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Best Barbecue Spots in Orange County


Calling all meat lovers! Your summer vacation in Newport Beach won't be complete without some barbecue at the beach. You can host a BBQ in the comfort of one of our Newport Beach vacation rentals, or gather your friends and family and go out to one of the many mouth watering barbecue restaurants in Orange County. If meat isn't your thing, try some of the sides such as mac n cheese, coleslaw and corn. Check out 3 of the top destinations to visit to get your barbecue on. Trust us - it will be a finger licking good, meat lovers dream come true.

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Newport Rib Company


Founded in 1984, The Newport Rib Company, stands proudly as a long time family-owned and operated restaurant by the Ursini family. As you drive into Newport Beach on Freeway 55, stopping at Newport Rib Company is always a good idea. Inside, it has all the feels of a neighborhood joint where locals high five the waiters, but with it's fantastic reputation visitors too are let in on this delicious secret. As the name recommends, ribs are the best bet on the menu, but all of the choices will put you into a fantastic food coma. 

Call: 949-631-2110 

Old Crow Smokehouse 


The combination of the beachy atmosphere with the mouthwatering flavors of midwest barbecue is on point at Old Crow Smokehouse. Sit outside and admire the expansive California ocean views as you enjoy a flavorful feast. Known for their variety of BBQ sauces that range from spicy to sweet, go ahead and try them all! Splurge for the smoked brisket and watch it fall off the bone after being slowly cooked for 16 hours. Come on the weekend, wear your cowgirl boots, and show off your moves while you dance to a live county band.

Call: 714-536-0381 

Grasslands Meat Market: BBQ & Churrasco 


After you've had a magical day at Disneyland riding rollercoasters and taking pictures with Mickey and Minnie, your stomach will be growling for a delicious dinner. Enter the meat masters of Grassland Meat Market. They are known for putting an original spin on all of the classic barbecue dishes. Start with one of their yummy $5 appetizers and then try the chef's signature entree, the Pork Flat Iron Churrasco and you'll be hooked after the first bite. Another plus of Grasslands, is the free one hour parking in the GardenWalk parking structur

Call: 657-208-1133 

Published on Friday, August 4, 2017