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2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
+1 714-744-9288
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Orange, California
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is not good. Much of it seems to have been frozen or prepared foods. The place stays alive with a goofy magic show.

Thank JohnOlsen
corona, United States
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like BBQ baby back ribs and BBQ chicken you have to try this place. I have eaten here many times with family and friends. We had my older sons college graduation party there and have also purchased food to go for my grandsons gender reveal party, and my dads 70th b-day party ( 15 racks of baby back... More 

Thank Jeff H
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife and I had dinner tonight! it was an all-around totally enjoyable experience! The food was very good, the atmosphere pleasant but what made the night was Jim the waiter. So personable and friendly, we thought we would really like to have him as a friend. He was so nice and a great waiter as well. My wife and... More 

Thank BobbyRose
Grass Valley, California
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Ended up finding this place via restaurant.com and really loved our experience. Food was your typical comfort food in huge portions. We came on a non magic show night....so I can't really comment on the atmosphere on that night or the show itself. I just know that after a long day of walking around Disneyland......the good food, large portions, superior... More 

Thank _derekboyes13
Dana Point, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

We just spent and evening eating at this restaurant and it was really good. The meat was tender and tasty, the ribs and chicken were very good Be sure if you go you bring your appetite. We had the meal for 4 and there was more food then we could eat and it was all good. The service is spot... More 

Thank 4happyfeet
La Mirada, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Well,,once again,my wife and myself decided to have a good meal following one of my wife's many doctor appointments. We were both craving red meat...but where to go without having to travel very far? But,amazingly, I happened to notice a small and modest looking place right across the street from the medical clinic that we had just emerged from. It... More 

Thank Henry B
Orange County, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We ended up at the Rib Trader from a Groupon deal. We are always interested in trying new, local restaurants and were encouraged from other local reviews. We ordered a family meal deal which included meat, sides, and cornbread. We ended requesting the meal to go. The décor inside is eclectic, almost as if there is an identity crisis. The... More 

Thank Iluv2hike
Hanford, California
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Would be a fun-ish show for kids. Food was mediocre. Merlin was semi-entertaining for a magician. Overpriced. It is a bit dated feeling overall. As long as you go expecting this you'll be fine.

Thank ihcornbinder
Mission Viejo, California
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We got a Groupon to watch a magic show and get a rib or chicken dinner for $15. The show is very entertaining, and the food was OK. The group I was with all loved the dinner, I thought it was OK, I am a serious BBQ fan, and these meats were just cooked in a kitchen and covered with... More 

Thank Dennis K
Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Corny tricks, dirty silverware, nasty greasy appetizer, sour mix drinks with no alcohol (lemon drop), cheap nasty food (chicken thighs n gross ribs that tastes like store- brand flavoring) .... 100$ night for two to watch bad tricks n Horrible food : (

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-744-9288

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