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Bad To The Bone Barbecue

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5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
315-589-9252
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 stars 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.)

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Thank Kelly G
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1 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank vabtony
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Thefullrack
ROCHESTER
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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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 stars 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 

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Sodus, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 .

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Thank MEFava
Palmyra, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I had the opportunity to try some wings from bad to the bone restaurant today. Having never been there before I was skeptical. After trying the wings I am looking forward to returning many more times

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Thank Glen B
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Great food, I've never been disappointed. The only thing is the prices are a LITTLE high. It's mostly whenever I get the brisket it seems they don't give you much for what you pay. But again, great food, we will continue to go there!

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Thank Allison B
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is unequivocally the BEST barbeque place in upstate NY and I've been to every one I can find. The ribs fall off the bone, the sides are always just right, the chicken is also tender and the brisket is fantastic. I honestly cannot bring myself to order anything except the ribs when I go there, so I have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?