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Very friendly grunge bar with good bbq

Everyone who visits here are friendly and welcome you around the bar to share a cold one, tell some... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Dana Point, California
via mobile
Just fair

The rib joint came very highly recommended so we were expecting excellent ribs and chicken... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
via mobile
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  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible0%
11 Nov 2017
“You won't find a better bar ”
21 Jul 2017
“Very friendly grunge bar with good bbq”
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34294 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2886
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love the food and drinks at this place Netta is the queen. They often have great music too. Come for the ribs stay for the band , adult fun at its best

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone who visits here are friendly and welcome you around the bar to share a cold one, tell some stories and eat some good quality BBQ We frequently sit at the bar and grab a few beverages while our take out is prepared. If you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank DPKH
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I travel around the county with clients buying real estate and eat ribs at every stop. I had a GREAT lunch at The Rib Joint! Good and meaty ribs, dry so I could add whatever sauce I wanted. I'll be back on my next trip...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank David L
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The place is right of history. looks run down but food is excellent. Washrooms are outside but so what. I would definetly go back. all food was great. waitress said they have been there 40 years. has to tell you something. after all its the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank robcatSteRoseMB
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The rib joint came very highly recommended so we were expecting excellent ribs and chicken. Unfortunately we were disappointed. Neither the baby back ribs nor the chicken was good enough to come back for

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank fritz1011
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a fun old place to dine for ribs. It was really a step back in time. The place needed some work when we were there.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank TravelingTraveler333
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We ordered the pre set meal for 4 people, that included the salad bar, beef and pork ribs, a whole chicken, and corn. They were very nice and let us share it for 5 people, no extra charge. Even with 5 of us, we brought...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank andrew h
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This looks from the outside like a possible gem with good food - somewhat like you might find through 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.' That was not the experience- directly, greasy tables, unclean floors and less than average food, given the unclean surroundings- if that was...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank deb s
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

This place has been here since the 50's and we were told it was good. The prime rib ribs and baby backs were great. Salad bar not so good and the service was terrible. Waitress never checked on us once, did not ask to fill...More

1  Thank Rick_Sue1969
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