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Fat Ivor's Rib Rack

27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
+1 760-749-0600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef ribs” (11 reviews)
“beans” (6 reviews)
“baby backs” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs were way slimy. So disappointing. Looks like they boil the ribs and then simply dip them in BBQ sauce. Tender, but not good. Chicken breast was better, but still not BBQ caramelized. Baked potato and beans were really good. We need to go back...More

Thank CGolding
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Fat Ivar’s to get our rib fix. The all you can eat beef ribs are amazing. The four of us did some work and piled the bones high. Great food fun and atmosphere. A must visit if you are in San Diego...More

Thank Ray N
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Passing through town, the two of us went back to this locals spot which we had not visited for several years. Not much had changed. The decor was uninspiring, the service was slow to start and had to be called back on several occasions for...More

Thank 22club58
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Recently moved into the area and since my husband and I both work a lot of long days, we tend to eat out for every meal, every day so we were trying out all of the local restaurants. My husband is a big fan of...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

BBQ is the big draw in this very local place. We come only at lunch because we are not neighbors but come here a couple of times a year because a nice quilt shop is just up the way. We usually have sandwiches, BBQ chicken...More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Far's isn't the place to be. Best food, best service and best prices! Try the steak sandwich. Guaranteed best sandwich in town!

Thank 968wesleyf
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Love the baby back ribs! They are very moist and just fall off the bone. The beans are very flavorful and a good accent to the bbq ribs.

Thank tbennetts0626
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped in at the encouragement of friends familiar with the area and it was a good choice. The interior was comfortable cozy with plenty of friendly locals. I had the half rack of baby backs that we'd fall off the bone tender with a...More

Thank bim55
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The food is great here!!... Very large portions!!!...Ribs are to die for, Mushrooms are amazing, Wings are amazing, everything on the menu is delicious!!...Staff is awome, very friendly, they become your friends, when extremely busy they do their best to make sure you get everything...More

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A great rib joint. We have been eating there for many years and have never been disappointed in either the food or service, which is always first rate. Also, good beer on tap.

Thank Lawrence G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27961 Valley Center Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-6547
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Valley Center
  • Phone Number: +1 760-749-0600
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