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Rib Joint Roadhouse

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34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-9500
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Army Security Agency Reunion Banquet

The Army Security Agency Special Identification Techniques operators and analyst concluded our reunion at the Best Western Plus Marina Shores with a banquet buffet for about 60+ at The Rib Shack on 04/18/2015 on the patio. We had pork ribs and BBQ chicken with the fixin's. The ribs were meaty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Atlanta
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Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Pretty Sketchy place. We really weren't expecting much so the bar was set low. You would at least think the ribs would be good. Ours were very dry. I don't mind paying for good food. The place is not expensive but not worth it at this price. Service was minimal. Don't like to give poor reviews but wouldn't go again.

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Atlanta
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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Army Security Agency Special Identification Techniques operators and analyst concluded our reunion at the Best Western Plus Marina Shores with a banquet buffet for about 60+ at The Rib Shack on 04/18/2015 on the patio. We had pork ribs and BBQ chicken with the fixin's. The ribs were meaty and dry - not buried in a sugary sauce and... More 

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Nimes, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It looks like nothing and does not try to impress, meanwhile the ribs are just delicious each and everytime I went there. The mood and the regular clients are a spectacle of its own alone. A real unique place out of the way.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place really took me back in time...food was descent and staff very nice, but for me, going here was more about "memories" of my younger years. So thankful my husband was with me to help me get through the "memories" of this place from my past. I made it!

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Ennis, Republic of Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went for ribs which were ok- didn't enjoy these as much as Chris Cram one man band (he is so much better than that description- check him out on Youtube). Enjoyed his sound and beer very much- serving staff very friendly- warm cosy atmosphere- nice older clientele- you can make friends here! I would go back- great experience in a... More 

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Cincinnati. Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My friend and I did not go here for the food. We went for the music. Chris is usually there on Thursday nights. He is a one man band. He plays, sings, and will let you do karaoke. He takes requests, also. The place is small, but it was not crowded when we went and there is an outside patio.... More 

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Dana Point, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Don't let the rough exterior fool you! This place has some of the best ribs around...period! Drop in to the bar or carry out!

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Anaheim, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you're familiar with that phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover," it well applies to this place. It's basically a shack & when you walk in you might pause & wonder why you're there. But the food itself is delicious. I ordered a chicken n rib combo plate - 1/4 chicken (very moist), 3 pork ribs (great flavor)... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had heard about a place in Dana Point that made great ribs, and I'm fairly certain this was the place. It does not look like much, and we had some trepidations about staying once we were in the place. However, the salad bar was delicious and fresh, and the BBQ was truly outstanding. We ordered the Family Feast, which... More 

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Alpine, California, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place doesn't look like much on the outside and is a locals-friendly bar hangout, but give it a chance and your tummy will be so glad you did! My husband had the brisket sandwich piled high with tender, moist meat on a house made bun with a house-made, delicious coleslaw. It was more than he could finish with sauces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: (949) 661-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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