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Rib Crib

$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401-1535
+1 641-424-3794
11:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I eat here whenever I am in the area, best ribs in Iowa. The service is always good , clean restaurant and reasonable price.

Thank Kurtis S
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Their food is consistently good quality. I have dined at this restaurant in other states and the food here is better. The managers genuinely care that you are receiving good service and a good product. Their catering is to die for. Definitely a top pick for any party or event. Unfortunately it's hard to find good cheap barbecue but try... More 

Thank Mo4less
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

First off it was so cold in there, was in October and they had what felt like the air on. We weren't the only ones that were cold, waitress said she was hot and kinda blew us off. We had the nachos as an app, they were okay, Buffalo Wild Wings are way better. We got the club and weren't... More 

Thank Sarah F
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Had the ribs, brisket, fries and beans. Very good on all accounts. The service was good and fast. Had been busy all day and not looking forward to a drawn out meal. Next time through town, I will stop again.

Thank Pribs83
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Good location fast service, a clean place to eat parking there was lefty! Prices were good! And very good reputation!

Thank Mike D
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were in town to meet a friend who was also traveling through Mason City. We chose hete because it looked busy and trip advisor had good things to say. Glad we ate here. Food was really good and bonus, Tuesday nights are all you can eat Rib night's and they don't charge extra for them it is regular menu... More 

Thank James S
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Known for its ribs but I liked the brisket. The service was great and the prices for the food you get is more than reasonable. Provided feee dinner to all bets on Veterans Day. Good food, reasonable prices and good service. Will definitely return for another dinner.

Thank Bill W
Southern Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our new favorite BBQ place!! Super busy today because Veterans got a free meal today! We aren't vererans, but it was still a great value! Food was speedy especially since the place was packed. Super pleasant & cheerful servers. Perfectly clean. Great thick napkins for messy food. Huge glasses of pop. We both had beef brisket & Hubby had pork... More 

Thank Jeanne T
Prior Lake, MN
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for supper. Had combo ribs and chopped brisket. One combo meal plus pickles was more than enough for two. Try the pickles. Good and plenty!!

Thank Taxifour
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Have not had ribs cooked this good ever. We had the St Louis ribs which literally fell off the bone. Sides were great, but definitely go for all the flavored ribs. Plentiful parking for dinner. Staff was fast in service. Would go here again in a heart beat.

Thank ELS20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Tiffany Dr, Mason City, IA 50401-1535
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Mason City
  • Phone Number: +1 641-424-3794

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