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Bruno's BBQ

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230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bruno's has good food and the portions are generous. They specialize in BBQ but they also have good salads. Nice place to eat before or after a movie at AMC theaters nearby.

Thank Brin651
Santa Cruz, California
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312 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents were in town and wanted to dine here. We went early on a Wednesday evening. My brother ordered a drink and the server told him they had run out of that on Friday. Wow! She should have just said they were out. That left us wondering why they had not restocked during the week... Everything was additional costs... More 

Thank JeriLG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect too much from the food, burgers and ribs were just fine! Waiting time for food was not long, then again it was not busy either.

Thank Waldo R
Thousand Oaks, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We did take out for a family dinner. Ordered a rack of baby back ribs, a rack of beef ribs with sides of grilled veggies (cost extra), baked beans and garlic bread. You have to ask for dry ribs since the regular BBQ sauce contains gluten and then ask for a container of GF sauce. Both the sauce and baked... More 

1 Thank GFFoodWineLover
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

They moved from the Safeway area so they aren't as busy and the food took a bit of a hit when they moved, but they are pretty good. Service is fine and fairly fast. Good place for take out too. Good side dishes and darn good ribs.

Thank Sharie G
Santa Cruz, California
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135 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

OK, so the only redeeming quality of Bruno's is probably their fried clam strips. They are moderately priced and good. But I've been several times and tried several items and everything is pretty blasé. The burgers are sub-standard. The chili unremarkable. And, for a place that supposedly highlights BBQ, the one time that I got the ribs, it was the... More 

Thank Smudge R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

They do BBQ that is comparable to most larger BBQ joints... Food is fine and generally tasty, but nothing stands out as a blockbuster dish. Service I have found to be hit and miss, but mostly positive.

Thank Robert F
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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Looking to have a steak dinner before catching a movie, we decided on Bruno's BBQ. The location is great for movie go-ers as it is across the parking lot from the local Cinelux. Our steak had good flavor but the quality was less than expected. The restaurant was short-staffed for a Saturday night. Our table service was friendly but we... More 

Thank shewoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I just had the BBQ Pork ribs again. It is hard for me to pick anything else due to their quality. Tried the St Louis ribs this time and I loved them. They also have the best Sweet Potato Fries in town. Do not miss Bruno's when you are in town.

Thank Ferd B
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This mall restaurant was recommended several times, so I gave it a try with my 80+ year old Mother who was craving BBQ. She was delighted, I was disappointed. My dry ribs were served with cafeteria style sides, i.e. overcooked veggies and uninspired iceberg salad. Mom was happy that she got a "doggie" bag.

Thank Alida S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: 8314382227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?