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Rebel BBQ

181 S Lovekin Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225-2504
+1 760-922-7000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“pulled pork” (28 reviews)
“pastrami” (34 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
181 S Lovekin Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225-2504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the night in Blythe and I had an urge for ribs. Rebel BBQ was very near our motel so I ordered the ribs/fries and my husband had the pulled pork sandwich. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant had plenty of seating....More

Thank tuna18
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Not sure what kind of BBQ I’d call this. It’s not Texas, Kansas City, Carolina or Memphis. It’s about as eclectic BBQ as I’ve ever had. I chose to eat lunch here not because it was supposed to be BBQ but the menu has home...More

Thank Cusinario
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the BBQ. I had the brisket tacos and they were outstanding. My wife had the ribs which she shared with me and they were very good. We both liked their bbq sauce and...More

Thank Srhall193
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This little place in Blythe has some of the best pulled pork & pastrami I’ve tasted. And the creamy slaw is delicious.

Thank Aleciawi
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It was only by chance that we stopped at Rebel BBQ in Blythe. I needed gas so we left the interstate and pulled into the faded town of Blythe. We decided to eat and after passing a number of not-so-great-looking fast-food and over-the-hill diners we...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The mini BBQ sandwich basket comes with one side. $ 8.95. It was just the right size. I had creamy coleslaw and my spouse had mac & cheese. Each side was excellent. I had the chicken, it was a bit dry. My spouse had pork....More

Thank limey52
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I ordered carry out to eat in my motel room. The service was fast and friendly and I liked the BBQ sauce flavor, but the chicken skin was soft and rubbery instead of crisp; I agree with another reviewer that my chicken didn't taste smoked...More

Thank karmar296
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped based on TA reviews en route from Palm Springs to Phoenix. Beef brisket and meat platters were yummy. Sides (Mac salad, creamy cole slaw, and vinegar slaw) were not enjoyed as much. Friendly, fast counter service for ordering and food delivery to table.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped to try Rebel BBQ based on the reviews of other travelers. Pretty small restaurant inside with nice outside tables and extensive menu. We had the 1/2 slab St. Louis ribs with side of mac 'n cheese, and a mini meal with pulled pork...More

Thank jrdem11
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Wow, did we make the right choice when we stopped there on our way home from Arizona. And if you happen to get Alyssa to help you, what a sweetie. Friendly, with a beautiful smile, take her advise on what to order. We had the...More

Thank Becky K
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Sarah H
15 March 2017|
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Response from jmsgaz | Reviewed this property |
Can't state the rules in California, but there were no signs prohibiting dogs and there was one on the patio when we were there. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 S Lovekin Blvd, Blythe, CA 92225-2504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Blythe
  • Phone Number: +1 760-922-7000
Stuck in the midst of the food chain outlets: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc. The Rebel BBQ sign was a beacon calling to us, "Stop, stop. I'm different, I'm good!" We did. It was. We'll be stopping again on our next road trip to Ca.
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