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455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401
641- 424-3794
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK Bar B Q

The food is OK, not great. I've had much better ribs. Price was kind of high in my opinion. I think the wait staff needs to be a bit more attentive of the guest.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tip P
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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is OK, not great. I've had much better ribs. Price was kind of high in my opinion. I think the wait staff needs to be a bit more attentive of the guest.

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MASON CITY
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My pick for best BBQ in Mason City! Combo meals offer a variety of different meats. The ribs are good, but I like the brisket best. The Cowboy Beans offer a mild heat. Always leave feeling full and satisfied.

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Thank NEIL M
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visted as I am a major BBQ hound. :-) Ordered a sampler plate that had a little of every thing on it. While the meats were ok, they weren't anything special or spectacular. The ribs, though, were outstanding. Moist and juicy, fall off the bone. Did not appear that they had been sitting all day and just heated up to... More 

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Thank Lee K
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great pleasant staff with all you can eat ribs night. Pretty straight forward and maybe the only bbq option around. If your used to the big city bbq of places mentioned in title, this is not them, but a good alternative to the other chains in area.

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Thank ccw007
Watertown
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We saw this place on the way into town and liked the catchy name. We were here on a Saturday night, and the food and seevice was excellent. I'd definately go back, and recommend this place to everyone.

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1 Thank John R
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place gets better every time I visit. I love the three meat combo. I go with sliced brisket-St Louis ribs-smoked sausage-okra, and onion rings. Great service, very affordable pricing, fantastic food !! Always a treat to eat here !!

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Thank Jeff B
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The options are extremely wide, and the food is outstanding. I had brisket and ribs, and it was outstanding! The brisket is tender and has a great smoke flavor. The St. Louis style ribs were full of meat and had a wonderful smoke flavor to them. I'll be back.

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Thank Jason R
Gladbrook, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food! Visited the establishment several times during the month I was staying in Mason City. I had the brisket and chicken in several different forms. The loaded baked potato topped with chicken, corn, beans, ranch and some more things was a real surprise. (Good) The brisket was always well trimmed and had a great flavor. Only negative, wish they... More 

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Thank DanB2338
Casper, Wyoming
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We live locally and had been here a few times. Seems like it is hit and miss with this place. One night you have a edible meal and the next time you can barely choke it down. Due to lack of options in our area we tried to give this place a chance more than once and were always disappointed.... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I don't get to stop very often but when I do all I can say is loosen the belt, sit back and enjoy. I cannot speak about anything but the bbq but that is fantastic from the brisket to the pulled pork Wow! But amazingly enough my favorite it the turkey try it you will be amazed!

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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: Barbecue, American, Delicatessen
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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