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Bad To The Bone

13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
+1 949-218-0227
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (23 reviews)
“tri tip” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will smell it before you can see it... and the smell is divine. Everything we ordered was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I had the Shrimp and WOW!!! So much flavor. My son had the ribs kids meal and literally cleaned the bone... My husband is gluten free...More

Thank TyKaGo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most tender I’ve ever had. I’m not a big BBQ sauce kinda guy, but theirs is a must. Tangy goodness. Great value and generous portions.

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many reviews say "fall off the bone tender ribs." Well, last night was the night of Very Dry Baby Back Ribs. It was even difficult to cut the meat off the bones much less have it fall off. The baked beans and corn ($1...More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This place is on the opposite side of the 405 from the mission and the many restaurants there. It is in a strip mall of mostly offices but only a short distance from the highway. The BBQ was outstanding as was the potato salad. We...More

Thank VAtraveller_11
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Got there during happy hour; had some great craft beers on tap; the barbeque pork was tender and delicious. My husband had the tri-tip and said it was tender and tasty; I had the brisket which was you could cut with a fork and had...More

Thank 121lela54
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A hole in the wall BBQ joint in SJC. Crowded on the weekends because the place is good. Great bbq (any meat) and great corn bread too. A must try when visiting SJC.

Thank Abby D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ in San Juan Capistrano! Reasonable prices. We also used them to cater a party and they were excellent! I would highly recommend!

Thank dangel2362
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food was very good although the brisket was somewhat dry. Prices are fair. The staff was very friendly. Would go back and have no problem recommending this place

Thank pwilk30978
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Love the food especially the pulled pork and the Tri-tip salad, ribs a delicious as well. You won't be disappointed. Great to dine-in or carry-out. Similar to BBQ restaurants in KC or St. Louis.

Thank John W
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We go there when we are craving salad and meat. We love their Tritip salad but their ribs a delicious as well. You won't be disappointed.

Thank America F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-0227
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