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Bad To The Bone Barbecue

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5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
315-589-9252
Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A diamond in the rough

I was near Williamson so I tracked this place down based on TripAdvisor reviews. What it lacks in atmosphere and personality, it more than makes up for in food taste and quality. If you like BBQ you will love it. I will go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
PennYanMeatball
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Penn Yan
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Penn Yan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was near Williamson so I tracked this place down based on TripAdvisor reviews. What it lacks in atmosphere and personality, it more than makes up for in food taste and quality. If you like BBQ you will love it. I will go back

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Penfield, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everyone knows about Dinosaur BBQ, Well let me tell you Dinosaur doesn't hold a candle to Bad To The Bone! I have traveled all over the Southern States, where BBQ is the best, and Bad To The Bone BBQ is right up there in being great BBQ. If you get a chance, you must try them, you won't be sorry!

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Williamson, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great B-Bque Atmosphere. Great People who own and work the establishment. They cater and always have consistent great food. They catered our sons graduation last year!

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Rochester, New York
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1,739 reviews 1,739 reviews
1,170 restaurant reviews
577 helpful votes 577 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I've got to admit that I didn't stop here for a full meal. I already had some grilled chicken at home, and I just needed some side dishes to bring along to "round out" the meal. But I'd heard so much about this place that I just had to stop in and grab a few of those side orders to... More 

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Williamson, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've tried "the best" BBQ on my travels around the country. Nothing comes close to Bad-to-the-Bone. They smoke their meat to perfection prior to the final cooking. The smoke "pink" id evident throughout. Their sides are excellent. They don't give the food away but when I want the BEST, I go here.

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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We are The Rochester Euchre Meetup group located in Rochester, New York. Since I use Trip Advisor when I take a trip, I always check reviews written by other members, as well as writing reviews myself. I happened upon Bad to the Bone in Williamson, NY online and read the reviews and I knew we were going to use them... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Niagara Falls from Montreal by way of the south shore. Fantastic BBQ!!! Had the chicken and ribs, fall off the bone great.

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Walworth, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The ribs are great, but the brisket is awesome. The owner oversees the meat cookery. Sides can be variable depending on who is doing the cooking. If you want crisp snappy green beans, don't order them here. These are the kind grandma made, cooked and cooked, but loaded with flavor. I've had okra ranging from just ok to great. Cole... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for fancy this is not your place.but for good BBQ it is. I found the brisket to be exceptionally good. The sides are good but nothing's special.Overall I would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Williamson
  • Phone Number: 315-589-9252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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