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Rib Crib

455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
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Ranked #22 of 73 restaurants in Mason City
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Mason City, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Although the Rib Crib may not impress true BBQ enthusiasts I fine the menu to cover a wide variety of tastes, the sliced brisket being my favorite. The service however can range from 5 dots down to 1 dot. A few visits ago the waiter chatted with the kids and was very attentive about refills and making sure everything was... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Was traveling on Veterans day. Didn’t call ahead to check about deals similar to those that are promoted on the web annually by other establishments. Sorry that I don’t recall the hostess/waitress’s name (Ashley maybe, she did a great job), as they appeared to have a large group to service that night. When asked about a possible special for Veterans,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Was working in Mason City with a co-worker and ate here after work, walked over from the holiday inn. The day we ate they had all you can eat ribs and the waiter was top notch in serving us. He also was accommodating in being able to provide us an itemized receipt with for expensing. Options for the ribs were... More

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

I’m glad you enjoyed our all you can eat ribs. We do it every Tuesday night. Thank you for you patronage and please stop again. More

Lake Mills, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I went to Rib Crib for the first time and was very disappointed. I had the pork and chicken dinner. The chicken was dry and the pork was also dry and greasy. The mashed potatoes were ok but the gravy was disgusting something I think they buy from a box. The only thing I ate that was ok was the... More

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

Melanie, I’m sorry your visit to our restaurant was disappointing. We strive to meet the highest food quality standards and under new management have recently updated our seasoning blends, cooking procedures and training regiment. I hope you will reconsider dinning with us in the future. I know you won’t be disappointed. Please let me know if there is anything I... More

Waterloo, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I used to love Rib Crib when I lived in Oklahoma, so I was excited when I spotted one during my trip to Mason City! I ordered my favorite, the Dynamite Chicken Salad. It comes with a yummy cheese quesadilla roll-up and bbq ranch dressing. Next time I'll be ordering the Super Spud - another favorite I miss from living... More

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

Amanda, I’m glad we could remind you of home. Please stop back any time to enjoy that Super Spud. We will do our best to make you feel at home. Thanks, Stan Schultz More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is alright, but the bill was a bit out of line for the quality of food. I was drawn in by the hype and it Just didn't live up to the talk.

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

Redbolt, I’m sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. We have recently updated our cooking procedures which has improved the quality and favor of our signature items. I encourage you to return and sample the updated menu items. I know we can live up to the hype and we would appreciate the opportunity to better serve you in the... More

Meservey, Iowa, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband loved the restuarant and all the meat that was offerred. I'm not a big meat lover (not a vegetarian) and became ill after. I'm always ready to give a 2nd chance. After becoming ill the 2nd time- I won't be returning. Go for it if you're a meat lover.

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

Patricia, We offer salads, Super Spuds, Chicken Nachos and Quesada if our heavier smoked foods don’t agree with you. I would recommend The South West Chicken Super Spud it is a big baked potato loaded with savory chicken, butter, sour cream and a zesty corn and black bean medley. Topped with sassy ranch dressing and shredded cheddar cheese it is... More

Ankeny, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I know it is crazy to go to a RIB place and not get ribs........but let me tell you about the SW Chicken Spud. The spud must have been grown on steriods...........HUGE fills the dinner plate! With the SW Chicken Spud comes a Corn Salsa that is to die for! Others had the ribs and LOVED them..........Grandson loves the Chicken... More

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stan s, General Manager at Rib Crib, responded to this review

Marlys, I glad to hear you enjoy your dinning experiences and Rib Crib. We look forward to serving you in the future. Thank You, Stan Schultz More

LIVERMORE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

well if you are looking for great ribs, you have found them. very good variety and good value for your dollars. fun place to go for a relaxing dinner or to just hang out.

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Corry, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have visited this chain in several states, but my wife has never been to one, so we side tracked on our recent vacation so she could experience it. I was a bit disappointed in this particular one. They didn't have sweet tea for starters, and the food wasn't very hot. Overall a bit disappointed.

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