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Rib Crib

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American, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
    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
The ONLY BBQ in MC

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
kjay67
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Augusta, Georgia
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mason City, Iowa, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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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, Hamburgers
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?