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Rib Crib

455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
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Ranked #23 of 75 restaurants in Mason City
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Mason City, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's not a standalone mom and pop joint, but they're definitely the best place for bbq in Mason City. Lots of meat choices and good sides. Just a few different sauces, but they go well with the meat. Husband loves the three meat sandwich, I'm a fan of their salad with bbq ranch and I get chopped brisket instead of... More

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Mason City, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There a a couple of bbq places in this town and this one is good considering its a chain restaurant. Generous portions and family friendly. Also within budget.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

appetizers(seasoned fries w/bacon & cheese were fantastic-we all (4 of us)had outta sight measl.My meat trio(my usual) was great,awesome dry rub ribs,brisket was great as always,& the smoked sausage was excellent.premium margarita was downright awesome.Service was great for as busy as they were.Will be back for more.Do yourself a favor when in Mason City,yu have to stop at the Rib... More

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Mason City, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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