We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rib Line

12308 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7220
+1 805-543-7427
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“cornbread” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12308 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7220
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (76)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch and weren't disappointed! The tri-tip was amazing, and when coupled with the beans and cole slaw made for a delicious lunch. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Their food is very good, with decent prices. However, I was phoning my order in for pick up, and their web site was confusing and wrong. Prices and offerings were out of date, and some descriptions were incorrect (for example, they say you get two...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

I have to agree with many of the comments here - the food is tasty but the portions are too small for the price paid. I am not a big eater either. Paid $40 for what should have been a $25-$30 dinner - doubtful we’ll...More

Thank TaylorRose
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Unless you happen to go here when they have just cooked, you will get most stuff that has been sitting around for awhile. It is definitely more of a hole-in-the-wall that for some reason appeals more to locals. In essence, it is fast food BBQ.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We travel back and forth to pick our son up at Cal Poly SLO. We found this small spot on a side trip and smelt the BBQ in the air. We were not disappointed. We enjoy the Brisket tacos, Tri tip, ribs, and pulled pork...More

Thank 1959rmg
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I am dieting and it had been a minute since I had some real food. I'd smelt the sweet scent of BBQ in the air for sometime traveling in this area and just so happen to take a wrong turn into a parking lot on...More

Thank larry k
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We love the food from this place! Everything we've tried has been excellent. The baby back ribs are some of the best we've had—nice size, tender and juicy, excellent BBQ sauce! The amount of sauce used was just right—enough for great flavor but not so...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The Tri-Tip sandwich is excellent as the meat almost melts in the mouth. Its a small place but the food is high quality with decent portion sizes.

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Got the Tri-Tip and Chicken plate with a side of Mac 'n Cheese. Dinner plate came with beans, coleslaw and cornbread. 1/4 lb of Tri-Tip and a leg/thigh of BBQ chicken were very tasty, although the chicken probably could have used a few more minutes...More

Thank mgourley
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I Read the reviews before eating there and some people were satisfied and others weren't. We decided to go for it. I rate this place a FAIR. A little expensive for the portions! Ive tasted better. Corn bread is expensive and not that delicious. Customer...More

Thank Reyna G
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
Motel 6 San Luis Obispo North
105 reviews
.18 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites- San Luis Obispo
662 reviews
.38 km away
Rose Garden Inn
408 reviews
.48 km away
Courtyard San Luis Obispo
493 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tahoe Joe's
253 reviews
1.44 km away
Olive Garden
81 reviews
.58 km away
Upper Crust Trattoria and Catering
119 reviews
1.25 km away
Nautical Bean Espresso Cafe
36 reviews
1.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Farmers Market
297 reviews
2.88 km away
Highway 1 Discovery Route
64 reviews
1.49 km away
Sunset Drive-In Theatre
94 reviews
1.49 km away
San Luis Obispo Children's Museum
80 reviews
3.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Rib Line staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12308 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7220
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-7427
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;