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The Rib Co.

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72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
+1 760-367-1663
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here after traveling from the Phoenix area. We arrived about 45 minutes after they opened at 4:00, it's a good thing because they were full shortly after 5. The service is really good, the food tasty and fresh. The desserts looked good but we were full from the dinner. I had the Triple Threat ribs... More 

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Thank Jana T
Marana, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best meal of our trip at The Rib Company. We started with the jalapeno appetizer. These were amazingly good...not too hot...just vegetable-fresh-crisp with cheese and bacon filling. My husband had the half-rack of babyback ribs with whiskey sauce and I had a burger. Both meals were excellent and filling! They have a great beer selection, too. Jennifer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm from Texas, so always a little skeptical about BBQ in other places, but the Rib Co. was not a disappointment. You walk in right past the pit, so you can smell your dinner before you even sit down. It's not fancy by any means, but the service was great and the ribs were fantastic.

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Thank Mark T
Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in 29 Palms because it was near the side of Joshua Tree National Park where we ended up after a day of hiking BUT we would totally come to 29 Palms again to eat at the Rib Company! It was fantastic! I have eaten ribs in Memphis and throughout the South and this was as good or better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small place so you might have to wait for a table but it was worth it. The ribs were fall-off-the bone tender.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like my ribs wet, these were very dry. We each had a different choice, Triple Threat, and Baby Backs. The Triple Threat were more wet, but they cook the ribs with everything already on it and don't offer sauce on the side. The ribs themselves were falling off the bones, but like I said, dry. Plenty of sides to... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once in a while you find a gem. The ribs here are amazing. The full rack was the largest rack of ribs I've ever seen. The dry rub was delicious - a little spicy - very flavorful. The meat was cooked to perfection - a little tug to come off the bone, all the fat rendered - just delicious. We... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best rib joint you'll find in 29 palms or Palm Springs. Small restaurant does take away too. Baby backs are brilliant, only need a half order unless you're a beast. Hit it up!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

They are known for their baby back pork ribs. Our sampler had 4 samples of those and only one of the beef ribs. The beef ribs were so so, but the baby back ribs were great. If you like spicy go for the ones with the dry rub plus 2 sauces. A great combination of flavors. This place is all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

They have excellent food a little on the pricy side but well worth it ribs burgers chicken grilled on and outside BBQ.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 760-367-1663

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