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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (18 reviews)
“tri tip” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When they first opened the food was delicious. I can't say the same now. We recently took friends there for dinner and the meat was touch and not good. They were rushed and we often had to track down our server to get something.

Thank lyndabelle1
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

First time and it was excellent. We thought the brisket was amazing and the ribs were well trimmed and juice. The beans really were amazing, very good experience and will definitely return.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We stopped in here with a real craving for barbecue. We were immediately greeted by Alberto, who sat us ASAP. After some menu reviews we decided on a Tennessee Tea and Mai Tai and both were the best! We also saw that Alberto fixed them...More

Thank DiAnnesInLove
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered the chopped beef brisket nacho enough for 2-3 people to share and the stuff potato with bbq chicken was huge and should be shared or if you are starving you can eat it all.

Thank Rain M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been here in awhile, but stopped in for a late lunch and there were a surprising number of people eating! We ordered at the counter, grabbed a sunny table and enjoyed our meal. The brisket was flavorful and tender and the grilled veggies...More

Thank BrownGirl2
Reviewed 1 March 2017

What a find! There was plenty of parking when we arrived for dinner on a Saturday night. You order at the counter, then they bring you your meal. I ordered the 1/2 chicken meal. The chicken was very tasty! It came with 2 sides -...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

great friendly professional staff, fun atmosphere, good many food selections!! and oh the music, lively and yet relaxing/accompanying the restaurant theme. a Must try.

Thank Marilynn K
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and plentiful choices. Great service for a very busy place!! Love the smells...all appears to be made on site...favorites are pulled pork and sweet potato fries with honey mustard dip.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Very sociable people at the bar. The restaurant is casual and enjoys a local crowd. The burgers are scrumptious and varied. The beans are homemade with a little heat. Brisket is slow cooked and excellent. Families, horse people, young, old -- well loved place.

Thank Terri N
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with my wife because this place gets such great reviews for pulled pork...and they certainly earned their reputation. We shared the pulled pork and tri-tip entrees. Service was friendly and prompt from the door to the dining room. Food was hot,...More

Thank Chaps W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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