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The Rib Line

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12308 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7220
+1 805-543-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got the Tri-Tip and Chicken plate with a side of Mac 'n Cheese. Dinner plate came with beans, coleslaw and cornbread. 1/4 lb of Tri-Tip and a leg/thigh of BBQ chicken were very tasty, although the chicken probably could have used a few more minutes of cooking. Beans were flavorful, coleslaw was chunky, rather than the more traditional shredded variety.... More 

Thank mgourley
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I Read the reviews before eating there and some people were satisfied and others weren't. We decided to go for it. I rate this place a FAIR. A little expensive for the portions! Ive tasted better. Corn bread is expensive and not that delicious. Customer service was great.

Thank Reyna G
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife had a salad and I had a pulled pork little piggy sandwich with fries. It might be the best pulled pork ever next to my own of course. The fries were crispy and shoestring size. Granted the prices a little high, but I was full from lunch until almost 7 pm that night. Portion sizes are perfect.

Thank redzins
Robinson, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very disappointed. I had the Southern Style Pig sandwich on Ciabetta & my husband had the Tri-tip sandwich. Both of our sandwich had a more fat than meat & not much flavor. Would not recommend.

Thank susan c
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Eaten here and take out numerous times. Simply the best in the area for ribs!!! The flavor and service are incredible. I could eat the ribs continually.

Thank Tony H
North Hills
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601 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Rib Line, which is located in a strangely laid out shopping center off Los Osos Road in SLO, has ribs and chicken and other stuff. I ordered a half rack of ribs. Bottom line: They were not great or even very good ribs, just good. For the money, I can find good ribs in several places in SLO. Plus,... More 

Thank Robert L
Wyandotte, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I don't know HOW this has managed to get four-star reviews; to say the food was mediocre would be a serious overstatement. We stopped here because the reviews were good, and couldn't have been more disappointed. It is a tiny shop in a strip mall with no dining room to speak of. There were a couple sad-looking tables inside and... More 

Thank Kay766
Los Osos, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very good choice for lunch. Had pork tacos that were spicy and delicious. Lots of choices for sides. Quick service and very comfy to eat there.

Thank Martha F
Dallas, Texas
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

There are many BBQ places in SLO, this place is very good and has a great BBQ sauce. The brisket and pulled pork are amazing.

Thank Skier134
Bakersfield, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Stop by the Rib Line which is one of the many players in the area that serve Santa Maria style BBQ--Great place to eat!

Thank roberthK3005ND

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12308 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7220
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-7427

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