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“Just the Best BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bad To The Bone

Bad To The Bone
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Chino, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just the Best BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

This restaurant is one of our favorite stops when we are anywhere close to San Juan Capistrano. Over the years it has remained at the top of our BBQ favorites! Really good food from a good menu with several choices to suit your taste in beef, pork, chicken or turkey. Their sweet potato fires are worth the drive down there alone! We can't say enough good things about this restaurant, their food and their staff--all are wonderful--

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Dave E
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Marietta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good barbeque in southern Orange County, CA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

This came highly recommended by a relative who lives in the area. I would be surprised if there is better barbeque in Orange County. In 2 visits, I tried the brisket as well as the tri-tip dinners, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. An additional highlight was the grilled, buttered corn on the cob dusted with cilantro. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and you order at a counter, which is typical of many BBQ places, so go there understanding you go for the food more than atmosphere or service.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Elrond418
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DeLand, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

We love Bad to the Bone. Their tri tip, sausage, brisket and ribs are amazing. Sweet potato fries are wonderful as are the garlic bashed potatoes. Also recommend the ranch beans. Great beer selection as well. Highly recommend.

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Thank stewheart
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Irvine, CA
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296 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

We found this place by accident when looking for a nearby tack and feed store. Overall, the food was mostly excellent and the restaurant was packed. Pulled pork, tri tip sandwich and burgers were outstanding. Cole slaw, beans and potato salad also very, very good. Fries (regular and sweet potato) were very disappointing - soggy and not so tasty, hence only 4*.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank bblumberg
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ Flavor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

While visiting San Clemente, my wife and i went to Bad to the Bone and enjoyed an outstanding meal. Great smoked flavor and ample portions = A Winner

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank LACASAZ
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