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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 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Robinson, Pennsylvania
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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552 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Yakima, Washington
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150 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I ate dinner here with my wife, son and granddaughter. I had the baby back ribs and they were among the best I ever had. I had potato salad as a side and I really enjoyed it but it wasn't traditional style with lots of mayo-it was dryer and less sweet. My son had beef ribs which he really enjoyed... More 

Thank SunnysideDon
San Mateo, California
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

After a long drive to visit family we were going to go out to dinner. Instead someone suggested ordering in from The Rib Line. What a great idea!! Had the fullrack of beef and also pork ribs. They were licked clean to the bone! Even the pickiest of eaters gave 'em a try. Thanks for a wonderful meal. We'll be... More 

Thank olivenonion
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Recently had a business lunch at the Broad St. location. The review is on the Tri-Tip sandwiches and Chili, lunch combo. Suffice it to say, this was as good as it gets. Super Tender Tri-tip and Chili to die for. It was my first time there, and I WILL be back. Great service, vibe and food. Way to go RIBLINE!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?