Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs Review

Have you ever eaten dry ribs? They’re a common appetizer at a lot of restaurants, but not something I normally make at home. Are the Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs from Costco as good as take-out or restaurant dry ribs? That’s what I was wondering when I put them in my cart!

Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs bag on a table.
Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs

I’m reviewing the Costco Hampton House Seasoned Oven-Ready Dry Garlic Ribs. These have been at my Costco for as long as I can remember but we’ve never picked them up to try. My husband wasn’t too excited about buying these because he thinks dry ribs are usually really fatty, full of gristle and have very little meat.

Similar appetizes from Costco I’ve reviewed are the Costco Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Costco Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp, Costco The Original Poppers- Stuffed Jalapenos, Costco P.S.I’s Grande Gourmet Coconut Shrimp, Costco TGI Friday’s Loaded Potato Skins and the Costco Bibigo Steamed Dumplings.

Close up image of the Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs bag.
Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs

Location in Store

You can find the dry garlic ribs in the freezer section at Costco, the item number is 288939.


These dry ribs from Costco have a strong garlic smell, even in the freezer you can smell the garlic, which I guess kind of makes sense since they’re dry garlic ribs. Both my husband and I were surprised by the quality of meat, it’s better than we expected.

Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs cooked and on a white plate.
Ready to enjoy!

Being dry ribs the meat is a bit fattier and gristly, but overall the quality of the meat is impressive. We didn’t have the whole bag but tried to eat a few different looking ones because the appearance (size and shape) varies from rib to rib. In the four ribs I tried I didn’t find a ton of fat or gristle.

Closeup image of one cooked dry garlic rib, before eating.
Used the seasoning packet on the dry ribs which you can see.

There’s also a good amount of meat on each one, I’ve had dry ribs where there’s basically no meat on them but these are quite meaty. The flavor is pretty good, a basic garlic flavor. Even though they smell strong of garlic the garlic flavor isn’t that strong. The seasoning from the packets that I put on after cooking the ribs doesn’t stick that well but they’re flavorful enough without the added seasoning.

Image of one garlic dry rib with a bite taken out of it so you can see the inside.
Each dry rib actually has quite a bit of meat on the bone!


The 1.36 kilogram bag of dry garlic ribs at Costco is $15.99 Canadian which seems quite reasonable for such a large bag.

Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before cooking.
Ready to be cookied!


The Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs need to be kept in the freezer and the best before date on the bag is about nine months from the date it was purchased. I used the oven method to cook the ribs and they turned out nice and crispy, if you have an air fryer I would definitely try using that to cook these.

Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs cooking instructions from bag.
Cooking instructions.

One thing to be cautious of is that these Costco dry ribs aren’t pre-cooked so you’re dealing with raw pork, make sure you cook your ribs according to package directions and if you have a thermometer at home, check the internal temp.

Image of the Costco Hampton House Dry Ribs seasoning packets.
The bag of dry ribs comes with two seasoning packets.

The bag is resealable and comes with two packets of seasoning to put on the ribs. There’s no dipping sauce, but I don’t think they really need a dipping sauce. These are great as an appetizer, snack or even a lunch with some veggies on the side!



Five ribs is 330 calories, 21 grams of fat, four grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre and sugar, 27 grams of protein and 620 mg of sodium. These aren’t the healthiest and are high in fat and sodium but low in carbs! You also get a lot of protein from only five ribs!

Costco Hampton House nutrition facts label.
Nutrition facts.


The Costco Hampton House Garlic Dry Ribs are made of pork and unfortunately for anyone avoiding gluten they are not gluten-free. They also may contain egg, milk and soy. The seasoning packet consists of salt and spices.

Costco dry ribs ingredients label.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 6/10


Give it a try!

These are better than a lot of dry ribs I’ve tried at restaurants and as take-out. There’s more meat on each rib and the meat that’s there tastes a bit higher quality.

What are your thoughts on these dry garlic ribs from Costco?

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16 thoughts on “Costco Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs Review”

  1. We’ve bought these for several years and haven’t been disappointed yet. Every year they are reduced as a promotion by Costco, and we usually buy 3 bags to keep in the freezer. The extra seasoning packs are perfect for stir fry or tonight I used one on BBQ chicken and potatoes. I am seldom disappointed by anything at Costco, there’s only 2 of us but we spend over $5k a year, my membership is paid for in rebates. Good review Natelie !

  2. Mimi A quick Google search reads
    “Kirkland Signature
    This label, familiar to Costco shoppers, is actually the company’s house brand and a Costco subsidiary. It produces dozens of products under the Kirkland Signature brand name, including groceries and packaged food items.”

  3. These ribs are tasty but they’re fatty too. I cooked them in the oven but I think I’ll try the air fryer next time to make them more crispy. The price is fair but at this point it’s not a product that’s high on my “buy again” list.

  4. These were recommended by a few friends.
    Tried a half bag last night.
    YUCK is an understatement..they were mushy, fatty snd gristly.
    Baked them for an additional 20 minutes..still not crispy.
    Perhaps they’ve changed their recipe..either that, or my friends like eating garbage.
    Never again!

  5. I love these but haven’t seen them at costco in ages! The last time I tried them was a few years ago, which location was this at?

  6. We picked up these ribs when they were on sale a while ago. We loved them and find that they were quite tasty, meaty & crispy. We will definitely buy these again!
    I love reading your reviews and refer to them when I see an item I consider buying. If Natalie gave it a good review, I usually buy it. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

    Thank you!

  7. I always pick these ribs up when they are on sale. My family loves them and as you say in your comments the quality of the product is very good. If you follow the cooking instructions the finished product is nice and crispy. I have tried the seasoning packet but also find for flavor you don’t need them and also don’t need the extra sodium.
    I love your reviews and find them interesting even for the items I would never purchase.
    Thank you

  8. Hi–I enjoy reading your comments and reviews, however one thing that you do might be misleading to some people. You routinely refer to the products as “Costco” this and “Costco” that… reality, these are NOT Costco products, as those are Kirkland. Just because these are purchased AT Costco does not make them a Costco product. It might confuse some people.

    • I only write about the products I find at Costco, so I personally don’t think it’s too misleading. I always try to include the full brand name as well! A lot of my traffic comes from google and I want to make sure Costco shoppers can find my reviews when they’re performing searches. Thank you so much for reading my reviews, can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! Have a great weekend!

    • Personally, I think Natalie was referring to the fact that it’s a product sold at Costco! Being a little nitpicky here aren’t we, Mimi? Also, I think the fact that she states immediately, that they are, Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs, makes it clear to everyone, who reads her review! Nothing a dash or a semi-colon, in the review, after the name, Costco, in the title of the review, wouldn’t take care of, confusion-wise!

      Also, another excellent review Natalie! I’ve been wanting to try these ribs for a long time, but haven’t done so as of yet! But after this review, I’m gonna definitely have to give them a try! Thank you for the review and all the reviews that you do do for us, as I strongly appreciate them all! Please, keep up the great work! I find your reviews to be extremely accurate to my own tastes, once I’ve tried the items! Have a nice day Natalie! you too Mimi!


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