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Fri, 2/23
9:30 PM
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Newport Rib Company

212 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 30 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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 631-2110
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salvatore Gonzales
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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.
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Private party contact
John Ursini: (949) 631-2110
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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.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Plenty of on site parking in our private parking lot behind the restuarant.
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Tableside magician :Sundays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 212 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTedA (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great BBQ!
good place to go with friends and family
a lot of food for the price!!

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was good had the baby back ribs, tri tip was juicy and tender very tasteful .

BarbaraB (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We were celebrating our friends birthday. They said their tri trip was the best they ever had.

Grneyyz (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines! Always a great time with yummy food especially the ribs!!!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The best ribs in town! We love going to Newport Rib Company. Plan on going once a month.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our first time dining at Newport Rib Company. Celebrating Valentine's Day and so glad we came here. Prime Rib with Ribs and garlic mashed potatoes were amazing. Special of the day Halibut dinner and Chocolate Raspberry Soufle to finish the night. We will be back.

MarkH (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The ribs are literally the best in town and the portions are huge. Great sides to choose from. And if you don't like ribs they have great other options. My wife loves their kale salad with chicken. Very good service too!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Noisy not good for friends get together or conversation

fred1 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

we ended up doing takeout, but we have eaten here many times and will continue to do so.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I love the food st NRC. I take friends there for celebrations. Have never, in many visits, had a single item that was not delicious. The ambiance is very laid back, comfortable, family friendly, and very friendly staff. I highly recommend NBRC. The servings are always more than I can finish, and the quality of the meats they use are outstanding. I’d encourage anyone to try the Combos, as it really let’s you experience their array of .BBQ.

EdHom (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Decent beer selection.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Friendly service with a smile. Food is really good and service is also really good.

HBZookeeper (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Newport Rib never disappoints. Perfect baby backs every time. Generous portions.

We had to wait for our table because the hostess was taking to-go orders, which seemed odd with a full carry-out window.

My friend and I usually split a full rack - the full rack is only $4 more than the half rack, so it's a good way to save a bit of money.

Our server was great.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The ribs were excellent however the sides ( mac n cheese and fries) were awful. They were cold upon arrival and were not much better when brought back to us. The service was not that great , it was a busy night however, our appetizer arrived with our meal ( it was comped which we appreciated) , cornbread was not served with our meal, and our server hardly passed our table.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We had. Our family get together here for Christmas. They were great about us staying opening presents spreading out etc.

On top of that the food was AMAZING!!!!!