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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
GREAT BBQ

We were staying the night in 29 palms and between the reviews and the clerk at the motel we came to the Rib Co. for dinner, we are glad we did. The BBQ Grills are in front of the restaurant and connected to the kitchen so you can see your meat being cooked if you choose. The inside is small,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
707clayg
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Lomita, California
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Port Edwards, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I got takeout at this restaurant. They were barbecuing outside as we drove up. We got a full rack of rubbed ribs to share and some buffalo chicken wings. The food was of excellent quality. There was plenty of seating inside, so if that would be your choice it would work out. The meal came with beans... More 

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Lomita, California
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying the night in 29 palms and between the reviews and the clerk at the motel we came to the Rib Co. for dinner, we are glad we did. The BBQ Grills are in front of the restaurant and connected to the kitchen so you can see your meat being cooked if you choose. The inside is small,... More 

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Thank 707clayg
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service, reasonable priced. The name states the obvious that you should stick to the ribs which fall off the bone. I had the salmon which was less impressive.

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Thank Fionnuala Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the sirloin steak here...we went on a whim and initially passed it by because the outside didn't look very nice or clean, but once we went in we could tell we were wrong. Accommodating waitress, who was pleasant and attentive. Steak cooked on outdoor grill, perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly to order. My husband is picky about... More 

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Thank Alicia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of weeks ago, I took my family here to eat, 3 boys and myself. The establishment was very clean, the service was great, and the food was delicious! A beautiful woman approached us shortly after we chose our table and greeted us with a gorgeous smile as she took our order for drinks. Once we ordered she excused... More 

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Moscow
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rib Co is not "fancy" but I honestly had the best meals of a fortnight travelling in the USA in this excellent little restaurant. The meat is grilled out front as you arrive. It's not a big place, and so at dinner time it can be full. The service is super-friendly. The setup is simple - this isn't a... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch during our recent visit to the area. There was one other person eating lunch at the same time. My son had a steak that was ok. My daughter and I split the "house blend" ribs. We had a 1/2 slab and that was plenty of food for both of us. It was good for a... More 

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Thank jeff r
Bergen, Norway
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a real barbecue-kitchen place and found the best. The restaurant was full of locals so we thought it might be good. And we were completely right. The place is super clean, very simple decoration with a very nice waiters and great relation between the prices and quantities. The home made desserts do not have anything to... More 

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Thank maripeicher
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live in the Midwest, BBQ has evolved into an art form which makes this rating hard to nail down. The Rib Co. is how it used to be, chargrilled on an open flame. Tender meat and good flavor. Prices are decent and in this town, this is probably the best choice!

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Thank Dave S
Basel
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

What a great find! I had the pulled pork sandwich (loads of meat, which was smoked to perfection) and my husband had the baby back ribs (generous portion and fall off the bone tender). We also enjoyed the jalapeño poppers (smoked on the grill in a charming iron custom-made rack, and stuffed with cheese and bacon bits). The service was... 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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?