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About 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 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.

2196 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Victoria

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 631-2110

Website:
http://www.ribcompany.com/

Entertainment:
Tableside magician :Sundays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of on site parking in our private parking lot behind the restuarant.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Gonzales

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

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

Newport Rib Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (7)
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Special Occasion (4)
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Business Meals (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything on the menu is great, especially the ribs! Service is outstanding! Fun place to meet friends!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great BBQ food and you get a ton of food for the money. The owners are great and community oriented.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to Newport Rib Company for our anniversary. Our server Michelle was amazing she was very attentive and very friendly. The food was amazing (ribeye and tritip were delicious) We will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always order the artichoke and were bummed that it was not cooked long enough. All the entrees we very good.
My wife's second cocktail took 15 minutes to be served.

We will just chock it up to a off night. We tipped 20%.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food & service. Highly recommend. Each time we have come we have had a group of minimum 8 & they have accommodated us well.

Tags: Spicy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Newport Rib Company is always great! You can always count on the food being wonderful, and Michelle is the best server ever!! She's been there for years, and we love her. Thank you!!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our server Robert provided excellent service! Will definitely return to this restaurant. Plus, the ribs are delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We loved the food. You got to try the sausages

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

ordered their onion brick to start. Fried onion strings shaped in a brick. The half brick is plenty for four people. As we got toward the center, there was uncooked batter and not palatable.

Ordered the Rib Sampler plate. The beef rib bones were over powered with a sweet barbeque sauce. The beef was tough and did not fall off the bone.

The pork ribs were a little better, but a not as tender as they could be.

As for the sides, The coleslaw was bland, Garlic mash potatoes overpowering with garlic.
after 30 years in Orange Tulsa Ribs ribs is far superior. You don't need teeth to eat their beef.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The ribs were great but the sides they offer are not very tasty.
Cornbread is ok. Definitely had better

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Super BBQ We have been coming to Newport Rib for years and always the best food and experience. Great Place!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a favorite! The food is always on-point, and since my wife has a gluten allergy, it's nice to have a place that not only serves quality food but also has so many options for her (even cornbread!). Our waitress, Kirsten, was terrific, and I love that their corkage fee doesn't prohibit me bringing in a wine of choice to enjoy with dinner. A great casual dining joint that doesn't require any compromises, we keep coming back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The prime rib was so flavorful and our waitress did a superb job (can't remember her name). It was my daughter's 30th birthday and they helped make it special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great service. Food was delicious. We splitted a dinner since the portions were so big.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always delicious food with awesome service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We went to Newport Rib Company to celebrate my daughters graduation from high school, we had a party of 12. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!! 😊Very pleased.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Nice menu, food was delicious, generous portions. Friendly staff

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We come to Newport Ribs for the BBQ Ribs. We were not disappointed. Our table was ready for us when we arrived even on a busy Father's Day.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A good restaurant, but I was really impressed with the high level of customer service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was our first visit. The service was a little slow. We would have to wave someone down to get their attention in order for someone to stop at our table. The food was good overall. Their Tri Tip was excellent, very tender and juicy. I didn't care for their pulled pork since it was smothered in BBQ and you really didn't taste the flavor of the meat.

I would go ahead and order the tri tip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great gluten free barbecue options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I have celiac disease so it's hard to find gluten free fare that's also somewhere my friends enjoy the food. I get the ribs and gluten free corn bread, potato salad, and veggies. It's really good.
The server was amazing and efficient. I like how the menu isn't overwhelming and it's easy to see the symbol denoting which items are gluten free friendly!

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The service at Newport rib is great. Food is good too :)

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great Babybacks-so tender. The grilled artichoke with 3 sauces is not to be missed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was good and our food came out in a timely manner. Everything was delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The owner came by and said hello. Great service and great food

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was outstanding. It was crowded because it was Mother's Day, but we got very good service. The server came by our table several times during our meal to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our waitress was super awesome and nice and make sure we had everything every time she came by she stopped to ask if we were good how was the food I passed by this place on several occasions and that Saturday night in the 28th was my first time there and I would definitely come back the food is great nice atmosphere it was an all-around great experience and the food is absolutely awesome

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Some of the items were pricy, but I had a tri-tip salad - half order - and it was a reasonable price and very yummy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

NICE FAMILY RESTAURANT. NICE ATMOSPHERE, GOOD RIBS!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This is an AMAZING place! Kirsten our waitress was GREAT! she instantly gave us the ingredients book to help pick lunch for my son. Kirsten also gave her recommendations that helped me. We ordered: (I)Hamburger w/Gluten- free bun (baked fresh from the kitchen) which came with GF french fries (separate fryer) the largest slice of Pickle, Tomato & Cantalope. (II)Kale quinoa salad w/trip tip & sesame dressing on the side. (III) Lunch portion baby rack ribs w/sides: Mac & Cheese & Roasted veggies.
GREAT SERVICE & FOOD! We will be back.
Wish there was a restaurant located in the Valley (Burbank).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was great. We went for the ribs and we weren't disappointed. What made everything even better was our particularly amazing server (whose name escapes me at the moment). Definitely will be back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We hosted a fundraiser there for our children center and the staff were absolutely amazing! We couldn't possibly be more appreciative and what a wonderful experience had by all our families whether they chose to take out or dine in :-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Always great food and awesome service. Staff is always friendly and tentative.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Had great rib eye steak. Clair, our waitress, was very friendly and efficient. Excellent service and Value. I would go again for dinner or sit at bar to watch sports game

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Newport Rib Co is consistently outstanding! We have been dining here for many years and have recommended it to many friends. It is also excellent as a take out for parties, family get togethers, ec

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The basket of Baby Back Rips was excellent. I will go again next time I am in town.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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