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Rib Joint Roadhouse

34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-9500
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Cincinnati. Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Los Angeles, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A night out with my lady friend found us at the Rib Joint. We almost drove by, as there wasn't much curb appeal. However, I'm always up for an adventure, and this place did not disappoint. The place has a salad bar, the potato salad here is a bit on the spicy side. The coleslaw is very good, and well... More

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Southern Cal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the quintessential road house bbq place. I love it! The feeling is traveling coast hwy 50 years ago with a wood fireplace, big booths and a hillside back dropped patio. Great music and a bar that rivals the "local" bar you have at home. Delicious ribs and meats served with cornbread and a salad bar that most describe... More

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San Clemente, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

OK... this is a little place. Old, but right on PCH. We ate there in the afternoon, so the restaurant was not busy, but there was a crowd at the bar. Locals, I presume. The baby back ribs were good and the service was excellent. Now, you can't compare this to an upscale restaurant because it is not. You'd probably... More

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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Well... We visited the place because of their advert saying "Best ribs i CA".... The bartender was nice and so was the beer - nothing else good to say about this place. We ordered Prime ribs - supposed to be the best on the menu and they were very rich and felt like chewing gum. Very poor indeed. Would never... More

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

As a person who loves to smoke their own meat, as was not impressed by their baby back ribs. Food was warm at best and the ribs needed the help of the BBQ sauce. Well cooked ribs should not need any sauce.

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Additional Information about Rib Joint Roadhouse

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

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