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Bad To The Bone

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13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
+1 949-218-0227
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (18 reviews)
“tri tip” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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11 - 20 of 119 reviews

Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The star of the show ... the brisket was cooked perfectly ... a very high quality meat (e.g., prime level) ... medium rare. It came out very juicy - which I find very rare for any kitchen to produce consistently. Most will keep serving their...More

Thank Jared G
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Efficient staff with consistent BBQ mix of beef and pork options. Shared concerns about dryness, but we keep coming back which says they are doing something right. Good mix of options along with a full bar and western atmosphere. Good family outing and cowboy feelings.

Thank hotelscreen
Reviewed November 5, 2016

I have heard a lot about this restaurant over the years. Decided to give it a try today, and felt it was okay. The service was fantastic, the food taste was very good, the portion sizes were large, and the value was about average. I...More

Thank 90,622
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Unfortunately for us, this was a big miss. We went for lunch and had the baby back combo, which was dry and definitely not fall off the bone. The sweet potato fries were covered in a cinnamon sugar, which was just too much sweet flavor...More

Thank marc c
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Incredible flavor and prices. Try the 4meat plate and split it. We got the tri tip, two baby back orders and the sausage and it was delicious

Thank Victor U
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Cute restaurant and bar, the smell of wood smoke and BBQ are amazing and you want to order a little of everything. A little pricey (that's why it is not a 5 in my book). California is a little weak on BBQ (definitely not the...More

Thank CaliMom91
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Not sure of all the hype but it was pretty busy for a Holiday Sunday evening. The BBQ chicken was good. Ribs over-cooked and the Mac n Cheese was dry and over baked. (I was really looking forward to that) Big disappointment. Very over-priced for...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Surprising selection of beers on tap, food was good as well. Indoor and outdoor seating. Carolina pork wasn't quite what I was expecting, but was still tasty. The map listing on trip advisor is horribly wrong. It takes you to a residential area. Lol

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

If you love tender mouthwatering pork this is the place for you. The barbecue is outstanding meat is tender. This place has been a crowd favorite for a long time.

Thank Arpad P
Reviewed July 31, 2016

terrific BBQ sort of hidden in a shopping center. About 6 outdoor patio tables to dine. Order at the counter. I got a links platter. My kids ate the brisket and it was not super fatty. My husband ate a brisket sandwich. The macaroni is...More

Thank beachlover987654
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-0227
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