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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” (19 reviews)
“tri tip” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad to the Bone is anything BUT bad. WOW. It's our "go to" place in the neighborhood. Our return visitors demand it. You can eat in, the bar is wonderful, or you can TakeOut. The ribs, brisket, tri-tip, and all the sides are DELICIOUS FINGER...More

Thank Gigi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard nothing but good things for Bad to the Bone. My sister and her boyfriend were in town from New Zealand and he wanted BBQ. I am not a fan of BBQ but we live close to this place, and I figured lets...More

Thank tykane01
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 2 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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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