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2196 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (Victoria)
949-631-2110
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: If it's delicious BBQ, in a dinner house that knows more than just great...
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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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge Portions of Delicious Food

This is a great place to go for a protein fix, which is what I was after. But the surprise was all the extras that came with the meal. I ordered a full rack of baby back ribs, knowing that I would have some to take home. The ribs were good but the real treat was the bar-be-que sauce; it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Dale W
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Clayton, California
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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a great place to go for a protein fix, which is what I was after. But the surprise was all the extras that came with the meal. I ordered a full rack of baby back ribs, knowing that I would have some to take home. The ribs were good but the real treat was the bar-be-que sauce; it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure about the negative reviews before because the food was very good! Ribs were tender, slide off the bones with a nice smoked flavour. Tri-tips were juicy. Service was very friendly and fast. It was a loud place but then it is not a 5 star haut cuisine. Great place to hang out with friends and wash those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a part of 8 and we were able to get right in and the ribs were amazing, the service was also great! We will be back! Thanks!

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

LOVE this place. Love it way more than Lucille 's. Servers are always sweet. Good gf cornbread. Awesome gf french fries. I've eaten there several times have been safe every time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This food price was outrageous it did not come to our expectations I have eaten at this place before and I am very disappointed in the quality, the ribs were not of quality and the cornbread was so dry I had to throw it away!! I am very disappointed in the Newport rib companyand I will not eat there anymore

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We are long time customers of Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa. It appears that the quality and overall value of the restaurant has decreased over the recent years. The ribs were tough and the rib-eye steak was average. Unfortunately it was also very noisy and we found ourselves having to speak loudly to communicate across the table. We really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you like a LOUD dinner experience this is your place. Our booth was located near large table seating 4 and 6, we were two persons trying to hear each other. Behind us was a party of 12!! Our rib eye steak was pretty much tasteless, choice not prime and my husband's rack of ribs were somewhat dry. Not enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a family owned AND operated restaurant that serves the best ribs ever. The portions are large and you get 2 sides with the ribs. There are also several non-meat selections (fish and veggie burgers). The service is friendly and efficient. This restaurant has done lots of catering for me and they are fabulous with large parties and catering.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

No longer in Newport. They moved to Costa Mesa about 30 years ago! Many of us locals have been going for about that long and now our children go there. A traditional barbecue place with generous portions. Family friendly atmosphere, a bar and now plenty of TVs so you won't miss any sports. All at very reasonable prices. The brick... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been here three times now in the last several years. Once a dine-in and the other two take-out. The ribs are always cooked to perfection, the sides are very tasty and everything is wonderful. Staff is super attentive and friendly (sat at the bar when we ate in), but even the take-out staff is very friendly. The small parking lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2196 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (Victoria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 949-631-2110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?