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“A pretty good restaurant for American BBQ food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bones Roadhouse

Bones Roadhouse
39080 South Highway 1, PO Box 1660, Gualala, CA 95445
(707) 884-3398
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Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Gualala
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Salamander Bay, Australia
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“A pretty good restaurant for American BBQ food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Local sports bar with attached BBQ restaurant. Very busy. Interesting western atmosphere and decor, very casual, but good feel about it.
I had a full rack of ribs which were beautifully smoked and tender and my wife had smoked salmon caesar salad with salmon, again nicely smoked. Chowder was good and salad side dishes were fresh.
Draft beer was O.K. but became flat quite quickly
Service was prompt and friendly.
Overall, a good place for American food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bowen Island, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
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“Bone Daddy almost stole my Girl!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Arrived around 4:00 pm (the usual time for us to call it quits on a road trip) and found this gem. Locals greeted us (Gord the massage therapist and Jim the river swimmer) and made us feel that we'd been friends for years. Bone Daddy (aka Mike) was not immediately in attendance but arrived one drink in. He definitely is Bones Roadhouse!! Six foot four inches of grizzled biker with a heart of gold who loves his community and is loved by his community (heard the from all at the bar as well as from the front desk of the hotel we stayed in). Oh by the way the food was very good BBQ fare that more than satisfied a weary traveler's hunger. Guess you want to know about my almost stolen girl - she's a flirt like no other and he is almost as bad. We had a ball and will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“BBQ needing some work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Nice location and decent bar but the food was pretty mediocre. BBQ sauce was not very flavorful and definitely bland.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Littleton, CO
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“Good Barbecue, But Bare Bones Decor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good value, VERY good qualitymeat, VERY good service, but decor could definitely use some sprucing up.

Visited September 2012
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“Bones roadhouse delivered”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here to give ourselves a break from the curvery ride up the coast. The BBQ was excellent - great ribs and pulled pork sandwich. Loved the irreverent posters and fun atmosphere. We were 3 couples and asked for 3 bills but that was not allowed. Dunno why, it was a slow weekday afternoon. The waiter made an acception and allowed three bills but added 21% gratuity. Maybe that's how it's done in this part of the world.

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