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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
Most recent review
"Memories "

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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English first
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 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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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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