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San Juan Capistrano, CA
949-218-0227
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a casual place, as you'd expect, with first-rate ribs and brisket. We ate there once and then had a take-out for twenty. The take-out comes with everything that you need; all the sides, napkins, plates, etc. Everything was really good and I would do it again. There are two restaurants and one office to order from, so they... More 

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Castelldefels, Spain
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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great place for lunch! We felt like having ribs and a good steak and the place was perfect. Great service too!

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were passing through San Juan Capistrano and found Bad To the Bone Bbq! What a find! You can see all of the huge smokers from the register and the aroma inside causes your mouth to water. The beef brisket sandwich we had was juicy and tender. Excellent food and reasonably priced. We will make a special trip back up... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped here on the way home from the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll marathon/half marathon and will make it a point to visit here anytime I am in South Orange County. The order time seemed a little long, but was well worth the wait. Once seated, the servers were attentive and friendly. I had the pulled pork sandwich with sweet... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our favorite: the pulled pork. Probably the best anywhere. We also like the grilled veggies. It's a bit more, but worth it! The catfish is a bit pricey, but also well worth the money. Also be sure to try the local beer. We live in San Juan Capistrano, and we eat here a lot. Glad it's here!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always great food well priced good selections friendly and if you just want a drink , wonderful bar and great beer selection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Back for our first visit in a long time, and the food was as scrumptious as we remembered. We moved to Tennessee where there is a BBQ joint around every corner, most of them quite good. Bad to the Bone would rank right up there with the best southern rib restaurants. I have only had the ribs because they are... More 

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Newport Beach
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a wonderful spot for BBQ. It is in a strip mall type of shopping center. The wait is usually about ten minutes or so, but worth every minute of it. The place as a cowboy feel to it. The real attraction, for me any way, is the food. I have been there several times and am planning to... More 

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Upland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to eat here this past Saturday. We were in town for a wedding and decided to try it out. Boy did we make the right decision. The pulled pork sandwich was great. My wife had the prime rib sandwich and it was great. Don't miss out on this gem next time you happen to be in... More 

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband took to me the best BBQ I've had in years - Bad to the Bone in San Juan Capistrano, CA. It's off the Ortega Hwy (74) and it's wonderful. I've had their pulled pork dinner with beans and fried okra - very, very good. The pork is juicy, the beans are really good and the fried okra -... More 

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Address: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Phone Number: 949-218-0227
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano

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