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34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-9500
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
funky but good

We have not eaten here for a year or so , no real reason just haven't. but we went back saturday night and everything as usual was very good the beef ribs a huge the salad bar is fresh and the side dishes are well done. This place is a bare as much as anything else and the staff are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Kelly C
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San Clemente, California, United States
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San Clemente, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have not eaten here for a year or so , no real reason just haven't. but we went back saturday night and everything as usual was very good the beef ribs a huge the salad bar is fresh and the side dishes are well done. This place is a bare as much as anything else and the staff are... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

The reastaurant isn't much to look at but don't judge a 'book by its cover'. The food was delicious. The dinner for two was more like for 3 or 4. We we full when we left and even took enough food home for the day lunch!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

With six in our party I believe we pretty much tried some of almost everything. There were no complaints about quality, taste, or serving size, though several "doggy bags" were needed.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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