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Newport Rib Company

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531 (Victoria)
+1 949-631-2110
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I go here quite often and I have settled into a couple of favorites. I like to turn this into a high line sports bar. They have a few TVs near the bar. So the plan is get a booth near the bar, get great eats (better than you can do at a sports bar). Watch the LA Kings beat... More 

Thank Jayfromcali
Costa Mesa, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

That's right, of all the BBQ places in CM, NB, SA and Irvine, only Newport Rib Company serves beef ribs. I love BBQ but allergic to pork, and only Newport Rib Company can satisfy my cravings. Always juicy, hot and fresh. And plenty to choose from: pork, chicken, salads, beans and mac'n'cheese. Excellent cornbread too! Great for family celebrations.

Thank Lilia W
Sacramento, California
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

After trying several other locations for weeks - we found Newport Rib Company. From the first moment that Michelle picked up the phone - my stress started to melt away! Michelle worked with me on a great menu - that was pulled pork, ribs and tri-tip. All were a huge hit with our crowd. We also enjoyed corn bread,baked beans,... More 

Thank b5orange
St Austell, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We happened upon this while we were looking for a Mexican and it turned out to be the best mistake we made in a while. The food was fantastic, portions were HUGE the child portion we ordered for our 18 month grandchild could have fed an adult easily. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank joevison1969
Tucson, Arizona
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185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the onion brick as an appetizer. Wow.... Super yummy ! We shared a full rack of baby back ribs. It came with corn bread, corn, and you get to choose 2 additional sides. So much food and delicious too ! Rob gave us excellent service. Up and beyond service ! He needs to be commended... More 

Thank lbreves
Huntington Beach, California
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Parking available but hard to get a space when busy. TVs and noisy, but fun. Bartenders friendly and attentive. I ordered Baby Back Ribs with roasted vegetables and a baked beans. Ribs and beans really good. Roasted vegetables ok. Our table ordered potatoe skins which were good. Also ordered Onion Ring 1/2 square. These were very good even ate next... More 

Thank hoho92649
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious ribs and sides. And forget about those southern redneck theme. This is nice like a fine dining restaurant. I got hot corn bread with their special butter. Highly recommend get a full rack because it tastes so good with their tangy bbq sauce

Thank Sunny J
Thousand Oaks, California
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had heard good things about Newport Rib Company and were not disappointed. The portions are huge, the menu is a little limited, but the entrees were all enjoyed by us. They give you SO much in fact, we ended up having our leftovers for dinner the next night! Also as a Paleo eater, I had little trouble finding appetizing... More 

Thank flyingpuck
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Went on mother's day for dinner and had reservations. Seemed like they ran out of the little things like ranch for the onion stack and the dessert fridge was broken so the kids couldn't get their dessert that came with their meal. Overall food was good and you get plenty of it. It was the experience that could be better.

Thank Sheila W
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We took out a Bucket of Baby backs and an order of beef ribs. The ribs are delicious. Baked beans go really well and cornbread. Dinner was delicious.

Thank Amanda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-631-2110
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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