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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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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We were staying close by at the best western so this was easy for us... The ribs were very good, the chicken was just ok. Prices were good and the server was very nice. The place is pretty drab inside but we didn't mind.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Hhogelund
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We were staying close by at the best western so this was easy for us... The ribs were very good, the chicken was just ok. Prices were good and the server was very nice. The place is pretty drab inside but we didn't mind.

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Thank Hhogelund
Dana Point, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We 've eaten here at least once every couple of months for five or six years. It does have a kind of funky almost dive bar feel to it, which we enjoy. This place is definitely not for trendy gastro pub folks. It is a place that a lot of locals hang out at. There are local bands playing live... More 

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Thank 333greenman
San Clemente, California, United States
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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Thank Kelly C
Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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Thank Sandy F
San Juan Capistrano, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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Thank MAURICE C
Laguna Niguel, California
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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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Thank 1Peripatetic
Atlanta
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Bulldawg
Nimes, France
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Franswa212
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162 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Nan2cute4u
Ennis, Republic of Ireland
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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