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“great ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alex's Bar-B-Q of Shell Beach - CLOSED

Alex's Bar-B-Q of Shell Beach
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great ribs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2010

this place is very down to earth. don't expect fancy interior or anything like this. Ribs are delicious and service is great.

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  • English first
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English first
Shell Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Words from a Local”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

If one wants to vist the local drinking establisment in Shell Beach where people who drive motorcylces go to and at times patrons drink in excessive, this is the place for you. I would not recommend this restuarant for it's food, much over-rated.

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“You know, much better than it looks. The town is charming and the sound of the crashing waves still ring.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2010

You know, much better than it looks. The town is charming and the sound of the crashing waves still ring.

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Central Coast California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Over price . horrible service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2009

The food was ok but overly over price. I feel bad for the waitress she was having a bad day but she needs to learn how to deal with customers. A position with a desk job or dishwasher might suit her best.

The grounds need a make over. parking is weird. the atmosphere inside is very DULL and plain. considering that their logo is unique and could match the inside of their restaurant.
I wasnt sure if they were trying to be classy or casual with a name like that. what ever it is it is very misleading.
I guess it turns into a Local Biker bar night without the bikers and that's probably the type of people running the place, adding table cloths does not mean that they can charge more, but i could be wrong

I would definitely not recommend this place to my friend.

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pasadena
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Best beef ribs......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2009

I smoke my own ribs and I must say that Alex's beef ribs are A+. We go at least twice everytime we are in town and simply amazed. The five rib dinner($20) is a great value and you won't leave hungry. Great calamari appetizer(A), along with decent clam chowder(B). The top sirloin(C-) was over seasoned and enjoyed the baby backs(B+). The grilled Halibut was nice and light, but uneventful(B). Also, the BBQ sauce(A+) is quite delicious and we usually take a couple bottles home. Enjoy...

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