We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Newport Rib Company

2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
+1 949-631-2110
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“tri tip” (7 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (95)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visited was by chance. Subsequent visits have been by choice. You will not be disappointed. We order the combo meal which consists of chicken, ribs, sausage and brisket with 3 sides priced under $30.00 and enough for 2 people who are of the...More

1  Thank K L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

There’s a lot of good restaurants around Newport Beach, but I can’t imagine that there’s a better place for ribs. We tried all of them but the baby back are the best! Restaurant has great buzzy atmosphere with a lot of TV sport, and great...More

1  Thank Tepanyaki
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Pros: Great service Great pricing Good food Good ribs Good location. Cons: None really. Overall great ambience. Loved the large amount of TVs in the place. Our waitress was fantastic.

Thank lukephd
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Good BBQ in OC is difficult to find, especially if you're used to southern BBQ. Newport Rib Company is okay. Would not win any awards. For SoCal BBQ afficianadoes Newport barely makes the cut. Tried the baby backs. Seemed a bit dry. The brisket is...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If you love BBQ and a fun family atmosphere, this is your place. A nice selection of ribs, smoked meats and fabulous sides. For not carnivore types, even a good offering of salads and pasta. A nice go-to for protein cravings and do save room...More

Thank Dbtogi
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I can't say I have a Southern California go-to bbq joint yet, but I can say this isn't it. In fairness, this is the state where they call throwing a steak, burger, or chicken breast on the backyard grill, bbq'ing. Well, that doesn't even make...More

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I go here quite often and I have settled into a couple of favorites. I like to turn this into a high line sports bar. They have a few TVs near the bar. So the plan is get a booth near the bar, get great...More

Thank Jayfromcali
Reviewed 20 October 2016

That's right, of all the BBQ places in CM, NB, SA and Irvine, only Newport Rib Company serves beef ribs. I love BBQ but allergic to pork, and only Newport Rib Company can satisfy my cravings. Always juicy, hot and fresh. And plenty to choose...More

Thank Lilia W
Reviewed 19 October 2016

After trying several other locations for weeks - we found Newport Rib Company. From the first moment that Michelle picked up the phone - my stress started to melt away! Michelle worked with me on a great menu - that was pulled pork, ribs and...More

Thank b5orange
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We happened upon this while we were looking for a Mexican and it turned out to be the best mistake we made in a while. The food was fantastic, portions were HUGE the child portion we ordered for our 18 month grandchild could have fed...More

Thank joevison1969
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Costa Mesa
Harbor Bay Motel
19 reviews
.68 km away
Cozy Inn
73 reviews
.81 km away
Days Inn Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
261 reviews
.96 km away
Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa
133 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Golden Dragon Restaurant
65 reviews
.68 km away
Skosh Monahan's
45 reviews
1.02 km away
Norm's Restaurant
53 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fairview Park
44 reviews
2.14 km away
Pacific Amphitheater
8 reviews
2.26 km away
Diego Sepulveda Adobe
7 reviews
2.73 km away
Orange Coast Winery
24 reviews
2.83 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
rollo m
30 March 2016|
Response from CHAUSTER B | Reviewed this property |
YeS, hAppy HOurs STart A t 4 To 7 On WEeekdays
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-631-2110
  • E-mail
If it's delicious BBQ, in a dinner house that knows more than just great BBQ, Newport Rib Company is your place. Comfortable booths, a great bar with sports on the TV, and a staff so friendly you'll think that you’re part of the family...and you are. This local landmark has been serving BBQ’d specialties for over 25 years; slow roasted tri-tip, Prime rib, juicy steaks, stiff martini's and great salads all add up to a first-rate experience without the first-rate price. Come and find out why this family-owned business has become a MUST-have when visiting the Orange County area. Try the onion brick or the grilled artichoke for appetizers, the BBQ’d chopped tri-tip or chicken salad is a health conscious favorite, but the meat is center stage at this one of a kind Costa Mesa institution. Take-out, catering from 25 to 2500 guests, a banquet room which seats 80, large comfortable booths, and an environment that caters to our guests no matter if regulars or soon to be’s.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing