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The Rib Co.

72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
+1 760-367-1663
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (180 reviews)
“cornbread” (27 reviews)
“beans” (32 reviews)
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72183 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stacy our server was great as well as the owner and all the staff. The meats are grilled right in front of the restaurant by a very friendly cook. The corn muffins were hot and delicious with yummy sweet butter. We were treated as family....More

Thank Myrna V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best ever eaten the last weeks in California: ribs and meatlof! Outstanding. The baked beans are insane, even as the corn breads. Everything home made: you can taste it defenitly.

Thank Carline H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are reading this review and considering visiting this place: do it. Have the ribs. Everything we tried was delicious, the ribs are especially good - tasty, juicy, tender and fall off the bone. Yum.

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here on a recent visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Fortunately, we followed the advice of the hotel manager who recommended it to us, and got there early (5:15) for dinner. Within 20 minutes, there was a line out the...More

Thank amy s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner stop post Joshua Tree. Really good food but, service was a very slow. Don't mind waiting for my food, especially when it was delicious, if I continue to get beer refills, didn't happen. Despite, I would definitely visit again! Loved watching the cook at...More

Thank Rebecca I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here every time we're in 29 Palms. The hamburgers are grilled over an open fire. The fries are cut fresh and we order them crispy. We've never eaten anything else. Our friends raved about the meatloaf, roast beef sandwich, and cobb salad. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They serve a lot of food here. The food is okay. The atmosphere is more like a pizza joint. Not exceptionally clean or comfortable. I much prefer the 29 Palms Inn. I just found it to be not very comfortable. We haven't returned.

Thank NapaCasual
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for more than an hour with empty tables and nobody cleaning them. Once seated, dinner took 45 minutes to arrive. When it did arrive, it was awful. We had the ribs, chicken and steak. All of us were disappointed and won’t return. Dirty,...More

Thank BPerry68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is on 29Palms Highway. Down to earth facility. Clean with professional service. Inside and patio seating. Casual attire. Unique-Grill is outside next to the patio. Hugh portions. Fresh. Many items are prepared on premises. Highly recommend

Thank PheSugarLand_Texas
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Came up to the desert for the weekend and wanted to show the step kids a place where I used to live. For dinner a must was The Rib Co. and they were NOT disappointed. Giant steaks and ribs right off the BBQ was what...More

Thank Jason M
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
According to Lisa Hill at the Rib Co, they will not be open on Thanksgiving.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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