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Rib Crib

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455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dbruene

Excellent food! Visited the establishment several times during the month I was staying in Mason City. I had the brisket and chicken in several different forms. The loaded baked potato topped with chicken, corn, beans, ranch and some more things was a real surprise. (Good) The brisket was always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
DanB2338
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Gladbrook, Iowa
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place gets better every time I visit. I love the three meat combo. I go with sliced brisket-St Louis ribs-smoked sausage-okra, and onion rings. Great service, very affordable pricing, fantastic food !! Always a treat to eat here !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The options are extremely wide, and the food is outstanding. I had brisket and ribs, and it was outstanding! The brisket is tender and has a great smoke flavor. The St. Louis style ribs were full of meat and had a wonderful smoke flavor to them. I'll be back.

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Gladbrook, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food! Visited the establishment several times during the month I was staying in Mason City. I had the brisket and chicken in several different forms. The loaded baked potato topped with chicken, corn, beans, ranch and some more things was a real surprise. (Good) The brisket was always well trimmed and had a great flavor. Only negative, wish they... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We live locally and had been here a few times. Seems like it is hit and miss with this place. One night you have a edible meal and the next time you can barely choke it down. Due to lack of options in our area we tried to give this place a chance more than once and were always disappointed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I don't get to stop very often but when I do all I can say is loosen the belt, sit back and enjoy. I cannot speak about anything but the bbq but that is fantastic from the brisket to the pulled pork Wow! But amazingly enough my favorite it the turkey try it you will be amazed!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Let me start by saying I'm not a big rib fan, I like them if they are really good, but if they are not I'll pass. I LOVED the ribs here. The food was fantastic, the service was very good and personable. Thanks for a great experience!

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Mason City, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I'm from Mason City, and this is hands down the best place in town to eat. If you want ribs, be sure to go on Tuesday - all you can eat for less money than most places charge for a half rack. I think they have the best burger in town as well. If you like salads, you can probably... More 

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Jordan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were passing thru Iowa and were hungry for ribs and came across this place from other reviews. Yes, it was a little out of the way and the waiter/waitress wasn't the best. Who cares, our food came up fast and the ribs were excellent. Huge portions on the sides so, if you like to share like we do, get... More 

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Hampton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went on a Thur. around 5pm. No wait, quick service, enough food to bring home leftovers. St Loiuse dry rub ribs great, tender, fall off the bone. Pulled pork generous serving, slaw sweet with no vinegar taste, pinto beans just right-not too spicey. There is parking but it is a little tricky getting there through a bank parking lot.

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Hubbard, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Service was ok, which unfortunately is more than what I can say about the food. The ribs were on the dry, over done side and the catfish I got with them, well, let's just say the ribs were great compared them. The catfish filets were cremated! Way over cooked and it was blamed on a bad timer. The cole slaw... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: 641- 424-3794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?