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Newport Rib Company

4.4
233 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Victoria
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Parking details
Plenty of on site parking in our private parking lot behind the restuarant.
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Entertainment
Tableside magician :Sundays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Additional
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 233 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a great time with our friends. Everything was wonderful. Our waitress was great Just seemed like Our waitress was super busy. She was very quick to take our order and it seemed eager to get our order in. our food came perfectly she just wasn’t making sure if needed anything else... Ex More cocktails anyone????? More sauce anyone???? Bucket for your ribs anyone????
Over all Newport Rib Co has the best ribs and a great selection of gluten Free❤️

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My wife & I have been coming to Newport Rib Co. for years and so far *knock on wood* have never had a bad experience. Kyndra was our server for our Easter Sunday dinner and she's by far the BEST server we've had at NRC. Her cute smile & pleasant persona makes you feel very welcome from the moment you step through the front door!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our reservation Saturday evening using open table worked out perfectly, we just had a short wait. Restaurant offers a nice split plate option which gives you veggies and makes sense when ordering a big combo plate to share. The wine list is nice and not overly priced. Seating if comfortable, nice casual atmosphere. We have been a few times now, the hostess & servers are very friendly and welcoming. We joined the dining club that adds up points every time you eat. Good value, perfect date night location.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent as always. Took friends after a show and they all enjoyed it. They were glad I knew about Newport Rib Company.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

reasonable portion though on the pricy side. service was very good. everything was tasty because there's a lot of sweetness, in the bbq sauce and the honey butter and the salad dressing

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were a party of 4 celebrating a birthday. We were all very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. If you enjoy great ribs and prime rib, and all of the great sides, this is a wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and great experience!!! We love this restaurant for all kinds of occasions or just for a very good dinner or lunch. We will keep returning as long as they are there!!!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was good, sausage was just ok; chicken a little dry; ribs and tri tip were good; sides were good.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed a special restaurant week menu, saving a bit. With a reservation, we were seated on time. Christine, our server, was excellent; other staff members, equally solicitous. We enjoyed our dinner

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great for special diets with gluten and dairy free options.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I was looking so forward to some good finger-licking BBQ..i think my expectations were too high for this place. We went on a Friday night for Dine OC week and it was surprisingly extremely packed. Very casual atmosphere with sports memorabilia and sports games showing on all TVs. We got the Dine OC special which was an appetizer to share, a plate of 3 meats to share and a dessert. We got the salad to share which was sad and small, basically a side salad to share between 2 people - I was disappointed (it's LETTUCE, how much is LETTUCE?!). The BBQ came out and on the description, it said with a side of vegetables and fruit - then you pick 2 more sides. The fruit was literally half a slice of pineapple - still on the rind and obviously un-ripe. The vegetable was 4 stalks of asparagus that weren't even steamed all the way. VERY disappointed!! If I knew how skimpy it was, I would've ordered a different vegetable side. The best things we ate were the corn bread and the tri tip, everything else was uneventful and unmemorable. The cheesecake slice was pretty sad, Carl's Jr. gives you a bigger slice of cheesecake for less than $4!! Basically, I won't be recommending or returning.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was fantastic - service was good - noise level was to much for me

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was great, service was a little spotty as it was restaurant week and more active than anticipated (Management should be better prepared). Seated next to door dividing special occasion room, noisy with door open and no auto close mechanism in place. Would go back but sit elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We went here for restaurant week. Loved the food, especially the onion ring brick!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service and environment! Food was good, but not extraordinary.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Restaurant was very crowded that evening. Even thought we had a reservation, we waited well over an hour for our table. Staff was apologetic and bought us a round, but then ended up waiting again for a server to take our order. We all enjoyed our food very much, but if we go back it will be during a less busy time

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Michelle was our server, and she was awesome! So fun! Great food and even had an extensive gluten free menu for those of us with a gluten allergy. We were very impressed. We will definitely be back the next time we are inCosta Mesa!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I always enjoy my visits here. Tasty, filling BBQ food and friendly, attentive service.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

First time visit to eat close to the fairgrounds. Was a great surprise as to comfort and food. Had the senior prime rib. Great choice.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service, delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wanted a good end of the week meal and their BBQ fit the bill. Always good food and good service. It was a quick dinner as we were heading to a show. Food came quickly and wait staff was very understanding.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Noisy not good for friends get together or conversation

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!!!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

first time we have been to the Costa Mesa location, parking is a little tricky but other than that we were seated promptly after checking in, our waitress was friendly and gave us a few tips on the menu, the food was very good and large portions, the senior menu would be plenty for most people. all around a good experience and we would eat here again no problem

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a party of 10 and received the best service EVER!!! Our food was perfect as well. No complaints whatsoever.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service. Been coming with my family for many years.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server, Brittany, was fabulous - she made our dining experience a great one! The babyback ribs were delicious - very moist, tender and flavorful - we will be back!

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