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Bad To The Bone Barbecue

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5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
+1 315-589-9252
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pittsford, New York
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bad to the Bone is located about thirty minutes outside of Rochester, NY in a tiny town called Williamson. Rochester has Sticky Lips and Dinosaur BBQ but if you are up for a ride and it is not snowing Bad to the Bone is a nice little trip. Located in a former auto mechanic's shop this is no frills BBQ.... More 

Thank JoeKupe
Ontario, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Bad to the bone catered a party at our home for 35 people. The food was delivered promptly and hot. Everyone raved about the food. The quantity of food was a lot and many took left-overs home with them. Customer service was organized and pleasant. I would highly recommend them for party/picnic catering events.

Thank miteymite
Clifton Springs, New York
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Family visit, including my 93 yr old father-in-law. Ribs were simply fall-off-the-bone tender, putting a smile on the face of our 93 yr old sceptic!! Chicken was juicy, sides were delicious & unique. Will definitely return!!

Thank Pedro C
Columbia, Maryland
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234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went here with a group of six, based on the recommendation of a friend. Overall, it was a disappointment. I had a combination of chicken and ribs. The chicken was just ok, no real BBQ flavor. The ribs were St. Louis style with good smoked flavor and ample meat. I had thought that the four rib portion might be... More 

Thank R Dale S
Canandaigua, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Drove almost an hour to get there on Father's Day since real BBQ is my husbands favorite. They were out of everything except pulled pork. We left and probably won't return - why would you not expect a large crowd on Father's Day and have enough food? (And we were there well before closing.)

Thank Kelly G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband had been pleading to try this restaurant. I didnt want to travel 35 minutes to a location that is in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival, it seemed pretty invited. I was a little suspect about a bbq place and not smelling any bbq being cooked. Once we opener the door, you could smell the wondeful smells. We... More 

Thank vabtony
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I had the sampler w chicken, brisket and ribs, sides of fried okra and coleslaw. All three meats were cooked to perfection. The BBQ sauce has a mild sweetness that compliments the smoke extremely well. Couldn't even finish the sides. Portions are plenty and then some. Wish I lived closer!

Thank Thefullrack
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been to BTTB on at least 6 other occasions over the last few years. Food (especially the ribs) was always good. This visit was very disappointing to say the least. Upon arriving they only had 2 menus to order from. Really? It cost pennies to print off a few hundred paper menus and laminate another 10 or so. The... More 

Thank BigDawgMAF
Shortsville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Order was brought out in a reasonable manner. Meal was delicious . Downfall to our visit. Got 2 out of 4 of our orders wrong. And the girl at the register that took our order had the nastiest dirtiest shirt on. They should make her wear an apron, if she gets so much slop on herself just from carrying trays... More 

Thank linnyj350
Sodus, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

We're local folks, but when people come to visit and I don't want to cook, we'll eat there or get take out. Beef Brisket is to die for and ribs are my grandkids favorite when they come to visit. Homemade collars, umm!! Driving on Rt. 104 in Williamson area, stop in and enjoy a great meal,you won't regret it .

Thank MEFava

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Williamson
  • Phone Number: +1 315-589-9252

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