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“Much better the second time around.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rib Crib

Rib Crib
Ranked #5 of 81 Restaurants in Mason City
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jackson, Mississippi
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486 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Much better the second time around.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I tried RIB CRIB when we moved to the area two years ago and were not impressed, but we gave them another try for lunch today and we were impressed. Great service and a typical BBQ atmosphere. The food was great: awesome lunch combo of ribs and turkey with okra, Texas toast, and cole slaw. My wife had a burger and was pleased. The hit of the day was dessert: PEACH COBBLER A LA MODE was phenomenal!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank David S
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Salem, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good BBQ for a chain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's not a standalone mom and pop joint, but they're definitely the best place for bbq in Mason City. Lots of meat choices and good sides. Just a few different sauces, but they go well with the meat. Husband loves the three meat sandwich, I'm a fan of their salad with bbq ranch and I get chopped brisket instead of chicken. Tuesdays have all you can eat ribs for a very reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank raesive
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Mason City, Iowa
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good babybacks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There a a couple of bbq places in this town and this one is good considering its a chain restaurant. Generous portions and family friendly. Also within budget.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Angel G
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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

appetizers(seasoned fries w/bacon & cheese were fantastic-we all (4 of us)had outta sight measl.My meat trio(my usual) was great,awesome dry rub ribs,brisket was great as always,& the smoked sausage was excellent.premium margarita was downright awesome.Service was great for as busy as they were.Will be back for more.Do yourself a favor when in Mason City,yu have to stop at the Rib Crib !!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Jeff B
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Iowa
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Food is alway good, service is.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Although the Rib Crib may not impress true BBQ enthusiasts I fine the menu to cover a wide variety of tastes, the sliced brisket being my favorite. The service however can range from 5 dots down to 1 dot. A few visits ago the waiter chatted with the kids and was very attentive about refills and making sure everything was OK-- 5 dots!! Last time I was there the waitress was confused about the specials, side orders, slow on refills, etc... and the place wasn't that busy. I had seen her before so she wasn't new, 1 dot for her. If you go and get bad service, try again as the next waiter/waitress may be much better.

  • Visited October 2013
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