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13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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, flavor-filled, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. The place was busy but food still came in a reasonable... More 

Thank Chaps W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 14 November 2016

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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294 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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298 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 57 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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?