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13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The star of the show ... the brisket was cooked perfectly ... a very high quality meat (e.g., prime level) ... medium rare. It came out very juicy - which I find very rare for any kitchen to produce consistently. Most will keep serving their brisket until it's gone ... long after the juices have left. Both styles of ribs... More 

Thank Jared G
San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Efficient staff with consistent BBQ mix of beef and pork options. Shared concerns about dryness, but we keep coming back which says they are doing something right. Good mix of options along with a full bar and western atmosphere. Good family outing and cowboy feelings.

Thank hotelscreen
Buena Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,035 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have heard a lot about this restaurant over the years. Decided to give it a try today, and felt it was okay. The service was fantastic, the food taste was very good, the portion sizes were large, and the value was about average. I hear it gets really busy during lunchtime, however we got in early enough that it... More 

Thank 90622
Mission Viejo, California
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unfortunately for us, this was a big miss. We went for lunch and had the baby back combo, which was dry and definitely not fall off the bone. The sweet potato fries were covered in a cinnamon sugar, which was just too much sweet flavor when added to the bbq sauce, and the sweet butter from the corn bread. The... More 

Thank marc c
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Incredible flavor and prices. Try the 4meat plate and split it. We got the tri tip, two baby back orders and the sausage and it was delicious

Thank Victor U
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Cute restaurant and bar, the smell of wood smoke and BBQ are amazing and you want to order a little of everything. A little pricey (that's why it is not a 5 in my book). California is a little weak on BBQ (definitely not the South) but I get my Sweet Tea and BBQ fix here and it does the... More 

Thank CaliMom91
Coto de Caza, California
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure of all the hype but it was pretty busy for a Holiday Sunday evening. The BBQ chicken was good. Ribs over-cooked and the Mac n Cheese was dry and over baked. (I was really looking forward to that) Big disappointment. Very over-priced for the quality and portions. We shared a combo with no alcohol and still came to... More 

Thank Eric B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Surprising selection of beers on tap, food was good as well. Indoor and outdoor seating. Carolina pork wasn't quite what I was expecting, but was still tasty. The map listing on trip advisor is horribly wrong. It takes you to a residential area. Lol

Thank Gregg M
San Clemente, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you love tender mouthwatering pork this is the place for you. The barbecue is outstanding meat is tender. This place has been a crowd favorite for a long time.

Thank Arpad P
San Francisco, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

terrific BBQ sort of hidden in a shopping center. About 6 outdoor patio tables to dine. Order at the counter. I got a links platter. My kids ate the brisket and it was not super fatty. My husband ate a brisket sandwich. The macaroni is homemade and baked - not the Kraft kind. The fries are fresh cut potato wedges.... More 

Thank beachlover987654

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
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: 949-218-0227

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