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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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Henderson, Nevada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1st and foremost you have to order the Onion Rings (take some time because they are homemade). Have a cocktail or 2. Ritchie will take care of you or maybe Neda. If you are looking for snack food, the chicken tenders are great (homemade as well). I haven't had a bad meal here yet. They even have live music some... More 

Thank NelsonD148
Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within walking distance of our hotel. Had live music that was fun. The food was very good and the waitress was fun.

Thank sharontraff77
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I shared a plate of ribs because we were not that hungry to each get a plate. The food is absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly and seem to know all the customers. The treat everyone like family. We will definitely be back.

Thank Sarah A
Stevenson Ranch, California
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160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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.

Thank Hhogelund
Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank 333greenman
San Clemente, California, United States
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195 reviews
147 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 

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!

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.

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.

Thank 1Peripatetic
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?