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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%
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“brisket” (21 reviews)
“tri tip” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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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
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I was introduced to Bad to the Bone about 7 or 8 years ago by a friend after a round of golf. I have been a fan since. We had dinner here last weekend and as always came away very full and very satisfied. The...More

Thank ArchieMYL
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great atmosphere & reminded me of another fantastic place in Kansas City Missouri. Great food & lots of it. Had the po'boy sandwich and it was really good. Not too smokey or over sauced like some places. You can even get more barbecue sauce in...More

Thank shokok16
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you like meat and BBQ, head to Bad to the Bone. The food is great, the prices fair and the décor RUSTIC.

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Ordered my 4th of July trimmings and everything was really good. The restaurant has seating inside & outside full bar great for kids and service was excellent. The mac & cheese & beef ribs are delicious and the tri-tip was yummy. I'll definitely be a...More

Thank 2015LadyT
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is my "go-to" place for Ribs, but this time I thought I'd try something different, so I ordered the Prime Rib. The smoke flavor was terrific, but it was a little too well done for my taste. It also said it was "1 lb."...More

Thank Eppy2013
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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