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Rib Trader Bar & Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
2710 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869
+1 714-744-9288
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (15 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
2710 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Rib Trader is a good restaurant in its own right, but it also presents "Merlin's Magic Dinner Theater" on most weekends and selected holidays (check out the website). The dinner theater is served/performed in a dedicated showroom as a two-hour mix of dining and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I grew up coming here and I always love going back. Beef ribs...baby back ribs...st Louis style ribs...onion rings...fries... coleslaw...rotisserie chicken...all good. You really can’t beat the price for what you get either. Is it the best bbq around? No. It’s good bbq at a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Stopped in for dinner - the dining room has been rearranged and we were there during a speed dating event! Too bad, the food and drinks are good, but the service is slow. Sorry to see this go down hill.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Ok,Rib Trader is one of the best BBQ joints in SoCal. We have been going here with family for over 15 years now. Birthdays, special occasions, and just a night out with good food. It used to be a TiKi theme with arrows, ceremonial masks,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Went to Merlin’s Magic show which is a dinner theater. The meal was fantastic ( ribs,chicken,coleslaw etc)and the magic show is unbelievable. Very family oriented and interactive. Reasonably priced and easy to find plus plenty of parking.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank pauldF3572PU
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Awesome huge beef ribs, and a great server named Jim. The place has recently remodeled, looks great without the funky heads on the wall.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank cfredco
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Rib Trader has been there for years.The bartender and staff have been there awhile as well. The drinks are very good and very good priced compared to others in similar restaurants. When you pull up outside it was a bit deserted. The parking lot...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 1london2
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going to Rib Trader off & on for several years. On a recent visit, the restaurant was almost deserted! We even wondered if it was still open. The decor has been stripped, almost as though in preparation--hopefully--for a much-needed renovation. The...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank WhyNotLeaveHome
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I enjoyed every meal I've had here. The portions are good as well as the food. They do not seem to get a lot of customers and I believe it is due to it's location as it sits far back on Chapman.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Allyoop77
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was probably one of our strangest experiences ever. We walked into this place at the height of the dinner hour (6:30pm) and there was literally NO ONE in the entire restaurant. They also have a Magic Show in the other half--and there were people...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Gil M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-744-9288
Good Food, Good Beer, Good Service and a Good Laugh.
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