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Rib Crib

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American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not impressed, I hope they were just having a bad day.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
35_year_Chef
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Hubbard, Iowa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hubbard, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I tried the Rib Crib for the first time this past weekend (feb 2015.). We walked in and saw a huge line, but we're seated quickly since they had just got through with a big bus. It smelled fantastic inside. Our waiter was amazing (adam) he helped us with our questions, gave recommendations and was really friendly,... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Good friendly service with descent BBQ served fast. In any other city that has multi choices this would not be the go to spot but when your the ONLY BBQ joint around, it beats Chinese!

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Pleasantville, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been here quit a few times. The ribs are good as well as the other dishes on the menu. I usually like to go on Tursdays because its all you can eat ribs. You can choose from St Louis style, which I like the best, or baby back. The baby back cost a little more. The side are... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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165 reviews 165 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The BBQ ribs here are awesome. Make sure to order the fried Okra as it is very good. Good prices and good bbq pork.

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Houston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The best ribs around! This is my go-to place in Mason City for killer BBQ. The combo plate has soo much food and it's so good!

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Mason City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We come here often for lunch or dinner. When you walk in you are hit with the fantastic smoke aroma. Would recommend the pulled pork in a sandwich or with a meat combo. The smoked turkey is also an excellent well-kept secret that you need to try. Salads are cold and crisp and the drink sizes are generous. Sauces are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Mom is hospitalized at mercy so my husband and I came here to eat. location is great on the main road only a couple stoplights away from hospital. Staff was friendly, ribs are fall off the bone good and the sweet BBQ is phenomenal. There was even a cook singing in the back"he had a good voice which was a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First visit here. Not really impressed. First off every BBQ place MUST have Southern SWEET TEA! Not flavored...Sweet. Huge disappointment in that! BBQ was ok. Pulled pork sandwich was good quality but small portion size. Same with the mac and cheese good but small. Service a bit slow at lunch. Would not go her again

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Beardstown, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I ordered ribs, I ordered the baby back and they were good, nice smoked flavor! I ordered with sauce, I prefer a little more sauce baked on but it was good. My husband ordered the St. Louis style and he like them. Sides of beans and onion rings were good

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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, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?