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The Rib Co.

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72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
760-367-1663
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This is a very popular place, for in-restaurant dining and take out. Long wait to get your food, but it is good. Fresh grilled right outside. Delicious whisky sauce on chicken and ribs. Yummy corn bread muffins.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Kathy984
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Ojai
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La Quinta, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I saw the other reviews and came. After ordering, I was informed that the half chicken wasn't ready yet, so I decided on the beef ribs. The nachos I ordered were covered in fake, disgusting cheese. When we finally got our order over a half-hour later, I was disappointed that the ribs were so skimpy on the meat. The cole... More 

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Ojai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a very popular place, for in-restaurant dining and take out. Long wait to get your food, but it is good. Fresh grilled right outside. Delicious whisky sauce on chicken and ribs. Yummy corn bread muffins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited here almost a year ago and remembered a nice experience. This again was a great choice in twenty nine palms. We had the rib sampler and split it. Excellent dinner and great service!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed in twenty nine palms as purely a stop off as driving through. I'd read the reviews about this place, most of which said the foods good, the decor isn't. True. We went at the weekend so it was busy, and we had to sit outside. On outdoor garden furniture. It wasn't comfortable. But, you could see the chef... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stopped in for dinner after a long day at Joshua Tree National Park. WOW! Everything was delicious. The ribs were fantastic. One person in the group had the dry rub, another had the house sauce---both delicious. Another person had a hamburger and wow...that was probably one of the best hamburgers I've eaten ever. A kid ordered the chicken tenders and... More 

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Meaford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I had baby back ribs and wife had meatloaf, ribs were greal and meatloaf was excellent about the size and shape of a baseball

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped in to test out their ribs and found them to be wonderful. That is a good thing as the beans and the rest of the meal were average at best. A half order of ribs were very meaty and were literally falling of the bone when I cut a bone off the rack. Timing is important if you want... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have visited Joshua tree N.P 4 times and each visit we have dinned @ the Rib Co. We have tried many of their specialties the the Prime Rib special and the baby back ribs were delicious. The atmosphere is homey and rustic and we have enjoyed the food along with great service.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Thanks to the AAA Tour book, we followed the recommendation to eat here. It was a delight. Ate there twice. Burgers and Cobb salad were top notch as was the staff. If passing by again, I'll stop for another great meal. Get the grilled jalapenos stuffed with cheese!

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had the baby back ribs with the whiskey glaze. The ribs were just a bit tough but a very good flavor. Nice presentation with spicy beans, coleslaw and cornbread muffins with whipped honey butter. Two of our party had burgers which they said were very good. My only criticism would be the price which I thought was somewhat high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms
  • Phone Number: 760-367-1663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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