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Newport Rib Company
Newport Rib Company

Newport Rib Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ribcompany.com
  • Phone: (949) 631-2110
  • 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: Barbecue, American
  • 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 (949) 631-2110
  • 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.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "Love this place, always have a great time and good food!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great ribs, great onion rings. What else do you need?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "These are the best and consistently the best ribs! Great service by Robert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband had the ribs and we said they were okay!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We loved the food. Plenty of TV s ... perfect for a family get together. ..... "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Large portions, great ribs, good for families and groups . Enjoyed our night out!would come back for sure. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "It was very yummy if you love barbecue. The Brisket was like butter. Will go back."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ok place. Nothing extraordinary. Not a must return to spot but it was good to try ."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "But several stations located in parking lot. Fine unless it is raining...in SoCal?"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "Service was great.. Lance our server was very informative about the restaurant,menu and decor. Love this place will be back for drinks,music and food."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Everything was just perfect! Food, location, and service. Will return"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Food was great, fresh and hot. Great weekend "Happy Hour" deals Server (Kyndra) was on top of her game! Excellent Customer Service. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "The food at Newport Ribs is always good -- we dine there at least once each vacation trip to the area. The ribs truly fall off the bone and the various sauces are teriffic. Sharing a plate though, the restaurant should drop the charges....today, many of us, including seniors, are trying to eat less and the easiest way is to share a plate with a spouse or child. This by now means will prevent us from coming back to Newport Ribs."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "Great service and very friendly staff. Ceelbrated my birthday with my entire family (10 of us). Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 6/9/2013
  • "The food was good just like the service. Not the best BBQ I have ever had. Probably won't go back, not because it was bad, just because I know of other places much better."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "Had company staff in from all over the US and new I had to pick a special place for food and fun. I have been going to NRC for years and again they did not let me down. The food was amazing as always. We were seated in the main area and with it being baseball, basketball and hockey season, we had a great view of seeing all the action on any one of the huge big screens. Do yourself a favor and take the family to Newport Rib Company."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "Always good food and good service! Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "We waited for 45 minutes past our reservation time."
    Dined on 4/16/2013