKE! 1 attendant, some customer left his/her car in the middle of the driving lane and took their keys with them. My friend ended up having to direct traffic so cars could be moved around. Then I found my OWN keys and drove my OWN car. My friend was nice and still tipped the attendant $5.
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  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Came here for the first time as a part of OC Restaurant Week. The food was good, got the tri tip and ribs. Would definitely recommend the tri tip! Garlic mashed potatoes were so good. We came at 5 and had a reservation so we were seated immediately and our server was very friendly and helpful in our ordering process
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a nice experience
    RudeDude
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Good food, loved my tri tip and my wife liked her ribs. I left a note about a special occasion but apparently that one was forgotten. Nevertheless a good experience. It definitely helped to be there during OC Restaurant week, price wise definitely attractive!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucille 2
    laweats
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    In a nutshell, this place is what Lucille's BBQ should be (but without Lucille's apple butter). We came in during OC restaurant week, ordered a bbq salad and 1/4 brick onion strings for starters, tri tip and prime rib for entrees, and cheesecake and pb ice cream pie for dessert. The bbq salad was good--not phenomenal, but very similar to bbq salads you can get at the supermarket. The 1/4 brick onion strings were good--this is a must get if you come here--it's fried, thinly sliced onions that aren't too salty. The tri tip was flavorful throughout the entire cut. The prime rib is better than Vegas buffet prime rib.The ice cream pie has a decent peanut butter crust.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please have better QC
    HealthyConnoisseur
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My first dinner experience to this restaurant a month ago was so wonderful that we went back for another feast two nights ago. At my first visit, the ribs was nicely flavored and the meat practically fell off from the bones. All other dishes were well prepared. We all ate way too much. But this second time was very disappointing. The ribs were dry and the flavor did not seem to have smoked into the ribs. I wish the Newport Rib Company can have better quality control.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very yummy if you love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was very yummy if you love barbecue. The Brisket was like butter. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    jengardner1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We booked a table via OpenTable for Valentine's day on the day before. We weren't really looking for a fancy V-Day Dinner place. We got stuck in traffic and when we called to tell them we'd be late, they were very accommodating. When we arrived our table was ready. The place was busy but not packed and we noticed a lot of families with kids along side couples dressed up for V-day. The staff was attentive and friendly and the food was very good. We both got the bacon wrapped filet and I asked for my bacon to be cooked crispy. The chef did and even prepared a side of crispy bacon crumbles for me!. They even took our photo, printed it and and gave it to us in a commemorative frame for VDay. Very pleasantly surprised and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rib
    Marci
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Ok place. Nothing extraordinary. Not a must return to spot but it was good to try .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bathrooms Remodeled, Smokey Ribs
    allegator
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    But several stations located in parking lot. Fine unless it is raining...in SoCal?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large party, great food but...
    rmanakaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great meat! Food was outstanding but because we were a large group, the bar service was really slow. If you go with a large group, suggest ordering drinks two or more at a time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for a family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went here for an early New Year's Eve dinner with our three kids, ranging in age from 10-19 years old. We normally have a hard time getting everyone to agree on a restaurant, but there was something for everyone here. This place has been around as long as I can remember but I'd never been before. The ribs and tri tip were delicious! I especially enjoyed the St. Louis ribs. The side dishes were a little on the blander side but certainly edible. There were lots of people dining who looked like regulars--always a good sign. Also, their take-out was shockingly busy. There was practically a line out the door! All in all, a tasty meal. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Calif BBQ
    Princess
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My husband is a meat-eating Texan so hard for us to find real BBQ in Calif. This is good, but not real Texas BBQ, but good for Calif. Also wish we had black eyed peas and green beans as sides, corn bread was poor. Best meat was the tri-tip. A fun place, lots of TVs for watching sports, too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Labor inducing BBQ sauce
    Angelinebug
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went here for the labor inducing BBQ sauce but will for sure be back again. The service was awesome from start to finish. We never felt rushed, the table was always kept clean and the employees were pleasant and attentive. The food was awesome. We had the #2 combo app between 4 of us, the adults had rib eye, chicken breast dinner, pork sliders and a southwest salad. All was really good. Each one of us was pleasantly surprised. Before we left the manager gave us a bottle of BBQ sauce because I really want to go into labor. For the record it has been 24 hours since we are there and I'm still pregnant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an old stand-by
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    This is a favourite restaurant for some friends so we decided to go. We wanted something quiet, but the televisions surround you there so it was hard to escape the "bar" atmosphere. We all enjoyed the food, even though none of the sides worked for my diet.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More like Diners' Food
    Bocayou
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    This restaurant's food reminds me of old style diners that served overcooked meatloaves and green beans. We ordered the Prime Rib (requested medium rare) and the Tri-Tip which were both very dry, even the Prime Rib which had a very acceptable pinkish color was dry. I think it's just an old style establishment doing its best serving food the old fashioned way to a loyal clientele.
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  • Solidly good food- all the time
    SuzquzVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    New port Rib company, like it's sister Naple Rib Joint is the place to go for good food. The grilled artichoke is a must have and as for the bbq, you can't miss. The bar is a great place to sit to watch some baseball ans their happy hour is a great deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate