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181 S Lovekin Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225-2504
760-922-7000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Stuck in the midst of the food chain outlets: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc...
Stuck in the midst of the food chain outlets: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc. The Rebel BBQ sign was a beacon calling to us, "Stop, stop. I'm different, I'm good!" We did. It was. We'll be stopping again on our next road trip to Ca.
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  • 77
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth Pulling Off Hwy 10

We get tired of fast food places on road trips so pulled off Hwy 10 a very short ways to find this tiny BBQ place. Delicious and huge portions. If you are watching your weight, they have lovely entrée size salads. This will now be our "go-to" place when traveling from Arizona to California... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
joeysweeps
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Sun City West, Arizona
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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The meat is served without sauce, and it really doesn't need any because they do such a great job smoking it slowly. That said, try the sauce anyway - it is excellent. Not overly sweet. Location is next to McDonalds

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Menifee, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We get out to Blythe about once a year to go to the river. We had also been in a routine of going to the same place for dinner (Mexican) every year because there really are not that many options. However, this year after a bit of research I found Rebel BBQ so that is where we went. We decided... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We get tired of fast food places on road trips so pulled off Hwy 10 a very short ways to find this tiny BBQ place. Delicious and huge portions. If you are watching your weight, they have lovely entrée size salads. This will now be our "go-to" place when traveling from Arizona to California. They seemed to have a lot... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant was suggested by the Clarion and it was a very good suggestion. The food choices were good and we were impressed with the prices and most of all the sandwiches were very good, especially the Cuban , which I had not had since Key West!!

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The meat has a great smoke flavor, so you really don't need a BBQ sauce, but try theirs anyway. Home made and not overly sweet - perfect. We have eaten here over 20 times, and the food is consistently great.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to Rebel BBQ because of the rating via trip advisor. Well, they did not disappoint. We went in at 8:36pm - they close at 9pm. I had the tri tip sandwich and my brother had the 1/2 chicken. Both were wonderful - juicy and very tasty!! The chicken almost fell off the bone! I highly recommend them. They... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Pulled off I-10 not expecting much. Went to Pizza Hut for my son and right next door was a local BBQ joint. Brisket was moist and tender with tangy sauce. I actually got the Pastrami which was superb! If in Blythe, go here!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Wow, skip the chains and make a stop in Rebel as you are passing through Blythe. The owner had me tasting a little bit of all his dishes and they are good to very good.

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You will pay a bit more than fast food. It's worth it to me to have something good. There are limited options along the road and this is one of the best choices. They keep it very clean. Brisket sandwich was good but I preferred the pork. Just my preference.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I eat there every time I go thru town on my way to LA. Your not going to find better food in the area. I heard that the owners recently expanded in Lake Havasue as well. The employees are friendly. You will meet people from around the world that read reviews like this to locate this small, yet special little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 S Lovekin Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225-2504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Blythe
  • Phone Number: 760-922-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

Stuck in the midst of the food chain outlets: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc. The Rebel BBQ sign was a beacon calling to us, "Stop, stop. I'm different, I'm good!" We did. It was. We'll be stopping again on our next road trip to Ca.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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