We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 75 Restaurants in Mason City
Price range: $5 - $18
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pleasantville, Iowa
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest City, Iowa
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mason City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beardstown, Illinois
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest City, Iowa
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I tried RIB CRIB when we moved to the area two years ago and were not impressed, but we gave them another try for lunch today and we were impressed. Great service and a typical BBQ atmosphere. The food was great: awesome lunch combo of ribs and turkey with okra, Texas toast, and cole slaw. My wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mason City, Iowa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mason City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rib Crib also viewed


Been to Rib Crib? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rib Crib

Address: 455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
Phone Number: 641- 424-3794
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Sandwiches

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rib Crib staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?